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  1. https://www.artisanleathersupply.com/collections/machines/products/mini-creaser-tips?variant=40907857166493
  2. I don't quite understand the question. But when I sew a keeper (loop?), I use use a wine cork on the opposite side of the awl and keep pressure on it so the strap won't twist or flop from the awl.
  3. Take a scrap and experiment with different positions. That way you will have no doubts.
  4. Yes it is normal. I think even a blunter needle would pierce the thread on a saddle stitch. You just need to not snag the thread. One needs to pull the first thread in the hole away from the second needle to avoid piecing it. One can also pull the first thread out some as the second needle is entering. If it is pierced, it will come unpierced. If you do a lot of piercing it is due to technique or the wrong size thread and/or hole.
  5. I gotta say, this is the best I've ever seen. Excellent job.
  6. Hmm, a chicken McNugget is still chicken. So they say. I don't use the word genuine when describing my goods. I say Italian, French or American Veg or chrome tanned leather along with the name of the tannery. Genuine leather is the Leather McNugget of the leather world. Sadly, no one knows the difference and now it is just a poor marketing phrase for those not in the know. "Pass me that screwdriver." "The pointy one or the flat one?" So sad.
  7. It's got a hole that they patched.
  8. Please report back, I'm interested in knowing.
  9. I have the Buckleguy press. I use it for 10 and 13 mm spring snaps that I get from Rocky Mountain Leather. I think those are line 20 and 24 spring snaps? The BG press' upper die holder is a 7.8mm diameter with a 1.411mm pitch. The bottom holds a smooth anvil that is 18.9mm. In real measurements that may be 5/16" and .74" or 3/4".
  10. My prices seem high to me but that's because I figure, why would I buy that when I can just make it?
  11. https://www.rmleathersupply.com/collections/skiving-cutting-knives/products/japanese-skiving-utility-knife-shirogami-smoke-razor-sharp?variant=33225081389165
  12. Hmm, I wonder how much Chinese hardware is sitting out in Long Beach harbor on a container ship?
  13. The 10 buck red handled knife from Amazon and others is a POS. You're better off reprofiling an old Stanley plane iron (blade). You can get an excellent Japanese knife for $60. or less.
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