I followed Sandy's advice back in 2001 and haven't had a regret yet.
Weldwood has been very good to me at half the cost of Barge, twice the glue saves me the money to put toward leather, and thats the bottom line.
I'm sure Barge is quality bar none, but I cant spend twice for the same result. Just my humble opinion.
Quote for the week: Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde.
Second quote because I wont replace the first: Craftsmanship cant be replaced by efficiency. William.