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  1. I understand why @Squilchuck posted what he did. Several internet trolls, like Frodo and Chuck, polluted what used to be a wonderful leatherworking site that had been filled with positive energy and good leatherworking information, and turned it into a site peppered with disruptive and negative energy.. For the most part I have quit this site, because it has really gone downhill. For example, look at what Frodo posted, showcasing his very sophisticated leather working skills... NOT. Absolute garbage. He has no idea what he is doing, or why. I think that it's important to let the moderators and the advertisers know how we feel about the state of affairs here, so I'm glad to see someone speaking up about it.
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    Lacing Fid

    @Davm Braiding and stitching are completely different as you probably already know. Braiding uses lace, which calls for punching a hole, leaving an opening that the lace can "go through the hole a couple of times." Stitching uses thread and that is what your Tandy chisels are for. The diamond stitching chisels don't make a hole, but cut a slot, and are also for thread. Correct me if I'm wrong, but nothing that I know of will give you a diamond shaped "hole" big enough that you can lace through more than once. There is also buck stitching, which uses lace and chisels. Here is a book on braiding that you might enjoy, it's one of my favorites. Encyclopedia_of_Rawhide_and_Leather_Braiding.pdf
  3. I hear what you're sayin', but dumb ol' me, I never asked permission, I just clicked on through without a hitch. Maybe I have special privileges because I'm a Contributing Member. Donno.
  4. Just to be clear, this thread did not originate in the Adults Only section of this forum, so the early commentators could not have seen that warning. And it may not be a surprise to everyone, but neither permission nor adulthood are required to enter the adult section... it is open to anyone who has signed in.
  5. In today's environment it seems inevitable, as you can see who chimed in on this thread and how they twisted the conversation. I've discovered that there's a name for these folks... Internet Troll An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.
  6. @Squilchuck has a good point. The people he is referring to, and we all know who they are, have decimated what was once a wonderful site for leatherworkers to share their work and their knowledge, and in my view have ruined this site. It now seems to attract the angry and ignorant. Many very talented members have not posted here in years because of the responses from said members. It is worthy of note that the most members online date is January 7, 2021.
  7. LatigoAmigo

    Lacing Fid

    A fid is for working lace, not cutting diamond shaped holes. Could you be thinking of something like this? Weaver Leather Supply Diamond Stitching Chisel Set, 4mm, stainless steel for Leather Craft DIY
  8. LatigoAmigo

    Lacing Fid

    I'm sure that works great. I had to reform one of my fids to accomplish the same task.
  9. LatigoAmigo

    Lacing Fid

    That is all I use this for. I've never used a fid to make a hole... that is what a punch is for.
  10. Won't get much of a response without some pics. Your photos have to be fairly small and in .jpg format. Easiest way is to take the photos with your phone and email them to yourself. You will be prompted to select a size, select "small." This will provide you with images you should be able to post here without a problem. Sorry if that is not your problem. but is a common issue for new people on this site.
  11. LatigoAmigo

    Lacing Fid

    I would say that the best fid is one designed specifically as a fid such as this one available on Amazon. for less than $9. You will find a fid like this is invaluable if you ever get into the various knots that are in the Bruce Grant Encyclopedia.
  12. From this book, the "Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding." A classic, this is considered to be "the" book by "the" master of leather braiding. Encyclopedia_of_Rawhide_and_Leather_Braiding.pdf
  13. It strikes me as bison (American buffalo). I buy it at the Hide House in Napa, California. They ship world-wide. Here are some examples from their website. https://www.hidehouse.com/
  14. @Davm Give this a gander... Bruce_Grant_Round_Edge_Braids.pdf
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