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  1. I made a corset a while back. I don't recall the weights exactly. I think the front panels were maybe 4-5 oz. but I had folded the edges over and then overlapped them. I know the back panels were thicker because I wanted to ensure the eyelets wouldn't tear out when lacing up the back. I think they were maybe 7-8 oz. and over lapped too. Here is a link to that project. Painted corset
  2. These are just as impressive as the rest, Mike, but that maple leaf is outstanding. Very nicely done.
  3. Here are a couple pictures of the the tail end I cut off. It didn't have the mottled, camo look on the outside of the coil, but the inside/flesh side did, where it was touching the next coil.
  4. Thank you. Thanks. Thanks. My wife suggested the fall colors. Thanks. Thank you. Well, I basically coiled the belt and put it into a sandwich sized Tupperware with dark brown dye in it. The dye didn't cover the belt so I added water and then snapped the lid on it. I think I left it there over night and took it out in the morning to dry on some news paper. I was pretty disappointed at the time since I thought I had wasted the leather and Tupperware was toast too. I think where the coils were touching each other it didn't let the dye in, resulting in the patchwork appearance, but I am not really sure. I also didn't pay attention to the amount of water to dye ratio. Possibly 50:50? Thanks. The belt was finished in time for my wife's birthday and she I quite happy with it.
  5. Eventually I coated it with some pro resist before using the antique dye to go in the cuts, without staining the paint and leather. All in all, it worked out surprisingly well.
  6. Normally I would get the tools out and bevel and shape the leather, but with the different shades behind it the efforts would be lost. Instead I got out the hobby paints and gave it some color to try and make it stand out.
  7. Awhile back I tried dyeing a belt by coiling it up and submerging it in dye. I am just a hobbyist and don't have big containers of dye so I added water to increase the volume enough to cover the belt. The effect was fairly mottled and I was disappointed with it, but my wife told me to hold on to it since she thought it was interesting and kind of looked like camo. So this week I pulled it out and carved a pattern from an Al Stohlman book I own on it.
  8. Excellent tooling. Well done Rocksnake.
  9. spacedog

    Some Dice Cups by fred

    Excellent work FredK. Those turned out great.
  10. LOL! I haven't seen anyone tool a dog's backside on leather before. Is that piece going to be rolled up so it looks like he's on the front and back? Your mandala is very good. I like it a lot, but the corgi is too funny. It wins.
  11. Dude, that is an amazing level of skill, painting and embossing. Wow!
  12. Those turned out amazing, and that is a lot of hand sewing. Excellent work.
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