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  1. Ask Earnie at . They are the best at repair and can advise on all types of sewing requirements. I suspect that he will recommend one of the sewing machine sponsors at the top of
  2. Staples work really well when sewing anything on top on hair-on-hide leather! Bob Stelmack
  3. Just start with whatever you have. Make mistakes. Learn and most of all Have Fun! You might start a trend for nubuck chaps...
  4. If you treat it with!/Natural-Leather-Protector-16oz/p/35500434/category=9139678 this you will have it waterproofed and more stain resistant. I have tonnes of nubuck over the years and made leather book covers. Nice and feels nice. Or try this produce:!/Suede-Nubuck-Protector-8oz/p/35774868/category=9139678 Bob Stelmack
  5. I do the same thing and fill the lib balm containers with Skidmore's Beeswax Waterproofing ( I buy it in bulk. There is an article in the RawHide Gazette ( on page 10 that shows the process and give ordering information for lip balm filling materials. Hope this helps.
  7. ....or just pour some Fiebings dark brown spirit dye into the mixture. ;-)
  8. When I lived in England I went to a wood store and pleased to purchase 2" x 4" by the meter and the 2by4's were finished undersized like ours in the US. ;-) Bob Stelmack
  9. Just had to say: "Punctuation matters". Is that a bear with antlers and covered in feathers?
  10. Here is a few views of one style. Suggest you search the internet for what you are looking for and look at the pictures. Hope this helps.... Bob Stelmack
  11. Google search revealed this:
  12. BJP Not sure how to say this. I did a Google search with these key words: dog collar with a restraint handle yielded this: Now looking at the pictures I can't see where a template is needed. Seems like a separate loop of leather, riveted to the existing collar would work. Maybe I'm missing some fine point since I haven't made any dog collars. Anyway, hope the pictures can help you. Bob Stelmack
  13. If you are near the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco, Kennewick) there are few guys here that get together and share ideas. Herb is our knife sheath maker. If you are near Yakima, I've got another fella and some in Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater some more. And Spokane has Ken Bush and company. Check out and the public newsletter, the RawHide Gazette ( )for some of our efforts. Welcome.