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  1. I am making a purse with a flap; it is a single piece : front, bottom, back, top, flap. I have planned to use 1.5 (,maybe 2.0) mm glued flesh to flesh 3-4 mm). The pieces are pretty firm but on each of the 5 sections I will imbed stiffener/tandy. On the panels but not in the folds. It came to me that it gets folded into it's box shape I might have a problem that comes up in bifold wallets that are f2f them folded. I did some tests on scrap and it seems ok : the inside piece compresses some and the outside stretches some. The wrinkles are minimal. The two pieces will be hand stitched at their edges and the two pieces will be glued f2f. What are your thoughts on durability, do ability?...; Similar to bifold wallet. Tom/Dominican Republic
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    Rex #27

    I have this Rex #27 press and it came with a variety of rivets but I suspect that the anvil is missing. The post on the bottom is a tube and it is on a spring. The upper pressing part is non-removable and has a dimple; maybe for splash rivets. Any suggestions for use or other info appreciated. I am thinking of 3d printing a piece to hold a metal anvil on the bottom and maybe similar for the top. Tom
  3. My first thought Is a welt like a shoe sole and capture the piping. The piping will hide the raw edge the fabric can be turned. Or, roll the leather edge and sew without piping.
  4. If you can't find them you could have them 3d printed.
  5. That's what you get for 150-200$US in the Will store.
  6. I double checked: inkscape can output in dxf format. Here is a link with some info. Download inkscape it is free. Tom
  7. Frodo, from a paper drawing? Lines? How about a photo of it. I would use inkscape. Free and easy. Tom
  8. Thanks, I have a diode laser engraver and I never thought it could shape plastic. I have used it to cut leather and engrave leather. I am going to try the plastic. Tom 5 w diode Lasergrbl Fusion 360 Thank you
  9. I agree: it should be shame on me! If I submitted to begging.
  10. I have used my laser engraver eleksmaker and a low power 5w laser to cut and engrave veg tan. It went well. Chrome tan is not recommended because of fumes. To cut I made multiple passes.
  11. Is the groove on the flesh side or gusset; I don't see it. Tom
  12. Thank you, everyone, for your replies. I am now going to try that.
  13. OK, i better get started!!! Ow ouch ow ouch ... aaaaah Thanks, Tom
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