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Offline Monterey

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Good Luck Bag
« on: March 30, 2019, 10:10:27 AM »
Still messing around and making bags.  I sold off the last of my bags made years back and all must be replaced.  This is the first made for the upcoming shooting season.  I've stitched in some good luck cause I sure do need it! ;D

This one is finished natural, no dye, just oil.  By the end of summer it should have some dirt and marks on it and start looking like it should.

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And good luck to all of you out there! :)
Mike Lee

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Re: Good Luck Bag
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 07:11:38 PM »
Looking good as one would expect of you, Mike! :) :thumbs:

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Re: Good Luck Bag
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 07:40:22 PM »
That's some fancy stitching!   Good job.

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Re: Good Luck Bag
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 08:34:01 PM »
Thanks, Doc. 

That stitching is kinda difficult mostly due to being fine tolerances.  It's very tedious.  I'm looking for smaller needles hoping that would simplify it.   The thread is  B50. ;D
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Re: Good Luck Bag
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 09:38:45 PM »
yer welcome and earned the kudos! I've had some leather turn green but not that pretty shade! :)

B50 eh?  Never thought of that as a sewing thread

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Re: Good Luck Bag
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2019, 11:21:15 PM »
Yeah, maybe it would go quicker with  Fastflight  :)

I buff a piece of leather with fine sandpaper then spread it with water based acrylic paint.
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Re: Good Luck Bag
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2019, 07:03:09 AM »
Yeah, maybe it would go quicker with  Fastflight  :)

I buff a piece of leather with fine sandpaper then spread it with water based acrylic paint.

Pretty creative I'd say... Only creative thing I can recall was using flebing's (?) yellow leather dye to dye some wood shafts once...  Best to wipe them down with alcohol after it dries cause if not it does transfer to one's finish dip tube material! :o

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Re: Good Luck Bag
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 01:54:02 PM »
Nice looking bag, hope it brings you good luck :thumbs:

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Re: Good Luck Bag
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2019, 11:05:41 PM »
I'm trying to avoid the fiebings and other leather dyes just for economy's sake but still looking for a sub for browns.  Black is easy.   A quart of vinegaroon can be made for less than two dollars.  I'm wondering about some of the aniline powdered dye/stain that is mixed with water or alcohol.   Any thoughts on that.?

Yewbender, I hope so cause I need it!
Mike Lee

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Re: Good Luck Bag
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2019, 12:22:04 AM »
If you mix the aniline dye's with alcohol you have just about the same thing as the bottled leather dye's.  Other then walnut hulls, tea and vinegaroon, and Rit I use the bottled leather dye on everything.  You can add alcohol to "thin" it down in color and then work up to something darker via more coats.  Remember, each dye will work differently from one batch of leather to another.

Here is a lined canvas bag (incomplete in this pic) done with leather dye for everything from the canvas to the trim, strap and horn ties:

   
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Re: Good Luck Bag
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2019, 04:19:07 PM »
I m going to try the aniline with alcohol.   I have used the fiebings diluted with alcohol and got good results but I don't like messing with it.
Mike Lee