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  1. The costless may is to use sand paper. Last Friday I did the test with two of my old knives. Since they are dull, I apply sand paper of #120, then #400 and finally #2000. After that, I strap it on leather strap with green stropping compound. I'm satisfied with the result Easily cut 8oz leather.
  2. Just finished a leather notebook cover for my friend. The leather I used is Horween Chromexcel. To crease decoration line, I use FN2 iron tip, and the temperature is 135°C. Wax spatula iron tip is used to smooth the edge and heatable paintings, the temperature is 220°C. To stamp on the cover, I used 150°C.
  3. Good job, it looks great! It always takes a lot of time to find a proper hardware with good quality. I bought 3 hardware kits for Kelly or Birkin from Taobao (a China website), where you may find everything. The quality of the hardware is good to me. It comes up with several tiny rivets, rather than screws, to install the hardware. https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.
  4. I developed a dual-channel electric leather creaser. I'm not sure if I posted it on the correct board.... The creaser can accurately control and display the temperature of iron tips. The maximum power of each channel is 70W, and voltage can be 110v or 220v. If you are interested, please visit my store https://www.etsy.com/listing/691160733 to get more details. It is $398 for double-creaser kit, which incudes dual-channel machine, 2 handles, 5 iron tips and handle rest.
  5. If you need, I can send you the pattern of this wallet
  6. Hi Alain, Sorry for replying late. My leather creaser is $298 for 1 machine + 1 Handle + 5 iron tips +1 Handle rest. If your are interested please visit my store to get more details: https://www.etsy.com/listing/691160733 Please let me know if you have any question on it. Your project looks very nice! And better than mine. It's not easy to get high quality hardware. I got it from China. I'm satisfied with its quality, it looks very good. There are 12 tiny rivets to install the hardware, it's difficult and needs experience. It's my second birkin, but I still screw up one rivet....
  7. Before applying any coat, you have to sand the edge to make it straight. Besides, the leather needs to well glued, or else you will get a glue line.. Edging is time consuming...
  8. What about adding some copper rivets to enhance the strength?
  9. This tool looks very nice!
  10. Richard and all other friends, thank all of you for your understanding. It is frustrating to be called 'lie' for just providing several price options.... Now I've removed other options and only left the beginner set, no misleading any more... : D Just enjoy leathercraft projects!
  11. Thank you Mike, I will take your suggestion!
  12. Different options share the same details dercription, Etsy doesn't provide the function to set different decription. Ebay is a little bit better, it allow seller set dedicated picture for each option. If it does mislead browers, I'm sorry for that but it's not something I want. Regarding to VAT, I did nothing to VAT. I just set a price in USD. Etsy will know where the brower comes from, and changes the currency correspondingly, then maybe some additional fee is added. But it is not me who set the VAT. Actually it's the first time I heard VAT.
  13. Chrisash, someone wants a whole set, but someone not. So I list different options, and of course the price is different. Etsy automatically display the option of lowest price, it's not something I can choose. I'm not sure if you do online shoppings, but a lot of online stores have the same price strategy: showing the lowest opitonal price, such as Etsy, Ebay, Amazon. I'm wondering if you want to call all sellers on these websites lier.... Actually this price stategy does NOT do anything good to me. Because anyone who finally decide to buy a set will definitely know the price. I would rather like to show the set price. I just don't want to set webpages for every single options.
  14. It has been 4 years since my last project. I got my new creasing machine, so I tried it and made a wallet for my wife. I set the temperature to 180℃ and it creased nicely on Horween Chromexcel. I tested 250℃, the leather will get burned. It seems around 200℃ is the best temperature. I also tried to use the creasing tool to smooth the edge painting, 220℃ worked very well. However, I didn't spend too much time to polish the edge considering we will use the wallet ourselves... The electric creasing tool works very well to me. If anyone is interested in it, please visit my store on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/YUCraftPro
  15. Check this electric creaser in case you still need it. It takes around 300 for a machine, handle, handle rest and 5 irons. And it can accurately control and display the temperature, which is convinent for smoothing edge paint.
  16. Thanks Danne! It does need practice to crease cornes with regular irons.
  17. All of them look nice. Do you have a online store?
  18. It seems I didn't find the best deal for Regad. I found Regad's iron tip around $130 per each on Ebay and Etsy. And the best price all over the market for compatible iron tip is $60/each. Never see any lower price for now... Cmdachong's creaser is good. I saw someone is selling it on Etsy, and it is $586 for 2 handle and twin machine, no iron is include, shown below. I'm not sure what's the price to get them from Cmdachong directly. By the way, I'd like to know whether it is a common case that you need 2 handles and use them alternately at the same time? If yes, I think I should made a dual-channel machine.
  19. I made some tools for leather projects, electric leather creaser is one of them. The French style electric leather creaser is expensive, more than $1100 if you need 5 iron tips. It's not affordable to me, so I made a creaser for myself. It's affordable and with more functions than French style one. It only takes around $300 to get a set with machine, handle and 5 iron tips. If you are interested, you may visit my store to get more information. https://www.etsy.com/listing/691160733 Here are some features of the creaser: ★ Real-time Temperature Control and Display★ Date and Time Display: month, date, day, time.★ Auto-Sleep/Awake and Auto-Turn On/Off: A vibration sensor is integrated in the handle. Based on the vibration detection, the creaser machine could sleep/awake or turn on/off automatically. User could set the idle time before the machine goes to sleep or turn off automatically.★ Common Temperature Remember and Switch: User could set several frequently-used temperature for leather project, and Switch between the preset temperatures by clicking or double clicking the shortcut key.★ Configurable Shortcut Key: Configure the shortcut key to: turn off; sleep; switch temperature compensations and preset temperatures.★ Handle with Elegance an Simplicity, Equipped with Heating Unit, Vibration Sensor and Temperature Sensor. ★ Easier to Crease Thanks to Shorter Heating Unit The exquisite heating unit is much shorter than French-style heating unit, which makes the iron tip closer to the handle and results in easier and more accurate creasing operation.
  20. Hellow everyone, I'm a new memeber from Knoxville, TN. I start my leather projects from 2012. I don't have sewing machine, but love to stitch by hand. All my projects are for my wife, my family, my friends, and of course several for myself. I also DIY some tools for leather craft which were not afordable for me. I find this forum a great place to share experience, learn from others and ask questions. I'd like to join the forum. I attached pictures of several of my projects. (The bag is for self use only.......)
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