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Excursion to Tandy Leather?

 
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Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Excursion to Tandy Leather? Reply with quote

I do a wee bit of leather work but certain things I would like to try will require a trip to Tandy Leather to see some things in person rather than to try to order on line.

I was wondering if there were others out there in costume-land who are interested in going along to Tandy with me...

The closest Tandy is in Elgin IL

Tandy is not open on Sunday so we would probably have to plan for a Saturday...which for me is difficult because of restoration workdays.

I do have 2 Saturdays open as listed in the registration...

If anyone else is interested...

please click on the registration date that you would prefer/be able to go...

also click on the "not interested" if you are in fact not interested..this way I will at least know that you saw this post...

after about 2 weeks...we will see if there is a clear winner on date and I will change the topic to reflect said date...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is a book signing I want to try and go to, on 1/29, up in WI

but maybe 2/26... i'll know better when it gets closer..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a maybe for the 26th as well. Its going to depend on my schedule.

I really don't have anything I need to work on, but I've been wanting to check the place out. I do need leather rivets for my belt though...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to go, as I need to get more leather for Trent's new Darth Vader gloves, but Elgin is a bit far for me... we have a Tandy in Milwaukee.

Have fun with the trip Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested in going, but I have no preference for dates.
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Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crix wrote:
there is a book signing I want to try and go to, on 1/29, up in WI
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lmk about the booksigning...
with the price of gas escalating daily...I will definitely need to car pool to events more...

The kinda nice thing about leatherworking is that with a few relatively inexpensive tools...there is really a lot one can do with things like belts, bracers, and a few other things....

I am looking to get more information on shaping leather by soaking veg tan leather....I have found that most of the people who work at Tandy are also into leatherworking so they usually have a lot of great information and experience to share.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to go with you on Feb. 26 (i am doing the legoland on Jan 29). I am quite familiar with Tandy since I work in Elgin but would love your expertise on some facets of leather working Phyllis~! Smile

Edit: it seems I cannot register for the date no matter how many times I click on it! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try it now...I think I had the poll up for only 14 days...

I changed that...so it should be good to go now.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schph Gochi wrote:
try it now...I think I had the poll up for only 14 days...

I changed that...so it should be good to go now.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I will have to abandon this idea for now...
many financial set backs this past week...

Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

double post... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok...the time has come...

As of now, I plan to go up to Tandy on Saturday...

I have a free Saturday for the first time in a LOOOOOOONG time...
and I don't know when I will get another open Saturday..

so

regardless of budget concerns...it looks like Saturday will be the day for me to go to Tandy in Elgin.

If anyone else is interested...

please post...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dam it, I cant go this week.

I am scraping up money just to try and make house payment this month.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean...
from a budget standpoint this is NOT a good time..
but..
somehow I feel it is now or never..

What I will do is look for some black leather "scraps" for your TK holster Crix...
I was at the Tandy in Merrillville years ago (before it closed) and they had a bin where there was some "scraps" that were pretty good sized...

and much cheaper..
so ..

If I find something in black in the bargain bin......I will pick it up for you as a bribe to finish your Endor Trooper...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well...the trip to Tandy was very interesting..
and...
yes..
I over spent!

Sadly, Crix...I was unable to find scraps of black tanned leather for your holster. They had some great black leather...BUT..they don't cut off what you want...I would have had to buy a HUGE piece.

I did buy a good sized piece of 3-4 ounce veg tanned leather that might be able to be cut and dyed black.

I bought the large piece and a "belly" for use in the Naboo Pilot boots...the guys who run the place gave me a brief tutorial on wetting veg tanned leather and forming it...

And..
I bought some dyes, sealer, and various bits and pieces...

I hope to get proficient in holsters...

there are some interesting videos on line..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Pkmh1f2Q4
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