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    Custom leather product design, repair of leather things, sandal making, fine leather bags and personnel carry items

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  1. The back detail is a tribute to Micheal Parks Day and Night lithograph. Silverd
  2. Thank you! Silverd Thank you very much! Silverd
  3. Thank you! It was fun in the making and sold before it was completely finished. Customer loved it at first sight! Silverd
  4. I spray applied reduced fiebings navy blue pro for the main panels then a blend of navy and white pearl for the flap crest and the straps. The white is a water base which I'd not mixed with an alcohol base die before but it seemed to work well. The mix had to be agitated to keep the peal flakes suspended. Then a final coat of resolve. Edge coating is also a custom mix to achieve a darker blue. Silverd
  5. Latest bag in my collection. This one cow leather outer, pig skin inside with cell, sunglasses and full length slide pocket. Foam lined. Hand dyed and embroidered. Silverd
  6. I don't see that's CLoys actually sells hides, no less goat hides. What say you? Silverd
  7. What do we know about 360 degree post bed machines? Anything? Silverd
  8. You won't be doing a lot of equestrian tack with a 1541 or other 135 x 16 needle system machines but your handbags and wallets will be very happy. Definitely a juki 1541s. New I think under $1500.00 head only, well worth it. The rest of the table and drive motor are available everywhere. Will want to consider getting a speed reducer as well. Strongly recommended or the smallest drive pulley on the drive motor. Contact Bob at Tolledo Industrial Sewing for the motor and controller and Reducer. Get your table locally. You don't need lasers, eps but buy a good drop down roller guide and every type of Presser foot sets made. Chinese stuff is fine. You will be grinding on these as you gain more experience. I purchased a Seiko cylinder arm BSC-8BL for about $3800.00 delivered. A very nice and robust machine. Now looking for a 17" post bed or possibly a 360 machine. Good luck Silverd
  9. Fabulous write up and photos. Very informative. Easy to follow and actualize! Silverd
  10. Guess i should check out Visio and conduct this part of the process in my own shop. Thank you! Silverd
  11. Bert, My appologies. The cost of digitizing, cutting and shipping materials back and forth was too expensive and just didn't make good business sense. As well you has concerns about life expectancy of your laser tube and were not able to cut two of the rubber products i use in the sandals due to fumes. As it's winter now. and Sandal sales are down even in California, I'm focusing on other products at this time. I've also made some material changes to improve the wearability and comfort level which I'm planning to release on my next build cycle that I will be cutting by hand. Silverd
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