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  1. Should be fine as long as you're not applying it over an oil based dye
  2. Personally I like having a taller bench. I'm able to use a shop/bar stool to sit or work while standing. It all depends on what makes YOU comfortable.
  3. SaintJoy18

    St. Michael

    That's absolutely incredible! As a LEO for the last 24 years that piece is something I would proudly display! The detail is amazing. I'd be lucky to get that level of crispness with a relief stamp!
  4. You could use a "dust deputy" shop vac attachment like woodworkers use. Has a separator to catch the shavings and not plug up the filter with larger debris.
  5. I would liken this to "American Cheese." Just enough real cheese in it to be called a cheese product, but still not really cheese.... As the company says though, for mass market upholstery products it should work.
  6. I was recently on a trip to celebrate what would have been my grandfather's 100 birthday and took a tour of the local museum in the town where he lived. The town is near the "Cherry Capitol of the World" so there are lot of items that they "believe" have a cherry significance... This is one such item. I told the curator what they had was a stitching pony and not a "cherry pitter" but she just didn't get it. Anyhow, I thought I'd share.
  7. I'm not sure about the Northeast, but if you are willing to travel look at the Sheridan, WY and Prescott, AZ shows. Other shows and clinics get listed on this site under "Upcoming Events" so check there regularly.
  8. ooohhh boy... Need to see a pic of this!
  9. Not to be gross, but it could also have been salts, especially if it was a men's wallet. Salt from "butt sweat" could have remained in the leather and as the oils dried out over the years the salts leached out onto the surface. Just a theory
  10. The color in a polyester is created through a chemical process, not dying like with a cotton or linen. It will hold color longer, but not indefinitely. UV light will cause it to degrade over time (think about outdoor furniture graying) but it will be gradual. They each have their place and strength so I would choose the thread based on the project and finished look I was attempting to achieve.
  11. I've never used the gel antique, but maybe using a q-tip to apply small amounts in the areas you want it then wiping up the excess with a firmly held cloth (like block dying) might work?
  12. I agree it's too wet, but the moisture content portion of the video wasn't my focus. I was posting so a side-by-side comparison could be made with different qualities of leather. Tandy is by no means the best, but can be better than many imported "veg-tans" which is evident in the burnishing obtained by the stamps. Better quality leathers will usually produce better results.
  13. I know the title of the video is about moisture content, but he also addresses different levels of leather quality and shows side-by-side results.
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