Dpalmay

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  1. Dpalmay

    New in Louisiana

    Haven't thought of shorter stitches, I'll give that a shot. As for size, I'm running a 23 needle with 138 thread
  2. Dpalmay

    New in Louisiana

    Not yet, It does great with the thin stuff he had for examples, and canvases and cordura, it's when I have to do multiple layers that it throws stitches. I've gotten it to run better than it was, but now it's roughly every 20-50 stitches is skipped, which seems rather odd to me.
  3. Dpalmay

    New in Louisiana

    I picked up a Pfaff 1245 from The Sewing Shop. Skips a stitch here and there, so trying to figure that out.
  4. Dpalmay

    New in Louisiana

    This one is hand sewn, Trying to get machine running to save my fingers.
  5. Dpalmay

    New in Louisiana

    Thanks Mutt. I'm actually in Bossier every Wed and Thurs for work. I've been meaning to try to hit up some of the locals, and see if anyone vends at the Bossier Night Market. (I run security for PBM and MSV). I did a lot of leatherwork around 25 years ago, just now getting back into it, and learning all the new techniques that I didn't get into way back then. As for the contrasting threads, this was a one day project, and decided to have a bit o fun with it. Now if I could get my machine to run right, the errors may fix themselves...
  6. Dpalmay

    New in Louisiana

    Hand stitched with the cheap waxed thread from a tandy starting kit.
  7. Dpalmay

    New in Louisiana

    Finally put something together that I feel comfortable posting. My edges came out looking soft instead of polished, but I kinda like the look for this project. Pictures really make stitching look uneven... Here's a notebook holder, self patterned. 5oz veg tan from Tandy $5 clearance rack.
  8. Dpalmay

    Problem with prickng irons

    Quick update. I went with the Seiwa European 3mm. They came in yesterday, 1 project (using wrong thread, so too crappy to post) done, and they are fantastic in comparison to the craft tools I was using. Thanks for the help on this one folks.
  9. Dpalmay

    Problem with prickng irons

    I would normally have no issues with sanding down and polishing, but smaller apartment life means not much storage space (aka, wife complains when I buy tools to work on my tools). If there's a better brand out there, I'll just upgrade the chisels and let these ones go. I see the Weavers in a lot of vids, any other good quality ones I should look for?
  10. Dpalmay

    Problem with prickng irons

    Yeah, it's a 3mm chisel, painted black. I'll try out the wax idea this weekend. I agree with them being painted, that polishing wouldn't do much for them. I appreciate the help folks.
  11. Dpalmay

    Problem with prickng irons

    Hi all, New to the forums, and just returning to leatherwork after 30 years. I;m having issues with using the craftool 3mm pricking irons. They get stuck in the leather, and I almost have to use pliers and a vise to remove them. I'm using 3-5oz veg tan, making wallets, card holders and phone cases. I had the same problem with 3-5oz black dye veg tan, and 6-8 oz veg. I've tried wet and dry leather, but having no luck. Do I need to be looking into other brands, or just a new technique? Don