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    Richland, WA

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  1. 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.
  2. There is an article with patterns in it for the Buck 100 knife by Bill Churchill. It is at the PSLAC website in their Member Only section ( ) near the bottom at: ( ) I'm sorry that PSLAC has a Member Only section, but that it how they support their website without monitary support from any sponsors. They do have leather sponsors, but they only offer discounts to PSLAC members when purchasing leather products. BTW way there is a monthly newsletter The RawHide Gazette that is in their Public section. Please see: Hope this helps.
  3. I was hoping that The Leather Machine Company would take over the lead of the show, much like FERDCO did in the old days. I sure like the look of the Cobra Class 3....
  4. I use a Skil rotary cutter to cut leather up to 5/6 ounce. Cuts straight just fine. A little harder with cuts other than gentle curves.
  5. Pictures please. I have a FERDCO Pro-2000 and live in the Tri-cities, WA. Looking for a lighter weight machine. Bob Stelmack
  6. Check with
  7. My friend restored a leather horse collar with these products. Hope it helps. Bob Stelmack
  8. Pictures of the Ferdco Pro 440 "Baby Bull" please

  9. Use an airbrush and spray a 50/50 Resolene/Water in several light coats.
  10. Please see: Location: Richland, WA Bob Stelmack
  11. The domain name sometimes gives a clue. Please see:
  12. Just to clarify. The groups to look at are set in the CONTENT TYPES, where you can select TOPICS, then using the "gear" symbol, you can select the FORUMS (sewing, etc.) that you want to follow. I remember working on software, before I retired, and helping people design user interfaces, I gave them this quote: "Flexibility is the key to indecision." In other words, when you have many options to customize--you can get lost in the process, but I find the ability to customize searches/sorts save me a lot of time, once I figure them out.
  13. I make a custom activity (called "My Unread Content") that selects only the things that are new since my last visit. Cuts down on the things that will be "New" to me. I can also set other custom activity that apply to groups, or other options. I love how fast and clear the new format is. I guess I'm just a geek--well, a leather/computer geek. ;-)
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