garypl

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About garypl

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  • Birthday 12/28/1950

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Loganville, GA
  • Interests
    Shooting/reloading, woodworking, gardening

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Shooting bags and accessories
  • Interested in learning about
    Holster making, carving leather
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    Google search on making shotgun shell pouch

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  1. DIY Filler for Edges?

    Carmela, I have sewn embossed cowhide and to make edges smooth and tight, I put the edges in my vise and cranked the jaws tight. Flattened the edges for @2-3mm so I can glue them together tightly. Kept a nice closed seam after sewing. Gary
  2. Is this leather any good?

    If you are in the USA and just looking to buy a small amount of leather, I suggest Springfield Leather. They are a sponsor here and they have good deals on smaller orders of leather. If you want a side, try Wickett & Craig - great leather at a fair price and they will split it to the weight you want. Gary
  3. Couch arm table

    Beautiful job Tom! Can’t believe it only took 6 hours to tool - really nice! Gary
  4. Craftool Pro Splitter

    I bought the Tandy Deluxe splitter on sale for $200 and my wife held onto it until Christmas. I clamped it to my workbench and it splits leather perfectly out of the box! I am very impressed with how easy it is to use. Dont know how often I will have to hone the blade, but so far it has done nice clean cuts. Widest leather I have put through it is @1.5” and pulls through with very little resistance. I haven’t been working on any projects for the past month due to work and family activities and now I am preparing to go on a 2 week business trip, so hope to get back to working on projects in February! Very happy with this tool. Gary
  5. Help! Ruined my project during stitching!

    I would cut the sheath 1/4”- 3/8” over size, use the double foot, and then trim to the stitch line after you sew. With more leather under the feet, it should be less likely to wander as opposed to trying to stitch right along the edge. Gary
  6. Custom armguard for injury.

    I still run a separate business and often find myself too busy to even think about leather work! I have to be “ in the mood” before I start working on any leather or woodworking project. If I start working on a project and my mind is off thinking about other things I have to do - you know what happens! I’m looking forward to having more down time in a few years to spend more time playing with my hobbies... Gary
  7. Custom armguard for injury.

    Another interesting and well done piece Mike! Where do you find the time to crank out such beautiful work so often? Gary
  8. Very nice! Looks like some Sam Browne studs near the flap that hook into the canvas? Gary
  9. Tooled Wallet

    Thanks Tim - I am going to play around with your beveling technique - it really looks good!
  10. Tooled Wallet

    Really nice work Tim! How did you tool the dark border around the outside of the design? Gary
  11. Stetson, looks like a good fit! Did you make your own pattern? Do you punch your belt slots or do you punch two holes and cut out between the holes? I have been thinking about buying a slot punch because my belt slots never come out as neat as I would like. I just got a sweet deal on a new S&W 9mm Shield, with pocket knife and flashlight, for $250. I want to make a holster for it when I find some free time. Gary
  12. Small Arbor Press, worth anything?

    Do you have the Grizzly press with the deep throat or a standard arbor press? I use a simple 1 ton arbor press and I have to go easy when using it for stamping or the impressions are too deep. Gary
  13. Small Arbor Press, worth anything?

    I like the deep throat on this one - maybe someone will send feedback on it! Gary
  14. Show your Shop

    Congratulations Sheila! I think you will be very happy working in this great space! Gary
  15. "Freezing" dye colors

    Chris, I would definitely use Pro Dyes instead of water based - seem to give more consistent colors. I also think spraying would pretty much eliminate your streaking problem. You can buy a $10 airbrush at Harbor Freight that will spray finishes perfectly. If you do not have a compressor, you can buy a tiny compressor for @$50-75 that will be more than adequate to run an airbrush. Gary