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Sorry for th outage, folks! Investigating the why now.
Today, 10:20 AM


I am making a pigskin lined guitar strap for Collective Soul. I have 3 conchs to add, do i add them before the lining so the screw is covered ??
Oct 06 2015 04:54 PM
  • Big's Photo
    How do i roll the pigskin onto the leather to get a complete seal. what if I patched the screw heads with say a quarter size piece of pigskin ?
    Oct 06 2015 09:29 PM
  • DoubleC's Photo
    The quarter size pieces are bound to show. Take your belt back after the concho place ment and put glue the length of it. Place the pig skin on and see where the glue marks are. Add glue to the area leaving some extra on each side. smooth it down, let it set overnight and then sew. Or use double sided tape to get it to adhere. Cheryl
    Yesterday, 08:43 AM
  • Tugadude's Photo
    I've become a fan of double-sided tape recently.

    Yesterday, 05:25 PM


Refurbishing old bag catches....
Oct 04 2015 05:01 AM


New To Leathercraft
Oct 03 2015 04:00 PM


I absolutely can't get the arm shaft bushing out of my 111W155 machine. I took out all the appropriate screws that have been mentioned and I've followed the directions in the manual and forums here. It looks fused to the head! I know it's not because it's all separate parts, but it won't come out!
Sep 26 2015 07:34 PM


anyone could share their experience with fabric lining in bag making ?
Sep 16 2015 01:06 PM
  • Sharon Mallory's Photo
    Sharon Mallory
    Make it the same as the outside but as you sew toward the bottom the seam gets a tiny bit bigger. For example start at 1/2" and as you get closer to the bottom sew 5/8" so it won't be baggy inside.
    Sep 20 2015 09:59 PM
  • Pkay's Photo
    You can machine sew the inside to be as complicated as you want but the opening must be the same size as the top ot the leather bag. turn a hem on the top of the inner bag lower than your seam then hand stitch the innards into the bag around the top. Make sure you have finished staining and polishing the outside and edges first.
    Sep 24 2015 02:48 PM
  • rdna's Photo
    thank you guys for sharing your experience with me. i know what im gonna do now.
    Oct 05 2015 10:27 AM


Im wanting to compare the Consew 206RB5 with the Sailrite 111 for car upholstery, canvas type repairs. Also which will have a better resale? Thanks
Sep 09 2015 03:57 PM


Hey there, Im new to the site and after doing a little research I quickly realized you are the man to talk to about sewing machines. Is there somewher I can reach out to you and ask a few questions? Maybe an email address? Thanks -Drew
Sep 09 2015 01:08 PM


Where to get good leather, Tandy's quality of leather is going down IMO.
Sep 06 2015 04:52 PM
  • Earl Ash's Photo
    Earl Ash
    I use Wickett and Craig. They have been named tannery of the year. no minimum orders, good prices and excellent leather.
    Sep 16 2015 07:56 AM
  • Studio-N's Photo
    when was Tandy's leather ever up? I 2nd Wicket and Craig.
    Sep 16 2015 10:32 AM
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    2Z Ranch
    Try Hide House in Napa, CA. They UPS ship same or next day and I have always gotten excellent quality and service at reasonable prices. I have done business with them for over 30 years.

    Sep 18 2015 01:15 PM


Check out my new series on making a matching belt, holster and belt slide set. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AR8-KFC13w&list=PLQtTNBOy6Ky_-X2wpPclZD7vNW-FHbjLz
Sep 04 2015 06:04 PM


im looking to buy a tippman boss....PLEASE HELP
Aug 31 2015 09:23 PM
  • immiketoo's Photo
    Mike Mott is selling one. He is on this page and on Facebook.

    Sep 01 2015 10:02 AM


ladycobbler is ur tippman still available? if so please email me at amienikole@gmail.com i would like to buy it!!!
Aug 31 2015 09:22 PM

Anacott Steel

Think I've discovered my special leathcraft talent. Its a unique and without wishing to sound a bragard, exceptional talent of being able to take a small imperfection and through great effort turn it into a monumnetal stuff up
Aug 29 2015 03:14 AM
  • kiwican's Photo
    You sir or Madam are not the only one who shares that super power, we need to form a league
    Sep 01 2015 07:42 PM
  • sos's Photo
    HA! The league of distinguished....
    Sep 02 2015 06:36 AM


I need some black W&C Bridle Leather. Anyone?
Aug 27 2015 03:10 AM
  • Sylvia's Photo
    have you tried Maverick Leather?
    Aug 27 2015 01:04 PM
  • theoregoner's Photo
    I only want to buy a couple sqft. Do they sell small portions?
    Aug 28 2015 04:16 AM
  • Earl Ash's Photo
    Earl Ash
    W&C will sell you a belly for $13. They do not have a minimum order.
    Aug 28 2015 07:34 AM


I will begin taking pictures, I should have them up by monday. I am finishing up a project this weekend
Aug 22 2015 09:52 AM