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  1. DVD of 160 leather books

    Hell, it's less than $15, what have do we have to loose?
  2. Cutting table top material?

    I went to my local "old/new hardware" shop where there nut, bolts, fittings, barrels, etc. See pictures of the shop:!1s0x549878d6916d69bf:0x95dacdfe91069a4f!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4s!5sart+carpenter+kennewick+-+Google+Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipPlJO7mZ93YGG1h7jqEOpEiuHdkwnWOXaDyzpsU&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjH7MTftPXfAhXKwVQKHd6PDhkQoiowCnoECAYQBg ...and purchased a roll of rubber conveyor belt. I used 3-foot wide, because my table was 3-foot wide. The belt is smooth rubber, about 3/8 inch thick and has bias ply construction like tires.
  3. Leather Christmas Ornaments

    See page 13 of the RawHide Gazette for ornaments made from scrap leather: Bob Stelmack
  4. TLA - Three Letter Acronym ;-) Bob Stelmack
  5. purse repair

    I don't do purse repair unless my wife tells me too. ;-) The main reason is, every time I've tried to install a zipper It always goes wrong and looks crooked, so even the bible covers I make do not have zippers on them. Bob Stelmack
  6. Tricycle Restoration? (my second project)

  7. "So the switch has 3 connections one is labeled C the other O (both red wires) and the third has no markings (it had the blue wire). When I removed all the wires and tested the switch I got a change when touching the unmarked one and on the "C" but no change when on the "O" of switch attached. " The unmarked connection is a common wire of the switch, when the switch IS NOT depressed the (C) section (called the normally "closed" position) is electrically connected to the unmarked connection. The unmarked connection is a common wire of the switch, when the switch IS depressed the (O) section (called the normally "open" position) is electrically connected to the unmarked connection.
  8. How is this done?

    Google says:
  9. Brass letter stamps

    Greetings, You may or may not find this interesting: in Leather Article.pdf Bob Stelmack
  10. Consew 206RB With Thicker Thread

    After the bobbin is placed in the bobbin holder, then run the thread though the cut slot and exit between the spaces on the bobbin tension spring. I couldn't see from the video if you did it right. Then DO NOT pull the the thread the way you show in the video. The thread is meant to come out of the bobbin from the top, otherwise the thread will fray. Make sure the bobbin is not too full or rubbing one the bobbin case. The tension discs will loose tension if you have raised the foot, either by the manual latch or by the pedal on the floor. If neither is the case then the pin that opens the tension discs is stuck. Hope this helps. Bob Stelmack
  11. Cowboy Sewing Machine Dealers

    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
  12. HELP: holding leather in place while sewing

    Staples work really well when sewing anything on top on hair-on-hide leather! Bob Stelmack
  13. Found NUBUCK Leather $25.00

    Just start with whatever you have. Make mistakes. Learn and most of all Have Fun! You might start a trend for nubuck chaps...
  14. Found NUBUCK Leather $25.00

    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
  15. Leather Conditioner Recipe?

    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.