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Personalizing Hot Stamp Type

May 20, 2015

This is a picture of one of the trays of foundry type I use to personalize my handmade leather goods. I put the letters in a holder, and then put that holder in my hot stamp machine. When the type is heated to 350 degrees, I apply the type to the leather, leaving debossed letters in the leather. They are referred to as “debossed” because the letters are recessed in relation to the top of the leather. Sometimes people mistakenly refer to this as embossed. Embossed actually means the letters are raised. All of my type is made by a type maker in Los Angeles.

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Minimalist Wallet Getting the Final Touches

May 13, 2015

Here's a video of me edging one of my natural veg-tan minimalist wallets. I made this video for Instagram a while back and thought I'd load it on my new blog for the people who missed it on Instagram. Click this link Leather Minimalist Wallet if you would like to buy one. As of now, I make them in natural, black bridle and dark brown bridle. A video posted by Tagsmith (@tagsmithoriginals) on Oct 1, 2014 at 7:18pm PDT

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