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  1. I got my order of Barge AND Masters. You are absolutely correct. The smell from either one is mild in comparison to that of Pliobond. As a matter of fact, once it's dry and ready to be attached, it's virtually odorless. There is a REASON that people recommend it! Thanks for your input. I don't see any difference between the two as you mentioned. It hold like the pieces are welded together. Easy to work with and just what the doctor ordered! Thanks to all.
  2. Anyone have the pattern for this kit? I have the leather, but lost the little booklet.
  3. Good to know. I watched the video that Springfield has on adhesives and they did say that Barge and Master are about the same. Let me ask you, when you used it, did it have an extremely strong chemical smell? That's my concern (it hasn't arrived yet so when it does, I'll know for sure). I am making bespoke Card Holders for clients and can't have them smell like a chemistry lab...
  4. Thanks Tiara. I appreciate your input. I spoke to the nice people at Springfield and they also recommended some of the contact cement that they carry as being less 'odoriferous'. Looking at some other comments I see a lot of people are using the BARGE, so I am going to see when it arrives if it works out. In the meantime, I have had some success with the Eco-Flo Leather Cement. It's like an Elmers glue on Steroids. Dries quickly and has no perceptible odor. I have made one successful card holder with red lizard, one unsuccessful brown lizard (2 tries) so I want to be sure before I sacrifice my expensive Blue Ring Lizard to the knife! I'll let you all know what I discover, and in the meantime am still open to suggestions. By the way, Glued and stitched. It's the only way I can think of to keep the edges from separating...
  5. Just wondering what adhesive you are using to attach reptile skin to leather backing. I picked up some Pliobond and while it can probably hang a small block chevy off if it once it's cured, you can't be inteh same room with the item for more than a few minutes before you start seeing tiny turkey's with straw hats and midget monkeys coming through the keyholes. It's like a bad acid trip (the fumes) and just doesn't seem to ever go away. I ordered up some BARGE on recommendation and am waiting for it to arrive. In the meantime, I'm interested in other's solutions. New to the forums here., Hope to spend more time here.
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