keplerts

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About keplerts

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  • Birthday January 19

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  • Location
    Allensville, PA

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Saddle Repair, Belts, Holsters
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    Saddle and tack, Holsters

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  1. Steele Tree Pricing

    Most Things went pretty cheap. He won't let the two Juki 2000's go at $1600 a piece though. The crupper stuffer went for about $150 I think. I bought the weaver saddle work stand for $130, a nice stitching horse for $55 and the 8" heritage splitter $115. The Sutton hand crank brought $350. Most of the saddle trees brought $40-$50 a piece. I wasn't impressed with the quality. The fiberglass wasn't applied to the tree very nicely. Hand tools went cheap as well.
  2. I know this is short notice but I'm going to a Harness shop liquidation sale tomorrow and they are advertising 12 trees of various style made by Steele. Does anyone have an idea of what the average cost is of their trees are? I'm looking for bargins and don't want to over pay. There are lots of tools, a Weaver saddle stand, power splitters, and sewing machine going to be there. Thanks for any info on the tree prices. Tom
  3. Where Can l Get a Good Maul?

    Weaver Leather sells some nice mauls.
  4. Safety beveler vs a spokeshave

    Big Sioux, I got a skiver from Weaver as well. It was silver. The problem is that it is made by the CS Osbourne company. The cheap black ones from Tandy are not made by them and actually work. CSO tools are pretty much junk. I bought a Harness awl from Weaver that was made by CSO and it was Junk! I did give Weaver feed by on it.
  5. Tool brands

    +1 for the Weaver Master Tools.
  6. Recommended Leather Suppliers (US)

    American Leather Direct. Aleatherd.com
  7. Weight lifting belt buckle

    Weaver Leather.
  8. Calfskin lace

    Kangaroo lace I got from Weaver Leather was top notch.
  9. Everything looks really nice and clean. You do some really nice work! One question, How do you attach the watch strap buckle now that the strap in sewn together? Or am I missing something? Thanks
  10. Improving stitching pony

    Now that is and interesting pony design! Looks like lots of top to bottom jaw clearance. Here is a link to a cam clamp. No redesign of the pony needed. Just screw on the clamp. https://www.amazon.com/CAM-ACTION-HOLD-DOWN-CLAMP/dp/B000KUXOTE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1495339136&sr=8-3&keywords=cam+clamp
  11. Upgrading Our shop sewing machine

    Check out the new Weaver 205. It is based on the Adler 205 that was discontinued. I think the base price is $2995.00 for wholesale buyers. I know their customer service has been great for other things.
  12. Improving stitching pony

    Changing the wing nut to a "Cam" clamp as pretty much eliminated my thread catching problem. Love the cam clamp. I took that suggestion from someone who suggested on this board a while back.
  13. Osborne #147 drive punches

    For the money, Weaver Master tools punches are MUCH nicer. Very polished, sharp, and durable. Won't waste my time and money on CSO any longer.
  14. Eco-Flo Tips

    Thanks. How do you "Tag" something?? And how to I search on that Tag?
  15. Eco-Flo Tips

    What is a "Tag"???