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  • ClydeS commented on JDTagish's instructable Introduction to Leatherworking2 months ago
    Introduction to Leatherworking

    Very thorough introduction to leatherwork. There is an error, however, labeling veg tan as "by far the most common leather". Actually it's just the opposite as veg tan makes up a mere 10% of tanned leathers. Chrome tan (smooth, soft, pliable) is what most people are familiar with -- car interiors, furniture, clothing, bags, and so on. Veg tan is the preferred leather for horse tack and saddles. It's also the leather of choice for a lot of crafts projects since it's the only leather you can carve, stamp, and mold. There's nothing wrong with either leathers and one can often be substituted for the other except for carving, stamping, and molding. It depends on what it is you're making. Generally speaking the more soft and pliable your project calls for (garments for exam...

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    Very thorough introduction to leatherwork. There is an error, however, labeling veg tan as "by far the most common leather". Actually it's just the opposite as veg tan makes up a mere 10% of tanned leathers. Chrome tan (smooth, soft, pliable) is what most people are familiar with -- car interiors, furniture, clothing, bags, and so on. Veg tan is the preferred leather for horse tack and saddles. It's also the leather of choice for a lot of crafts projects since it's the only leather you can carve, stamp, and mold. There's nothing wrong with either leathers and one can often be substituted for the other except for carving, stamping, and molding. It depends on what it is you're making. Generally speaking the more soft and pliable your project calls for (garments for example) chrome tan will give you the best results. The more firm and sturdy the piece calls for, (belts for example) veg tan will give you the best results.

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  • Third Hand++: A multi-use helping hand for electronics and other delicate work.

    Hi, Sure. Here's a few linksFlange plates http://www.ebay.com/itm/10Pcs-1-Black-Malleable-Threaded-Floor-Flange-Iron-Pipe-Fittings-Wall-Mounted-/381855931525?hash=item58e8631c85:g:7kYAAOSwXeJYMsf3Male adapterhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-C-x-1-2-Male-NPT-Threaded-Copper-Adapter-/251649760875?hash=item3a977e9e6b:g:8PsAAOSwnDZUGvXBI'm guessing you can figure out the other parts

    You have to add a piece of 1/2" copper pipe to the 1/2" male adapter. It just slides inside the adapter. You could glue it in but it would be better to solder it

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