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  1. I have a couple thousand craftaids, patterns, single and multiple pattern packs, and other related Tandy stuff. Most is from 50-70’s and some dates back to the 30’s. My grandfather worked for Tandy then and went on to teach leather craft at the college level at Texas A&I. If anyone’s interested I can post, but it’s many many many, photos. Is there a way to gather them all and upload or is that too much. Yes, I don’t know what I’m doing when it comes to the Internet. Thanks.
  2. Asking $200. Please feel free to DM any questions or reasonable offers, thank you.
  3. Over 120+ packages of hardware (approx 7600 pieces) all from Tandy. Rings, snaps, rivets, buckles eyelets, etc. Easily over $1400 in value if bought from tandy (not including their outrageous shipping costs). Buy it all for $800 or pick and choose your pieces. Buyer to pay actual shipping costs from 08023 See the list below. I have a ton more pictures but have limited space here. Let me know if you want to see more. Description Number of Pieces in pkg Number of pkgs Tandy Price My Sale Price Sterling Silver Ladies buckle Set from Wyatt Silver 3 1 Make offer Sterling silver Mens buckle from Wyatt Silver 1 1 Make offer Oval Brass Purse Closures 3 1 $11.97 $10.00 Brass ring purse closures 3 1 $11.97 $10.00 Antique Brass fold over purse closures 3 1 $11.97 $10.00 Magnetic brass bag closures 3 1 $7.17 $5.00 Large bag of mixed buckles (5/8"-1 1/4") 102 1 $102.00 $75.00 2" silver roller buckles 24 1 $48.00 $35.00 Brass belt buckles 9 1 $18.00 $12.00 silver and brass 1 3/4" buckles 8 1 $12.00 2 1/2" silver rings 15 1 $12.00 $8.00 Silver/Brass 1 3/8" steel rings 50 1 $24.50 $17.00 mixed split rings 62 1 $12.00 $5.00 3" silver/brass steel rings 17 1 $51.00 $40.00 1 1/4" - 1 1/2" D rings silver/brass 90 1 $112.50 $75.00 2 1/4" silver D-rings 9 1 $36.00 $30.00 1/2" - 1" silver/brass D-rings 268 1 $372.52 $100.00 3/4" - 2 7/8" buckles silver/brass 72 1 $72.00 $50.00 mixed bag of Tandy hardware 60 1 $35.00 mixed metal belt keepers 124 1 $110.36 $75.00 Tandy Line 24 snaps and tools 1 1 $10.00 $5.00 Tandy 3/16" Eyelets and tools 1 3 $7.00 $4.00 Large bag of mixed spots 1 1 $10.00 1 3/4" antique brass belt buckle 1 1 $5.00 Large bag of 7/16" tubular rivets 200 1 $12.00 $7.00 Tandy Line 24 Solid Brass snaps 100 3 $64.95 $40.00 Huge bag of large silver spots 200+ 1 $10.00 Huge bag of medium silver spots 200+ 1 $9.00 Tandy Large Flower Double Cap Rivets 100 1 $7.00 $4.00 Large bag of small silver spots 100+ 2 $5.00 Tandy Antique brass Line 24 snaps 100 1 $29.99 $18.00 Tandy 3/16" eyelets 100 1 $2.59 $1.50 Tandy small gun metal double cap rivets 100 1 $3.99 $2.00 Tandy 10mm (large) Domed Rivets 100 1 $6.50 $5.00 Tandy small copper rivet setter 1 1 $10.00 $5.00 Tandy Super Jumbo Perma Lok needle 1 2 $3.49 $2.00 Tandy Double Cap Rivet Setting tool 1 4 $2.50 $1.00 Small bag of mixed large eyelets 50+ 1 $2.00 Mixed 1 1/4" steel rings 35 1 $20.00 $15.00 Tandy small nickle double cap rivets 100 5 $3.99 $2.00 Tandy Large Domed rivets 100 4 $6.50 $5.00 Large bag of miscellanious buckles/slides 93 1 $25.00 Tandy Medium double cap rivets solid brass 100 2 $14.99 $10.00 Tandy line 20 black snaps 100 3 $29.99 $18.00 Tandy Concho snap adapters 10 1 $3.99 $2.00 small gun metal hex shaped eyelets 100 1 $3.00 Tandy Large double cap rivets (solid brass) 100 4 $14.99 $10.00 Tandy Large Nickle double cap rivets 100 2 $5.49 $3.50 Tandy Medium Rapid rivets brass 100 1 $3.89 $1.50 large Black Rivets 100 2 $7.99 $5.00 Tandy line 24 black snaps 100 6 $38.99 $25.00 Blank belt buckles 11 1 $18.59 $10.00 Tandy rivets and tools 1 2 $10.00 $5.00 Craftool segma snap setting tools 1 2 $10.99 $7.00 Tandy Line 20 Snap Setting tool 1 2 $2.49 $1.50 Tandy small domed rivet setting tool 1 3 $6.99 $5.00 Tandy 1/4" eyelet setting tool 1 1 $5.99 $3.50 Tandy 1/8" perma lok needle 1 6 $2.49 $1.50 Tandy Jumbo Perma Lok Needle 1 5 $2.99 $1.50 Tandy Line 20 snaps brass 100 1 $27.99 $18.00 Tandy Embossing Wheel (Celtic knot) 1 1 $8.99 $6.00 Tandy Line 24 silver snaps 100 1 $29.99 $18.00 Tandy small flower double cap rivets 100 1 $3.99 $3.00 Tandy Medium nickle double cap rivets 100 2 $4.99 $3.00 Large star double cap rivets brass 100 1 $7.00 $4.00 Tandy small antique brass rivets 100 2 $3.99 $2.50 Tandy small star double cap rivets 100 1 $5.00 $3.00 Tandy small brass plate double cap rivets 100 3 $3.99 $2.50 Tandy small double cap rivets solid brass 100 2 $12.99 $8.00 1/4" brass eyelets 50 1 $3.99 $2.00 1/4" nickle eyelets 50 1 $3.99 $2.00 Tandy Small rivets solid brass 100 2 $12.99 $8.00 Tandy large double cap rivets (nickle) 100 1 $5.49 $3.00 Tandy small black double cap rivets 100 1 $6.49 $4.00 $1,527.18 $986.50
  4. It looks like Tandy Leather once again is trying to stay relevant in the leather crafting market. Although the Craftool Pro series of tools was a definite step up from the standard Craftool lineup, for the last two years, they have been trying to win back the serious hobbyist/small business as well as leather professionals alike by bringing in more professional grade tools. First they started with a new line of machines called TandyPro, which now also includes the Cobra series of sewing machines, as well as the Cowboy Outlaw. Just recently they add some Barry King tools as well as the TandyPro hand tools lineup made by a Chinese firm and are labeled Since: TandyPro® Hand Tools — Tandy Leather, Inc. Although made in China, these tools actually look like pro quality tools. I haven't been able to get down to my Tandy store to check them out in person to see if their quality matches their looks. Anyone here have any hands on experience with these tools? I would prefer a tool work exceptionally well, rather than look good, but if I can have a quality tool with looks to match, all that much better.
  5. I'm new to leatherworking. I recently purchased a 2-3oz half cowhide from Tandy but the leather arrived with a lot of cracks on the back. I had previously purchased a 5-6oz half cowhide that was stiff/dry but didn't have this cracking issue. Is this amount of cracking just in the nature of the lighter leather or should I message Tandy and file a complaint? If it is just in the nature of the product, what can I do to fix the cracking so that my projects aren't filled with these ugly lines? Here's a photo of the cracking:
  6. Used 2x and has extra cutting board and tipping tubes. Turn out professional-level belts and straps 1" to 2" (25 to 51 mm) wide and up to 15 oz. (6.0 mm) with one pull of the handle. This heavy-duty machine uses 4 tons(562 kg/cm) of compression force to cut four holes, buckle slot and point at either tip of a belt. The dual measurement gauge and rear fence stop allow for precise cutting of buckle holes and strap ends, resulting in a symmetrical, perfectly tipped belt strap every time. Billet end cutting die, buckle head cutting die, #3973-15 Tipping Cutting Board, two-part operating handle, replacement tubes and instructions included. Measures 11-3/4" x 16-1/2" x 29-1/2" (300 x 419 x 741 mm). B9E28638-586E-408E-BBB2-B6E6518688AA.webp
  7. Folks, I have been trying to get an answer from Tandy on their WPB FL store opening. They stopped responding to my inquiries and blocked me from messaging or commenting on their FB site. This without notice. I was very friendly and inquired about once every week. The puzzling part is they told me it was closed to state restrictions. The one in Tampa a Covid hotspot has been opened for over a month. All other businesses, restaurants, gyms and craft stores are open for well over a month now. I occasionally make a trip down to the store about 30 miles from where I live There are lights on in the place and a video running. Someone is going in there periodically and the store is fully stocked. Any ideas? Anyone with this same similar issue. I need a local supplier/partner.
  8. Just looking for any feedback on the machine. I know it is small with a 5" cutting area. Any input would be great. Thanks.
  9. Hey guys, Im looking to get some new geometric stamps and bevelers as the ones i acquired a while are of poor quality and im just not getting a defined stamp out of them now. Ideally looking for some geometric stamps that are a bit "different" as well. Are there any suggestions on where i could purchase stamps that will send to Australia or New Zealand? have had a look on Tandy Thanks
  10. I'd mentioned it the other day when I received the mailer, but in case you hadn't heard, I find it interesting that Tandy is now selling Cobra machines. Not affiliated in any way. Here is the mailer I received last week: This morning I just received an email from Tandy about it on their website, which is new, fyi: https://www.tandyleather.com/en/tandypro-cobra-machines.html Anyway, I really like the Cobra machines, so I found this an interesting twist in the direction Tandy is going.
  11. Here we have the Al Stohlman's Classic Patterns 1, 2, & 3. They are in good condition, a couple have minor staining on the binding. Other than that no issues. The Volume 1 does not have a copyright year, but Volume 2 & 3 have Copyright 1982 on the inside cover. Selling as a set for $80
  12. Round knives seem to be very expensive apart from these two which are affordable Does anyone have any experience of either or even the c.s osborne about double the price
  13. Just read on Leatherworkwer uk that guy has received a email from Tandy to say they are closing the shop in June and will only operate online sales after that
  14. I have about 60 different types of old and discontinued Midas and Tandy Craft stamps for sale. Can I post them here?
  15. I got an email today from Tandy announcing the rollout of their new pricing model. I am no fan of Tandy primarily due to the ridiculous pricing they have had and the requirement to buy an annual membership. I decided to check out their claims of lower prices and much to my amazement they have indeed reduced their prices to almost reasonable levels. Personally I still think the prices for the veg tan tooling leather they sell are too high considering the quality of what you get but they are a big improvement. The one item I wanted to check was the Eco-Flo Waterstain, they have indeed lowered the price substantially however it is still about $10 more for the 32 oz. size compared to the supplier I have been using. The same manufacturer Fenice of Italy without the Tandy label. The supplier (Campbell Randell) also sells the Fenice reducer which really helps with absorption into the leather. In any case it looks like Tandy might actually have gotten their act together at least partially, a good change for sure. Ed
  16. They discontinued the Tandy Leather Market Place Handbag Kit. I am looking for the pattern that came with this kit. It is not included in the patterns you can download for this pursed from the Tandy site. I f anyone has this, I'll be glad to pay.
  17. Has anybody seen Tandy's new clicker press? When I first heard it was coming and going for around $950 with business pricing, I was really excited. But after going out to see it last week, I'm really disappointed. I figured they just put their name on something that was already being made and we'd end up with one in the same style as the Weaver Mighty Wonder or Cowboy's manual press. But that's not what they did at all. As best I can tell, they must be having this thing made just for them. I was so disheartened I didn't even bother to take a picture, but they're rolling out into stores nationwide, so it should be on the website shortly. If you haven't seen it yet... it looks kind of like the Tippman and the Weaver merged into one. It looks like it's about the same size as the small Tippman and, like the Tippman, it has a fixed and relatively short opening height, but it's not pneumatic. It's got a lever like the Weaver, but it lacks the Weaver's ability to swing side to side (it's best feature in my opinion). If that's not bad enough, it actually has walls on either side (the whole thing looks like it's about 8 inches wide), which seriously limits what you could ever use it for. I'm shocked Tandy chose this route actually. If there's one thing I've learned hanging out in these forums, it's how thrifty and resourceful this crowd is. I don't think I could do anymore with this press than I could with my Harbor Freight Arbor Press, so why would I pay $900 more for it?
  18. I have seen pictures of other people's work where the border is airbrushed in black and fades towards the center. Looks great. I tried to do it on some of my things and they don't turn out so good. I have been using Tandy's water-based dyes. The dye tends to pool up and look really gray when it dries out. I know that I am putting on a little bit too much on but that's in an effort to make it look black rather than washed out gray. I am thinking that I should probably be using a paint rather than a dye. Does anyone have any recommendations about a good product to use for this purpose. I am pretty good at using the airbrush to fade the product in.
  19. Does anyone know if the lizard, ostrich, alligator remnants on sale on the online outlet store real or fake. They do also have a "genuine caiman flank" for sale, I just didn't know since the other remnants don't say genuine. Thanks
  20. Hi All, I had a surprise this evening in the form of an email saying Northampton branch is shutting at the end of the month and Manchester will be the main site in the UK. Unfortunately this is too far for me to use as often as I use Northampton , 2 1/2 hours and a frequent giant car park in the form of the M6 as against 45 minutes, so I will be looking at other suppliers, sadly probably abroad because of costs. It doesn't affect my main saddlery and harness business but mainly light leather goods belts etc (not leather). I now know how people feel with few local suppliers, I know I prefer to see a fitting to see it is what I want and the quality is right. I have used it and it's predecessor at the leather factory for over 25 years. Sorry mini rant over!!
  21. Does anyone have a recommendation to purchase #9 copper rivets? I am on the west coast and am buying through Tandy leather by the 50 pack (rivet and burr) but need to buy in quantity like by the pound. I have contacted a few places but they are no savings. Attached it the picture of the rivets we use, what type of rivet would you call this? Recommended suppliers? Also, we use Stimpson brand brass rolled rim grommets in #0 and #7. I buy on the Stimpson web store and contacted an a representative to buy the grommet machines and had some issues but his quoteon grommets was exactly the same as the webstore. Anyone dealt with quantity buying from Stimpson and getting their prices lower on grommets than the online price?
  22. Hi, Just wondered if anyone would be interested in Craftool Co. Sets 8136 - 1/2" Number Set (250g) 8135 - 3/4" Number Set (450g) 8134 1/4" Alphabet & Number Set (250g) 8130 1/2" Alphabet Set (500g) 8142 1/2" Wood Alphabet Set (500g) 8131 3/4" Alphabet Set (800g) 1" Zodiac Set (600g) 3/4" Celtic Alphabet Set (1kg) Not really sure on price if I'm honest, it seems to vary :/ I am in the UK, postage to the USA for example is £13 which is up to 2kg weight, that was just a quick look, might be cheaper elsewhere. I have weighed them and the figures are pretty much spot on, so a little room for packaging will need to be considered. I can add pictures if requested. Anyway let me know if anyone is interested and thanks for looking Janine
  23. Hi All I am looking to sell some oldish Tandy Kits, (All in original packaging unopened and by Tandy) if anyone is interested, not sure on prices :/ 4371 x 2 - Loafer Handbag Kit 4469 x 1 - Truckers Log Book Cover Kit 4083 x 2 - Photo Frame Kit 4608 x 1 - Indian Scout Moc Kit - Size 4/5 4582 x 3 - Large Oval Leather Buckle 4588 x 1 - Eagle Leather Buckle 4592 x 1 - Horse Buckle Leather 4593 x 1 - Basketweave Leather 4581 x 6 - Luggage Tags 317002 x 1 - Spirit of Strength Mask Kit 4237 x 1 - Buffalo Skull Barrette Kit 4004 x 7 - Econo Pre-Punched Billfold Interior 4265 x 1 - Key Kaddy Kit 4185 x 1 - Western WatchBand Kit ------- x 1 - Horseshoe Ponytail Holder 3015 x 1 - Skin Plaque Set 4525 x 1 - Tapered Hatband Ends Kit, 1/2" to 3/8" 4236 x 1 - Bow Barrette Kit All of these items are in original packaging and unopened. I can upload photos if requested. I am in the UK, Postage to the USA is approx £13.00 for up to 2kg, the Billfold interiors are approx 100g in weight, so gives you some idea. Let me know if anyone is interested, Thanks Janine
  24. There are many threads on the forum discussing diamond stitching chisels but I thought another one was in order. Several years ago I purchased a 2.5mm Tandy Craftool Pro diamond stitching chisel. The chisel has 10 teeth and at the time was not offered in a 2-tooth version. I didn't buy the 1-tooth iron because I believe it is mostly useless. I will explain later. Those who use chisels already know why. I really liked the chisel and hoped that Tandy would listen to feedback and begin producing the same iron in a 2-tooth model. Well, good news, they have! Around the time I purchased the iron I was doing some fine work such as watch straps and because of that was looking to achieve 9 SPI. I already owned some of the Tandy Craftool diamond chisels (the black ones), but the SPI I had was approximately 7 and I felt that was too big of a stitch for the straps. The chisel is not perfect, but I still find it very good and use it quite often. I will add some photos (sorry for the poor quality) and add some thoughts that I hope will help folks who might be considering these chisels. It at least should be helpful for comparison's sake. Since the first chisel I have purchased two more but in the 3.5mm size. I went with the 8-tooth and the 2-tooth models. First, a comparison of the holes. The tools are made the same, but the size of the tooth and the spacing is different as shown below. As you can see, the row on top has 8 holes and then 2 just to the left of the main line. I wanted to show both irons so you can compare the two irons and see that they indeed match in tooth size and spacing. The middle row is the 2.5mm iron that has 10 teeth but only punched about halfway through the leather. I did this to show that it could be used as a pricking iron should you wish to do that. Notice that when the iron is given a light tap it creates a nice impression but not nearly as big as when it is hammered through. This certainly could be used as a reference in traditional saddle stitching with an awl. The angle is flatter than what is optimal, but it still is functional. Finally, the bottom row is the 2.5mm 10-tooth iron struck all the way through. I had a piece of approx. 3mm vegetable tanned scrap as the subject piece. The irons themselves present very well. They are stainless steel and have a satin finish to them. Nicely engraved with the name of the tool and an item code and number of teeth. Would be nice if they said 2.5mm or 3.5mm but they do not. I also took a pic of the 2.5mm iron sideways to show how sleek the tool is. In this orientation, the tooth is very slim. The real problem with the tool is the width of the tooth. If it were only a little narrower..... Here are a couple of figures that I hope you find helpful for reference. Tandy Craftool Pro 2.5mm diamond stitching chisel Tandy Craftool Pro 3.5mm diamond stitching chisel Tooth options: 1, 2, 4 and 10 Tooth options: 1, 2, 4 and 8 Stitches per inch: 9 Stitches per inch: 7 Recommended thread: 0.6mm Tiger Thread or similar Recommended thread: 0.8mm Tiger Thread or similar In summary: I really wanted to show the tools, the holes they create and discuss some of the features so that if someone is considering buying them they have a frame of reference and a testimonial from someone that has used them. Earlier I mentioned that I believe a 1-tooth chisel is mostly useless. I didn't say totally useless because I suppose there might come a time where you need to make just one hole. However, for most work a chisel with 2-teeth is a better option. When doing a long row of holes, the 8-tooth or 10-tooth chisels are great. When you come to a curved section of stitching, you change to the 2-tooth and continue around the radius. Since the tool has two teeth, the required spacing between holes is maintained. How do you do that with a 1-tooth tool? Well, there is a way, you basically use the tool with 8 or 10 teeth but hold it on an angle and just make a faint indentation beyond the straight section into the curved section. You then pick up the 1-tooth tool and hammer it through in the location of the indentation. So it does work, but you have to be very careful of the angle now. You might end up with the correct spacing but get the orientation of the tool out of whack and end up with an errant stitch. So a 2-tooth tool is the way to go IMHO. I didn't take the time yet to actually put some thread in the holes but I will and submit it later on. But for now, I trust there is some helpful information here that will give you some food for thought. I mentioned that the tools aren't perfect and here are some reasons why. Although the tools are quality SS, nicely weighted and finished, the teeth themselves are quite rough on two of the 4 sides of the diamond. Because of this, the iron tends to bind in thicker leather. Makes it necessary to use a wooden block to remove the iron. This can be helped by punching the iron into beeswax every so often or polishing on a buffing wheel, but it would be nice if you didn't have to do that. Second, the width of the tooth. I would like to see the size of the tooth slimmed down just a bit. As it is, you can see in the pictures that the "diamond" hole that is created is fairly thin but quite long. Wish it could be a little shorter. Finally, the angle of the tooth. As it stands, the angle is probably around 30 degrees or so. Would be much better if it were steeper, say 40 to 45 degrees. I think a steeper angle of the hole would result in a more angled stitch. So what's my bottom line? Am I glad I bought them? Yes, I find them to be good tools. I don't use them on everything, but in the right place they do the job. I use the black Craftool chisels on some of my work and use a traditional awl method on others. I'm hoping that Tandy will evaluate the tools over time and respond to the feedback they have received. Tandy has stepped up its game, introducing some really nice tools lately. If they could make just a few adjustments in these irons they would have a real winner. If you want more detailed information on these tools and reviews of a number of pricking irons and diamond chisels, you can look up Nigel Armitage on Youtube or at his website, ArmitageLeather.com. The Youtube videos are awesome and you get to see Nigel actually stitch the holes created by the irons. Nigel's website has a .pdf file which contains detailed reviews much more comprehensive than what I offered on not just these irons but most of the major players in the marketplace. It is THE reference for this type of tool. Nigel is a master, I'm a hobbyist with a strong desire to do good work. Hopefully this will help someone.
  25. Does anybody happen to know the mm equivalent of Craftools Sizes? The only info I can find is "The larger the number, the wider the bevel." LOL I have a size #2 and a size #3 but the #2 is still a bit large for 3/4 oz. leather. Any help?
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