In this video, Chuck tests out Fiebing’s Leathercolors, a water-based leather dye, to see how it stands up to Pro Dye! We’ve had a lot of questions about water-based dyes since Pro Dye can’t be shipped to California. Watch the video to find out his thoughts on this dye and see if this may be the right dye for you.
Back by popular demand, Chuck has some more shop tricks to share! In this video, he shows some tips for forming belt loops, how to deal with a miscalculation, and being short on thread when hand stitching, and how to measure for a custom belt. Chuck also shows how to use the Leather Lace Cutter for cutting laces and mystery braid bracelets.
In this video, Chuck goes over some common products that aren’t normally associated with leatherwork but may offer a big help in your shop! Let us know what common products you use in your own shop by dropping them in the comments.
We’ve had quite a few questions on how to punch through multiple layers of heavier leather with a stitching chisel and, if you punch the pieces separately, how do you make sure the holes line up. In this video, Chuck shows how to do this using a holster as an example. The leather is an 8/9 oz. and there are three layers, with both sides of the holster and the welt. We hope this is good information for you and helps answer some of those questions!
Adding a welt to a knife sheath or an ax sheath can be difficult, especially when there are tight corners or tapers. In this video, Chuck shows several ways to form the welts, including wet forming and cutting darts into the leather. We hope this is helpful information and that welts become an easy step in your sheath and holster projects!