Airedale1

Newbie Leash. & Collar Questions

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Hoping that folks here will answer some of my questions regarding making leashes and collars.  I've read as much as I could but still have questions.  I want to primarily make 6' leads with a blood knot on each end.  I also want to make all leather martingale collars. I live in New England.

Okay, so here are my questions:

1. In order to make a 6' long lead with a blood knot on each end, how long a strip will I need and where can I source it?

2. Latigo vs. Veg tan for leashes.  What are the pros and cons and the same question for making collars?

3. Cutting strips.  What is the tool called, price range and where can I source them?

4. I know from what I've read so far that Veg tan needs to be dyed and conditioned.  So, what is the procedure, e.g., in what order do you do it and  how do you apply them?

5. What is the cost range for dyes and conditioners and where can I source them?

6. I've noticed that when making a leash with a blood knot, some folks scribe a center line.  What tool is used for that?

7. What tool is used to punch holes for adjusting size in a collar and what is the price range and where can I source them?

Thanks in advance for any info.  Any help would be most appreciated.

 

 

 

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These google searches should cover most of what you have asked...I know i found a youtube video awhile back that had a  rough formula for braiding leather starting strip length and ending length doing a 4 strand round braid if i happen across it again i'll follow up here.

https://www.google.com/search?q=braided+leather+dog+leash+instructions&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjmmNuKrLTeAhULG6wKHQcdBsUQ1QIIxgIoAQ&biw=1280&bih=617

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1280&bih=617&ei=3IvbW43wEYa6tgXQ2o7gCA&q=strap+cutter+leather&oq=strap+cutter&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0i20i263j0l5j0i22i30l4.24803.26601..29910...0.0..0.84.942.12......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j35i39j0i131j0i67j0i10.7A4ieiGG9hY

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1280&bih=617&ei=-4vbW6n6Cc6-tQXw0KqoBw&q=wing+divider&oq=wing+div&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.0l10.19140.23196..25044...5.0..0.96.1087.13......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j35i39j0i131i67j0i67j0i131j0i10i67j0i10.T4s8Ov_xVx0

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1280&bih=617&ei=FYzbW4b2D4a6tgXQ2o7gCA&q=latigo+leather++vs+veg+tan&oq=latigo+leather++vs+veg+tan&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i299l3j33i160l2.14466.21880..22289...3.0..1.326.2522.26j1j1j1......0....1..gws-wiz.......0j0i71j35i39j0i67j0i131j0i131i67j0i20i263j0i10j0i22i30j33i22i29i30.ao3JojUbDxA

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1280&bih=617&ei=LIzbW5C0EsyOtQWbwa_wCA&q=leather+dye+source+new+england&oq=leather+dye+source+new+england&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i299.27138.32897..33074...0.0..0.111.2235.29j1......0....1..gws-wiz.......0j0i71j35i39j0i67j0i131j0i131i67j0i20i263j0i22i30j33i160j33i22i29i30.u-n8rqjnFpA

https://www.google.com/search?q=leather+hole+punch&oq=leather+hole+punch&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3704j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Thank you.

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