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  1. I have used a variation similar to this for quite a while. I usually add a couple of drops of Citronella essential oil as it is said to have anti-sceptic properties. And it makes the conditioner smell nice!
  2. I am thinking about getting a leather creasing machine which can be quite an investment once you take into account the cost of tips. I have see a couple of companies selling their machines with a box of around 20 mini tips for the same cost as 6 or 7 normal tips. Has anybody used these? Is there any difference in performance and use?
  3. More names I have never heard of. I will have to look these up as well!
  4. Danne, again thanks for the info. I will have to try some of the tips you have given. Here is my latest attempt. Alran caviar goat 1.2mm, some soft read leather 1.2mm (not sure what it is) with some 0.45mm Texan reinforcement.
  5. Danne, thanks for the info. It does look nice: I might give it a go. Would you use it at the 1.4 - 1.6 mm it comes in or would you thin it down. Say 0.8mm?
  6. I have been practising doing a few watch straps lately and i wondered if there is a preferred leather to use for the lining. Any one have any preferences or is there a particular leather that is good to use next to the skin?
  7. The leather was actually much cheaper than I was able to source it elsewhere
  8. Jimi/bohusdzsi, See my recent post about obtaining goat leather from Alran in the ‘Leatherwork conversation’ forum
  9. I know previously there has been some discussion on this forum as to whether it is possible to order single or low quantities of skins from Alran; some were under the impression that it is only a bulk supplier. I contacted them recently and was able to order some skins off them quite easily. It really is lovely leather and great for wallets etc. If you contact Jerome at ventes@alran.fr he will help out and will send photos of available colours etc. Be aware it may be a few days before you get a reply. Not all lines are available and it is just for Europe. When asked him about availability he sent the following: My policy/firm commitment to serve Book-Binders/Makers/DIY communities-world has driven me to organise a stock service, 7 years ago. The stock service covers 4 lines of our leather, among the c. 300 we manufacture. They are: Goat SULLY Chevre liegée-main Chèvre liegée-main metal Chèvre Corysande Please note that stock service in Mazamet (Fr) works for shipments to entire Europe, including UK, For other countries like China, Japan, USA… we have distributors. You may be able to order from some other of the lines (I got some Caviar) but I think this may depend on what they are processing so you may have to wait for it.
  10. Dunluce

    Binocular case

    That was already on the case. The binoculars inside have Carl Zeus’s on them as well.
  11. I recently used some Sully on a wallet and it burnished up just fine I am still in the process of trying to order from them but they have assured me (and it also says on the sample card they sent me) that there is no minimum order for Sully or Caviar.
  12. Dunluce

    Binocular case

    So, inspired by the Repair Shop ( my favourite show on television, I remembered there was an old binoculars case lying in pieces at my parents’ house. I removed the remains of the old thread (not easy), re-stitched it and cleaned it it up. There is a real sense of satisfaction about giving something a new lease of life.
  13. You are right. I was sure I had seem them on there before.These have rollers but look a similar shape https://www.artisanleather.co.uk/cast-nickel-plated-whole-roller-buckles.html
  14. They are a French tannery specialising in goatskin. I have used their skins before and they are top quality however it seems to be hard to find shops dealing in their products here in the UK/EU. That’s why I thought I would contact them directly. I haven’t received the samples or prices yet but I cam let you know when I do. Look up Alran Leather in your search engine and you will find them.
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