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jcm

Member Since 29 Dec 2010
OFFLINE Last Active Jan 07 2014 08:36 PM

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In Topic: Pics Of Heel Knot

11 December 2011 - 12:39 PM

Brock,Just my 2 cents worth ...what I see is the fact that you are using these bosals as can be seen by the good old sweat and wear colors on the inside...What's most important is not how fancy it looks but how good it works for you and most importantly your horse...I think that the one with the ring knots,if they give you a quicker release then your on the right track...Fit the bosal to the horse not the horse to the bosal...That's when you get results....Great job and keep searching for the things that are best suited for you and your horse no one knows that better than you the rider...Have a great Holiday and chheers from Texas...John

In Topic: Splitting Rawhide Strings

05 December 2011 - 08:36 PM

Can't recall who told me this (I think is was more than one) but I've been told you want to try not to split anything down more than it takes to make the thickness even. Going more tends to make it weak. The splitter on whitebuff's deal is a bit prone to that too (I have one). What I think happens is those dang utility blades flex and it cuts deeper when it does. I picked up the splitter from a Hansen and that sure works better but I still use whitebuff's for cutting string and beveling.



Mike

You are absolutely right about the utility blades moving,played with it quite a bit this afternoon,it's the blade...but like you,I couldn't ask for a better cutter or beveler...3"+ of rain here S.E. of Dallas

In Topic: Splitting Rawhide Strings

04 December 2011 - 07:50 PM

Curlyjo is right if you want very thin lace it's better with calf or horse hide and it's also stronger. The more you split the weaker the string.

Thanks Curlyjo and leatherpounder that's what I needed to know...Still raining here!! Thanks to the man upstairs..

In Topic: Splitting Rawhide Strings

04 December 2011 - 12:30 PM

If you haven't tried this yet maybe make more passes and don't try to do it in one pass. Brad

Thanks for the reply Brad...yes I have done multiple passes...its when I get down to 1/16" it grabs to much and cuts thru.trying to get down to strings 3/16"wide x 1/32" thick or smaller seems to be tougher than i thuoght..anyway I will keep trying....Boy the sound of this rain on my metal roof sure is pleasing to my ears here in drought plagued Texas.