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  1. Will a hair dryer work if I don't have a heat gun?
  2. Hey y'all! When I finish my leather cuffs, I dye the inside as well so it looks more finished. My problem is that even after I coat it with Resolene or Super Sheen from EcoFlo, the dye will still stain my skin for about a week. What can I do to prevent this from happening? Wash the flesh side w saddle soap after the dye has dried for a few days before applying resolene? Apply 5 coats of resolene? Thanks for the help!
  3. I'm having issues uploading the photos.....
  4. I think I finally got the hang of the saddle stitch! Please critique and let me know what I need to improve on. The top line was my first attempt - please ignore!! I know it's dreadful. the second line was where I think I got the hang of it. I did not use a stitch groover- should arrive tomorrow. I know my line is not perfectly straight; I was less worried about that vs just getting this two-handed stitch thing down. and yes, my stitching pony solution at the moment is my husband's blacksmithing vise!
  5. Sounds great! I think setting the snaps last will also make the edge beveling/slicking easier.
  6. Hey y'all! I am brand new here; got into leather work about 2 weeks ago! Quick intro - I am creating/designing a leather cuff that can hold a drivers license/credit or debit card/a few dollars. This concept was born out of me losing my drivers license somewhere between TSA and the gate at the airport flying back home with three children under the age of 5. Necessity is the mother of invention? Anyways, I have gone to Tandy Leather twice to purchase supplies, but have not been able to take any classes yet (did I mention three children under the age of 5?). My question is this - what is the process of completing a project? Is there a "right" sequence of steps? What I do now is: measure and cut my leather (veg-tanned), punch the holes for the snaps, set the snaps, oil w/ neatsfoot, let rest for several hours or overnight if I'm not too hasty, edge bevel, slick, dye, wipe off excess dye, resolene and buff. I will be learning this week how to saddle stitch the ID pocket; my one prototype has a plastic sleeve, which will not work long-term. I assume that I will perform the saddle stitching before applying the resolene? Any feedback is greatly appreciated! photos will be uploaded under comments
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