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    Bethel Park, PA
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    Photography, leather working, western holsters

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    western holsters
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  1. Gluing leather to stitching horse? is a dark walnut color now after re-staining and finished with shellac.
  2. Gluing leather to stitching horse?

    Finishing up the gluing. I inserted 2 rare earth (molybdenum) magnets to each side, under the leather, for a way to hold needles when taking a break from sewing
  3. Gluing leather to stitching horse?

    fredk...yes it was a lot of work, but I enjoyed it...hardest part was removing clamp after epoxy putty set. It swelled and was very difficult to remove. I put plastic tape around so epoxy would not stick. Sanded it open so the clamp now goes in easily. LetterT: not sure. I have just seen/used veg tan. I have already glued the veg tan on....hmmm. Then again chrome would have allowed dyed color to match the wood color....hmmm.
  4. Gluing leather to stitching horse?

    Thanks fredk and Mattsbagger, will work on it tonight. JD62 I bought it at an antique store in Virginia. It is a J.D Randall Co. Cincinnatti, OH. Apparently it was a lefty... then someone drilled and chiseled the hole for the clamp post, decades ago, to make it a right handed. Seat was completely split down the center... they put metal bands around each end and across the bottom. leather strap was old and crusty. I removed the bands, glued the seat and used 2 part epoxy putty to fill in the big hole where the clamp post was. I formed the putty around the post now the hole fits it perfectly, instead of flopping around. I cut a new strap for it. Re-glued a couple loose leg cross members, restained and finished. Now getting to glue the leather on the clamp. Will post pic when done.
  5. Gluing leather to stitching horse?

    Fredk, Thanks. The adhesive that you use on top of PVA, is that also PVA or contact cement?
  6. Installing a conch on gun holster.

    I Love the tooling and the color. What color is it and how did you apply? Full strength or diluted? Thanks Doug
  7. I have an antique stitching horse that I am repairing and I want to glue leather onto the clamp. I am using 3oz/4oz veg tan glued with contact cement. Should I dampen the leather to form it easier around the sharp bends as I am gluing or just press and hold till cement takes hold. Also, should I use two coats on the wood as I do when just gluing leather?
  8. Thanks to all. Think I will stick to less deep for more realistic Western period style. Found this on another thread From Steve 75 -
  9. If making a "period correct" or wishing it comes out that way, how deep should carving go into the leather? Sheridan carving is fairly deep to my understanding and a lot of pull ups on leaves and petals. Did western holsters have that intricate work or was it less deep and closer to just scratching the surface. Similar to a cowboy scratching in a design in the bunk house or on the trail?
  10. Does anyone know the part number for the screws that hold the Singer 29-4 to the treadle base and where I might purchase them? I am missing all 4 and would like to get originals. I am pretty sure they are 10-28 size, which do not seem to be available these days.
  11. Darkening neatsfoot oil finish

    Looks like this equals about 1 oz dye to 15 oz oil. Also, I just played my John Bianchi holster video and he says to place Suntan Lamps over your finishing table, the same type used in tanning studios, and it will replicate the heat and UV factor of daylight and give your leather a nice finish. Anyone who has the video, it is on the last dvd when he is putting on the second coat of neatsfoot oil.
  12. Dwight...couple a questions. When you sew the edges do you cut the groove with an edge groover or just emboss a groove without cutting into the leather? Also, I am getting ready to make holes in a 2 layer gunbelt (about 14 oz). The guy gave me his old belt with a shield buckle. The belt is 8 oz and measures 39 inches from the fold to the hole for the buckle (41.5 inches from the buckle prong). Would I just transfer this measurement to the new 14 oz belt, or is there some special math that I've seen on here to add for thicker belts? If I wrap the belts into a circle like around the waist, with his belt inside the new belt, the measurement changes by 1 1/2 inches longer.
  13. Revolver week!

    hey JLS...question on stitch line comment... do you mean that you stitch right up tight to the gun? I'm still trying to learn.
  14. Tippman Boss

    thanks... I'll contact Tippman and check on pricing.