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Wool Dye Swabs

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by Chris 54326, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Chris 54326

    Chris 54326

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    Sep 13, 2017
    Where's a good source for quality wool swabs in the Central U.S.?
     
  2. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    I was able to grab a large bag of them from Tandy leather.
     
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  3. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    I get mine there as well
     
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  4. Chris 54326

    Chris 54326

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    Sep 13, 2017
    Thanks, guys.
     
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  5. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    While I do very little dyeing anymore I've found the cheap foamy throw away brushes to give a more uniform coat.
     
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  6. Chris 54326

    Chris 54326

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    Sep 13, 2017
    Thanks, Dave. I was just thinking while in the shower a moment ago that those disposable foam brushes might make a real good applicator. By the way, I really like your work..............just sayin'.
     
  7. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Thanks! We literally buy buckets of the brushes at Michael’s. We use them for glueing too.
     
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  8. Chris 54326

    Chris 54326

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    Sep 13, 2017
    Thankyakindly, Sir.
     
  9. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Glue ???? Really ? I’ve been using soldering brushes. I hate glueing , not dislike glueing , I hate it lol :) Not once does it work same way , then again I use different leathers. I’ll have to try the foam brushes , I have some here.

    Sorry for the rant ;)o_O:)
     
  10. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    What glue are you using.?
     
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  11. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    DAP green can “weldwood” contact cement. I was using barge cement but the fumes are crazy.
    1. Mix glue, no bubbles
    2. Scratch area to be glued
    3. Glue one area
    3a. Glue other area
    4. As soon as glue loses that white color ( still some white ) I bond together.

    Wait time before bonding two pieces 2-4 min ?

    Sometimes I place piece under 50lbs for pressure and leave for an hour.
    But sometimes it’s instant bond. As soon as two pieces touch , their stuck !

    Op sorry to disrupt your thread.
     
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  12. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    See post above
     
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  13. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I have a big sheet of the same open cell foam those brushes are made from which was packing material of some kind or another- and totally free. Just snip a little piece off and voila!
     
  14. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 21, 2016
    I use cheap flux brushes from Harbor Freight for my glue. I'll have to give the foam brushes a whirl and see if I like them any better.
     
  15. Bradenk1987

    Bradenk1987 Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 11, 2013
    I use the same and I like them.
     
  16. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Use em for the occasional dye job, glueing and slicking:

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  17. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    I've been buying daubers on amazon. They seem to work fine although they are smaller than the Tandy versions.
     
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  18. PapaCoyote

    PapaCoyote

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    Jun 11, 2015
    I buy from Amazon at $13 per 100.
     

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