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Chief Filipino

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    Tucson, AZ
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    All things artistic!

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  1. Thanks for the info! Awesome, thank you!
  2. Hmmm perhaps it's a much older version. Though the pin pusher I'm seeing have a hole in the end, this one does not have such a hole. Thank you for the input. I'll keep looking and see if I find one like it.
  3. Awesome! Thank you! I bet that it is the same thing. I'll have to look up feathering and shoe making. Thanks!
  4. You might want to look into some kangaroo leather (a bit pricey though). It is very thin but durable and very strong. I've been able to bevel/burnish the edges on the projects I've made from kangaroo. You would probably need to have some sort of filler material in the center to give it some more bulk but it may have the characteristics you're looking for. You might want to try picking up some Tokonole to see if that will burnish the edges on chrome tan. I've made myself watch bands from vegtan and it definitely loosens up over time, not super flexible like chrome but it is comfortable. If you don't like the color of the natural vegtan you can always dye it, though I like to leave a lot of my personal items the natural veg color and watch it patina over time & use to a nice russet brown color.
  5. Very nice! What kind of leather did you use?
  6. Thanks. That's what I was thinking but wasn't sure, I wanted to double check and see if there was some other way it was used.
  7. Hi all, I recently picked up a box of miscellaneous leather tools and there were these four tools in it that I have never seen before and have no idea what they are used for. I was hoping you all could help me identify what their uses are. From left to right in the lineup: 1. Double-sided overstitch wheel (I know it's an overstitch wheel, but double-sided? How would I use that?) 2. Some sort of French Beveler or edge beveler, possibly for shoe making? 3. Some sort of creaser or little hammer thing? The previous owner sharpened the axe end because he wasn't sure what else to do with it. 4. An awl of some sort, I can't tell if the tip has been broken off or what the deal is. Very thick, blunt end, maybe was forked but broke off? Maybe for saddle making? Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
  8. Nicely done on your edge bevelers making gouges and feeling like you're using it wrong I HIGHLY recommend you sharpen/polish your cutting implements. I too bought many of my first tools from Tandy and just went to town, then I finally started focusing on learning how to sharpen my tools and WOW! sharps tools make a HUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEE difference!
  9. Nicely done I always struggle with my circles so I know how difficult they can be for some of us and yours looks great!
  10. I did scrape the flesh side but the skins had been sitting in the freezer for a time, I also got them from a taxidermist in Iowa so I wonder if I would have had an easier time with a fresher kill. Do you have a recommended tanning method?
  11. Wow that's awesome!
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