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  1. yard sale find and unmarked. Wife said maybe sewing and I think maybe for rolling a flat seem on the edge of leather due to narrow gap of the rollers.
  2. Not sure if this topic is in the right place. What I would like to do is to get a moderator to 'Pin It' in the most suitable section in the Forums. When I read posts about almost any subject on here, I seem to spend ages trying to hunt down the easily obtainable equivalents to those mentioned in the post. Even if items are obtainable they tend to be very expensive if UK stocked and dispatched and generally out of the question if sent from the States. There are one or two examples of the reverse problem, I'm thinking of Dixon Tools and Tiger thread which you who live in USA find difficulties with. So what I am hoping for are lists of equivalents, suppliers posting with the items they supply at normal UK post rates and so on. So who wants to start? Claire
  3. A good electrician friend of mine helped me get my workshop wired and powerd up. So i wanted to give him a custom leather piece for helping me. I usually do gun leather,belts and bags so the tool pouch was a fun different project. I do alot of stamping but have only done a few carving pieces. The reddy kilowatt character on the small front pocket on this pouch is by far the hardest carving ive done to date. I hope the leather family here enjoys.
  4. I so badly want to find a tool to do a similar pattern yet I cannot find it anywhere and have been looking for weeks. I'm just starting getting into leathercrafting, but I fell in love with his pattern so much im not sure I can get into it without it tbh. It's like a geometric type tool I think, I found a code maybe similar on an image on Google however it doesn't yield great search results. x531 Something that can make a similar diamond cut pattern like the one demonstrated in this video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-f0bC1vYzkM Thanks for the help!!
  5. Hi! My dad was a leather craft/industrial arts/metal shop high school teacher who died in December. My mom and I found this tool in a separate drawer. We do not know what it is. Can anyone help/advise? We want to find someone who would appreciate it and can use it. Thank you!
  6. HI, I made a swivel knife on a mini lathe I bought a long time ago. It need a better finish but I am happy with how it turned out and works. I have some aluminum lying around I want to try this on, any suggestions? -Matt
  7. When one of my hobbies demand a tool my other hobby skills come to the rescue. Starting out in leatherwork I may not have the money to have fancy equipment but I do have the means to build what I need. Maybe someday I may get into selling more leather creations but for now, I am just preparing in case I do get serious in the future by having fun building cool things now. The die bender is very simple and works well. Using Autodesk Inventor software I worked out a functioning model to build into a tables surface and a handle to push downward to counterforce any table movement that it may cause. I already have an idea to make a different version that will be able to change out the bending points (whatever they are called) and stay out of the way of the bending steel rule on itself by making most of the mechanism under the surface of the table like a few commercial designs out there. The manual clicker press (pictured below) I made after a mini hydraulic press I saw online. Made some improvements by welding the joints solid instead of nuts and bolts (nobody ever takes them apart) for better rigidity and with tighter tolerances on the sliding parts so the press works smooth and solid. Still, need a few tweaking on both machines but overall they were a success for my needs. I would not recommend anyone asking me to make one for them because you can purchase the same class of tools in the open market for the same cost of what I would charge to make plus, the shipping cost. That said, in material cost, the press was estimated 40$-50$ and the die bender was built from scrap I had laying around. I am always open to suggestions and ideas for DIY projects like this that starving artisans like myself can benefit.
  8. We know the handle isn't original but should give you an idea of the general size. Got it at a rummage sale a number of years ago and no one knew what it was then. Been asking around and still no one has a logical answer other than it may be for leather work.
  9. Hello All! My buddy picked up this tool at an estate sale... is it what I think it is? Is this an edging tool that I can heat up the head and use to melt the beeswax into the edges of my work? Please say it is, I've been looking for one of these for so long (that didn't cost an arm and a leg). There are no markings on it, no brand name, just looks like an inexpensive old tool. If that's not what it is, any ideas what it could be? Thank you!
  10. Hi, I am selling a load of BRAND NEW Vergez blanchard tools as well as an Osborne punch set and Japanese punch. All the items are in pristine condition, and need to go. I became a vegan (don't use leather) right after buying the tools...so I never used them. These tools are amazing quality (used by Hermes and Louis). I am willing to sell individually, but the more you buy the bigger the deal. Vergez blanchard pricking iron set 9 tpi 10 and 2 teeth Vergez strap end punch size 17 Vergez skiving knife (hss special steel) Vergez saddler hammer size 3 Vergez saddlers clam Vergez round knife Barry king awl blade size 0 Barry king awl haft (small) Barry king mallet 32oz Japanese Strap Punch size 21mm Glue pot w/brush Seiwa tokonole gum I am unable to post pics on this forum (I don't know why) so if you dm me your email, I will send you a pics as well as you custom price. Best regards, Isaiah LeVinus Instagram: @Ilevinus Email: Ilevinus777@gmail. c o m
  11. I have a group of tools I am looking to sell as one lot. 19 pieces total. $50+ shipping. These are brand new tools. I may have used a couple of them once. They are in great condition and ready for use! Email me Rachael@heavyleathernyc.com I can send more photos if you need. Another photo....
  12. Hey all, I wanted to provide an update for the leather tool bag work that I am doing. A number of you have provide much appreciated feedback and advise, for which I am quite grateful and indebted. I elected to write up my update as a series of brief posts each attached to an appropriate photo. Due to the file size format of this forum, I am going to link to the Imgur album that I created. Hopefully, this format works well for everyone and remains in keeping with the forum. TOOL BAG UPDATE Best regards, Patrick
  13. Hello all, we are so excited to be up and running in Canada now.. it has been so hard finding exactly what we personally want for our own leather goods and crafting needs which is the main reason we wanted to set up a wholesale supply shop! Bringing in hides such as Horween and as well as many other very high quality hides for everyone here is the goal. We want to craft with the best and we want everyone else to have the same access. It is such an honour to be amongst all of you in this community and we are simply looking for our little space in this big world. My name is Ian, the founder and owner and if anyone ever has any questions at all please do not hesitate to reach out! OA Leather Supply
  14. I saw an old video the guy was using a hole punch with a center poking out so you could get it set in the right spot. It was over 1/4" so those a hard to line up. Does anybody know if there are any on the market today? Thanks
  15. Hello, friends. My name is Sergey Neskromny I am engaged in leather goods for more than 10 years. I've done work for various famous people. Now I am engaged in manufacturing stamps and swivel knife. I present to you some of my work. Every day I come up with new designs. If you are interested in my work, please contact e-mail address and I'll send you a complete catalog. Or write to me on snleatherbg@gmail.com (In a letter to indicate that you are a site leatherworker.net)
  16. I 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 moores@tdi.net
  17. I thought I would put this up for other people to use. I frequently found myself Googling conversions for various things when conducting my business and figured I'd put together a full time Excel tool to have it all in one place to easily access. What can this tool do? Convert Thickness: Enter in ounces or mm to convert to the opposite metric in decimal and fractions Calculate Square Footage & Pricing: Enter in the length, height, quantity per piece, and pricing per square foot for your project to get a cost of your materials. Ex: Entering $15 per square foot for leather with dimensions of 8.5" x 3.5" for 1 piece shows you that you're using .2066 square feet and $3.10 in leather materials. Convert Currencies: Enter in a quantity and select the currency you're converting from and to. Utilizes current market rates for conversion. Refresh data to update. Ex: 300 EUR to USD = $327.84. Dimension conversion: Convert square feet to square meters or sq. m. to sq. ft. Ex: 20 square feet is equal to 1.86 square meters. Or .29 square meters is equal to 3.12 square feet. It is nothing earth shattering as all of this can be done quickly with Google, but I found myself doing it enough that it warranted being put in an Excel file that I keep on my Google Drive to access whenever I need to. Hope it helps someone else out! DOWNLOAD LINK HERE
  18. Has anyone ever tried to make a stamp tool out of wood? If so was it successful? I would love to have a makers mark but it will be an extremely long time before I can make one. Any thoughts?
  19. Made this out of 12 quarter walnut with Maple end caps. Holds a bunch of tools. I do wood working so the center part is branded with my obscenely large makers mark brand that was made by mistake for me. Lots of holes but I'm afraid I'm going to have to make another real soon. I'd love to see some others that folks have made. I may start making them to sell but none of them will be the same since I will be using up wood in the shop.
  20. Does this confuse anyone else? It seems like the dimensions of the Craftool Oval Drive Punch are all over the map, tandy's listing is confusing, I think Amazon is just plain wrong... Tandy's site can't keep the numbers straight between the item details and the drop down item selection... I purchase from Amazon Tandy Leather Craftool Oval Punch #5 9/32" x 3/16"http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039LBIDU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and get this, which is definitely definitely not 3/16 by 9/32... 5/32 mayyyybe: This is too much headache, I think I'm just going to continue to use round holes for my belts...
  21. Another thread led me to a thought, why did good leather instruction and pattern books begin and end with Al Stohlman? Am I right, or just not looking in the right place? My favourites are Al Stohlmans Handbook of Stitching, Cases 1, 2, and 3 and his Leathercraft Tools book. What are your favourites? While we are on the subject of leather 'knowledge', I do understand that here on this board is by far the best instruction if you can find and collate it. BW Claire
  22. Hey there everyone, I made a post about some leatherworking tools I've inherited from my grandfather a while ago, and I was doing some work of my own the other day, and I came across a tool (I think?) and I'm not sure what purpose it serves, or what it does. I think it has to do with shoemaking, since he worked for cole-haan for many years, designing shoes, but I'm not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated guys.
  23. I am trying to figure out what tool I saw.... This thing looked like a rotozip or a large dremel, and hung from a pole about 3-4 feet tall. It had a cable attachment that hung down, similar to what the little asian manicure people use when they do fingernail stuff... and the guy could take a regular stamp, like a beveler or shader, and put a collet on it, and snap it into the end of the cable attachment, and when it was running, the tool would vibrate so that instead of hammering, the leatherworker just drug it along the leather.... Any ideas?
  24. Hello! I am looking for someone to help mentor me either one on one of via pictures and email, I have searched high and low in Central Oregon and have been turned down by the few people I have asked if they would consider giving me a lesson or two to improve my skills. I am completely self taught with the help of Tandy videos, books, and YouTube. I have attached an example of my work here. To me it is starting to look very good, but as I am a perfectionist, I would really really appreciate help and advice from someone who is in the leather industry professionally. My main focus is on horse tack, spur straps, maybe a purse or two. I am not very creative so drawing my own patterns is hard for me but I am starting to get a little better in that regard! Any help would be amazing from drawing patterns, choosing leather for my projects, casing and tooling, managing and selling my work, or anything really! I know I need work on casing and when to start making swivel knife cuts and carving, making my swivel knife cuts flow as well as bevelling evenly, I have been working on "walking" the tool around my design, and appropriate use of other various tools. My designs always look better after I have dyed or finished them than when they do natural with just the tooling. I would love to someday make a custom saddle, even if that is the only one I ever make I realize that this takes time from your day that you could be making money, however, it is such a priviledge to learn from someone who is excellent at what they do, I would love the opportunity and I am very willing to put in the work that it takes to better my skills. Thanks so much! Christina
  25. Check out this awesome set of dividers I found at an Antique Mall in Mansfield, Texas! It's made by a company called Worth. I've never heard of that company before. Not sure just how old this tool is. It is about 8 inches long. It's in remarkably good condition and was only $7 bucks!! Does anyone have advice on how to preserve it? How to clean it up? It's not showing signs of rust, just a bit of pitting.
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