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  1. rleather

    Chink Chaps for My Sisters

    Laura and Sarah are blessed to have you as their big brother. Magnificent work as usual, and a pleasure to see, thanks for sharing.
  2. rleather

    My machines

    Good One, billybopp.
  3. rleather

    New guy from Tucson.

    Check out some of Ryan's work, if you haven't yet. The young man is on his way to becoming a master craftsman. Maybe you two will cross paths. Welcome aboard!
  4. rleather

    New from the Midwest

    Make sure it has a servo motor and a speed reducer. Welcome aboard!
  5. rleather

    How to get this color?

    I would say your first thought is correct. It is natural veg. The recessed parts are capturing the stain. Depending on the exposure or lack thereof , veg tan can change shades easily from light, dirt, water, oils in your skin, and on and on and on. But I have seen and used that very shade, or close to it, in the past. I'm not sure but I want to say it was a Calcutta, but don't hold me to that. If you look around you can find a "clean light color" veg tan. Try the folks (Rusty) at Springfield Leather. Kevin is still owner but has handed it over to Rusty. Talk to them and maybe send the pic to them. They have been good to me, good luck.
  6. rleather

    Seats and Door Panels

    Simply amazing! I dare say truly a one of a kind piece of art.
  7. rleather

    tan kote

    Just type in tan kote in the search box, it will bring up several pages on the subject.
  8. rleather

    Dog Collars Using Angelus Paints from FrogJelly

    Lucky dogs! Great work, the colors really POP!
  9. rleather

    Robert Beard Pro Series ALB stamps?

    They appear to be background tools.
  10. rleather

    Tank bib/panel "Horse"

    The triple(?)loop really frames your amazing work nicely. I can easily envision that same work on the back of your jacket. Well done!
  11. rleather

    In need of a small leather book cover

    Sent you an email.
  12. Matty, nice pattern for the exterior, I like the twist on the standard skull design. What made me smile was when I scrolled down and POW! The interior design is beautiful. You don't see those kinds of pockets. Are they your original designs? If so there may be a future for you in making wallet templates,(the idea is that good IMO). What was the choice for the dye? Now back to the exterior, your tooling will come along with practice. Your basketweave did not leave a deep enough impression to stay in focus at the fold and other areas. It may have been a casing issue or the right amount of force, I'm leaning with the leather was too wet and didn't hold the impression as it dried. Your stitching is straight and a good distance from the edge. The amount of tension to use also comes with practice, and that will eliminate the pucker of the stitch. Your edges look good. You should be proud of this wallet. BRAVO!
  13. rleather

    Flat (?) edge burnishing

    In the close-up, it appears that leather is just natural veg. What you think might be a dye or stain it is the "burn" from the burnishing. Only a guess but the flat edges are achieved from the burnisher just as you would with a reg sander.
  14. rleather

    My new favorite edge dye applicator

    Thanks, Jeff, it's going onto the supply list.
  15. rleather


    Battlemonkey is spot on, you don't want to take on a more advanced project out of the gate. It probably would be frustrating and could cause you to give up. Take it slow and be patient. Coasters(aka rounders), keychains, bookmarkers, stick style hair barrettes, etc. Let us know how it goes, we are rooting for you!