Double U Leather

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About Double U Leather

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    used to be "leatherrookie"
  • Birthday 06/08/1963

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    http://www.doubleuleather.com
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    Colorado
  • Interests
    Learning more about God, rodeo, playing the guitar, raising my kids

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    none really....just kind of a hacker
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    sheridan style tooling
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  1. Final Christmas'ish order done...LOL. They were ordered for a Christmas present, but ordered late and the customer was understanding enough to realize it wouldn't be right on Christmas when they got 'em. This customer has ordered several things from me in the past, and was happy to get these even if they were a bit past Christmas. Anyhow, take a look and let me know what you think. May you each be richly blessed in the New Year.
  2. Thanks gang very much for the nice words. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I've truly been blessed with this gift. From the man who showed me how the flow worked a few years ago, to others who have given me pointers and such along the way, those people have all been placed in my life for a reason. Included in those people, is Bruce Johnson who unselfishly sent me a pattern for the rope bag. I had no idea how to build one, and called Bruce and he sent me patterns for all the pieces. Thanks buddy. I'm truly humbled by your kind words, and so grateful for all of those who have become my friends along the way. Remain blessed folks.
  3. One more Christmas order done. Thank goodness these people don't live far away. I'll still have to deliver it though. This was the first one of these I've ever done. All in all, it turned out really well. The worst part was the back, and I'm not even gonna put that pic up. Long story, but there's a dark spot of oil that soaked through from the underside. I was sick. Sent a pic to the customer, and they didn't think it was that big of a problem. Whew!! Hopefully, in time it will lighten some. Aside from that, it turned out pretty slick. Learned some things along the way too. Only had to unstitch the gusset once to make it fit...LOL. Anyway, take a look and let me know what you think. Stay blessed gang.
  4. Thanks guys. I'm blessed to have been given this talent, and to be able to make it a nice supplemental income to my "real" job of being a rodeo announcer. tomt...I've never thought about a pattern book, simply because 99% of the time, I don't draw the pattern in the first place. I pretty much just lay out the circles and start carving. Oltoot...I understand what you're saying completely. But, it sure seems like I sell a lot of the bronc halters that it's only the noseband attached to a nylon halter. I did just get an order today for 2 full leather bronc halters. I really think sometimes the people order them more for looks than real functionality. A full leather one can be kinda spendy for some folks. Anyway, thanks again for the compliments. Remain in the blessings.
  5. One more order out the door in time for Christmas. I was real happy with the way this turned out. I think the customer will like it too. In talking with them, I think they'll order several more after they see this one. Anyway, take a look and give me your thoughts. I appreciate you looking, and as always, remain blessed.
  6. Thanks guys for the nice words. Chris...the screws go into the conchos on the back. I didn't take a pic of the spine. However, there is no wood in it. Pete...I didn't bevel the lines at all, and the blade is just a hollow ground 1/8" blade that I cut deep. Thanks again for the compliments. They mean a great deal to me. Stay blessed gang. Thanks guys for the nice words. Chris...the screws go into the conchos on the back. I didn't take a pic of the spine. However, there is no wood in it. Pete...I didn't bevel the lines at all, and the blade is just a hollow ground 1/8" blade that I cut deep. Thanks again for the compliments. They mean a great deal to me. Stay blessed gang.
  7. Here's another one out the door. All in all, I think it turned out pretty nice. One thing I know....I HATE ZIPPERS!! I think there's fixin' to be a drastic price increase for people who want zippered binders...LOL. Anyway, take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks for looking, and remain blessed.
  8. I use an old pair of hoof nippers that are too dull for the horses. Talk to someone who has horses, and you can probably get a pair of old hoof nippers given to you. And, they work great.
  9. Thanks gang for the nice words. I sure do like orders where customers aren't a huge rush, AND let me have some flexibility. Makes it a whole lot more fun. Treed.......I'll be darned. If my memory serves me correct, you went by Rose Rodeo Sound or something similar correct? Get ahold of me if you'd like. I got some stories from that Vancouver, WA rodeo, involving Jeff Hart and Bob Logue....LOL. Pretty funny stuff to say the least. Bruce...I got the pattern for the rope bag. Thank you very much. I've got the front almost all tooled. Still have the back and the pocket, plus dyeing the background and construction Gonna be crunch time to get it done by Christmas I think...LOL. Thanks again everyone for the nice words. Stay in the blessing.
  10. Here's another of the 7 of these this company has ordered. This time, I decided to dye the background to match the color of the lettering. I think it turned out pretty sharp. When the customer picked it up a couple days ago, he was sure excited too. This is the kind of order I really like doing because A) the customer is no rush at all to get all 7 of them done, and the customer is giving me some artistic liscense with them. Anyway, take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks for your time. Remain blessed.
  11. Hey gang.........sorry for the delay in responses. Once a post leaves the show off area, I rarely look at them again. The only reason I saw this one, was the Two Tone Belt title. Didn't realize it was mine...LOL. Anyway, Zoom.....I use a Singer 211G165 (I think that's the numbers) for most of my stitching. It's a great machine I've had for a long time, and works wonderfully. It will sew some pretty thick stuff too. Alex....here's the sequence I use. Tool it, let it dry overnight, dye, let it dry overnight, cover with NeatLac, let it dry for at least 4 hours, second coat of NeatLac, dry for 4 hours, antique, TanKote finish, stitch, and then finish edges. Hope that helps. Be blessed all.
  12. Alex, Thank you so much for posting this. I have never heard of this method of working with leather. I'm very intrigues now. Apparently there's not much shrinking to speak of as it dries correct? How hot is the oven in the "baking" process? Have you ever tried to tool the leather first? Thanks in advance for your insight.
  13. Roger......thanks for your words. Over the years, I've had to re-shape my attitude to say the least. And, because I finally came to know God, my attitude has changed. Don't get me wrong, I can still get pretty self absorbed, followed by negativity, but for the most part I'm much better now!!. Thanks again for the compliments. They mean a lot.
  14. Dang.........thanks for the nice words. I'm honored to have my peers think highly of my work. Chief....your words really mean a lot to me, especially the elegance part. That is exactly what I was going for. Not gaudy, not over the top, but functional and artistically appealing. Vman....just hang in there. If you could only see some of my early stuff....LOL. Like anything else, it just takes time and practice. The more time spent, the better the result.
  15. Akhenaten....sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. That quilt pattern as I call it, is done by using a wing divider to mark the lines, cut the lines with a hollow ground blade swivel knife, and then a seeder at every intersection. Hope that helps, but if you've found something that works for you, way to go. Be blessed.