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i8beefy2
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Posted:So I've checked all the craft stores in the area, and no one seems to have any idea where to get leather (though they all have the leatherworking tools... rolleyes)

I want to make some wrist guards. Any suggestions where else I can check, or perhaps a relatively cheap online source?


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FireByNite
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Posted:try small places that make leather jackets & the like, they might have some cut offs that will be big enough to use. It works for me a few years ago but that was over here in NZ. Good luck smile

Are you up for it?
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mtbeer
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Posted:The Leather Factory or Tandy Leather are good places to go. I lucked out and had one in the city where I live but they also have online shops. You can get cheap flawed leather sides from them and every leather tool\accessory under the sun.

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Bumfro


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Location: Newcastle NSW

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Posted:do you need leather?
im sure the animal whos skin it is needs it a bit more then you...


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:go to an op shop and buy an old handbag(or steal your mums old ones like me)

why do you need wrist gaurds?


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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:I was gonna say a cow... yet my wittiness has been watered down by the normal, orthadox responses above.

one day Tams, one day.....


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UCOF
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Posted:Bumfro; not if the cow died naturally before it was skinned, had a spare skin in the wardrobe, or never knew freedom before it died devil wink

Leather is needed, it doesnt burn, paraffin doesnt corrode it, and doesnt make it all slippery or warp shape.



Miss Tink, I was going to say "cow" too... oh dear.. frown


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TinklePants
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Posted:...or buffalo...

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UCOF
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Posted:...rolling, rolling, rolling, keep those wagons rolling....
umm


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TinklePants
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Posted:mmm wagon wheels... yummy!

I8beefy2 - why not google your area for leather goods? or even try the phone book (I know it scares me too!)


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Sethis
BRONZE Member since May 2005

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Posted:Try Ann Summers. ubblol wink

Or just go to the Bondage thread... devil

Actually, when you say "Wrist Guards" do you mean wristlets, or full fore-arm guards? Cos you could actually (serious suggestion) get some leather restraints and just get rid of the chain if you wanted wristlets.


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i8beefy2
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Posted:Why do I need leather? Well if you really want to discuss that vs. synthetic materials I'll start another thread for it. Basically: because I'd rather take the life of a single organism than ruin the environment for and ultimately cause the death's of thousands through the refining of petrochemicals. I would write more on this but I don't want to anger you.

I will check around in the phone book and see if I can't hunt someone down. I see a few people selling animal skins on ebay for relatively cheap (as they are not quality, which is what most people use in actual leather goods sold to market). I was just wondering if anyone knew of a good topic to begin looking under, because "leather" isn't getting me too much... but Google seems to have found more than my local phone book could, so I'm gonna go try some of those. Thanks!


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TinklePants
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Posted:you're welcome citizen!

yet again, supertammie comes to the rescue.

up up and aaaaawaaaay!!! *flies off towards the horizon*


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UCOF
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Posted:"Basically: because I'd rather take the life of a single organism than ruin the environment for and ultimately cause the death's of thousands through the refining of petrochemicals"

bounce biggrin


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TinklePants
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Posted:and enjoy a good steak too while your at it huh?

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