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  1. I'm looking for a embossing machine for belts and straps. Also embossing tools, wild hog, dogs, bear and hunting.

    Thanks , Smokey

  2. blog-0038320001391710238.jpgHi Everyone. I am new here, and have been working with leather for probably 20-years or more--mostly just using cowboy gear. My wife does carving and I do custom saddles and stamping. We are moving from Texas and have an almost new Sew Line GA5 head, table, 1725 clutch motor and bobbin winder all assembled and ready to go to work--asking $850.00 and used it maybe 10-times. We keep it oiled and in top shape--it is literally like new. We'd like to sell it as assembled and we live in Sealy, Texas--about 20-minutes west of Katy and 40-minutes west of the southern edge of Houston. This is a great machine with a huge shuttle hook, sharp adjustable height walking dogs that won't mar your tooling leather projects and we sewed up to 3/4" of heavy skirting with it and it did a superior job. I have lots of pictures if you are interested. My email is mikesuemoore@outlook.com and we are moving out of state in a couple weeks and would really like to see this very nice set up, go to someone who can use it. We bought it for our own tack needs and never did commercial work with it, which is why we only used it a few times. We ended up buying a huge upright stand up machine because it goes through about 1 1/4" of skirting which we needed for our saddle skirts--glued sheep's lining made for a bit much for this GA5. So it has never been abused or improperly used. You can also call me if you want and I'd be happy to answer any/all questions you may have. I am an ex-ranch cowboy, educated corrective Farrier and all around pain in the ass, but I am mellowing out with age and so my wife was the only woman to tame me--this is her machine. She does all the stitching. 979-885-7187 This is listed on Craig's List and we will sell to the first serious buyer--we can only help you load it because we are short on time--moving in a couple weeks. Thanks guys.
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    blog-0852091001391624891.jpgI have this Morgan Saddle out of Nebraska but have been unable to find out anything about it - such as what type of tree is in it? I know this one is a 16 in seat. It's probably about 30 years old was also wondering if it's worth anything before I start riding in it? Any information would be great.

    Thanks

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    Hello everybudy,

    I Atif Anwaar from India .

    I. am a leather products merchant. I provides you leather shoes, belts, wallet, purses, jackets. and leather sheets at a very reasonable price.

    If anybudy required then please made contact with me on my email address i e :atifanwar4855@yahoo.in

    thankyou.

  3. Lym's Blog

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    I came across a Artisan 618-1sc LTHR sewing machine for $850 will this machine sew thru 3/8 to 1/4 inch of veg tan leather. And is ths the right machine for this type leather?

  4. I'm curious about some books from films that I've seen, and would like to craft both on the inside and out. The list I have right now includes:

    • The Red Book of Westmarch from The Lord of the Rings

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    • The Shepard's Journal from Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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    • Journals 1-3 from Gravity Falls

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    I can find photos and reference for the exterior of the books easily, and I am working on blank versions of these, but its the interiors of the books that's a bit more tricky. All of these books are thick, and are full to the brim with content. The problem is finding that content. I know that not all of the content for these books is available to find, and that I'll have to take creative liberties, but I also know that there is information about the content in these books out there.

    I've begun my research on them, and am filing away images and blog pages, but I wanted to extend my reach to this community as well, since all of these books will be bound in leather. And speaking of binding, for the book binders out there, how would you go about binding these books? Most of them look case-bound, but I'd probably modify them to be bound with a hidden longstitch. What do you folks think?

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    Heh all,

    I apologize if this is not in the appropriate spot on your site.

    I am trying to get a handle on a ball park value for a used Mitsubishi LU2-400 machine with table.

    It has seen a few miles and has not been used for a couple of years.

    My dad bought it used a number of years ago and used it for a re-upholstery hobby he had.

    He has since passed away and we would like have an idea of value. I know that it is completely dependent on the condition of the machine.

    I am just looking for a ballpark range.

    Thanks in advance.

    R.

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    Hello Everybody,

    I have a Korrect leather measuring machine that needs a little work.

    It was in perfect working condition until I decided to ship it to my factory.

    Needless to say I wold appreciate if anyone could lead me to where I can find manual.

    Any help would be appreciated as I do want to continue using it.

    Thanks!

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    I am selling the dies and equipment from my motorcycle leather company, Gypsy Leather. Men's and Women's jackets, vests and chaps. All original steel rule dies. I have 2 Herman Schwabe Clickers, 2 Juki LU-563 Industrial machines with computerized motors, 1 Rex, 1 Singer with rolling foot and computerized motor. If anyone is interested let me know and I will send pictures and prices.

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    blog-0292722001385915220.jpgNeed help finding manual or info on this machine. I think its older but I bought it a month ago brand new, never oiled, no manual. Need manual for operation and oiling needs. Any help would be appreciated.
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    jimmyb96
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    blog-0286006001384533679.jpgI have been asked about a gun holster that looks like a cell phone case. I found something on line called a "sneaky pete". Does anybody know whether this holster falls into the same catagory as the wallet holster. I read an article in the Leather Crafters Journal basically saying for leather crafters to stay away from making gun wallet holsters.
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    Confused
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    Hi ,

    I need help finding a holster to fit a MKV lawman 2" snub nose trying to get my hubby one for Xmas , thanks any help would be appreciated

    Theri

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    i have a singer 29k70 for sale.$800.00.

    it is commplete with stand ,motor,and original manual.

    you pay frieght.

    contact info. schmara@hotmail.com

  5. This is a video from youtube showing how to saddle stitch a belt edge.

    http://youtu.be/Q2lDExF5NbE

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    crisp2
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    Shoemakers in Connecticut here, inquiring about clicker dies. We just purchased a USMC Model "C" clicker press and are eager to work it into our shoemaking process. Has anyone here had experience making clicker dies? Ordering clicker dies? I was looking at Swanson in New Hampshire as a possible die maker ... Is one die better than another? Is one die maker better/cheaper than another? Should I keep using shears until I can't keep up with my orders? Seriously though, I would love to hear anyone's experiences with clicker dies. Thanks.

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    I am searching for information about a saddle maker...Jeff Kask. He was from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and I was told he made saddles for several Hollywood movie stars including Robert Duval, Kurt Russell and Tommy Lee Jones as well as making the saddles used in the movie Tombstone. Any information and insight would be greatly appreciated.

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    blog-0137201001381275603.jpgI have this H H Heiser Saddle according to the makers mark it was made 1880s- 1920s.

    I would like to get any history I can and also a value.

    Any information would be appreciated!

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    Hi folks,

    Please forgive any errors I may make as this is my first attempt being a new member. I have always appreciated high quality leather goods but never thought that I could one day make any, it's great to have found this venue. My question: Are there any Leatherworkers around Nottingham, UK who could help/ advise me please?

    Thanks & I'm excited at becoming a leatherworker.

    John aka 'Woodentop'

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    charles canillas
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    Hi, I can't find any shell cordovan anywhere. Horween is backlogged, and I've tried all the other sites I have seen on here, but no luck. Can anyone help me? Thanks

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    Hello, strange new community of artisans and hobbyists!

    I've been brought to your community through some hours of searching for profitable crafting ventures to embark upon with my leftover materials from a recent renaissance faire costume. Of course, being the purist that I am (perhaps a bit of a perfectionist as well), I just had to make sure that the armor for my costume was actually armor, and not... well, a costume; this has left me with quite the expensive pile of 9oz tooling leather, pigskin suede, rabbit furs, waxed thread, rivets, blockout, dye, finish, weatherproofing, etc.

    So here I am, trying to fill in my spare time making my money back. Currently I need to make about $300 to match expenses, and I only have about 20% of my materials left over. Short of selling the actual armor peices I made (could probably make $300 on them alone, if only I had a will to sell them), I can only think to make some common leathercraft items out of my premium materials and sell them for a pretty penny. I, of course, understand that this means a quality production and not just quality materials, and, of course, I understand that my armor was indeed the very first leathercraft project I have ever attempted. That said, I feel I did a good job, and that my experience in other crafts combined with my innate perfectionism will allow me to make a fine product worth a sale.

    I do, of course, have one problem... I have no idea what to make. Of all the bows, bullroarers, slings, digeridoos (geez, never realized how big a hippy I am), electronic gadgets (that's better), flash games, websites, and etc. that I have made in my life, I have never once tried to make money on any of it. So it suffices to say that I am a level 0 newbie at selling things or business in general. And there enlies the reason for this blog...

    I will be posting images of my materials and past projects to begin with, and perhaps keeping my new projects logged here as a receptacle for criticism and advice. Enjoy!

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    Greeting one an all, Found this site while looking for information relating to un-jamming my Tacsew T1563 machine. Looks like I found a group of like mined leather folks. I have managed unlocking it before -but it is stubborn as all get out this time. Had the machine for at least 10 years and like it a lot - albeit it tempermental - quits at 5 PM - Did it again last evening and now I can't get the old girl up and running. Repair person scheduled for tomorrow AM - Hope I can cancel the expensive visit. Thanks for any help.

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    Hello All! I am new to braiding and I am trying to braid round plait dog collars and leashes. I could use some help though. I am having difficulty with back braiding and creating a loop for a leash. Can someone with a little experience please help?

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    Hi! I am new to this site and created this blog to create conversations about how I can get started designing leather handbags. I know absolutely nothing about getting the bags manufactured or finding a leather professional to aid in the design process. I'm not even sure this is the correct site to go about this, but I have to start somewhere! Basically to sum it all up I'm an aspiring leather handbag designer and I am trying to decide which route would be the best route to take when looking for someone to handmake or put into production my handbag designs. I'm going to start small and see where it takes me from there. Any advice that anyone can provide would be most helpful and greatly appreciated!

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    Hi.

    I experienced saddler living in Ireland. I mostly repair tack but I am able to make up and hand stitch headcollers, bridles, reins etc. I cannot make saddles but can repair and reflock them. My dad was a saddler as was my uncle so ive grown up around it..

    I am looking for full time work in any country or advise on the best websites to search.

    Thanks for reading this and helping if you can.

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    So I stripped and dyed my tan western leather saddle black with fiebings dye and it looked really nice, and all the parts were covered. There were a few places that just didn't want to dye, but they eventually did. I let it dry for 24 hours. Then I started to apply the acrylic resolene (also fiebings) and it took some of the black dye off, exposing the tan color underneath. I think the spots that changed back to tan were the places that were hard to dye. Does anyone know what I did wrong? Did I not strip it well enough or apply enough dye (FYI I applied 3 coats)? And how can I fix this problem and make it look nice and not ruin the saddle? Thanks!