The left one is the main project for this thread, but I decided to make a few more. Yeah, yeah I know that only have one work I.D. but what the heck. These were all made using cow and exotic leather scraps.
These came out cool!! Meant to ask you where you got your maker's stamps from? I've looked in to Steel Stamps Inc. Not sure about the pricing though. Thanks in advance for the help!
Forgot to ask you which method of setting the holes for your sewing you like better, prong or stitching awl?
I purchased my stamps from WWW.lasergiftcreations.com. As for the holes, I have a Tandy chisel that I have customized to work for me to make my holes.
Cool I'll check them out! I use the Tandy chisel too, I was just wondering what would make a cleaner stitching line. Thanks!
Well, I thinned my chisel teeth out and shaped them into a diamond. It is my ghetto version of a pricking iron, kind of.
These turned out great, nice work!
Yeah I definitely like the way my stitching turns out after grooving and chiseling the exterior of my wallets but the inside is a different story. Matching it up and trying to run a channel for the same clean uniform stitch line is a bit of a challenge for me. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I usually put a weight on my project and make sure to keep your chisel 90 degrees to the project surface. The weight will help keep your project from tilting and causing your line to get off. It is a bit of a challenge, but take your time. Your stitching is an everlasting impression for the life of your item.
I'll definitely try it on my next project! Thanks for the advice!