how much leather do you use in a saddle?
Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:13 PM
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:38 PM
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 09:02 PM
I usually have quite a bit left over until I do my plugs for the skirts, and after that, I'm left with some real nice small to medium sized scrap from the good parts and a bunch of belly leather that seems to pile up until I get tired of tripping over it and throw it out.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 11:53 PM
Edited by AndyKnight, 06 December 2007 - 11:54 PM.
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:05 AM
....... eyes don't see flaws until the oil hits, you forget to flip a pattern,.............David Genadek
Oh yeah, these 2 things will kill ya. Actually, I usually don't spot the flaw until I wet it down for carving. I've got a pretty good collection of parts in a box now from that very situation. Or, you cut out a fender from what you thought was going to be thick enough and ...AAAH CRA**!!... it ends up about 10 ounce on the back side.
And this all results from having to work around flaws in a side. If every side came perfect and wide, I could throw the patterns on there in the same place every time and never have this problem. But cows are cows and tanneries are tanneries.
And another tip, ask for a right side and a left side. You won't always get it, but it helps in laying out those parts, particularly your flat plate riggings.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:58 AM
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