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    Thoughts on edge stitching?

    I do the double loop lace stitch ,Mexican basket weave takes a lot of lace and is very very time consuming. I agree I find it very difficult with the thick welt. A lot of the inlay sheaths Ill do the cutting edge with double loop the rest is just a saddle stitch.
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    Leather tool quality explanation

    I know that custom made tools are better not because they are custom because the quality of steel the hardening and tempering and the skilled use of a cnc .I have never been a big fan of big name products most the time the guy over prices himself because he could care less if he sells anything...
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    Shopping for a new camera

    Holy crap george thats a fortune in lenses you own. I have been reading alot online going to the review area on you tube and watching the reviews done by the pros , lots of goof ball to weed out but there is some really good info. I have been looking at other brands of camera lenses .Now Ive...
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    Shopping for a new camera

    I havnt been in here in a while, but seen you posted to the thread so thought ide reply. I have now had the camera for about 2 months. Now lenses are pretty much endless, I opted for the kit lenses for the simple reason that they are cheap and if I ruin them im out 3 hundred dollars tops per...
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    big skinner

    Looks like a nice tight fit. The only thing I see that needs more attention is the mosaic pins must line up or dont use them it can make a good job look bad. Kellyw
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    SEEING SPOTS! Need some advice.

    Randy you daughter is right Mr google knows everything just ask him lmao
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    Shopping for a new camera

    I choose this camera and got the 2 lens kit because its the number one rated entry level pro camera for the money rated by north american consumer guide. I like the touch screen feature this helps people like me get into phtography alot easier as it walks you through as you go pretty much. Kinda...
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    1 sheath 2 knifes

    The bead work must take a long time very nice.
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    Shop Pictures

    Dam thats a clean shop I need lessons on how to keep it that clean wow.
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    Questions about the uses of the different leather weights

    You sure got alot of good advice , all I can say and add is you get what you pay for. I was buying low end veg tan leather and stepped up and bought some 10 dollar a sq ft leather and all I can say is I missed the boat. The leather carves 3 times cleaner better and stamps and dye s way way more...
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    Wearing a knife with braces.

    Liam see if you can find a cell phone clip tandy leather sells them . You can rivot it on and no belt needed. later kellyw
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    One mistake after another !

    We all go through times some of us are just to proud to tell about them . I just spent 7 or 8 hours finishing a mosaic damascus skinner, I get to the last grit hands sanding the handle its a killer red wood burl awesome and im shoe shine polishing 800 grit and I snapped the blade. It was...
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    A non-matching pair of knives WIP.

    Liam your off to a good start. I see Laurence is helping with advice keep up the good work.Just remember slow and steady wins the race. later kellly
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    Shopping for a new camera

    Laurence I did just that, I found a smoker deal and my wife bought it for me for a anniversary giftits been 28 years some ruff but mostly you couldnt ask for better. My wife is the soul of our family. I changed my mind and found out that the t3i was the number 1 camera but the new t4i rebel d650...
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    Shopping for a new camera

    Guys I ve really been hitting the web sites reading till my brain hurts and Im done researching . I made a slightly wrong choice, thye t31 was made about 2 and a halfd years ago its a great camera but in june they came out with the CANON REBEL T4i 650d its the big brother to the T3i but its got...
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