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About FrenchMich

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  • Birthday 05/26/1960

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    French county
  • Interests
    Everything, my family, the People, my Friends, horses, motorbikes and several other things

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Chaps, saddlemaking, saddle bags.
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    Everything, we are newbies all our life
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  1. Thank you very much, but I'm not Sir, Only Mich' from a little beginner from France . I know several real artists and the gap theyr level end mine is ernormous... Long is the road, but I love this way.
  2. Leather is Hermann Oak for yokes, for legs is French calf Chrom taned. Coloring, Olive oil (a little bit) , two layers of Resolen, Fiebing's Medium brown antique Finish and a last layer of Resolene.
  3. I think it's more a problem of humidification of your leather or even of the nature of your leather. It's possible to carve a design on leather without using swivel knife before and having a very good volume.therefore the quality of the blade or the sharpness cannot be the only factor. Personally, I don't like blade of swivel knife too much sharpened I want it's very polished like a mirror but no sharp (it's a long debate and everyone has their own technique). With that, I obtain a correct result with good contrasts. Like that It's Hermann Oak 7/8 Oz natural stra Other question, what you use as tools? bevelers? Do you have pictures of your job to help you more? Mich'
  4. 24 Oz, it's already heavy for floral carving. For me, 20 Oz it should be better. However, it's Ok for geometric stamp like medium Basket stamp.
  5. I use several Mauls (I find easier than mallet, you don't need to direct the strike, it's always well oriented and the movement of the forearm is more ergonomic) I have one barry king lightweight, one from skindhuset (505 gr ; 1,11 lbs I like it, the typing is nice ), a big one (2 lbs) for big jobs and the king of mauls (for me) the Wayne Jueschke taper 1 lb. It's the ideal balance and ideal weight for froral carving. So, all that to say you, after more of twenty years of leather work my opinion is the good weight is around of 0.8 and 1 lbs. Mich'
  6. Sorry for my late answer. I have several sets of Beveler straight for straight lines and convexe lines and round for concave lines. I have several size for each, but I use systematically the widest possible to limite tool marks. My preference is Horse shoe brand ''jeremiah watt product'', but I also have a range of tools from Barry King and it works well. For all, Thank you very much
  7. Detail With Antique finish (When I come back the next day it works (for upload pictures...))
  8. Today I was able to upload two pictures no more... I'll try tomorrow again
  9. For previous picture the used tools are Veiner and shader... some finish with swivel knife And to finish, the lifter
  10. Yes of course As soon I can I'll post the following. I you want know more about used tools or otherthing, don't hesitate Mich'
  11. as you advised me, I resized all my pictures, but i am stuck again
  12. Next convex bevelling Next background, with Barry King 0.45 Bargrounders Next some details with veiners
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