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  1. Cutting straps in thick leather

    Sounds good, thanks. Im making heavy duty leather suspenders with them and they turn out nice but the leather has had more and more nicks lately. Do you know of a good alternative to Tandy harness leather. Was thinking about trying hermann oak but wasn' sure if it would be worth the price
  2. Lately I am having trouble cutting through 10-12 oz harness leather from Tandy. I am cutting long 1 3/4" straps and lately it has been breaking my razor in my strap cutter. Has anyone had success cutting this leather with a strap cutter and any techniques would help. Thanks
  3. We moved to a boss laser. We have a ls-1416 65w laser. All in all it was about 6k$. It will cut any size leather in a single pass and does everything we need. Bed is about 17 × 17 inches
  4. Rivets - rapid vs. tubular vs. double cap

    Does anyone have any ideas to replace these copper rivets with something easier to hold but still sturdy. The copper rivets are a pain because of having to slide this into a metal bracket I rigged to set them
  5. Still having trouble finding seat belt buckle. I have customers wanting these on there leather work belts. Seen them used before but not sure where to find them. Have searched everywhere. Any ideas. Also lazy susan style swivels. Any help is appreciated
  6. That Chinese laser is what we started on. Used for about a year then moved up. We wanted to be able to cut through 12 oz leather in one pass and cleaner engraving. It has saved us time and is more precise than the Chinese lasers
  7. Buckle suppliers

    I was wondering who everyone uses for buckles. I have been using Tandy but some customers have wanted the seat belt buckle type on their straps. Haven' found a good supplier of those. Any ideas
  8. Alphabet stamping on a Firefighter Shield

    We decided to actually start fire leather as a business about a year ago. We started cheap to get our name out there. Since we started a year ago we have yet to get caught up so the business is there but as we all know this stuff takes time. We have been improving our time and have purchased the equipment and setting up to cut our time to make a profit. We only charge 70$ for a standard shield, 75$ shield with flag behind number and 80$ for custom logo behind number. I feel once we move up to the 100$ Mark we will be making a decent profit. Right now we work quick enough to make a profit but not as much as we would like. The toughest thing is charging friends. You can check out some of our stuff on gettin it custom leather on fb and Gettinitcustom.com if you would like to get some ideas. This place is great to find new tricks from seasoned leather workers. I' always trying to find a better way to do thing. Lol
  9. Alphabet stamping on a Firefighter Shield

    Nice, yea I have ordered from TTE. Good stuff, thanks for taking your time and filling me in on that. I try to keep improving and really liked your post
  10. Alphabet stamping on a Firefighter Shield

    Thanks a bunch, I've hand sewn everything until last month we got a mini 441. So was trying to get that look. If you don't mind me asking where do you buy your thread. Hopefully the polyester thread holds up but regardless the cement should hold it together to that point. We have been doing fire leather as a business for about a year but can't say I have seen many shields nicer than what you did up there. Definitely should get back into it
  11. Alphabet stamping on a Firefighter Shield

    Maybe I am just being picky. I am using 346 and it just dosent seem that thick
  12. Alphabet stamping on a Firefighter Shield

    If you don' mind me asking, what size thread are you using. The thread I use looks tiny compared to this and the thread places act like I'm crazy for wanting to go thicker. Also what size gap between the thread do you use. That' some really clean looking stitching
  13. Biggest thread for machine

    Would it work with a 25 or I would have to go up a needle
  14. Biggest thread for machine

    I recently purchased a mini 441 sewing machine and I have a size 25 needle I'm using. I am looking for a bigger thread, basically for appearance. I am using a 346 right now and the thread is not very noticeable. Does anyone know of a bigger size thread I could use?
  15. Contact cement residue

    Nice, thanks Mark I will check that out