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  1. akguy59

    A few recent projects

    Very nice work. I love the dopp kit , is the distressed looking leather the kudu?
  2. akguy59

    Weaver stitching chisels ?

    Thank you. That is pretty much what I figured. I don't mind spending a little time polishing or sharpening, I just don't want to waste my money on something that is going to break with normal usage.
  3. akguy59

    Weaver stitching chisels ?

    Hi folks. Just looking to see if anyone has some info on the Weaver brand stitching chisels. I got an email saying they are back in stock and when I saw the prices ( around 20$ a set ) I was quite curious. I read the reviews on their site and all but one was positive. I would like to get multiple sets so that I would be set for different stich patterns and this seems like a reasonably priced way to go. If anyone has used them I would appreciate the feedback. Thanks all.
  4. I have to agree with everyone else, that looks great. The dark , light contrast really makes it pop.
  5. akguy59

    Paracord "core" thread use?

    I tried some just because I had a bunch left over after a project that just used the outer sheath. To keep the strands under control I melted the ends and mashed them to a point. It worked fine but it was a little fat for what I was using it on and it only comes in white. I think you should give it a try on some scrap and see if you like it.
  6. akguy59

    Finally finished this hardened leather bottle project!

    That looks fantastic. I can't wait for the tutorial.
  7. akguy59

    Smooth edge question.

    To get really slick edges requires sanding. Depending on the individual piece of leather I may have to sand as fine as 800 grit. I will usually start at 150, go to 300, then to 600grit. The occasional piece of leather will require 800 but in my experience 600 is enough. I also find power burnishing to give a smoother finish than by hand. I gave up using water for burnishing because it just didn't seem to work as well as gum trag.
  8. akguy59

    New member from Colorado

    Greetings and Merry Christmas. Your story sounds pretty much like mine as far as getting started. You have come to the right place for instruction and feedback. This forum has some of the most helpful and friendly people you will find anywhere. Welcome and enjoy. BTW what part of Colorado are you in? I'm in Austin over in Delta county.
  9. THANK YOU!!!!! I am glad to finally see someone carrying a glock in something besides kydex. Great looking rig by the way.
  10. Thanks for the replies. You have given me several options that all seem to have a lot of merit.
  11. Thank you for taking the time to answer. I also have access to metal banding material at work and was wondering if that wouldn't be another one to try. It's already painted, easy to cut, and fairly stiff.
  12. Hi folks, I just have a quick question that will probably seem a bit silly to some but here goes. I am ready to try my hand at a holster with a metal reinforced mouth. What kind of metal is commonly used for the reinforcement piece. Thanks in advance for your help.
  13. akguy59

    Case for small button accordion

    That is a beautiful bag. You should be very proud of how it turned out.
  14. I am a metal fabricator with over 30 years in the biz and I can tell you that 316 ss will not take or hold a decent edge. I am amazed they would even try to use it as 316 is structural grade ss. You have never seen a knife made from any 300 grade of ss, you have to get into the 400 series before you find suitability for a cutting tool. I would pass on these even if they were free.
  15. akguy59

    Leathercrafting helped save my life

    First of all I love the leather projects. More importantly, best of wishes on your recovery. Everyone I know that has beaten cancer has done in big part ( I believe) to their positive attitude. In other words keep your chin up and God bless you.