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Sixty Button Reins

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Here's my latest work, Sixty button eight plait rein and twelve plait romal.

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Wow! Super nice. I like...

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Beautiful piece of work, Brad

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awesome simply awesome !!!!!!!!

could you give us some dimensions ? how long the reins are from end to end ? and the romal also? what kind of buttons did you use, 5x4 pineapples? just curious thanks for showing your work it looks great.

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awesome simply awesome !!!!!!!!

could you give us some dimensions ? how long the reins are from end to end ? and the romal also? what kind of buttons did you use, 5x4 pineapples? just curious thanks for showing your work it looks great.

Thanks everyone. The reins are 43" (one side-86" total) with a 36" romal (without popper). This would be the length for bridal chains, about 54" or 56" would be good if no chains are used. The buttons are pineapple knots over a ring knot.

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thanks alot for the info they look awesome. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Very nice. How many ways can it be said?

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Very nice. How many ways can it be said?

I know one more way, Brad, you can send them up here for me to try out and make sure they will hold up!!!!

Bob

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I know one more way, Brad, you can send them up here for me to try out and make sure they will hold up!!!!

Bob

Brad is a good name but I'm used to Bret. Thanks for the nice comments. I haven't got any work that far east though.

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Bret

Very nice piece of work.

Mike

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Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations you have done a piece of art.

Enrique

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On 13/10/2011 at 11:38 AM, Leatherpownder said:

Here's my latest work, Sixty button eight plait rein and twelve plait romal.

P1000151.jpg

 

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Cool!

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Mom 'o man! That must have taken forever.

Wow, getting all them buttons just alike and perfectly alike is simple amazing.

Holly moly you got my admiration.

Do you have a market for costly items like that up there in Idaho?

Money seems tight here in SOCAL.

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Trust me when I say that those are cowboy artwork at its finest. Did you by chance cut your own rawhide lace for those? I love doing rawhide work myself.

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Beautiful work! I would love to learn how to braid.

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Do you use cores? or are they square?

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I've done just enough braiding that I know I'd never be able to make a living at it, or even make any money at it.  I have a ton of respect for the people that can do collector level work, AND get paid for it.  I haven't done much braiding in the last 20 years; kids and making a living took priority.  However I do have two green hides in the freezer, and another two that I processed and cut up a couple years ago.  I just can't turn down the chance to get a hide off a skinny old cow when I have the chance!  Finding the right time to process seems a struggle, either too hot or too cold, very little in between since I've gotten the two that are in my freezer.  It seems like 60-70 degree weather works the best, and dry air, of which we've had none.

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Absolutely stunning.  I always say I can teach any munky to tool/carve leather, but this is genuine art! 

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On ‎9‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 2:02 PM, GrampaJoel said:

Mom 'o man! That must have taken forever.

Wow, getting all them buttons just alike and perfectly alike is simple amazing.

Holly moly you got my admiration.

Do you have a market for costly items like that up there in Idaho?

Money seems tight here in SOCAL.

I do have a market, I'm about a year and a half out on orders.

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I do cut all my own materials and my wife processes the hide, 32 this season but now it's to cold. I usually use a core but sometimes do a square braid.

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3 hours ago, Leatherpownder said:

 32 this season but now it's to cold.

That in and of itself is impressive!  Are you getting hides from local slaughterhouses, or from ranchers? 

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