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Danne

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  1. I've heard good things about Hydroma from Roechling. I plan to use a smaller one for round hole punches (Not pricking/stitching irons) https://www.roechling-industrial.com/products/thermoplastics-machined-components/soft-material-cutting-boards# They have resellers worldwide. https://www.roechling.com/roechling-group/about-the-group/locations-worldwide
  2. I'm very happy with my water based contact cement. I use Renia Aquilim 315. The only situation where I use solvent based is when I use nylon to reinforce watch straps. I would also probably use it for a non-stitch watch strap, at least if the leather was oily/waxy. Ecostik 1816B seems very popular so I would also consider testing that one.
  3. Edges look good, they look very similar to my edges before my last sanding (light sanding with 400 grit and 800 grit) and finish with melting paraffin wax and polish with a cloth. Regarding the adhesion you seemed to be worried about when it comes to waxed/oily leathers. I have no experience with this, but I have seen two things. Some people use isopropanol/alcohol on the edge before painting to remove some of the oils/waxes. I have also seen people using both primers from Fenice and Giardini (before using Fenice edge paint) Maybe you can do some test on scrap pieces and after really cured try to bend it back and forth to see how it holds up? If you do, please update us with the results.
  4. Thank you, The spacing was made with marked with an awl from my template, and a ruler aligned to the marks. But it was hard to keep a consistant pressure with my creaser to make all lines look similar, so I practiced a bit before on a scrap piece. At first I used a higher temperature, but it was harder to make it consistent, and also I found out it looks better with lower temperature.
  5. Feel free to send me a dm and I try to explain how I did it.
  6. That reminded me of how I actually did feel like "maybe this is nothing for me" I mean we have different goals with our craft, but no matter what the goal is, of course one important part is that you enjoy crafting. And I do, it's like "meditation" I just focus on what i'm doing. But I also tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to improve, maybe a little to much, I wish I also could appreciate more how much I have improved since I started. But stitching almost made me stop, because I felt like I will never be able to stitch thinner leather with good results. But I didn't give up. And I slowly get better at stitching (Thinking especially on thin watch straps and thin edges on wallets) it's a little bit of a lottery for me when it comes to contrasting colors. I know it was a joke from your side, but if you where serious when said you suck. Don't say that about yourself, it will become an obstacle for improvement. (Sorry if this was a little confusing, and I hope you don't misinterpret me, English is not my native language so I might express myself bad sometimes) Where do I find your Oselvar wallet? I tried to Google for photos. Thank you, yes brown and pink is a good match isn't it. Thank you
  7. Thank you, it wasn't easy, and I actually ruined some parts in the beginning. Thank you Thank you Woodshed
  8. Thank you. Yes it was a real challenge to make it line up good.
  9. Thank you, I used a creaser. S05H iron with Regad fileteuse.
  10. Brown vegetable tanned leather exterior, and Chèvre interior. Stitched with Xiange twist poly thread, and edges painted with Fenice. And two progress photos:
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