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    Austin, TX USA
  • Interests
    Making tooled guitar straps and belts, small leather goods, playing the electric twanger

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    Just starting
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    Tooling, fabrication.
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  1. Howdy y'all - so I've recently relocated from Austin, TX to Brooklyn, NY and I'm wondering if anyone has any knowledge of local suppliers for leather and tools, or any groups, guilds or meetups in the NYC area. Thanks for your help! PepeUnidos
  2. Thanks! It took a couple of hours, but I did stop and go a few times. The 22" cord is cored with a round leather string, and braided with 4 strands, finished with a Turk's head knot.
  3. Hello friends - been a while since I've posted or looked at the forum, but wanted to share a project from a couple months ago. Trucker wallet, tooled and dyed. Two gusseted pockets, zippered pouch, slots for cards, front pocket for ID, finished with a braided cord and antiqued brass hardware. Normally, I don't tool black on black, but I like the way this turned out. Made from 4/5 veg for the outside, interior from 2/3. Hope you like it!
  4. Turned out great, @bikermutt07! Very rustic, and already looks like it's been around a while. I like Diesel Punk's YouTube channel as well, lots of good stuff there.
  5. I use 2 plyes of craft paper (1 folded piece with the smooth side out, really) taped down with blue tape to a piece of heavy corrugated cardboard from some shipping box, and it works like a charm. Been using the same piece for months. Someone earlier mentioned that they ended up with dye being transferred from a previous project, but I've never had that problem as I only use water-based dyes, glues, and finishes and let the paper dry thoroughly before using it again. I don't know if that bit of info makes any difference but hope it helps out!
  6. @AndyL1 This is really nice! Went to your website and checked out your Galway wallet and I noticed that it's lined. I've been thinking about making some biker wallets and using some printed cotton fabrics (bandannas, Hawaiian prints, etc) to line them and I was wondering if I could ask you a couple questions about the process? I was wondering how you do your edges with the fabric sandwiched in between the two pieces of leather, and the second is what adhesive and method you use to stick them to the flesh side? Again, very nice wallet and the laser is working great! Thanks for taking the time. PepeUnidos
  7. Hi HS! I have the Bruce Grant book but this particular clinch/knot is not in there. However I did just order the “encyclopedia of rawhide and leather braiding” so maybe that’ll be included in there. I’ll keep you all posted if I find something. Thanks for your input!
  8. Hi Smartee! I checked those out - I don't think that's quite it. On examination of these pictures, it looks like a single loop lace or a French whipping but I'm not sure if it's part of the braid or applied after the braid is whipped inside the coil. Thanks for your input! Anyone else? Thanks for your time.
  9. Hello friends! I've been taking a little break from tooling and experimenting with making some braided cords, and I think I'm going to make myself a nice wallet with a lanyard. I figured out a way to make a nice 4-strand braid cored with 550 Paracord and it turned out really nice. I want to whip the ends with more lace and was hoping to be able to do this knot (pictures below) but haven't been able to find out what it's called or how to tie it. Any clues? Thanks a bunch!
  10. Hello friends - I spied this on my local CL listing and was wondering if based on this discussion, this machine would be suitable for my first one? https://austin.craigslist.org/for/d/industrial-walking-foot/6709436556.html Thanks in advance
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