srbonner

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About srbonner

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  • Birthday 11/28/1972

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  1. I have two questions for you guys and gals. 1. I have been told not to buy Tandy rawhide lacing, which I did before I saw the response. Yes, it is way not consistent. Where should I buy it from? 2. Can you run it through a splitter to even it out. Thank you.
  2. I have a customer that I am building a portfolio for. He has asked me about the possibility of lacing the edges with rawhide. I have never done a lot of lacing much less lacing with rawhide. My questions are: (I apologize before hand if they are stupid questions!!) 1. Can this be done? 2. how do you protect the leather as your lacing with wet rawhide? 3. I have always heard that rawhide shrinks as it dries, do you need to lace it a little looser with that in mind to keep from messing up the portfolio. 4. Is there a calf or kangaroo lace that mimics the color of rawhide? Thank you so much.
  3. Ok this might be a stupid question but I'm going to ask it anyways. I started putting a coat of oil on my projects and sticking them in the sun for a while. I love the color I get. Now that winter has set in is there any tricks to get that same color. Thanks
  4. This is my first attempt at a bag. It was the bag kit from Tandy. I know there was a lot of negitive comments about this bag and all of them were mostly justified. The main reason I went ahead and bought it was to use it to make a set of patterns and to better understand the construction process. As you can tell from the picture I modified the bag a little to get the look I was wanting. I know it has some flaws, but thats why its for me. I now know how to better put one together and have discovered some things I can change to improve on the next one. I hope you enjoy!
  5. Ok, this may be a stupid question, but its Thursday so I am going to ask it anyways. I do some of my layout and desin on the computer. I try to print it for the customer so they have an idea of what I am going to do. On some of my items I use the alphabet stamps from Tandy. What I would like to know is what is the name of that font. I cant seem to find it and would like my sample sheet to more clearly reflect the font Im going to use. Any ideas?
  6. Two portfolios for some friends. Just getting a little better at it. I have pics of Bruce Johnson's and Double U's work on my wall. That is what im striving for, so better get back to the bench. Thanks for lookin.
  7. Alright guys I'm bringing you another question. Im fixin' to make a set of spur straps for a guy. Im going to put his brand on them. His brand contains the letter "B". I realize that I cannot do the mirror image of his brand, so my question is if I put it on both straps facing the same way will it look ok or do I need to just tool it on one of them. Hope my question is clear as mud. Thanks
  8. Ok here is the question. On some of my project I put a 1/4" bead around my stamping. I like to dye it a little darker than my antique, just cause I like the way it looks. My problem is getting a nice even bead. I usually use Feibrings Spirit Dye. I have tried Tandy's Professional series (which they said would work perfect) but didnt. Does anybody have any trick they would be willing to share.
  9. Ok here is the question. On some of my project I put a 1/4" bead around my stamping. I like to dye it a little darker than my antique, just cause I like the way it looks. My problem is getting a nice even bead. I usually use Feibrings Spirit Dye. I have tried Tandy's Professional series (which they said would work perfect) but didnt. Does anybody have any trick they would be willing to share.
  10. What a night!!!!!! My awesome wife made me chicken parmesan and coconut creme pie. Oh can't forget that we have 4 of Braylee's friends spending the night. All those that pray........please pray...lol

  11. I want to tell my wife Happy Anniversary. Its not till tomorrow, but I just couldnt wait to tell her. Love ya more than you will know. And just so ya know the diamonds are in the mail!!!!!!!

    1. EquusCustomLeathers

      EquusCustomLeathers

      What a romantic guy! Have a lovely anniversary:)

  12. Tonight were gonna talk about patience and johnson grass. You ought to come hear what the Father has to say. SPCC tonight at 7 pm.

  13. I'm still working toward getting a Barry King basket stamp, but not there yet. What I'm wondering is there a differance between the ones you can buy at Tandy versus the ones you buy at SLC?
  14. Awesome work!!!!!! I pastor a cowboy church in Oklahoma and would be willing to help you raise some money for the pastor. Just let me know how I can help.
  15. Thanks for all your advice. Got a piece of square tubing and after a little modifing I think it will work