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  1. Hi See the image below - was wondering how the green and blue pieces of leather are done inside these train pass cade cases. Sam
  2. Hi See the image below - was wondering how the green and blue pieces of leather are done inside these train pass cade cases. Sam
  3. Hello everyone, Recently I have been exploring long wallets and upon examining my wife's wallet (can't remember the brand but it cost her (me) a wopping $700) I found that the largest piece of the wallet, the exterior cover, is only glued on the outer rim so the two pieces are floating against each other in the middle. What does everyone do when making a long wallet here? Recently I made a mock long wallet and glued the whole piece, but I could see it coming apart over time and being uneven. I know Equus leather seems to glue the whole piece, at least from video footage. Also, could the same floating principle be applied to bifolds? Sam
  4. Anyone have any idea how to get measurements for the triangular pieces joining the coin pocket (see zipper) to the base of the wallet? Also, I wonder what the underside of the wallet looks like and how the strap is attached. Sam
  5. Thanks for the template
  6. Hey Looking for all the help I can get on this one. Never made a long wallet before so I took to instagram for some inspiration... @from_one_leather See below for some pictures. The last image is a similar wallet by the same person, but it is the zipper in the middle for coins that I am particularly interested in. Any idea how it is done? I've never worked with zippers before. also, with the first image, how do you think the insert for the strap is sewed into the piece? Any other insights would be great. Sam
  7. Thanks, yeah same as you, only machines for sanding.burnishing with a machine seems to create dark patches on the edges. sam
  8. Hello, so when making a bi-fold, usually I have two find pieces for the final stitch. One has all the card slots and coin pockets on it and the other is just a slightly bigger piece of leather that is used as the back piece where the notes go. Does anyone have a good method for stitching these two together? As one is bigger than the other, I end up using a lot of clips and glue to hold it together as I sew. You know how there is that small gap at the bottom of the wallet? sam
  9. Thanks for your answers, gum trag, resolene and tokonole all the same? Sam
  10. Hello, Went to a store today that had really nice wallet edges that were painted with an alcohol or oil dye instead of edge paint. They looked really good so I want to try to replicate it. Does anyone have any recommendations, maybe Fiebings, for a dye to use on edges? I'm really confused about the difference between alcohol/oil as well as this pro dye Fiebings has. Also, how do I seal the leather after it is all done? Resolene? Are there any other products? Is Tokonole the same? So confused... Regards, Sam
  11. Just a little trial piece - not bad
  12. From watching his video im using way too much glycerine saddle soap and not enough water.
  13. Wait, you don't glue all the way? Don't you get leather pealing later on? Specifically the note section on wallets?
  14. Thanks, I think there are some intricacies I need to investigate. For example, amount of water, time slicking and grit # on sand paper and gluing techniques. Recently I’ve been getting black lines which show the splits between layers after burnishing so I think glue/sand paper might have something to do with that. lastly, I use bobs method and follow it to a T, but what the hell is the difference between fiebings saddle soap (the paste found in the round tin) and fiebings saddle soap glycerin? sam
  15. Thanks Krominix, I thought it was quite hilarious actually, I've actually watched him saddle stitch live on Instagram live so I know its hand stitched. Mr Rusticleathershop needs to broaden his horizons a bit more I think and check his racism at the door. There are many wealthy Chinese people looking to buy high quality stuff - I see them everyday here in Japan queuing up the department stores and the population is big enough to justify his business model; high quality leather goods. Anyway, I'm always posting on here because I don't have a mentor/tutor in the region so this is basically where I get all my info. A few more questions have come up though in this thread... 1. The whole machine/hand sewn debate - I was under the impression you could only hand stitch a saddle stitch? 2. Is the consensus that his edges are: - Oversized template - Glue - Cut to size - Sand - Edge - Water/Saddle soap (No idea how to incorporate or use CVC yet, bought some yesterday though) - Paint - Wait to dry... -Sand - Repeat - Seal with wax? Sam
  16. Yeah I make things larger, I still have them a quick sand though, maybe I won’t do that next time. for me bob parks method works fine up until dying. I just can’t get a clean looking edge with paints/dyes. I can get it pretty good for a natural look but paint isn’t my strong suit
  17. Yeah I was wondering about how he paints or dyes those edges so straight. What’s CMC? sam
  18. How does he get the lines so straight
  19. If you could describe this possible stitching/edging procedure, what do you think it is? sam
  20. that's what I need, a heated edge tool. I'll try the PVA too, cheers!
  21. would love it if you could give a quick breakdown on what types of leather you think responds best to each substance!
  22. Thanks, Would you sand these parts?
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