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    Braiding, garments, couture sewing, motorcycling

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  1. motocouture

    Mountain lion for my wife

    Insanely good!! Well done!
  2. Bought a side of the cigar; as always, great leather and service from Mike. Much appreciated!
  3. Hi, I made a clutch version (similar to the Kelly cut clutch) out of crocodile, and would be happy to share the pattern. Can’t figure out how to link to my original post, but if you search “Croc clutch” it should come up....
  4. motocouture

    First motorcycle tank cover

    Great work, and a lot of hand stitching!
  5. Very nice! Cleanly done
  6. motocouture

    Starting another Briefcase

    Really interesting to see it in progress...thanks for sharing!
  7. motocouture

    Warthog, Elephant, Giraffe, Shunken bull

    Exactly! Damn, now I’ve gone and drooled all over my iPad
  8. motocouture

    Warthog, Elephant, Giraffe, Shunken bull

    Ha! Yep, getting all nostalgic over here. Actually had vegemite on crumpets this morning for brekky, American hubby thought I was bonkers
  9. motocouture

    Warthog, Elephant, Giraffe, Shunken bull

    Any pics / details on the veg tan kangaroo?
  10. Beautiful bags, look like they’ll last two lifetimes, and thanks for the link to your source.
  11. Sounds like that was a great trade! Love the idea of the tile saw, though I don’t have a 12 ton press, so I think my slab should be safe for a while
  12. My latest addition was a slab of beautiful marble (?), for the princely sum of $20. Stopped by a local granite / marble countertop place, and they stack cutouts and smaller pieces outside. A quick cash transaction later (which I’m sure made it into the books ), and hubby and I took it home. Probably could have got some of the smaller / less evenly cut pieces for free, but what can I say, I’m fussy
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    Edge paint

    For what it’s worth, I don’t bevel my edges. I follow a very similar process to @Ferg, and I find the sanding gives as much gentle ‘rounding’ as I need. I find that without bevelling, the surface tension of the edge paint combined with the sharper edge of the leather helps keep a nice straight line. Then again, I also learn something new at this every day, too....