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  1. It very well could be my inexperience sharpening round knives. I do have a strop, and I ended up putting a pretty good polish on the edge by the time I gave up sharpening/polishing. I'll watch a few more tutorials and give sharpening another wack. I'll still probably return this particular Osborne though. I don't know how much it would effect it's use, but the blade being bent to one side doesn't sit right with me considering the cost of the tool. I'll either pick up another one, or maybe some other knife. I do like the looks of some of George Barnsley's knives. Thanks for the advice fellas!
  2. Hello, I'm newish to leatherworking and just picked up my first round knife, and I'm not having any luck with it. It's an Osborne No. 70, and I cannot get a decent edge on it at all. Not even after going at it for over an hour on some pretty nice waterstones. It's sharper than it was when it came in the mail, but nowhere near sharp enough to soar through leather like I imagine a round knife should. It also has a slight bend where the blade meets the handle, so I'm just going to send it back. What would be a good round knife for me to replace it with? I'm not afraid to put down money on good quality tools, but I'm also not sure I'm quite ready to put down $250-$300 on a custom blade considering I have almost no experience with a round knife. BTW, I'm mainly interested in making holsters and cartridge belts, if that makes a difference in what knife I should pick up. Thanks fellas, have a merry Christmas!
  3. I've got two, lol. I'll give that a try. I'll order some machine needles next time I order supplies. Thanks for the tip!
  4. I bought a pack of those folders. They're MUCH nicer than trying to use copy paper. I also took a look at my edge beveler and it's a size 2. It cuts fine and cleanly, so I'll probably stick with it for now. I had a piece of leather lying around that was just big enough for a scabbard style holster for my XDM-10, so I followed that video of Sam, and I'm sold on him. :D I've always had issues with getting the fit just right. More often than not, the holster would end up way too tight. The holster I just made fits perfectly. I'm a little rusty as it's probably been a year or more since I made one. It didn't turn out as nice as I would have liked, but I'm happy with the fit. Do you guys have any advice on sewing through thick leather, especially when you're adding a welt to the holster? Thanks fellas. You guys have been a huge help.
  5. I can hold off on the round knife if you fellas think I'd be better off without it. I'm no stranger to sharp. I collect hand planes, and know my way around a chisel, lol. Here's what I'm looking at so far. Strap cutter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036UU0AG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?smid=A2MI9QS56ZOCLV&psc=1 3/4” slot punch https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VSJRHW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?smid=A33BCVPK0F58UK&psc=1 Snap setters https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P3JYY61/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ABFL3LCQSAEAJ&psc=1 Size 2 edge beveler https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00430GAS4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A307EOO7SO3VAU&psc= Dividers https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CK2569L/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A16WV1H5YQTNTV&psc=1 Punches https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GCWY3HH/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=AAJPXZR0IAJR3&psc=1 Of course I'll also make sure to get the consumables like beeswax, leather, dye, and thread. Thanks again fellas
  6. Hi everyone, My name is Aaron. I've been dabbling in leatherworking for a few years now, and I'm wanting to get serious about it. I'm mainly wanting to focus on making holsters (both western, and modern styles), and gun belts. What tools would you guys suggest I get. I'm wanting to get a complete enough set that I could make just about any holster or belt I want. I already have a few basic tools (listed below), and I have a budget of about $150. I'm also a woodworker, so any tools that I need that can be made out of wood (mallet, sewing horse, burnisher, ect), I can easily make. I know I need a round knife and a cutting board, but what else do I need? I've looked at what places like Tandy's and Zach White's has, but there's so many options that I don't know where to begin. I'm not too concerned with stamping or embellishment yet. I want to get into that eventually, but I want to get good at making stuff first. Here's what I have. mallet utility knife, xacto knife, and shears spacer and groover Scratch and diamond awl needles and a really cheap set of punches I want to replace with something decent. Thanks in advance fellas!
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