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Road Trip to Tandy Leather!

 
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Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject: Road Trip to Tandy Leather! Reply with quote

In a rare alignment of the planets...

our weekend restoration workday is Sunday rather than Saturday...
and...
I have not signed up for an event on Saturday either...

so...

I have the luxury of a Saturday free....that NEVER happens..

anyway...

with all of that freedom...
I decided to do a road trip to Tandy Leather in Elgin...

anyone who might be interested in going...

lmk...

I will likely leave early with the intent of being there "when the store opens"...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Saturday? the 26th? Can't go, that's Windows 8 & MS Surface release weekend. I'm working 7am-10pm. I need to make a trip up there soon, there's some stuff I wanna work on, but I guess I'll have to wait or might as well just buy it online...
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Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iam8114 wrote:
This Saturday? the 26th? Can't go, that's Windows 8 & MS Surface release weekend. I'm working 7am-10pm. I need to make a trip up there soon, there's some stuff I wanna work on, but I guess I'll have to wait or might as well just buy it online...



Yeah...this Saturday...which is the 27th...

some things I have no problem with buying on-liine..
hardware...dayes...
etc...

but I want to pick up some actual hide pieces...
and I kinda like to look at them...

and..
I have a few tools to buy for hand stitching...and since I am a noob with regard to that...
I want to go handle the merchandise for that too..

Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work all day and then am having a few people over than evening for horror films. I do seriously need some thick white leather though. I need to remake my Leia belt.

If you happen to find a piece, if you have the funds can you pick it up and I'll pay u back? Or I can PP you the money ahead of time and u can just give me the change?? Let me know. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zombie_Bunny wrote:
I work all day and then am having a few people over than evening for horror films. I do seriously need some thick white leather though. I need to remake my Leia belt.

If you happen to find a piece, if you have the funds can you pick it up and I'll pay u back? Or I can PP you the money ahead of time and u can just give me the change?? Let me know. Smile


I will add it to my list...

to a great degree...you have to buy a whole hide...they don't sell pieces...
BUT..

I do plan to buy some thicker leather than what I currently have....and I can check for white dye..
and sell you a portion of the leather I buy..


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

of course I am working Shocked

I do plan on making a trip out there when I start the research on Chewy's bandolier.. but that's a ways off
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ended up going to Tandy Leather yesterday..
the weather changed my plans...

at any rate...

I checked white leather...and as suspected...
they don't sell pieces...you would have to buy a whole piece which was expensive...
I did find a veg tanned leather remnant...
and bought a leather shoulder....
and...
the other thing I found out was that there is no such thing as white dye...
they did have a leather "paint" in white..
and the guy that was helping me did state that when you see white leather..it is mostly painted...

so..
I did buy 3 bottles of the white leather "paint"...he says it doesn't cover that well...
so I am experimenting with a couple small pieces of veg tanned leather...

one piece was NOT soaked in water...

and one piece I did soak...and it is drying...

I want to see if there would be a difference in how the two pieces react to the paint.

I also bought some hand sewing tools based on my watching Bob for a little bit...
and...
as suspected...
I spent WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more money than I had intended..

Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok Janine...


so here it is re white leather...


as noted above....for white leather...
you gotta buy a whole hide...

so...

took some scraps of veg tanned leather and soaked one piece and left the other raw to test the leather "paint" I picked up for you...


and..

here is the result...with 2 coats of "paint" (trying to use as little as humanly possible)....

on the left is the unsoaked leather piece and on the right is the soaked leather piece...


I would say that soaked is better:





This is the stuff I bought...these bottles are small...and according to the Tandy guy they don't cover a lot..
so ..
you may have to buy more if coverage becomes an issue...

they were about $4.00 a bottle...





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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's easier to get a good coat with a sprayer and the coca color, instead of a brush. Somewhere I have the formulas to mix it with water. I did that for Trent's clone.

Janine, Beret may have some white leather in her stash. You may want to get in touch with her.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue wrote:


Janine, Beret may have some white leather in her stash. You may want to get in touch with her.


Thanks! I'll ask. She said she can help me make a better ANH Leia dress in the spring time. Mine's way too big for me...
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