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About Cruzer

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  • Birthday 06/23/1973

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  1. I have never considered a veg tan. I always thought the pin point surface texture suggested a different type of hide. Would that type of texture be found on veg tanned? However, I can see how the lace lays into each other along the edges can suggest a tooling leather. I had first thought an analine dyed upolstery leather, and then thought maybe it was a burgandy latigo...but it looks like I may have been wrong all along. There is some scuffing at the very bottom. Would veg tanned give that kind of distress look when scuffed? Thank you everyone for your advice and suggestions.
  2. Very nice work there. Those chaps are a thing of beauty!
  3. Hello everyone. I just wanted to say hi and that I'm really glad to have found this forum. I'm a novice to leather working, and have only dabbled in making a few replica leather parts for a specific sci-fi costume. Here are a few pics of some of the things I've made. I'm currently looking to begin braiding my own 4-plait round braid as everything I've worked with in the past has been bought pre-made. I'm glad to be here and I look forward to the wealth of leather working knowledge at this great place. Thanks, Cruzer
  4. Thanks for chiming in. Wow, nice braid. I can only hope mine end up looking that good. I've been to the Hide House before. Their selection is amazing and it's literally nothing but leather from floor to ceiling. I didn't considered kangaroo hide because I've never worked with it. I'll definitely look into it now. Yeah, I was thinking a 2/3 oz thickness would be ideal. Thanks so much, Cruzer
  5. Hi, everyone. I wanted to see if I could get some help in identifying the type of leather this lacing if cut from. I'd like to replicate this braid in 40"-50" lengths, so any online sources, color suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated as well. For scaling and practicallity purposes, the braided strands are approximately 1/4" in diameter and glued down to 2/3 oz tooling leather for a type of girthbelt used for a costume. Thanks in advanced, Cruzer
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