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Chief Filipino

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    Tucson, AZ
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    Wallets, belts, holsters, bags, vests, pouches, pretty much everything.

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    Wallets & belts
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    Everything to do with leathercrafting
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  1. Thank you, I started trying to resize the photos with MS Paint but then gave up and just made the album. Is it easier for those on the fringes of the internet to view images in an album?
  2. Hello Everyone! I came across a leather wallet in an antique store that caught my eye and I really love it! I have been trying to find some information about the company so I could also perhaps determine the age of the wallet. The antique dealer said that the person who brought it in focuses a lot on items from the 1920s so it could possibly be from that time. I am hoping that someone from England perhaps knows of some info or resources that could help me track down the history of it. I appreciate any help I can get. I'm also amazed at the condition this is in if it is indeed about 100 years old! I also really love the patina on it. I plan on restoring it a touch to get it back into functional condition and I will actually use the wallet! Here's what I have found out so far: 1. Stamp inside says, "Bohanna & Tasker Co Manchester" 2. Internet search found a book titled "The Commercial Directory And Shippers Guide" from 1879 where it mentions that the company is a wholesaler and has two locations in Manchester. 3. Unverified info that it came from the 1920s Hopefully this link works (I wasn't able to upload the images on this because of the size limit so hopefully you're able to see it with the link)
  3. Various vintage and/or antique leather goods that I find to either keep as is or more often than not, do a little restoration work with them and put them back in functional order.
  4. Thanks for the info! Awesome, thank you!
  5. 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.
  6. Awesome! Thank you! I bet that it is the same thing. I'll have to look up feathering and shoe making. Thanks!
  7. 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.
  8. Very nice! What kind of leather did you use?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. Nicely done I always struggle with my circles so I know how difficult they can be for some of us and yours looks great!
  13. 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?
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