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About Leatherbaron

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  • Birthday 07/22/1952

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    Adelaide S.A.
  • Interests
    All things leather , stubby holders. belts. wallets, guitar covers , holsters. miniature saddles , etc etc , meeting other leatherworkers to learn more

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Guitars - Belts - Wallets - etc etc etc
  • Interested in learning about
    Sewing machines - Plaiting - anything leather that I dont know already
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  1. Hey there , the holster and belt look great...... only pick i have is that I think you will find that the basket or bag weave on the holster usually goes across and not downwards.... hey but who really cares..... check it out
  2. II have been playing with making swivel knives from brass on my new lathe... I made all the stuff in the photos except the shanks with the finger piece...waiting for some bearings from china that are $10 for 10 bearings 4mm also making stylus's for tracing onto the leather but mine are longer and more of a pleasure to hold. regards Terry O'Brien the LEATHERBARON www.leatherbaron.com (facebook link ) photos show thee brass swivel knives and some that were flat chromed as a test
  3. Cheap And Cheerful Home-Made Swivel Knife

    10pcs 681 Miniature Bearings ball mini open bearing 1.5 x 4 x 1.2mm on ebay from China for $ 10 for 10 bearings Regards Terry
  4. First Motorcycle Job...finally Complete!

    Saddle bags minimum $1000
  5. Made Myself A New Edge Burnisher Motorised

    Any burnisher that spin in balance is a good idea.... my first one was an old washing machine motor with burnisher mounted on the end of it , worked good Thanks Rohn , easy to make , just gotta do it huh !!! took me 3 years to get around to it , the one afternoon to make it. regards
  6. Help Me Kick Off My Business Please

    Only way to get known is to get 5000 business cards made and plaster them all over your town , leave them at the Barbers , hardware store, if you have a coffee leave one at the table when you leave etc etc
  7. Hello From Texas

    Been doing leather work since 1968 still trying to get good at it heh heh , I was trained by A Texan in the 1960's , he came to Australia and bought a Station ( Ranch ) and ran a Leatherwork Supply shop in Darwin Australia. Made a Roper Saddle once , it was fun..... even a shit saddle is still a saddle , it just looks better as you get better. Now I enjoy making Miniature Saddles for Display only... they are about 1/4 scale..... good fun to do Rgds Leatherbaron
  8. Lined Carbine Scabbard

    Shit hot stuff fellow
  9. what ever it is , it's leatherwork.... the next will be better , and the next you wiill get adicted rgds
  10. Latest Gun Holsters

    I make quite a few holsters mainly for cowboy rigs here in Australia and I can tell you that you Holsters look great , very neat one of the things I try to do is to make my leatherwork look neat. regards Leatherbaron
  11. Hi Guys , just thought I would show of my edge burnisher that I made this one is version 2 much more usefull than my first old model that used a washing machine motor and a Handgrinder hub as a gearbox etc etc the new one uses good stuff..... Had a friend who has a Wood Lathe to make me a couple of burnishing rollers of various sizes... to fit my 3/4 inch shaft .... which fits the bearings and casings.... the motor was the worst cost because i bought a brand new one.... as you can see it was easy to make using a bit of scrap steel for the base.... and a few hours assembly.... it works like a ferrari Regars Leatherbaron www.leatherbaron.com
  12. Hello From Adelaide Australia

    Hi ya Ben , glad to see your getting into the leatherworking we are all here to help if you need it.... regards Terry The Leatherbaron , Prospect SA www.leatherbaron.com
  13. Modify Arbour Press

    I have no photos to explainn what I have done to my Arbour press , but I have a you tube video to link to .... this will explain it all.... I did the mod and its a great tip for sure. Leatherbaron
  14. Problem is once you start sewing with the machine your going to start sewing every damn thing just like me.... I enjoy sewing so much I hardly do any lacing anymore heh heh