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So Far, So Good

So far, so good; I haven't made any mistakes that I know of on my blogging skills. I went to the local 4H general meeting last night, and every time I go there I get more impressed with the program. Last night the kids received their project books so they can start on working on their respective tasks they signed up for. I felt that the books should have been available last month as if I had started working the leather section this month, the kids would be a month behind. As it is, I did sta

joet

joet

 

The Death Of Quality To Lies And Tricks.

I have for many years argued that the general public has been taken for a ride. I argue that the quality of goods in the USA and world is lacking any and all quality, or effort to make it last and stand the test of time. Yes, I think that we are be coming a disposable world. You go to( Wal Mart) and buy a phone case it is pretty looking, you spend $20 bucks and it gives at best a few months of service. Then you go again and buy another. Bang another $20 bucks and in the course of 5 years you w

jbird

jbird

 

Get Your Blog Post Featured

Ever since we opened the blog section on Leatherworker.net, people have been asking us, "What's a good topic to make a blog post on?" We currently don't have any rules, as such, for what is or is not allowed in a blog article (other than the usual restrictions on personal attacks, obscene content, etc.) For the most part, you can post anything relevant to leather work that you feel moved to write about. But we do want to encourage the development of content that has value (either in terms of

CitizenKate

CitizenKate

 

New Shop Space.

Howdy all, Well, I am in my new space still trying to set up. I have orders pilling up and still so much to do. I will post pictures when its in working order and get back to work. the year is moving fast and that scares me a little, got to slow the mad hatter down some LOL. This is my first entry of many take care and be happy. Josh AKA jbird

jbird

jbird

 

A Day At The Bench Staring Into Space.

My workbench isn't fancy and I feel for the most part a complete beginner so I don't have a wall of tools in front of me. Instead I have a southern facing window that looks out over a suburban horizon. The juniper, trumpet vine, honeysuckle and desert jasmine bushes frame the scene. I envy you basement shop carvers and toolers. Lately I have been considering boarding up that window because on days like yesterday I get nothing done. The sky was punctuated with pregnant rain clouds. The sun highli

TTcustom

TTcustom

 

Work On Projects Is Started

I have decided to get off my backside and get busy doing leather. I found a picture I'm going to do, it was on the floor in a stack of other things. This will be my first major project in a while, and I think it will be interesting. It's a still life with pumpkins, apples, and other fruit, all sitting on a rustic table. I don't think I'm going to hurry on this one and if it turns out nice, I might dye it.While I was in the mood to do leather work I hunted around for some scrap leather and fo

joet

joet

 

Pslac

Just a quick note to let you know that PSLAC (Puget Sound Leather Artisans Co-op) and the DLG (Desert Leathercrafters Group) information can be found at: http://pslac.org Bob Stelmack Editor, RawHide Gazette www.pslac.org

stelmackr

stelmackr

 

Very Little Leather Work Don In January

Sitting at my computer reading postings in Face Book and Leatherworker.net, I thought back on all the leather projects I didn't do in January. I had great plans for whipping out several pictures, maybe a business card case or two and even clean my work bench. So much for all of my plans. Since the beginning of December when I finished the last of a series of coasters, and taught a class to my local 4H, I haven't done a thing. With February coming up tomorrow I think I'll get my pounding ston

joet

joet

 

New Dvds On How To Make Chinks

We have a new DVD out on how to make chinks. They are 2 1/2 hours long and come with patterns. The patterns are full sized. We are also selling patterns for the Chinks and Shot Guns. We are working on some other patterns too. The DVDs can be seen at www.cowcampsaddlery.webs.com Thanks for looking. Mark

MarkB

MarkB

 

Good Surgery And Ready To Go

It has been one week since the surgery on my rotator cuff. It has been a hard week. shoulder feels like I was kicked by a mule literly.I was sick for a week and still feel nauesa at times. the anesthesia was the culpurit. It will make you feel sick for a couple weeks as it matabolizes out of your body. I hope I can get back to leather work soon and i think i will be able to to it. I have people that have put in orders so I do need to get it back asap. Thanks for all the support I have gotten fr

leatherman1457

leatherman1457

 

Leatherworker.net Directory Online!

We figured a way for you leatherworkers to get your site rankings up and draw in extra business. Glance up at your toolbar- see that button that says "Directory"? LW is proud to use its power to help our members get found by customers and make sales. This is going to a huge deal in the future, so get in there and create an account. You want business? We have a way for all the shoppers who come here to browse your sites and pick the right leatherworker for their job. Any registered member o

Johanna

Johanna

 

Finally, A Good Day

Today is the first day that I've felt good in two weeks. I blame part of that on the weather as we've had high winds most of that time; but I can't blame all of it there. Some of the blame goes to a back back problem that has bothered me for over 20 years. I have my good days, and I have my bad and when I have my good days I get a lot of leather worked on. So what am I doing? I'm sitting in my cluttered office typing remarks into my blog. Later, when my wife gets home from work I'll get her

joet

joet

 

I Should Start On That...

When I walk into my studio... Ahahahahahahahaha! I love calling the spare bedroom where I keep my leather supplies and do most of my work my studio. Makes me laugh, the pretension of it! Moving on, the first thing I see when I step into the man cave is the book shelf with all the books on saddle making and leather working. Then there is my roll away tool box that I have all my leather tools and and some of the supplies. Scattered amongst all that is this project and that bits for that project. A

TTcustom

TTcustom

 

4H musings

I survived my first meeting last night teaching a small group of kids the art of leather crafting. Four had signed on, but only three showed up, the fourth one being the star player on her team that played last night. Two of the kids have high hopes of learning all they can about leather and last night was their introduction into the leather world. One boy wants to eventually make a gun case for his father and the other boy wants to learn everything so he can make a fur coat out of fox skin.

joet

joet

 

...And the rain keeps coming down

It isn't often enough for me that we get rain around here. I am not looking for Seattle constant drizzle mind you. No, what I want is a break from the ever relentless clear skies. Boring sameness day after day and in the summer it is a real oven. So with all this lovely inclement weather I thought is would be nice to sit on the patio and listen to the rain drum away on the tin roof. Just a zen moment, me stitching up the latest project as I enjoy something different. Small problem when I got hom

TTcustom

TTcustom

 

The Leatherworker Directory is Now Live

After a couple years of discussing, planning, evaluating software, and development (not to mention working around day jobs and families), the Leatherworker Directory is finally a reality! It's a new section of our site designed to help leatherworkers take advantage of the many leather goods consumers that already visit our site every month, and get found by people looking for what they offer.All registered members of leatherworker.net can create a basic listing for free, with the option to upgr

CitizenKate

CitizenKate

 

updates moving along

Kate and I figured out a plan, and we've been crossing things off our lists every day. So far, so good. Many folks have been pleased with the improvements we've made to the site and have written to tell me. It's nice to know that we are meeting the needs of the community. We try very hard to make things easy and fun, and not bother you folks too much with tech stuff. But now a chance has come along for you to attract shoppers.Yep, Kate built a Link Manager, which allows all registered membe

Johanna

Johanna

 

Consignment sales

I should check my calendar more often, because I found out that the appointment for next weekend to sell some items on consignment is today. I quickly gathered up a few small things that I had laying around the house and got ready to go down to my local Heritage Center to meet with the director. Turns out that I had to wait for about 20 minutes due to a board meeting that everyone was involved in. The director finally met me and she already knew about my work ahead of time. We talked for a b

joet

joet

 

Musings of a 4H leader

Last night I survived another general meeting of my local 4H group. Next week I will start my first class teaching leather crafting to them and if it works out, I'll continue with it. It should be a lot of fun, but right now we are having trouble getting books for them, but I'll use an older version as a guide and will start them off with a boring session of what they need to do and a little of the history of leather.I have four kids signed up, ranging in age from 10 to 16. From what I unders

joet

joet

 

a new place to play yipee

This site just keeps getting better and better. now I can blog. This will be one of my very few places to keep my sanity once I have my operation 20th of Jan. Hope to blog some more This was just a test of the emergency broadcast system, if this had been an actual emgency you would have been instructed on how to keep me from going insane lol. will be back later , Gary

leatherman1457

leatherman1457

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