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About Averya

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  • Birthday January 22

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    Anything horse.....leatherwork and glass art

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    horse tack (bridles and breast collars)
  1. Thank you everyone for the inquiries. The machine has been sold.
  2. Hi Phil: I live about 30 minutes outside of Eugene. Lincoln: Yes, I bought this machine brand new directly from the Leather Company. I've had it probably 4 years but rarely used it.
  3. I find that I do not use my Cobra 4 like I thought I would. It is basically new...probably has three hours on it. Comes with the full package of accessories...needles, bobbins, table top, etc. This machine is in perfect condition...has been oiled frequently and covered so as not to collect dust. $1,975.. Located in Oregon...sorry, pick up only. 541-998-1687......thank you, Avery
  4. Here are three more images of my work with pyrography techniques. I'm really enjoying this medium, even though there is a big learning curve and if you make a mistake, most times you have to start all over. Can be frustrating.
  5. It's a lot of fun. There is a learning curve though (as with everything, I guess). Temperature is important on leather and learning what the different tips can do.
  6. I recently began experimenting with pyrography on leather. Still have a way to go, but am enjoying the process. Here are a few of my first drawings.
  7. Thank you Studio-N. This is great information and I appreciate it. I will definitely check out the forum. Avery
  8. For those who have laser machines, could you please give me some advice on the model and manufacturer you would recommend. I am interested in possibly purchasing one, but know nothing about them. Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you, Avery
  9. Great...thanks so much for the advice. I will call them tomorrow and see what they suggest. Really appreciate the input.
  10. I, admittedly, do not know much about these machines. I am having problems with stitching close to the edge, even with a zipper foot. Also, I thought maybe a roller foot would not leave marks on the leather from the feed dog. Any insight would be very much appreciated.
  11. Does anyone know If there is a leather roller foot available for either a Cobra 4, or a Consew 206RB-5? I've been trying to find one that will fit one of my machines. Thank you
  12. At least now I don't think it's my fault this is happening. I've worked with leather using the same process for over two years and this is the first time I've ever had cracks. I originally thought it might be caused by using the Fribings Dye Reducer but now I'm pretty sure it is the Tandy leather. A very expensive education as well as delaying delivery of this order to my customer. I had to start all over...using a different leather in my shop which I don't have enough of. Guess I will order some veg tan from the Hide House, unless someone has a better suggestion for good quality leather. Thanks Avery
  13. I live in Oregon, so absolutely have no issues with a dry studio. Yes, I wet the leather before making a bend. I have applied some Black Rock Leather n Rich to the back sides and let it sit overnight...It has helped, but I agree, new leather shouldn't crack like this. I bought it from Tandy, but will go elsewhere in the future.
  14. Thanks....sounds like my problem exactly. Never had it happen before though so I'll pay better attention to treating my leather after casing.
  15. I've been working with leather for about 2 years now and have never had this happen. I am making straps for a breast collar and after they have been died and treated, they are cracking when you bend them. I thought it was the particular hide I bought so made another strap from a different piece of leather and the same thing is happening. Straps are 3/4 inch wide, of 6 - 7 oz veg tan....they were cased so I could run a scribe line down each side. Holes were punched then they were died with a mixture of Fiebings Mahogany and Medium Brown, which was diluted with dye reducer. Edges were finished with edge coat and paraffin wax. Any suggestions, ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Avery