Wholesale leather supplier, Carroll Leather has introduced a new article at their recent trade show. We wanted to share this product with the leatherworker.net community because it is a fresh outlook on a vintage leather. The new pattern is called "Cheyenne", as you can see in the image it is a vintage/distressed article but also has added durability. You will notice a subtle crackle effect in this leather but the unique aspect is it's protective top coat. Most leathers like this will scratc
If you get two or more leatherworkers together, there will probably be three or more opinions on the best stamping tools. Opinions about who made or still makes the best tools are like mothers, everybody has one. It is hard to pay homage to all the toolmakers that have come and gone, but I'll try and list some of them.
Various saddlemakers. These were custom made tools, often from a nail or if necessary from a piece of tool steel. Almost NEVER signed and seldom marked with anything, they non
Snaps are a device to hold two of something together temporarily as a finished product. Snaps usually come in four sizes.
Ligne 24, Line 24, Durable Dot, or 15mm Snaps are about 19/32 or 5/8 inch. They come in many makeup and finishes and platings and are made by a lot of different onshore and offshore companies for different applications. They can be obtained in various cost configurations to suit the quality and purpose of the end product. These come with various names usually incorporati
This is my first blog. I am doing this on request, so I hope I like it. Let me say first and very important that opinions, evaluations, methods, procedures, and anything else in this blog are merely opinions, my humble opinions. I am not responsible for information contained in these ramblings and claim no responsibility for anything in this blog, however accurate or inaccurate it may be. You pay nothing for this blog, and you may assume that nothing is what you are getting. This is a legal
With fashion and decorating trends changing daily, one trend that has been consistent for most of 2015 is the desire for distressed leather hides. This type of leather has always been a popular choice for western themed homes and cabins but is slowly catching on in the urban and contemporary styles. Distressed leather has become a diverse product due to the variety of colors it is offered in today. In the passed aged leathers were only offered in brown but today you can easily find shades of
I have an old saddle and am curious of what it is and its worth. On the front rigging dee it is is stamped with "EZ RIG PAT MAY 1815". Then on the inside of both rear rigging dees it is stamped with a very small anchor. The last mark that I have found is either a 6 or a 9 which is stamped in the leather underneath the saddle in between the fleece. Other than that I cannot find another markings. It has no maker marking stamped in the leather that I have been able to find. Please let me know if yo
So no earth shattering progress recently as I have been busy getting a house fixed up...
But I did sew in the inlaid seat on this rig.
I have the house largely under control now so maybe it will free up some time for me to get this saddle done...
This past saturday I made some decent progress.
Cut out fenders, billets and finally got up the nerve to proceed with the inlaid seat portion of this project.
Built my pattern by looking at saddles by Kent Frecker, Cary Schwarz & Steve Mason...I'm sure it isn't as nice as what they do but overall I'm happy.
Here's what I did:
Pulled the seat off the saddle. verified by measurement approximately where the pattern was going. Using the center line I had scratched into th
They’re the cars that have captured our imaginations for decades. We’re talking about famous movie cars. They’re famous for different reasons. Some had starring roles, some had a personality of their own, most were crucial to the plot, but all of them looked awesome which is why they are to this day the most iconic cars in show business.
1. Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off). According to the movie, less than a hundred of these were ever made. It was with great sadness
Dear All! I have a beautiful H.S Lebman saddle that is to heavy for me to manage easily!, I am asking for advice on where is the best internet site to sell it, and also what the 'circa' value, It is a 15.5" Saddle in good condition. I am sorry to have to sell it but for long distance rides its 16 kilo is too much weight! any advice much appreciated
The stamp says H.S Lebman, San Antonio, Texas, and in the center of that is S.Flores and under that name I think the number 37.
Saturday: Got seat rough fitted - Pulled it in and then let it dry up to where the seat and front jockeys were firmed up. I follow Jeremiah Watt and Dale Harwoods theory that you need to pound the leather into the middle - Draw the bubble into the center and pound it in. I also do like Jeremiah Watt and work a bubble into the cantle face and then compress it in - Really helps leather fit into cantle dish.
Sunday: Wet the center part of the seat down and pulled it back into rig. Marked my c