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How to Make a Simple Leather Bracelet

This is how I made a leather bracelet for my wife for our wedding anniversary.

Supplies & Tools:
Hole Punch Set – http://amzn.to/2silaeK
Stitching/Lacing Chisels – http://amzn.to/2tiohbC
Dead Blow Hammer – https://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-half-lb-neon-orange-dead-blow-hammer-41798.html
Embroidery Thread – http://amzn.to/2signtL
Beeswax – http://amzn.to/2sN28ko
Embroidery Needle – http://amzn.to/2tgGm9u
Snap, Line 20 – http://amzn.to/2sih0DD
Snap Setter, Line 20 – http://amzn.to/2sigghX
Anvil – http://amzn.to/2tgKPcn
Wood Burning Tool – http://amzn.to/2tgUSyl

How to Make a Stitching Pony – https://youtu.be/eHDPGwmpSlk

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Leather Bracelet

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How to Block Print a T-shirt

I started playing around with block printing and noticed there aren’t very many tutorials on how to block print on fabric like t-shirts so I made this tutorial. You can make some pretty cool t-shirts this way. In many ways block printing is easier than screen printing (I have a tutorial on that here) and gives a nice, vintage look. Here’s how I do it.

Supplies used in the video:

Blick ReadyCut -> http://www.dickblick.com/products/bli…
Transfer Paper -> http://amzn.to/1xzdktj (Amazon link)
Carving Tool -> http://amzn.to/1yMrqNZ (Amazon link)
Speedball Fabric and Paper Ink -> http://amzn.to/1xzdzou (Amazon link)
Brayer -> http://amzn.to/1yJhhOS (Amazon link)How to Block Print

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Tie Stain Removal

Stained tieI have this nice, red silk tie that I really like but one time while wearing it, I spilled pasta sauce on it. Unfortunately, I waited months to do anything about it. So sad… Silk ties are hard to clean because you can’t wash them or dry clean them. This is how I managed to get most of the stains out fairly easily (with video). Read on…

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Tie Your Shoes Better

Shoe KnotIn this video, I show you how to tie a special knot with your shoe laces. This knot stays tied as well as, if not better than, a standard double knot but can be untied with a quick pull of one of the laces. I’ve been using this knot for over a year and I really like it. Try it and see if you like it too.  Read on…

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Repair Sole of Shoe

REpair Sole of ShoeThe rubber on the heel of my fairly new shoe started to peel away from the bottom of the shoe. To fix the problem, I decided to use 5 minute quick set epoxy which cures quickly, is very strong, and bonds to just about any solid I’ve tried it on. Here is quick video on how I made the fix.  Read on…

Updated: 16 Jan. 2012

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Bike Tire Belt

Bike Tire BeltI needed a new belt and had an old bike tire laying around so I decided to turn that tire into a “new” belt.  All I needed was a an old bicycle tire, a box cutter, a rubber mallet, a punch set, a rivet set, a belt buckle, and some rivets.  The belt looks great, performs well, and ended up being very inexpensive.  Plus, reusing materials is always a good thing.  A win-win-win!  Read on…

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