I was a member of another site’s leather working forum – perhaps I still am. I’ve requested my profile and content be removed but have not verified that it actually was done.
I have no “beef” with any particular person, or any desire to place blame. No intention to “diagnose” who is responsible (or not). It’s past the time to trim the fat.
My intention when I post something is the sharing of actual leather working information which is useful to someone.
- I don’t want my content used to attract the newcomer – intentionally or otherwise – so someone can sell him/her something they don’t need for what they want to do.
- I don’t want to engage in long conversations with people who appear to have no real concern for the topic and who may simply be lonely.
- I don’t want to argue with someone who appears to be concerned that my free comments will reduce the number of people they can convince to pay for the same content.
This is accomplished in simple leather working articles, usually using photos and/or sketches. For the time being, I will be posting those articles on this site. Without interjections from merchants. Or ads. Or plea to ‘like’, ‘pin’, twit, twist, or twinkle.
Some video content will be available also, but know that my position is that a video is not a “how to” if it doesn’t show you how to. At the end of the video, a person should have the knowledge to do what they were looking for.
Information posted will be either mine, or used by permission. If someone has already covered a topic well, I am happy to link to that instead of reinventing the wheel (I will need your expressed permission). Where original art from others is used, credit will be clearly given.
I would love to see a collection of useful leather working videos, and would gladly display it here. By ‘useful’, I mean there are enough ‘self promotion’ videos out there already, and requiring payment to view it does not make it “worth more”.
If I’ve covered something that was of use to you – great. If you have a specific question – I’ll try to answer, or refer you to someone who can.
Where time permits, these posts will be available as a pdf download as well as the text form.