Leather Newbie needs advice!

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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by former173rd » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:47 pm

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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by Airborne 1 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:57 pm

That makes Ya Sheep Herder...Lifer !...68-88 myself all 82nd , Double Patcher
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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by former173rd » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:11 pm

Yup...my right side is 173rd...hope you're all in one or two pieces...


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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by Airborne 1 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:22 pm

Going through metal detectors are always fun !! I don't fly much anymore.
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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by former173rd » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:56 am

I'm really nervous about ebay and other mass sales places. I would like to stay small..concerned about the time factor to produce a nice product. I suppose potential customers won't want to wait very long for a knife sheath or whatever.

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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by cudgee » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:40 am

former173rd wrote:I'm really nervous about ebay and other mass sales places. I would like to stay small..concerned about the time factor to produce a nice product. I suppose potential customers won't want to wait very long for a knife sheath or whatever.
Those who want handmade bespoke items, understand the time it takes to produce such goods and are willing to wait. People who do not want to wait too long are not your potential customers anyway.

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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by former173rd » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:35 am

Good counsel, gudgee. I just don't want to intentionlly mislead or disappoint sombody looking for my work. Make sense?

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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by cudgee » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:48 am

former173rd wrote:Good counsel, gudgee. I just don't want to intentionlly mislead or disappoint sombody looking for my work. Make sense?
It makes very good sense. That is what people want and is sadly lacking today "honesty and integrity". ::nod::

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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by former173rd » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:55 am

recent for a friend...2 ½ days...way to long, but I'm slow, and hand stitching ain't quick!
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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by cudgee » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:05 am

former173rd wrote:recent for a friend...2 ½ days...way to long, but I'm slow, and hand stitching ain't quick!
I would wait 21/2 weeks for that.

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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by former173rd » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:10 am

THANKS! from making pattern to finish is something I've always taken for granted. I hope this works out...its really enjoyable work!

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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by Airborne 1 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:03 am

I see you have that picture posting figured out. Nice work. ::tu::
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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by orvet » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:13 am

I send Bryan a PM regarding a forum for people who are just starting to make sheaths and other knife related leather goods. He was quite agreeable with the concept. I would like to see it based conceptually on the Knife Repair and Restoration and Customized Factory Knife forums. I love the fact that so many people in those two forums share their knowledge skills and abilities with guys who are just starting to work on knives.

Hopefully we have the same sort of giving and accepting atmosphere in the sheath-making forum. ::handshake::
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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by former173rd » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:28 am

Thanks for the update...Will there be a notice here or ? when the new forum kicks off? I assume the rules will be posted as well. Be kinda neat to link up leather guys with blade guys!

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Re: Leather Newbie needs advice!

Post by orvet » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:45 am

I'm not sure when Bryan will get it done. Typically he just does it and then we find it.
He's the only one in the Forum that does that type of programming . None of us who are administrators have those skills. Bryan works hard at making AAPK run properly and it's possible that we won't have any advanced word we will just get up one day look at the Forums in there will be a new forum there.
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