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  • The Basics of Airbrush Safety
    October 5, 2023

    The Basics of Airbrush Safety

    TANDY SKILLS: AIRBRUSH SAFETY Airbrushing is, without a doubt, one of the most consistent and least difficult application methods for a large variety of chemicals used in leather crafting. There is also a wide variety of airbrush systems that can...

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  • All About Awls
    September 28, 2023

    All About Awls

    Awls are, for all intents and purposes, one of the most versatile and handy tools you can have in your tool box. Unlike many other crafting types, leatherworkers can get by with relatively few tools, but awls rank among not...

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  • Tandy Skills: 2D & 3D Stamping
    May 9, 2023

    Tandy Skills: 2D & 3D Stamping

    Learn how to 2D & 3D stamp by following a step-by-step tutorial with Tandy Leather Colorado Springs #136 store manager, Nicole Bradford! Products: Hefty Handle 8190-00, 8190-01 2D & 3D Stamps  Craftool® Bakelite Mallet 3308-00 Fine Mist Sprayer 2089-01 Veg-Tan...

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  • Tandy Skills: Setting Hardware
    October 10, 2022

    Tandy Skills: Setting Hardware

    Rivets & Burrs Products: Craftool® Pro Flat Head Poly Maul (35061-01) Craftool® Rivet & Burr Setters (8110-01) Craftool® Rivet Cutting Pliers (3241-00) Craftool® Round Drive Punches (3777-01) Instructions: Step 1: Use the side with the hole to press the washer into...

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  • Tandy Skills: Edge Finishing Tutorial
    January 10, 2022

    Tandy Skills: Edge Finishing Tutorial

    Tandy Skills: Edge Finishing  Clean, smooth, professional-looking edges are the key to any leather project, and we've broken down the process in step-by-step detail to help you learn this essential leatherworking skill! Step 1: Edge Trimming   When creating a finished...

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  • Tandy Skills: Bonding Leather Tutorial
    January 10, 2022

    Tandy Skills: Bonding Leather Tutorial

    Bonding Leather   Tandy has a variety of leather adhesives used to stack leather. It is important to think about whether you need permanent adhesion or to temporarily hold your project in place as you sew. Make sure that your project is completely...

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  • Tandy Skills: Applying Finish to Leather Tutorial
    January 7, 2022

    Tandy Skills: Applying Finish to Leather Tutorial

    Applying Finish to Leather   Choose your Finish   Adding a leather topcoat is essential for more vibrant color and to seal your leather. Tandy has a wide variety of products to add a finish to your projects. These products can be used in...

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  • Tandy Skills: Dyeing Tutorial
    December 16, 2021

    Tandy Skills: Dyeing Tutorial

    Choose your Dye  Tandy has a wide variety of products to add color to your projects. Whether you choose an alcohol- or water-based dye, you want to test it on a scrap piece of leather first. It is always a good idea to buff...

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