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(Springfield News-Loser)   Local leatherstore has 10,000 inmate customers in almost 400 prisons. Area cutting-tool stores and bakeries gear up new combined marketing campaigns   ( divider line
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2005-04-03 01:59:57 AM  
Does anyone have a pic of that one scene from pulp fiction?

/goes back to drying the sweat from under the leather chaps
2005-04-03 02:10:15 PM  
2005-04-03 02:16:01 PM  
step 1. buy adult goods store
step 2. ?
step 3. assloads of profit

...just think about the sales of high viscosity butt lube so DeVadre or Cletus can remember what good sex felt like.
You'd be rich in days.
2005-04-03 02:16:34 PM  
Most annoying use of colons ever: This article.
2005-04-03 02:18:47 PM  
Anyone else notice that people in the Fark Personals who have user names that include the word "beautiful" or "hot" never are?
2005-04-03 02:21:12 PM  
him name is hopkin
2005-04-03 02:21:26 PM  
exactly what kind of leather products are the inmates buying?
2005-04-03 02:22:56 PM  
What about people who's user names include "crazy?"
2005-04-03 02:23:13 PM  
"Anyone else notice that people in the Fark Personals who have user names that include the word "beautiful" or "hot" never are?"

I thought you had to be at least 13.
2005-04-03 02:23:38 PM  
It looks like they are doing their own leather work. All prison jokes aside, it seems cool because it's a constructive use of their time.
2005-04-03 02:30:20 PM  
support your local cutting tools store

who wrote that headline it sucks
2005-04-03 02:31:00 PM  
lol i hope he gets robbed then shot
2005-04-03 02:33:18 PM  
Well, the gay, western, and biker market is pretty well saturated. This was the next logical venue for leather.
2005-04-03 02:36:48 PM  
wtf? that's like a morrissey gig
2005-04-03 03:31:41 PM  

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2005-04-03 04:55:36 PM  
Why does my city always have to have the crappy articles on fark? Curses.
2005-04-04 12:15:51 AM  
This is so 20 years ago.

I was putting my leatherworking tools into a woden case my folks got for me after I got back into leatherwork and discovered an old receipt from Tandy's in the old days. It had a spot on the receipt for "Correctional Facility" or something very close. I guess that this was for assigning the correct cost center.

I love leatherwork, and think that it is a good thing. I wish that I had more time for it. For an inmate, it would be a good time-taking enterprise. You produce something beautiful, and it takes quite a long time, of concentrated effort, to do it. Assuming that the inmate actually produced beautiful designs, it would be a good way to let them add some beauty into the world to make up for their mistakes, and take up their time in an invigorating and skillful enterprise that produced something wonderful for their efforts.

Leatherwork is fun and good, and, due to its manually intensive effort, it would be a good thing for inmates to perform, assuming that you realize that:

1. knives that can cut cattle skin can cut human skin: keep them under inventory control.

2. Leather tools can also hurt people, so keep them under inventory control.

3. You need to use a mallet to embellish leather, so watch them too.

Basically, you would need to keep control over all the leatherworking tools, but, let them do it. It is good for them, and take up their time, and could result in nice results.
2005-04-04 12:22:54 AM  
I have been pining for a head knife. This is the standard leatherworking and shoe-making knife, and I could have used it today. It is rounded, rather like an Ulu but with a single central hold-on-to shaft. But it would be a formidable weapon, and hence, this too should be carefully inventory controlled.
2005-04-04 12:26:10 AM  
Doesn't anybody else like leatherwork, or is this so last century?
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