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    Alabama (By way of Texas)
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    Leather work. Wood Working. Sailing. Photography. Cars. Metalwork/Blacksmith

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  1. All, I understand this is a very old thread but I just purchased a Pfaff 545 that was previously used for fabric and I am trying to set it up for leather. This is the first sewing machine I have ever used and am not very familiar with it and am still learning. I guess my first question is; what would be the best needle and thread combination for this machine to sew wallets, bags and perhaps journal covers? For the Journal covers I have used 3/4 oz vegtan. Thanks in advance. Regards, Leland
  2. I liked it more than the others with all of the talking and drawn out explanations. Just give me the Baby I don't want the Labor pains...
  3. YinTx I feel your pain on the tiny carvings. I did this one recently and I could cover the whole carving with my thumb. Meh... at that small its hard to distinguish the mistakes from the intention... Lol
  4. Vikefan, You can buy the legs and tribolt from Tandy but I don't like them very much. I use 1.25" Oak Dowels and turn the feet on my lathe. I make my own Tribolts or you can buy a really expensive nice one from Lee Valley Tools. Its like $50 just for that bolt though. So I make my own.
  5. Just when I thought I was getting comfortable with my techniques and style... you gotta go and show me something like this!? Damn I have a lot to learn. Amazing work! I'm thinking I need to take an art class or two or twenty.
  6. Very Nice! Thats a LOT of backgrounding... Always dread that part. Beautifully done
  7. Kiwican, Sorry for the late reply I haven't logged in for a while. I made these at Christmas for my Nieces and Nephew and My sister said they look as good as new after 7 months of Daily use. My one Niece takes hers to every one of her Lacrosse games and my Nephew plays video games in his everyday and the oldest uses it as her practice stool when practicing music. The nephew using his at a 4th of July Community BBQ.
  8. That's awesome. I never considered making my own. Now its on my list. Thanks. Thanks. I considered making this chair when I did my Campaign Chair. Settled on the campaign chair because of its history. Nice job on yours.
  9. Thanks. I have been stressing on my dyeing techniques and getting the results I want. These came out the closest to what I had envisioned. Learned a lot. Thanks for checking them out.
  10. Yes, It was a gift for my niece, She plays cello. The Stool is the perfect height to practice with. Thanks for checking them out.
  11. Some camping stools I did for my nieces and nephew Christmas gifts. Modeled after Christopher Schwartz’ campaign stool.
  12. Thanks! I’ve only been doing leather work for about a year now and I’m having trouble locking down a good dyeing/coloring process. This was the most recent book cover I did and I have not figured out how to get that clean two-tone effect without the darks bleeding into the lights... thanks for your pointers. I’m guessing the angelus matte is what is used as the resist finish over the lighter areas? Leland
  13. I really like the dye work and the cleanliness of the lettering. Can you walk me through your process for getting such a clean two-tone effect? Thanks in advance.
  14. Thanks. Yes the liner is just glued except for the stitching you do see. The liner is upholstery red leather (We'll see how well it holds up) So far so good. My wife has been using it a lot. Her only complaint is that it is heavy. Yes it is an Italian acrylic latex edge paint on the edges. Thanks all. Yes you're correct it is Red. Bad photos.
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