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About Bluzoom

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    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Interests
    Making leather handbags, belts, portfolios, canvas and leather bags of all sorts. Leather projects, finding quality leather, cycling, hiking, skiing and simply enjoying life.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Purses, belts, wallets, bicycle tool bags, canvas and leather bags..
  • Interested in learning about
    Improving dye quality, sewing and template desing.

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  1. Thank you, I will check it out.
  2. I have started up a leather shop in New Mexico and am at the point that I need to add my makers mark to my products. For many years I used veg tan leather predominantly and used a stamp. I am now making lots of bags using oil tan leather and others that don't take the same stamping. I am looking at spending up to $1,000 if necessary but would like to spend less. I am considering LWleatherworks and IronbridgeKorea. Are there others that I should consider as I would like to emboss my logo and do some customized initials and perhaps other shop logos. Any insight is appreciated. This forum seems quite helpful. Here are a few of the things I am doing these days.
  3. Wow, the detail is amazing. I learned a lot from your post as well. Very nice work, thanks for sharing.
  4. Bluzoom

    Sources for thread and nice belt leather

    I am looking for some good quality veg tan in 8-9 oz and 9-10 oz for belt leather. Likely double butts are best with the least waste for belts. I do some light tooling, not the traditional western designs but add lacing or stitching but prefer a buttery textured leather than has a firm mellow texture. I haven't tried Horween or some of the others but I am guessing I will be doing so. I am looking for some options and opinions about what other folks are using and really appreciate the expertise of the folks here as I have been doing a bit of research and reading some of the threads here, you folks are amazing. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
  5. I am starting up a shop from scratch and local suppliers are either non-existent or carry limited supplies. I saw a thread in the forum some time ago about a good source for bonded nylon thread. I recently purchased a Consew 206 RB-5 and love it. That said, I am looking for a variety of colors and sizes for various projects. I am making purses, dopp kits, wallets and belts. I am also searching for a source for goood quality belt leather. Eons ago I used to use what was called French Butt which was like butter to work with. Locally, my choices are Tandy and another supplier and the veg tan belt leather just doesn't do it for me. Recommendations anyone, all help is greatly appreciated.
  6. These are what I used, there is a bit of wobble, nothing that is disturbing and setup cost less than $250.