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About FloridaLeatherGirl

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  • Birthday 01/14/1970

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  • Location
    Saint Cloud, FL
  • Interests
    Team sorting, penning, horseback riding, reining.

LW Info

  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Horse tack creation, repair, restore, general tooling projects, etc. This is a hobby, not a career.
  • Interested in learning about
    New techniques or anything I can put to use. :)
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  1. Talk to me about rough out leather

    I have sern folks say sanding/buffing creates the proper nap for rough out but darn if I can find an explaination or technique video illustrating this. Rough out for saddles is less fuzzy than what its line from the store. I have 2/3 of the Stohlman saddle making books and that dang one I DO NOT have happens to be the one that talks about how to do rough out. And ya cant find JUST that third book for sale >:(
  2. Barrel saddle horn repair

    Late to the party here but Mike Craw I am having the same issue. Is there any chance I could please get that guide too? :D I dont understand the attraction/fixation of these rawhide horns. If I did a leather cover then rawhide would it last better you think?
  3. My Projects

    Just stuff I've done ...
  4. Just Another Belt

    Somehow, I was under the impression it was hand-stitched. Not sure why. Well it looks great and what a lucky puppy you are!! Thanks for answering.
  5. How Exactly Do You "dip" Dye Your Leather?

    When you dip dye it seems to get SO MUCH into the leather (which is the idea, I know). However, I sponged off excess and let it dry really good. I buff it too! However, a black bridle I recently re-dyed was worn by it's horse today and the black dye came off onto the light gray horse. Luckily it's my horse and he just looks goofy so it's no big whoop. It's annoying though. What sets the dye?
  6. Just Another Belt

    Yeah Smokin24 what Mark said ^^^^ Please tell me a little more about the stitching. To me, the belt looks great and you know, nothing is ever 100% perfect. The good news in working with leather is that you can improve with every project. If I had to say anything negative about it I guess I could say that my eye is drawn to the crowded appearance at the end of the belt where the two flowers are crunched together. I know it's how the pattern goes but it looks kind of forced (Is this the right word, I dont know). BUT overall, it's a beauty and some people like limited decorative cutting. My grandfather said he always liked many of my projects better before I mucked it up with a bunch of decorative cutting. The things I made for him never had decorative cuts. He said it made it look all junky and trashed. *shrug* To each his own, right? Too bad some people can't see through their egos to politely critique fellow hobbyists, and instead come out looking pompous and arrogant. I guess not everyone has people skillz.