Timbo

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About Timbo

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  • Birthday 04/06/1964

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    Front Range, CO

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Old West gun leather, chaps, saddles and gear
  • Interested in learning about
    .....the art of saddle making.

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  1. Good job!!!!! I like that a lot!!!!!!
  2. Looks GREAT!!!! I love endurance type saddles as well as Aussie saddles. Love the rough out. So the big question.............How much does it weigh????
  3. The wax also helps lock the stitch together inside the stitch hole.
  4. Here's the best tutorial for it you will ever find! http://www.willghormley-maker.com/MakingHOGRig2.html
  5. Fiebings Atomic Balm with atom wax leaves a nice shine.....always was too shiny for me, but might be what you are looking for.
  6. Who has the most level lightweight saddle skirting???? I am so tired of skirting that runs off from 12 to 8 oz. I'd be willing to pay more if it is all a nice uniform usable for my purpose hide. So tell me what your experience is.
  7. I have a delrin stamp and while it works ok, no matter how hard you whack it or whack it repeatedly it will not make as deep of an impression as the metal one. The delrin just does not have the depth that the metal stamps have. The other problem I have with the delrin is that it is round. No matter how well you mark it and work to get it centered and correctly oriented it is still a crap shoot. The square base of the metal stamp would be great as it is easy to get it correctly oriented and square. I don't know how many times I thought I had mine lined up correctly, whacked it, only to find it was turned just a little bit off. So in summation.......I'm gonna order one of these Phillips stamps. Tim
  8. Glad you like it and found a use for something in the post. (and your english is fine) Tim
  9. Well, didn't really find anything on how to make it. Since it was for me it was easy. I play acoustic and electric so the acoustic setting is adjusted all the way up high and then the electric will be somewhere down lower. As for design I just kind of made it up as I went along. I knew I wanted to use the diamonds but then figured out turning them on there side looked good too......and used a lot more of them as well. I didn't like the shiny chrome look of them so I scotch brited them then gun blued them then lightly scotched them again. Made them look old and used. And I knew I wanted it wider over the shoulder and back and thin where it attached to the guitar so I just figured out a little notchy holey thing to transition from one to the other. Oh and from one end to the other it is fully lined and handsewn with 5 cord irish linen. Don't know if that helps any or not......but that's my process when i built it. you just have to have figure what your finished target measurement is going to be and go from there. Tim
  10. covering an amp in leather would be very cool!!! Funny but back about 1978 I bought a brand new Peavey amp that had been dropped off the back of the truck and broke the case......I got it for super cheap and my Dad and I made a new case for it out of rough sawn cedar.....made it look like a shipping crate. Several years later, guess what line of amps came out that looked just like it??? Yup Crate. And yeah I've bought the occasional guitar over the years to fix up. But I've always kept my first "real" guitar I got when I was 14........did some fast talking and talked my Mom into buying it for my Christmas present. It's a 1971 Les Paul Gold Top Custom. My brother also builds custom electric guitars. Check him out at www.williamjeffreyjonesguitars.com
  11. Yeah you just gotta be careful with the studs and buckles but its not that big a deal with this guitar. Great Divide is/was Bedell guitars low line. They discontinued the line this summer when they bought Breedlove guitars. I bought this at there Aspen store. (2 Old Hippies) Got it for a hundred bucks and the main purpose of it is to take camping.........so if something bad or stupid happens to it, it won't be that big of a loss. But it is an awfully nice guitar, especially for a hundred bucks. Abusing a guitar is something I just can't do though. So I bought a nice used Guild case for it off of craigslist. Oh and it plays and sounds great........better than some more expensive guitars I've had in the past. Tim
  12. Bought a new guitar this summer so naturally had to make a new strap for it. Let me know what you think.
  13. Looks good!!! What part of SWMO??? I'm from Neosho originally. Tim
  14. Here's a pic of my Santa Fe style saddle that I rebuilt. The mochilla is nice and you can build saddle pockets into it as well. Tim
  15. Wow that looks great.......excellent job!!!!!! Where are you getting your doghouse stirrups?? Tim