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  1. Would anyone know how this stitch was done with the three colours? How is it done ? Can you refer me to a link with video if possible how it is done? Thanks It is from a Delvaux ads. Thanks
  2. I will absolutely follow your progress. you are a great source of information. I will try edge painting on veg tan leather this year so your selection will influence my first choice for sure. We have a leatherwork school in Montreal and I just took my first course in leatherwork. They use a French edge paint that I have never heard before; Stilz Have you ever heard of this paint company. hey seem to have an extensive leather paint selection?
  3. I would love to share but I did not use any edge paint yet. I am researching before starting how to use it and I remember that I read a question/post on Peter Nitz site that stated that he doesn't use Filler (he uses Uniters I believe. I could be wrong
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    I agree with this 15-20 years ago. However for certain products Chinese made product now are excellent (if not better than USA). Take Pricking iron or chisel for truly hadmade products, There are no US made one and you can argue whether an Amy Roke or ZJ is as good as KS or Sinabroks (Korean) or Crimson Hides (Singapore). I believe Crimson Hides source the raw material from China then finish it inSingapore.
  5. Beautiful, The Red is stunning you went 3.0mm punch did you also use # 30 Xiange. This I think personally is my favourite combination. My I ask at the end of the strap at the intersection of the two stitch lines, did you use a small round hole or you simply start with the other french punch? thanks
  6. Very nice. Your stitching is very tight and regular. I would go with a contrasting thread or at least a subtle difference in color.
  7. Danne was one of the first one I contacted on Instagram and he was extremely helpful with advices. Fortunately, I have not any problem with social media (It helps when you don't many follower or friends on Facebook). My guideline for myself is simple. Life is too short for me to waist my time on free negative comments. I use instagram mainly for Inspiration and keep up with the latest from some of the crafters I admire. Ngoc Dung Phung
  8. Very nice work, a couple of questions. 1) On your card holder, How do you make sure that your punch holes straddle the edge of the two pockets and arrived perfectly at the corner. Do you start from a set pattern? do you have to reduce sometimes the pitch from 3.0 to 2.7 to reach the corners or so you don't punch on the edge pocket? or do you use trim allowance and cut after the card holder edges after stitching? 2) On your watch strap, where the two stitching line meet (pointy end corner of the watchstrap) Is it a round hole punch? if not is it from the start of the top stitching line punch or is that the first punch from the bottom stitching line? Thanks as always. I would love to see and learn your watchstrap process from start to finish.
  9. Nice to rediscover your posts. You were a reference for me when I started leathercrafting (looking at your Instagram posts) a few months ago. I was back to work so I finished another Passport holder a few weeks ago. Thanks for all the advices you shared.
  10. I want to throw in another option Meisi Xiange thread. It looks pretty good and waxed. It is very close to Vinymo. My personal likes and observation: Colors on Vinymo more vibrant and shiny (if you wax it before stitching, it will dull the color a litte bit). The MEISI Xiange is closer to Vinymo than Ritza, not as shiny as Vinymo and less waxy than Ritza. The Xiange looks as good to me as the Vinymo. One thing I like is the cute bobbin they come in if you order small quantity that bobbin design is really nice and fits well in my tackle box. This has nothing to do with the end result. The Vinymo green spool contains the same 100 m thread as the grey Meisi spool even if it is almost twice the size (Far Left is RML 40m Ritza and in the middle is DLS 60m spool). It is almost like Toyota and Honda, you will not go wrong with any of the three choices. There are differences but you just need to try them out and decide what pleases you most personally.
  11. I am not sure but I thought Sinabroks was South Korean (they may have move to Japan?). I don't have that much experience but I am cheap so did a few research before buying my Irons/Chisels. Lonsdale used to have free shipping within Canada for 150$CAN and above they may have changed with the inflation. They seem to have the cheapest price on Tokonole 120ml.
  12. Hi, Mike, may I ask which Saphir Medaille d'or cream you use, the Nappa or the Renovateur. I found that when I used on my small Pueblo test piece it darkens and smooth out the slightly texture of Pueblo (On Buttero, English Bridle or any shiny leather it doesn't do that) which kind of defeat my main appreciation of this leather. Thanks for your help
  13. Now that is a real Canadian. . I really like that material the only downside is the small surface.
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