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About WVTriker

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  • Birthday 01/13/1968

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    Ona WV

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Novice (but starting to understand a bit).
  • Interested in learning about
    Carving, tooling, lacing, all things leather related.
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  1. That is just amazingly intricate! Greg
  2. Pretty slick! Looks a lot easier than the Tandy lace maker, huh?
  3. I had the same problem, several times over the past couple weeks actually. They have no webmaster contact link either, which is a big goof I think. I had trouble with seeing some of Tandy's sale items last week and emailed them. They rep that replied was unsure of what I meant but forwarded my email to the IT dept. By the time I got that email from him the IT guys had the problem resolved. That's good e-commerce!
  4. Very cool design and a beautiful tool to boot!
  5. I've always thought that public service should be that, ie voluntary and not paid. Let's face it, a lot of the blame lays on folks. They took out loans they couldn't afford on houses they couldn't afford. And I really think a lot of those property flipper want-to-be's are a big part of this problem, too. Heck, look at all the stupid TV shows that were developed focusing on it during the real estate boom. I have no facts on that, just a gut feeling. The CEOs of these failed businesses should be held accountable: investigated, exposed, charged, tried and convicted (if warranted, which I expect would be the case in the majority of them). To think that you run a company into the ground, loose countless amounts of hard working people's hard earned savings and they walk away with millions from it. Well, words can't describe how it makes me feel, at least not ones that I will allow myself to say.
  6. What a great thread! I've found thrift stores good suppliers for hardware and things, too. Occasionally I've found real leather handbags/purses and belts that are in good condition for $1-2. I/d getting ready to de-construct a purse to make a business card holder for my son and a coin purse for a co-work of my wife's. I suspect many of you have heard this idea but some may have not: use bandannas for linings. They come in a myriad of colors/designs, are readily available and cheap. Obviously they aren't the best choice of all projects but are dandy for many, Can't wait to see more suggestions. I am a lover of all things savings/re-purposing related (my family calls that being a 'cheapo'; I call it resourceful! ) Greg
  7. I, too, love the color and mix of textures. The lacing is real nice (I am learning to look at these types of things thanks to this board). Was that made for someone in particular or just as a "project"? Just wondering. Greg
  8. Just at the ER last night and had a great experience, for going to the hospital, you know. That is up to time to discharge me. I never saw the doc. The nurse was in and out in less than 90 seconds before sending me out in a wheelchair via orderly. They took no medication history and gave me a scrip from a med that I know doesn't play nicely with my regular meds. I didn't sign out and got no release counseling for my injury. Needless to say I was less than thrilled with that episode. However, the folks up to that point (PA, ultra sound and x-ray tech, guy that wheels you from point A to point B, what ever his title, etc.) were all great.
  9. I'm still real new at this, too. But what I've tried with decent, I reckon, success is rubbing a piece of canvas (cut from a nail apron in appropriate size) with saddle soap. The canvas and leather naturally contour "just right" in my hand and then I start a rubbing. As I said, results are pretty good I think and with practice I hope to be even better. I just tried the saddle soap out of curiosity; no one recommended it that I can recall. I have been told beeswax does a real fine job but haven't tried it yet. As mentioned before, spit works pretty good, too. But I have to agree that leather definitely smells and feels better than it tastes! I just got an edge slicker/bone folder like Tandy sells yesterday but haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
  10. Very cute, Art! Nice way to lighten up the discussion. Ya gotta laugh sometimes in order not to cry (or something like that! )
  11. My 1/2 cent: - that Bowie knife looks great but I can't see it as practical. I think you agreed in thought with that though. I think the system you came up with to hold the knife/sheath close is very ingenious but, as you alluded to, a pain to actually take on/off. - the other one is really nice! It looks great and very usable to me. I think he'll be very pleased. Did I miss-read that this one was going to be a horizontal carry sheath? Looks vertical to my untrained eye. Nice job over all I think on them both. God Bless, Greg
  12. But he sure was easy to find hiding under the bed! Oh, I can actually see me doing that one! Greg
  13. I believe the amount was $10,000 per person, not $1 million. Never the less, ash can the bail out, time for folks and business to be responsible for their own actions. But if they INSIST in the money, just send my the 40K for my family directly to me. And make it in a money order, don't want to have to worry about the check bouncing!
  14. Oh, I forgot this one: - the awl pierces the thumb much easier than it does the leather (thus giving one that cool-blood-effect on the leather )
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