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Custom tooled guitar strap wanted
littlereed posted a topic in Help WantedWas working with Rex Jerome for several weeks to come up with a guitar strap, belt, wallet, phone case, etc. Rex had an accident and is unable to continue for an undetermined period. He recommended trying to find someone here. I can supply some pics , ideas, etc. to get us started. If any interest contact me here to start. littlereed
Vintage alphabet spots needed!!
ScottySpottyBelts posted a topic in Leatherwork ConversationI am just getting into antique leather restoration, etc. and I have a problem. I have a nice "motorcycle" or "western" belt from the 1940s and at some point it lost it's name, which was "FORTUNE" in what would have been yellow brass or chromed brass letters. I have been searching all over the web for alphabet spots but those currently available are not of the right design or size to reproduce the name. Ace Western Belts in Japan appears to reproduce these, but the cost is high and I am not sure the size is right. The original letters were 7/16" tall, or nearly half an inch. Communication with these folks is not easy because of the language barrier. So, does anyone have any letters I could buy that I could use to finish this belt? The photo of the actual belt shows other losses which I have fixed, but so far I cannot get those letters! I am also looking at restoration of this type to be an ongoing effort, so I am also looking for a source of vintage spots and jewels for future projects. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!!!
kwikprint Does Kingsley Type/Font Fit Kwikprint?
OnceFoundCo posted a topic in StampingHi, ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED. I have purchased a Kwikprint Model #55 and have come across a very reasonably priced Kingsley type/font set. Does anyone know if Kingsley type fits the Kwikprint. Can't seem to find anything specific about this through my research. Cheers,
Carved lettering: beveling question
Chaka Zulu posted a topic in How Do I Do That?I'm making a document folder for a friend, with her initials (GW) carved in. I've found the script and can cut out fairly nicely with the swivel knife. Question is, how to bevel? The lettering is a single cut (ie not a raised letter), essentially using the swivel knife as a pen. So do I double bevel or just pick a side and bevel that?
WHOLE LOT OF TOOLS AND STAMPS FOR SALEI am a newby at best, i wanted some leather working tools so i went out and got some. i will not need near what i have gotten so about 1/2 to 3/4 is going to be sold.. This is a list of some of the items 500+ smaller stamps, 20 boxs of full set of letters different sizes and styles, 80 to 100 1" 3d stamps, punch sets, knife sets , cutters, 20+ granite or marble working blocks 15 sets of the 20 stamps , hammer and cutter in the pic. plus a lot more. As i am brand new to this i truly do not know all that i have . I have looked up what i could and see i want to keep about a 1/3 of it but will sell the rest. If any one has an interest let be know and i will take better pics and forward it to you. i will sell it 1 pc to all i do not want. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Letter Stamps For Fire Helmet Shields
dragonwithane posted a topic in Leather ToolsI want to start making fire helmet shields, however, I don't have letter stamps yet. In your opinion, what are some good fonts or sizes for stamps? My goal is the find ones that make the letters look raised. Thanks!
How Do I Lay Out Words In Rivets On A Belt Nicely?
LilyLambda posted a topic in How Do I Do That?Say I'd like to have a belt that says "LILY LAMBDA" all written in rivets. (In fact, I would like that very much) How do I lay out the letters nicely so I know where to put the rivets? I could draw a grid and try to handwrite my own LED-looking font, but I'm wondering if there's a better way. It would be real magic if there was a program where I could put in the dimensions of the leather, the dimensions of the rivet heads, and kaboom — it makes a printable guide for you. What have you tried?
How To Get Stamps To Darken?I am doing a belt and I want to get the letters darker than my dye I am using. I have only stamped a couple of times all my stuff is plain (no tooling) minimal stamping. The customer wants the letters to be darker. The example they gave me is attached. I have practice using a dark brown dye but it just looks a little browner. I have also used a highlighter but only minimal results. Any suggestions or tips. This is really my first time doing this kind of stamping. Pat