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Everything posted by ravenwing110

  1. Thank you! All things considered, it turned out better than I thought. I'm really glad they upsold me some dye, It hides a lot of the rough bits in my opinion. Also it's pretty :).
  2. Speaking of stamping, I was surprised by how hard it was to stamp the pattern. Should the leather be really wet or would that not make a difference? I didn't want to mess it up by soaking it too much.
  3. First of all, I was irritated that it was taking so long, so I started to skip stitches to see if it would still look good (it did not). Second, it turns out when I was punching the holes, I wasn't doing it straight and also I was too close to the edge (what's the name of the tool that marks a stitch line? I need one of those), so I had to re punch a good stretch.
  4. About a month ago, I asked for help making a scabbard out of the leather my friend gave me. I was a complete beginner, but thanks to you guys (and some help from the people at Tandy; they let me work on it in the store so I could ask questions), I succeeded! I certainly could have been more careful, and it's not perfect, but I'm happy with the result because now I get to finally carry my sword around the faire. I started sewing at the bottom and I thought it started really well, and then quickly went to shit, but I don't mind. Thanks everyone for their input, it was all invaluable :).
  5. Thank you so much, everyone! This is exactly what I needed. I wasn't thinking of dyeing it, but my frog is black, so maybe I will. Go big or go home, right? Is there another option besides hand stitching? It never occurred to me that there would be another way.
  6. Thank you so much! The leather is about 3/16", in some places 1/4". The needles say "Harness needle size 0". Is the contact cement for holding the welts in? Also, are the welts leather as well?
  7. Hi everyone, My friend gave me some leather yesterday and I've always wanted a scabbard. Would that be terribly difficult for a complete beginner? If not, what are the absolute minimum tools I would need? I have craft knives and an exacto, and it came with some needles. I appreciate any help you guys can give.
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