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  1. Hello LH19, Welcome here on the leatherworker-forum. These colours are indeed beautiful and as you say vibrant, indeed. Is the top picture showing the colouring of the flesh side of a leather piece? Interesting. Wish you all the best of luck with your work, much enjoyment with it. The "leatherthresher" from Switzerland.
  2. Hi, What I can see from the photographs, it is really great and clean artwork. My congratulations. The "leatherthresher" from Switzerland.
  3. Hi, If I am concerned, no I have no leather relations with a person named Hans. Sorry that I can't help. Have a nice week-end. The "leatherthresher" from Switzerlan.
  4. Hi Sheila, A belated response of an other Swiss fellow, working (now and then) with leather. You wrote in July 2021 that you are a beginner in leatherwork. However, the photos of your leatherwork that you share with us show an awesome ability, yes a proficiency of your leatherwork. I just dream to be able to do such great wor, indeed.. My true congratulations, and keep up the good work. Markus, the "leatherthresher", Switzerland.
  5. So nice to hear I could be of good help to you. That makes also my day. God's Blessing to you. Markus L.A. Drescher, "the Leatherthresher", Switzerland.
  6. Hi Seasidesunflower, Somehow I am astonished that nobody answered your queston till today. Although not a banjo player myself but may be having an idea of what you moves to make your beloved husband a banjo strap, I was googling on the internet to find some help for you. Myself, I don't have any patterns for a banjo strap/banjo cradle strap, but may be the following internet sites may assist you in getting you to your target. The 1st site is: Pete Schmidt Artisan Made Leather Banjo Strap, 2 parts, on YouTube, shows how such a strap looks and is mounted on the banjo, sadly without patterns. The 2nd is: www.ehow.co.uk/how_5955636__make-banjo-straps.html; or just: How to make Banjo-Straps - eHow by Matt McKay in Hobbies. Googling further yourself with "How to make a banjo strap/banjo cradle strap?" may bring you up even further results of which one or an other could help. A final suggestion for now is: go to a music shop, preferably one specialised for string instruments like banjos, guitars, mandolines and so on and possibly buy a low priced banjo strap there, check it closely how it is made, take all the necessary measures from this strap and maybe of the parts of your husband that are critically for the size/length of the strap and make a pattern accordingly. With this words I hope I can be of some help to youessi,and it is desirable that other members that have more knowledge of such a project will chime in, soon. All the best for you and God's Bessings for 2022. Markus L.A. Drescher, "The Leatherthresher*, Switzerland.
  7. Don't know whether you would buy such "pull-up" leather. Just to let you know in case you are ready to, there's a British leather firm in Westyorkshire, by name: J. Wood Leathers Ltd. They sell as they say "Blazer Pull-Up Vet Tan Whole Butt Splits" and their website is: www.jwoodleathers.co.uk. Have a look at this site, may be it pays out for you. Wish you luck. The Leathertresher fro Switzerland.
  8. Regarding of casing the leather: you probably have learnt not to drown it as I did when I started out; the colour of the leather should turn to almost normal, but it should feel cold to the touch. leatherthresher.
  9. Still an other "land" here, yes, it's Switzerland: The leatherthresher.
  10. Hello ZOR, I second the suggestions of NORTHMOUNT and NEEDLES. In my own words: that mistake happened almost in the middle of the decoration. As example: mistakes like such one, but on a postal stamp can, when detected by collectors, cause to raise the price of such a postal stamp immensely. So, even basically a mistaken cut, it is indeed unique and could serve as a signature cut. Have a nice day, Mark, the "leatherthresher".
  11. Hello Rich, When reading your post regarding your planned trip to Italy, looking to find maybe amongst others a leather related school, I remembered I had found some time ago websites of such schools in Florence, the Italian city you intend to stop by. Now, if you go and google under "Leather School in Italy", a whole bunch of such websites appear amongst them the website www.scuoladelcuoio.com/scuola-del-cuoio-about-us... will most probably find your special interest in. By the way: "scuola del cuoio" is the Italian word for "school of leather" or "leather school". There is quite a wealth of information offered that will probably match your trip plans; at least I hope so! Regards, Mark, the leatherthresher.
  12. ....and you placed the maker's stamp so decently in between that sort of scrollwork; looks just like a sweet little ornament. Excellent, really excellent. Mark, the leathertresher.
  13. Wraith, thank you for your answer. So your fingers didn't get sore, as that weren't just a few holes, there. Lucky you! The question came up, as I tried to lace a project but had only one of those two- or three-tonged lacing needles at hand and the lace I wanted to use was even 5 or 6mm. And I messed with the holes!!! My wife is trying to make still the best out of it, as I regarded it to have become scrap. The project will have to wait, as my wife has to undergo a surgery on her left eye, but will see afterwards as good as she had never seen since almost toddler time. Mind boggling!!! Thanks again, the leatherthresher.
  14. Just like to second what the others already said. Yet, I have a question: what width did you use for the lace (2, 3mm, more?) and what tool used to pull through the lace through the wholes (plier, other?)? Thank you a lot for your answer and keep on with your fine work. Mark, the 'leatherthresher'.
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