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  1. I know it's bag hardware, the retired guy made bags, and the feet I assumed what it was, but I have no idea how to use most of others, anyone has examples of it on bags? I don't know how to find it on stores like Ohio travel bag, except to look through all their items
  2. I bought a lot of hardware from someone who retired, but the condition was to buy all or nothing. Now I have a lot of it and for some I have no idea what's it for or how to use it. Also I'd be willing to sell it cheaply, but it is im Croatia so shipping might be expensive Reducing image size on phone is complicated so here's an imgur link to all the photos https://imgur.com/a/dtWQmXr
  3. I made a hat for a friend, he put it in his suitcase for a flight and after it it looked like this. Two similar light stains. Any ideas why it happened and how to fix it?
  4. I try to use mirrored ones wherever there are lines close, but for example here I had no idea how to make the stitch on the visor symmetrical so I just went one way. But the lines on the top are all mirrored and the same on all 6 sides
  5. But would you prefer if both sides have it slanted in same direction or is it better if it's opposite?
  6. Here's a picture, it can be easily seen on the bottom long stitch, but I also tried to make all the small stitches symmetrical too
  7. How much do you care about symmetry while saddle stitching? I made a small bag that is simetrical and I try to have all the mirrored portions also have mirrored stitches. I do it just with round holes as it would be so much harder to do with diamond ones properly, but I like the look. Easiest parts are when it's two seperate stitches so I just do each in it's own direction. On even number of holes I arrange stitches like \\\-/// (I can take picture later if it isn't clear) My biggest problem is when I have odd number of holes. This time I've just added double stitch on both sides as it fills the area much more and it's less noticable that the direction changed. Do people that notice stitches prefer it symmetrical or would just consistently going in one direction be better?
  8. I'm relatively new to leatherworking, I've made some wearable items like masks and accessories that come in contact with skin, both from chrome tanned leather and dyed veg tan. But now I have come to a safety concern with all those in case of ingesting it. Is any of it dangerous to put in mouth for prolonged time? I usually coat my veg tan in mix of carnauba cream, beeswax and neatsfoot oil for waterproofing, but after drying it doesn't seem oily to touch. I would like to make some stylish leather hats for very small gentlemen that, knowing toddlers, will definitely try to eat it. Which is better option, chrome tan or veg tan with finish? If both are safe for the baby, which is better for longlivety of items?
  9. Could the deer be tooled? I'll try to get something like that, I'm in Croatia and shipping to here is expensive I also like the roll version, but I wanted a small bag one first
  10. I forgot about this topic. I tried multiple solutions, first just using stylus, then in the end I cut the lines and they did look good enough, but the leather is too thick for what I want, I wanted to be able to close it as a string bag and when it's open to lay flat. So I need much softer leather that can still be tooled, and for a month or two it won't be in my budget to buy any leather so that project will have to wait a bit No pictures because I'm ashamed of the shape of the lines that turned out horrible, but when I make it properly I'll share for sure
  11. I had similar problems when starting and I found a procedure that worked without any problems every time (I don't know where so I can't link original instructions) 1. Tape the back, I use just the yellowish paper tape for painting, don't know the name, but use few layers 2. With a damp sponge wet the top until it gets dark and it stops sucking in all the water, you'll notice water starting to pool at top and just slowly get inside, that's enough. Try to get it like that everywhere 3. Wait for it to dry until the top is dry color again. That's it. It's fast, and if it starts to feel like it's too dry during tooling you can just make a quick pass with a sponge and wait 20ish minutes again
  12. Hi everyone, I wanna make a playing area from leather and I need lines to divide the squares. What would be the best way to do it? Just case it and pull a stylus with ruler over it or something involving cutting?
  13. it says 100% pure on the bottle. What does "a little" mean?
  14. I washed it with soap and then redyed it, and I like the colour now Now the problem is that it's too stiff xD Is there anything I can do about that?
  15. I tried to use my dye on one of the pieces and it just sits on top Would black shoe polish dry enough not to stain the user later?
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