Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! So, I've been pootling around the idea of getting into leather crafting for a while. I just received an Amazon gift card, and it seems as good a time as any to get some basic tools. I've read through a bunch of threads in the "Sheaths and Such" sub-forum, so I have a basic idea of some of the more necessary tools, but I was wondering if any of you fine folks have tips, tricks, or product suggestions for a newbie. I'm currently looking at tool lines from Tandy and C.S. Osborne, and I'm thinking of starting out with some C. S. Osborne 000 Harness needles and scratch awl, a Tandy #2 Edge Beveler, Tandy wood slicker, Tandy Stitch Groover, and Tandy Safety Skiver. I have both a Tandy store and Hobby Lobby local to me, so I'll pick up leather and thread from there. What contact cement do you guys like? What grit sand papers (if any) do y'all use for edges? What clamps and pliers? Is a Stitching Pony something to seriously consider? I'm not looking to make a business out of this. I'd like to make some sheath and slips for my knives, maybe a belt and wallet. Really introductory stuff to dick around with as a stress relief/way to unwind instead of sitting in front of the TV. So, do we have any leather benders in this fine community of the JK Knives sub-forum? Thanks in advance for any ideas, and, as always, pictures make everything better!