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    WTT Leather tools.

    Looking for some leather tools. Starting to learn. Thanks for reading.
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    what tools are you looking for?
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    Swivel knife, back grounding tools, lacing equip, etc.

    I've watched a bunch of videos and now I'm ready to give it a shot.
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    Originally Posted by body942
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    I just recently started to look at leather working. I have my first project underway but it looks like this skill is going to take lots of practice. Good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonka View Post
    I just recently started to look at leather working. I have my first project underway but it looks like this skill is going to take lots of practice. Good luck!!
    Lol patience usual isn't one of my strong areas but I've learned through my recent knife making that its better to do it slow and right than do it over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Looking for some leather tools. Starting to learn. Thanks for reading.
    Hi Rick,
    waddy , a HF member, on the Colorado Western Slope is a saddle maker.
    I'll bet he could help with some advice.
    He made a belt sheath and lanyard for my small hatchet.
    You should send him a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Hi Rick,
    waddy , a HF member, on the Colorado Western Slope is a saddle maker.
    I'll bet he could help with some advice.
    He made a belt sheath and lanyard for my small hatchet.
    You should send him a PM.

    Thanks for the tip!!! I need all the advice I can get.
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    Originally Posted by body942
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    Check out Tandy leather factory for the bits you can't fill in from here. I've been getting the leather working bug lately too. Post pics of your progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Looking for some leather tools. Starting to learn. Thanks for reading.
    I started LW in past couple of months and you can start out cheap to see if you like it.

    Go to Michael's or whatever craft shop is close. Pick up the needles and thread. You might want to get one of their LW kits to start. I got a sheath for my Leatherman and did it first. It taught me the basics of sewing and handling the leather without the need to know how to cut out my own pattern.

    Hardware store for good utility knife with extra blades, awl for punching holes to sew, & sandpaper blocks for sanding down edges.

    You can get cheap shoe dye and Sno-Seal (treating leather) at your local shoe store or my grocery store carries it.

    Do a couple of piece, see if you like it then invest. There are lots of learning video's on Youtube that will help you get started at no cost.

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    Do you have a Tandy Leather store near you? That's a good place to get that kind of equipment. They often have sales and kits to get you started. That's where I buy most of my stuff.
    I'll be happy to offer help/advice when needed. I have been doing leather work since I was a kid.

    Marti

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