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  1. Yeah, it’s not a beader. Looked those up, those lines look different from what I want. I looked up creasers and those seem to do what I want. The example picture is not quite what I want but similar. I think the first reply in the thread was what I was after so thanks for helping out guys
  2. I found a spoon that has the handle in the correct thickness and used a ruler to make the line. I got a line that looks similar but not very deep. I'm thinking I need to do this with a heated tool or some kind of press machine that can add a bit of more force. This leather belt is very hard.
  3. Yeah, those look like they could work. I just need to find one that makes 1,5mm creases starting at 1,5mm from the edge.
  4. I can’t seem to find any creaser that makes a crease that wide and that sharp. I’ve looked at bone creasers, adjustable creasers and those metal creasers that come in different sizes but I’m not sure how wide the crease will be with those. I need a crease about 1,5 mm (1/16th inch). I’ve also looked at those that cut a crease for sewing but not sure what works.
  5. Hello! I want to add lines to a belt that look exactly like in this picture. Does anyone know how this is done? If maybe there is a tool for it? Thank you
  6. I'm looking into making my self however I don't have any tools for making equipment like this. I was thinking I could find some kind of comb like object that I can modify to fit on a regular stitching clamp. Was thinking to use two combs and file down the teeth. If you have the equipment to make something like this, make one for me as well
  7. However I'm planning to use a whip stitch in stead but it should be the same thing.
  8. Hello! I'm looking for one of these clamps that has built in holes or grooves to help sew thin leather evenly. 30 seconds in the video: Anyone knows where I can find something like this?
  9. Haha, I realise this is weird but I promise you there are a lot of people who know the whole Vader costume like some people know all the brush strokes on Mona Lisa. These costumes are made in the 70's and are art. All the original Vader costumes are different between films and sometimes even between different scenes. They have a lot of flaws that add character.
  10. Is there a way to make the "piping" without actually folding leather all the way through? I want to fold the leather to make piping but is there a way to remove the bulk so the folded leather is as thin as only one piece of leather?
  11. The construction is a shape cut out in rubber foam covered with leather glued on top. What you see peeking through is actually yellow rubber foam. The center cut out is a hole in the foam where leather wraps over the ege but it goes only a millimeter or so over the edge. I do this as well. The reason is you get a sharper edge that way. The picture is taken 30 years later and it has fallen apart a bit so you can see inside a bit. It's made from real leather, this is confirmed by people who've actually handled the real codpiece in person. I've made a few in cowhide and also in goat hide. I finally got a shipment yesterday of some really nice lambhide that I think will do the trick. It's really smooth and shiny with a fine grain and has some nice wrinkles in it.
  12. Here is a Picture of the backside: Are you sure this is naugahyde?
  13. Googled naugahyde. It's pleather. I thought it was some kind of animal haha :D
  14. The budget for the first film was very small. 8000 dollars for vaders complete suit. That is nothing. The second movie (which is the costume I'm trying to make) had a lot more since the first movie was such a success. So are you saying that the cod piece is not leather? Really? Then what the hell is it? Is naugahyde not real leather? Did you see this picture: http://s6.photobucket.com/user/starwarscollector/media/PropReplicaForum/ESBPromotieposter.jpg.html
  15. Making them is not a problem. I've made a few that turned out pretty good. Sold those. I overlayed a reference photo in photoshop and they line up perfectly to the original. The only thing I have to nail down is the texture of the leather. I live in a small town in sweden so my only option is to order online. The only leather I've found thin enough is lamb leather. It needs to be thin, about 2 oz for it to look good. Also not too stiff. However I don't know what to look for. I don't know the correct terms for the type of finish. It doesn't have to be the same leather but similar. So chrome tan and someone mentioned milled leather?
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