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About roo4u

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  • Birthday 10/14/1965

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    hershey nebraska

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    horse, human and dog tack braided in kangaroo and paracord.
  • Interested in learning about
    all forms of braiding, braiding with rawhide.
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    internet search on lace cutters

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  1. Dog collar construction advice?

    i suggest using a bridle leather under and then use your vegtan tooling leather over the top this will give you a non stretch base. if you want a soft layer next to dog then sandwich bridle between layers, doesnt have to be real heavy. also as suggested teach dog not to pull. i disagree with the need for treats to train this however. I can typically teach a dog not to pull in just a few minutes with just a choke chain, or sometimes just a flat collar just depends on the hardness of the dog. prong collars have to be used a specific way and are not for the novice user.
  2. Do you consider yourself an artist?

    I am a braider...i consider myself an artist. to me if you work in a factory making leathergoods same thing over and over you are just a leatherworker but if you make one piece at a time and strive to improve with every project you do, maybe looking to create something original you are an artist.
  3. Sling/Cuff combo

    nope not marlin...however henry makes that gun and it is so sweet!
  4. copyright infringement?

    it is fear of punishment that keeps most people honest. but i believe it is unethical to create something like a braided item and know that you are copying things you learned from someone else and then tell the rest of the world if you copy me i will sue you. the number of people in the world with integrity seems to be shrinking quickly. very sad tracy
  5. found a few examples of freds saddles online but no info on the maker...just realized i found this exact saddle on craigslist lol
  6. Flat Plait, Slotted Plait, Indian Chief...

    that is most commonly called split braiding google that and you will find what you are looking for. this braid is used to attach saddle strings and i found multiple tutorials online. good luck
  7. just a bit about prong collars...they are not intended to be used as a single collar they are a correction device but when properly applied to the dog. prong collars are meant to be used high up on the dogs neck with a buckle collar below them. two leashes should be used a short leash on the prong for the correction and your regular leash on the flat collar for general use. this method keeps handler from accidentally inflicting pain on the dog if the dog misbehaves. control should be kept with the flat collar while the short corrections are made with the prong collar. not all trainers or handlers are proficient enough with the correct use of these collars. i do not recommend anyone to use one on their first problem dog without some guidance from an experienced handler or trainer.
  8. 4-strand round braid bracelet

    you can roll little things like bracelets with just your hand on a hard surface...then pull it to stretch the braid tight. as to the braid back im not sure if there is anything online. i learned from a bruce grant book on braiding. if i can get something braided i will try to post a tutorial on how i do my back braids.
  9. ABOK

    those lil round key fob knots are called monkey fist knots used by sailors on the end of a line to give it weight for throwing. they were sometimes done around a small lead ball to add weight if the line had to be thrown long distances. very easy to do...tutorials can be found online just google monkey fist knot.
  10. 4-strand round braid bracelet

    for my 4 strand bracelets i do a loop and braid the ends back into the braid so that the loop is also a 4 strand instead of the single stand loop you have there. also you need to roll and stretch your braid before you do final finishing because of the braid stretching and tightening down as you describe. roll braid well and then pull on it to get it stretched then do your size measurement and this will ensure a longer lasting fit. also all leather stretches..even kangaroo with has the highest tensile strength will stretch as it ages and wears.
  11. i spose that is true but problem i have with some of the nylon products i have tried is they collect dust and dirt very quickly due to the texture of the stuff. tuff does have some neat stuff though.
  12. i very much like the look of that mag holder thanks plinkercases for about to try practical shooting and need to carry multiple mags for my bersa. im also think this would work for the mags for my marlin 795 if i get the chance to shoot at an appleseed id need to have approx 10 loaded mags....need to get crafting.
  13. copyright infringement?

    well his braiding is not original nor are his color combos. some of his products are original just because he has some custom metal items he adds to the braiding. the statement about copyright on his website made is seem as if all of the items he braided were his original designs and therefore protected by copyright law. this is of course impossible for the most part just because of how long braiding has been around. i do see that he has a new design to his website and has removed the bit about copyright.
  14. copyright infringement?

    here is a situation i recently came across regarding copyrights. i am a braider and surf the internet once in a while to look at other braiders work...not to copy but just as an interest, never know when you might come across some interesting new knot or braid to learn. i came across a site selling braided goods. the braider states on his website that all his works are covered under copyright law but also states he learned to braid from same book i learned from. none of his designs are original as far as the braiding goes so how can he claim copyright on something that has been done for thousands of years? it boggles the mind that someone would even try that.
  15. oh ya n you havent really lived til you have jabbed a pointy ended edger into some part of your hand. i never ever cussed in my life until i became a leather worker. lol