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  1. Show your Shop
  2. RBS Stamps

    These are RBS (Roth, Barnes, Stohlman) stamps.
  3. Diamond Awl problems

  4. Diamond Awl problems

    Just talked with Lee Douglas last night and their awl are still available. Look for Douglas Saddle Co. On Facebook
  5. 18th Century Leather Edge Beveling

    Edge shave tools begin to appear in ads during the mid 1800s. There were edge irons, and edge burnishers etc. prior as well as edged leather goods such as harness and belting, etc. It is assumed the practice of edging with a piece of glass was done prior to the edging tools we a familiar with today. Apparently there were old timers who still preferred the glass method at the time R. A. Salaman wrote Dictionary of Leather Working Tools c.1700-1950. If one is attempting to re-create the secondary items of a professional leather worker such as a harness maker in America during your period, rounding and burnishing edges is in my opinion justified. Look at some of Stuart Lilie's work. He has probably got as much study of original pieces in his line of work as anyone I know of.
  6. Wickett/craig

    You might try RJF leather
  7. Can't Get The Edges To Burnish Like Glass

    +1 hide glue
  8. It is designed for using a strap and stirrup but you can use it without if it is self sprung. Sit on a stool and hold it straight up between your legs with your inner knees.
  9. I want to also use that phrase. I have said the same thing using many other garbled words many times. Yours is succinct and memorable.
  10. Confederate Flag Stamp

    Do you make one in the former of a confederate battle flag?
  11. I have always used lead. Will continue.
  12. How to become a saddle maker?
  13. Early 1800's Stitching Horse

    Congrats on a very nice find! I would say no earlier than late 1800's though.