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  1. Frodo

    Sheath, laced and lined

    NICE medieval blade, sitting in a beautiful sheath
  2. Frodo

    Leather suspender pattern

    Almost done with a pair
  3. Frodo

    Aging.... blurry vision when tooling

    What is the percentage of tax removed from your pay?
  4. Frodo

    Aging.... blurry vision when tooling

    ratchet type hard hat head band $4.75
  5. Frodo

    Techsew Problems

    I could be wrong, but I believe he means 1 needle size smaller than you are using
  6. Frodo

    Flat buck stitching chisels

    try http://Makers Leather Supply
  7. Frodo

    Flat buck stitching chisels

    sprngfield changed up their site and to me, it is a bit wonky. hard to find stuff now
  8. I line my holsters with deer or elk. what causes damage to the bluing on a gun is friction. and you are going to get friction on any surface you use suede after a time becomes burnished the same as veg tan. it all boils down to preference, I love this common sense comment, ''' wouldn’t the meat side of the leather be considered suede? So if we use no liner, it is effectually suede lined, and running the risk of capturing dirt grit etc.?''
  9. Frodo

    Making a strop - which leather to use?

    I do not soak my leather in hot water or cold water in making my strop i simply glue a piece of leather on a board , works for me
  10. Frodo

    Aging.... blurry vision when tooling

    I was having problems seeing and had it checked out seems i had cateracts. i had both eyes operated on and now I can see like a old buzzard The cost wasn't to bad, My insurance deductible was $150.00 per eye That includes everything But the eye drop meds were HIGH. I needed 3 eye drops My co pay was $15.00 each for 2 and $75.00 for the 3rd OUCH !!!!!!
  11. I disagree with a veg tan liner go with a suede type liner, be it Pig, goat or deer or elk it is soft. veg tan will rub the blue off the gun over time
  12. Frodo

    new awl and haft

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    new awl and haft

    that is freaking European sexy. and I am jelly what is that brass tip? is that from a lamp shade? You do know that you can start a little side bidness doing that? I will be your first paying customer. make me one, tell me what I owe and I will send you some cash
  14. Frodo

    Making a strop - which leather to use?

    Just get you a piece of plywood, Mine is 4''' x 6''' or 101 mm x 152 mm glue a piece of 6 or 7 OZ veg tan to the wood if you want he leather thicker, glue another piece to it