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About JayEhl

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    Nothing yet but having fun just learning
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  1. Right, I figured the wide strap was necessary to distribute the weight. I made a wider strap for my messenger bag and it does help take the strain off when it's kitted out with work junk AND the laptop. Does the inside need to be lined or will the flesh side help with the friction so it stays on the shoulder (until they get used to it)?
  2. Hi, While here, I have a question about the polishing compound, more specifically what is the consistency supposed to be like? I know a few will cringe when I say I am still using the white compound from my starter kit from Tandy. It is hard as a rock and I have to rub kind of aggressively to get it on my cardboard backing (what I normally use). Should it be that hard? And I've read somewhere that different colors offer contains different material used for the sharpening, but what color is best for ceramic v metal blades? And what should the consistency be like out of the box, meaning, if it's supposed to be hard as a rock. Thanks in advance.
  3. JayEhl

    Colour Splash

    Dude, your work is very professional and you should be proud of it. I look forward to your contributions .... especially because I'm such a novice and can only aspire to this level of work! Best wishes for 2022
  4. Hi --- being still new to making wet formed holsters, would using the oven or dryer method make the leather form worse?
  5. It's some sort of clothing store. So yea... what you said.. WHAT opportunity?
  6. had to laugh and giggle about that video. I have a black German Shepherd doggo, too. It's my third....
  7. Hey that looks nice. Does it open up /fold down?
  8. For tips about specific machines you're best bet is to ask another part of the forum dealing with just leather sewing machines: https://leatherworker.net/forum/forum/50-leather-sewing-machines/ ~JL
  9. You can make a pretty nice clicker for under $200 using a press from Harbor freight. This is a video from Attack Line Leather and he did a pretty good job. I'm planning on this later this year, maybe.
  10. Hi, from what I am gathering here, it is the old adage: You get what you pay for.
  11. Hey no problem. Let me know if you change your mind.
  12. First off, really super amazing crafstmanship. What I would give to work as an apprentice to learn to do bags and stuff like that!! I don't know that much about making bags but when I bought a used sewing machine from a lady she gave me several rolls of Bontex bag stiffener. I used a piece for a minimalist card holder I was messing with and it work as expected. I'd be glad to ship you some if you pay for shipping.
  13. If it were me....I'd just cut out a piece and do whatever you intend to ---- after washing it off thoroughly, of course. Then I'd run the sniff test on it to make sure it doesn't maintain the 'odor' after you put your finish on it.
  14. Understanding the OP was 18 months ago but were y'all referring to this? https://tandyleather.com/blogs/leathercraft-library
  15. JayEhl

    Arbor press

    is this the press you are referring? https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=arbor press To save both space and money by not buying two, I was wondering if these other presses could also double down as the arbor press with some machining of the ram part as mentioned as well as for clicking out some leather. I was looking at the six ton press https://www.harborfreight.com/6-ton-a-frame-bench-shop-press-1666.html or the 12 ton press https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-shop-press-33497.html
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