Zonker1972

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  1. i've used PVA, regular wood glue, with good results on some dog collars. the weldwood contact cement was bleeding through the thin liner. zonker
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    Maul dimensions?

    i measured a maul at tandy when i thought about making a maul from HDPE. i came up with a handle ~5" long, diameter depends on how big your hand is and a HDPE head of 2.5" tall with a 3" diameter. i hope that helps zonker
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    Needles and thread for saddle stitching

    https://www.ianatkinson.net/leather/leatherguide.htm about 1/2 way down the page. zonker
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    Sheepskin Pads

    where is everyone getting their sheepskin pads for dying, antiquing and oiling? I've seen some "scrap" bags on esty but not much else. thanks, Zonker
  5. I just come across this and i thought it may help out some members that are dealing with space issues like me. I have been hesitant to purchase full sides of leather. I envision several disaster scenarios using my small cutting mat. I found this banquet table at target for $29.99. It's 72x29 inches and made of a "resin" which i believe is HDPE. Target has these on close out, so get it while you can. They also have a 4 foot version for $35. zonker
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    Pricking Irons SPI

    about 1/2 way down the page ian has a table that may be helpful. https://www.ianatkinson.net/leather/leatherguide.htm for that application he suggests 8-9 spi
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    Stitch TPI vs threadsize

    scroll about halfway down. https://www.ianatkinson.net/leather/leatherguide.htm zonker
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    Tool ID

    good idea rockoboy. thx.
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    Tool ID

    Thanks a lot rockoboy. I also do not have the handle, so I doubt I'll b using them in the near future. Zonker
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    Tool ID

    I recently made a purchase on E-bay for the items in the picture. I am not sure what the small tools on the bottom row of the picture are used for. the two on the ends look they are a male and female snap or rivet set but i am unsure about that and the other small tools. any help is greatly appreciated. zonker
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    Material For Making Reusable Templates?

    this was asked a few weeks ago and i suggested flexible cutting boards. you can get them at the dollar store. zonker
  12. i used to airbrush paint... or at least tried. i would recommend just about any of the Badger brushes. i would assume that you would want a siphon feed for bottles so that would be either a Badger 105 or 150. you can usually find used ones on ebay for pretty cheap. zonker
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    which thread to use?

    i assume you mean thread for hand sewing. Here is a link that i found useful. About 1/2 way down there is a comparison of thread from different companies and stitch size (stitches per inch) to use for different types of projects. https://www.ianatkinson.net/leather/leatherguide.htm Hope it helps. zonker
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    Top coat question: Fiebing's Leather Balm

    cowhide i believe that Fiebing's stopped making the black Leather Balm with atom wax or I wasn't able to find it anywhere. i was able to get a comparable item from Zack White but it looks they quite selling that item also. zonker
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    Storage of Tooling Stamps, Ideas?

    i made a rack from some wood scraps in my shop... then i made a story board with 1" squares of leather, like the ones that come with the Craftool Pro stamps because it's easier to look at what the tool does that way. Zonker