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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area
  • Interests
    Professional Photographer, Muzzleloader shooting and building, woodworking.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Starting to make western style holsters
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    Holsters, leatherworking, carving, western holster patterns
  1. Parts for Singer 29-4 patching machine

    Thank you, both.
  2. Does anyone know the part number for the screws that hold the Singer 29-4 to the treadle base and where I might purchase them? I am missing all 4 and would like to get originals. I am pretty sure they are 10-28 size, which do not seem to be available these days.
  3. Darkening neatsfoot oil finish

    Looks like this equals about 1 oz dye to 15 oz oil. Also, I just played my John Bianchi holster video and he says to place Suntan Lamps over your finishing table, the same type used in tanning studios, and it will replicate the heat and UV factor of daylight and give your leather a nice finish. Anyone who has the video, it is on the last dvd when he is putting on the second coat of neatsfoot oil.
  4. Dwight...couple a questions. When you sew the edges do you cut the groove with an edge groover or just emboss a groove without cutting into the leather? Also, I am getting ready to make holes in a 2 layer gunbelt (about 14 oz). The guy gave me his old belt with a shield buckle. The belt is 8 oz and measures 39 inches from the fold to the hole for the buckle (41.5 inches from the buckle prong). Would I just transfer this measurement to the new 14 oz belt, or is there some special math that I've seen on here to add for thicker belts? If I wrap the belts into a circle like around the waist, with his belt inside the new belt, the measurement changes by 1 1/2 inches longer.
  5. Revolver week!

    hey JLS...question on stitch line comment... do you mean that you stitch right up tight to the gun? I'm still trying to learn.
  6. Tippman Boss

    thanks... I'll contact Tippman and check on pricing.
  7. Tippman Boss

    I found this machine as a purchase possibility. however do not know if this will present a big problem. I have not used a sewing machine before. can anyone help me with this decision? Doug "This is an original cast iron Tippman Boss. This has been a workhorse in my shop for many years. The only problem I ever had was this year when The needle bar knuckle broke. The needle bar knuckle has been replaced. Since its replacement I was not able to get the timing right again."
  8. YUP... Hence the question!!
  9. Thanks to all. Understand now why buckle is included. Thanks JLS for the graphic.
  10. OK. What is the correct way to measure for a belt? I have been onto many websites for custom belts and they have 2 ways to measure. 1. Measure from the inside end of the buckle to the hole most used. 2. Measure from the fold to the hole most used. What is the best way and why? Also do you prefer 5 or 7 billet holes?
  11. Image Transfer Problems

    Sorry, I was just re-emphasizing that it must be laser (since HP refers to all their printers as "jets' I did not want someone else to think INK jet would work.) What type of leather are you using? Acetone can damage the finish on dyed leather. Found this on a US Leather Tannery: Most leather, and all our leather is made with water based finishes. If a oil or conditioner has a solvent in it, the solvent could destroy the finish." I just did this the other day to transfer a holster pattern and it worked fine. I was using bare veg tanned leather. Image came out perfectly and I didn't even burnish, just rubbed with the cloth with acetone. I used to do this in my photo business years ago. My process: Photoshop to reverse image Print with a laser printer onto 20# paper (plain paper, not image transfer, not wax paper) Place pattern printed side down on bare leather. Wet cloth rag with acetone and rub on paper. Lift pattern corners to make sure all has transferred and redo areas if necessary. When done, remove pattern.
  12. Image Transfer Problems

    Print onto regular paper with a laser printer (not an inkjet). Do not use plastic transfer, the acetone will melt it. Make sure you reverse the image. Turn the paper printed side down on the leather and rub with a cloth wet with acetone.
  13. Will Ghormley El Dorado Rig Question

    Thanks. That worked perfectly.
  14. I am finishing a Will Ghormley El Dorado rig but need help... The Holster Loop needs to be attached to the skirt. Materials list calls for rivets. Do the loop ends go between the holster and skirt or on the outside of the skirt. Also, how would I attach the second rivet without damaging holster? Instructions in attached photo. Thanks for any help.