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  1. Using leather paints on veg tan is not good. The paint cracks and fades over the years BEFORE the leather ends its life whereas dye lasts the length of the leather. I wasnt after an opinion on this. I have seen many many examples that make this true. With that in mind my question was is there a way of more accurately applying dyes e.g. making them thicker so they dont bleed so much etc etc. Thanks for reply :-)
  2. Hi all Has anyone ever tried adding something to pro dye to make it thicker so it would be easier to 'paint' / apply it to carved leather designs? The reason I ask is that I hate using leather paints as they reduce the life of the leather when they crack etc. I'm surprised fiebings or someone hasn't come up with a product like this yet??
  3. Nice to see someone else from Dorset. Is the hardware copper rivets? Looks nice. great design. Le prevo sell buckles like that - good to see what they look like on a belt.
  4. yea the watch bed is seperate. You can put any watch in it if you wanted
  5. Ive been making belts and selling them for a while now, adding this to the 'collection'! I'll wear it for a few months to see how it holds up before i make more and start selling them. It's made with italian calf leather, solid brass buckle. Inspired by a watch strap James bond used on a few films. Test pilots used to wear these incase they experienced extreme temperatures at altitude. It would stop the metal on the watch burning their skin. What do you think? How can I improve it?
  6. Nice. Green n black make a good contrast with leather.
  7. Use veg tan goat leather for the card inserts. Its very strong and under 1mm thick so doesn't get too thick
  8. Nice. Very tidy straight lines. How did you achieve that colour yellow? Was it dye or acrylic paint??
  9. Just dont leave a nice piece of italian calf leather rolled up on your work wench where you were previously dying something.......... Im sure those little stains will just add to the charm of the finished item :-(
  10. I dont know how much straps are in usa but over here 4 pre-cut straps like that cost the same as a half shoulder of veg tan. Better off getting a shoulder and cutting your own. Last week I brought a side of 4m thick veg tan. It's a great shape for straps. I got loads out of it. More beer tokens for me next month when ive sold em lol
  11. Just thought I'd share another idea. Use resolene to make the brush stiff and hard giving it a fine point. Then dip it in dye. Good for colouring fine lines on leather tooling. Perhaps better than a sharpie. Just tried it. Works really well. The brush didnt go soft.
  12. type into google image search Billiards line drawing. You might be able to use a round seeder to do the balls then colour them. In the gallery on this forum there is a picture of a cowgirl playing pool, have a look for that.
  13. Just ordered the tandy refillable dye pen that someone mentioned above as I hadnt heard of them b4. Only problem is they say it will only work with water based dyes. For example if im making a wallet, i do my tooling and bevel then dye with oil based dyes and let it dry over night When its dry and buffed the next day if I use the water based dye with the refillable pen to touch up fine lines on the tooling will the water dye cause any problems / reactions when applied on top of dried oil based dye?
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