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About PonyEdwards

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  • Birthday 08/14/1956

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    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Interests
    History, Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction, 19th Century Historical Re-enacting, Costume, Cosplay, molding leather

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    small leather goods
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  1. Leather Bra Top

    It’s been quite some time since you originally posted this. Have you found the time to make it yet, or succumbed to purchasing another craftsman’s work? Though I’ve not taken the time to read through all of your replies, did you ever mention what bra size your recipient wore? I’ll attach a couple of the pieces I create should you be interested?
  2. Ghormley Cheyenne

    Did you ever find your pattern?
  3. Historically correct Western chaps

    One of the best sites you'll find for all things Cowboy and other nineteenth century Old West topics is www.cascity.com. I did a bit of checking for you, to make sure they had what I think you want. Once on the site, you'll want to check out the forums button. Then "the Leather Shop" page. Type in "chaps" and you'll be all set. There are several varieties listed, and photos of originals to assist you in your project. Have fun. Oh, you may have to become a member, but it's free. I've included a photo of a pair of 1895 Meana chaps.
  4. Just a thought, but since the color is bleeding off in the rain, have you thought about just wetting them down and letting all the excess dye wash out, and then redying them? It sort of sounds like either they used the wrong dyeing process, or perhaps too much dye was used. Since they're biker leathers, I'm guessing they're made from a chrome leather, so the problem may have originated at the tannery.
  5. If you're still trying to color match for this, I suggest angelus dyes. The color they call spice.
  6. Thank you for this. It took me awhile to find the original post, but I eventually found it and made copies.
  7. Looks like you're a bit busy, but when you're able to find some time, I'd be interested in seeing you post some more of the workshop handouts that you did with your husband, John Henry (hope I got that correct).

    Thanks for all that you do to keep this site up & running.


  8. Glove Making, Gauntlet Making....need All The Help I Can Get

    Eagle View patterns sells a gloves, gauntlets & mittens pattern. I made it once, I believe by sewing machine and found the pattern piece for the middle two fingers a bit challenging. But it could have been a bit of craftsman error on my part. Taking apart other makers gloves is instructive, and may aide you in your goal. If nothing else, it will show you which styles of glove is best suited to your purpose.
  9. Emile James Politype #1

    Sorry, don't have any yet. Just what I've seen on the net. It's about 60 miles to where I have to see this machine.
  10. Emile James Politype #1

    Does anyone have any information on a Politype #3? An acquaintance has what I believe to be the #3. I've sent her some photos I found on the web, and she indicated the sewing head resembled a Singer 29 series more than the Claes style. Thanks
  11. Singer 29K Patcher Novice

    Jomax: almost all of your questions, and more are answered in the leather sewing machines forum. The Wiz has a very detailed explanation as to how travel you should expect prior to rebuilding.
  12. For those who've seen the movie by Adam Sandler, in which he portrays a Jewish cobbler in modern day New York City, I'm wondering if anyone recognizes the old, old treadle used throughout the film?
  13. Thank you, gentleman. Those are the sorts of answers I was looking for. I fully understand the discrepancy between yesteryears prices, and today's. Prices fluctuate from region to region, but what range might I expect to pay for a newer model singer in the 29K70's series?
  14. I've been wondering if anyone in the combined brain trust might know how much in U.S. Dollars the different models of Singer 29 series shoe patchers sold for when they were new? Such as a 29-4 made around the beginning of the last century, and still commonly used by many folks today. Or, in my particular case I have a Singer 29K58. Now, I roughly know how much I've seen them selling for used, but have no idea, how much they sold for new. I'm also searching for a Singer 29K72, or 73 whichever is the long arm version, but again without knowing what the new price was, I can't judge what a fair used price might be? Thanks.