SteveHolt

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  1. 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!
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    Wanted: Round Bottom Edger

    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!
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    Line 24 - Male Snaps Only?

    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
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    Line 24 - Male Snaps Only?

    Thank you so much! Exactly what I needed.
  5. Looking for a vintage Craftool D439 Border Stamp. Thanks!
  6. Hello, I am looking for Vintage Craftools for Stamps E294-03, B803, and G538. Please shoot me a message if you can help. Thanks!
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    Border Stamp Identification

    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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    Wanted: Vintage Craftool Stamps 294, 538, 803

    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.
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    Border Stamp Identification

    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
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    Stamp Identification Help

    Thank you all kindly for your answers. It is for a championship belt; just a one-time thing. Unfortunately I don’t have access to a press or embossing role; so I may have to look into getting a custom stamp made. One individual I spoke with who did a similar pattern had to tool the pebbling individually, so looks like this one might be a bit of a challenge! Thanks again everyone for your time! I appreciate it so much. SH
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    Stamp Identification Help

    Hello good people, I was wondering if any of you guys and gals might know of a stamp similar to the one in the attached picture? Not sure if it’s an “X”-style geometric stamp or the diamond stamp I would need. Needing to do a row of these for a belt If anyone may be able to point me in the right direction, I’d be forever grateful. Thanks and have a great weekend!
  12. Hello guys/gals, I am trying to achieve the raised effect as seen and highlighted in the picture attached. No matter how much I bevel and bevel, I cannot seem to achieve anywhere near this result. I know a lot of this can be attributed to my sub-par beveling skills, but I thought I could at least achieve something close to the picture. Any ideas/tips to help achieve this sort of raised look? Thank you all so much for input.
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    saving money on granite

    Koreric...that’d be awesome! I’m in Fayetteville, so I could meet you somewhere like Harrison maybe? Shoot me a message when you head up this way! Thank you! Biker, thanks brother! If I’m down that way, I will absolutely give you a shout!
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    “Raised” Effect/Beveling

    Hey Stetson! Yessir just the beveler. Using 8-9oz leather. Thank you so much immiketoo! I am absolutely going to look at some steep bevelers. I picked up a tool at Springfield the other day, “Craft Japan F896” which I think could help. Haven’t had the chance to use it yet, but we shall see. Thank you all again!
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    saving money on granite

    Hey Biker, I’m in Northwest Arkansas. And desperately needing a larger granite piece to replace my 6x6. Haha. Whereabouts you located sir?
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    “Raised” Effect/Beveling

    Here is one I completed recently. Maybe I’m not beveling deep enough? https://imgur.com/a/l52cXpC
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    “Raised” Effect/Beveling

    I was using a basic Barry King checkered beveler tool, but due to tennis elbow I have recently switched over to a push beveler and Beader that I purchased from Bruce Johnson. The Barry King beveler I had looked very similar to the Tandy B701. Thank you!
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    Type of Stamp?

    Thank you Tony and Gabriel, so much! Ive has this tool for awhile, but wasn’t getting the desired effect until literally just now after taking Gabriel’s advice of keeping the tool constantly rotated. Thank you so much Gabriel!
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    Type of Stamp?

    Hello, I was wondering if any of you great guys/gals may be able to point me in the right direction of how this particular tooling is achieved. Is this done using a particular stamp? Thank you as always! (The stamping/tooling in question is done inside next to where the snaps are located)
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    Edge Paint on Glued Leather/Fabric

    Cheers, gentlemen. Thank you for your replies!
  21. Hey guys! I am having issues with the edges on some of the belts I am making. I’m using 8-9oz Veg-Tan glued to a thin faux-fabric liner with Barges Contact Cement. I’ve attached a picture, not a very good one. After sanding the edges with low and high grit sandpapers, burnishing, and then applying edge paint (I’ve used Fiebings Edge Kote as well as Fenice), I still can’t seem to get the edge I want. The leather portion is smooth, but the fabric portion always feels so rough. I trim the overlapping fabric as much as possible without exposing the leather on the back side. Maybe not sanding enough? Not trimming the fabric close enough? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for what you do on this board. Cheers!
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    Edge Paint on Glued Leather/Fabric

    Thanks Matt! I’m going to add an extra coat or two on next project and see if that helps. Also, forgive me in advance as I am still new to the craft, but when you say folded edge on the fabric, do you mean literally folding the fabric over onto the edge and gluing down? Because cutting a clean edge seems to be a big issue for me. Thanks again!
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    Beveling/Stamping Question

    Hello, I’m very much a newbie to leathercraft, and was hoping someone may be able to help me understand how to achieve the results in some of the attached photos, or at least point me in the right direction. I thought initially the tooling only consisted of some matting stamps, but it seems that there is some beveling involved as well to achieve the “raised” look. Any ideas of how this look is produced? Another photo:
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    Beveling/Stamping Question

    Dudes, thank you so much. I was expecting some sound advice from experienced leathercrafters (which is what I got and which this site has always graciously offered), but Arrested Development fans too?!? So awesome! Tony Hale recently came to my town and spoke at the universirty. I really wish I’d had a copy of Boy Fights featuring the Baby Buster shorts for him to sign. Or even a hook Agreed on Season 4...it had its moments, but so hard to live up to Seasons 1 & 2 especially. I thought it was on par with Season 3. And as for Season 5, we’ll see! Bill and Mutt, thank you so much!
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    Beveling/Stamping Question

    Another: