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  1. Ahhh I’m an idiot. Pretty sure I applied the dye too heavily...After doing a little digging, I found that a quick wipe-down with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol fixed the problem!
  2. Hello, I am having issues with my black dye having an almost red discoloration to it, as you can see in the photo. I am using Fiebings Pro Black Dye on Hermann Oak veg tan. Any ideas as to what may be the cause? I was thinking perhaps the Neatsfoot Oil being applied prior to dyeing could be the issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  3. Appreciate your feedback! The black dye sounds like it could definitely be the issue. If you don’t mind me asking, do you thin the Clear Lac with anything or use full-strength? Thanks again, -SH
  4. Thanks so much, Terry. I will definitely look into the Cordovan. Sounds like it could be a good alternative. Thanks again!
  5. Hello good people, I recently purchased LCi Clear Lac from Panhandle Leather, and was hoping for some guidance on the best way to apply it. I’ve used the search function, but can’t seem to find an answer directly related to the issue I’m having. (Though admittedly I have probably not done enough browsing). I was hoping to use the Clear Lac as my topcoat finish; however, I haven’t been getting the best results. I am using 9-10oz Hermann Oak for belts dyed black with Fiebings Pro Dye. When applied full strength, the Clear Lac seems to heavily fade the color black (Which is quite the opposite for what I was hoping for - I picked up the Clear Lac after reading about its ability to add a heavy gloss to the final project). I have also thinned down the Clear Lac, using a very basic lacquer thinner from the local hardware store. (Roughly 3 parts Clear Lac/1 part Thinner). This resulted in (what I think) is the lacquer thinner picking up portions of the dye: There are literally parts of the strap that are entirely faded to grey. Anyhow, I know this is all very likely human error, and was hoping to possibly get some feedback from anyone currently using LCi’s Clear Lac. Thanks so much, -SH
  6. Hello, looking to buy an older model Craftool G538 geometric stamp. Shoot me a message if you have one you’d like to sell. Many thanks!
  7. Looking for a reasonably priced Round Bottom Edger to round out the edges on belts. Looking to buy or potentially trade for my Barry King Grooved Edger. Thanks so much!
  8. Hello, I was wondering if anyone has used "Weaver Clear Leather Sealer" from Weaver Leather. States that it "...Imparts a high gloss, waterproof protective coating" I am looking for a glossier finish on my products, and this seems to be pretty affordable. Was hoping to get some input, though it does look like it's listed as a new product. Weaver Clear Leather Sealer Thank you all for everything!
  9. Thank you so much! Exactly what I needed.
  10. Hello guys/gals, The projects that I have been working on lately have left me with an abundance of Female Line 24 snaps (Cap,Socket). I was hoping you good people could point me in the right direction of a site that sells 5/16' Male Line 24 Snaps, or simply the stud and eyelet separately. I am looking for these in a Gold color, and would like to purchase around 200-300 of each. As always, thank you kindly for your time! SH
  11. Looking for a vintage Craftool D439 Border Stamp. Thanks!
  12. My apologies, I definitely was not clear on this! Hahaha! I am looking for the older Craftool versions of these particular stamps...Particularly ones made between 1963 - and even into the 70s, 80s. Ones labeled "Craftool Co." followed by just a 2 or 3 digit number, or "Craftool Co." followed by a letter prefix and number. As well as those labeled "Craftool Co. USA" followed by a prefix and number.
  13. Hello, I am looking for Vintage Craftools for Stamps E294-03, B803, and G538. Please shoot me a message if you can help. Thanks!
  14. NVLeatherWorx...Thank you for such an informative reply! I had a suspicion the area tooled next to the snaps was done by a press, but didn't even think about the entire belt itself being pressed. The fact that these belts are churned out in numbers and ALL look exactly alike makes me think they are not hand-tooled, and further lends credit to your observation of the use of a press. Good eye, sir! And thanks again for your reply! Regards, SH
  15. Hey guys and gals, I was wondering if anyone might be familiar with the border stamp used on this championship belt. I have searched around Craftool, Barry King, and some other makers, but cannot seem to find it. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you all for what you do! SH
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