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G'day, thanks for your comments. 

I have noticed that you are in Texas in USA, I am in Australia.

They are for sale at AUD $500.00 which is around US $375.00.

I make the whole Stitching Horse including the locking device, there is a lot of work in making one.

You can PM me if you are interested, I have just made a second one.

The base is English ELM, the sides are European Beech and the locking device is 316 Stainless 

Regards

Alan

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G'day Thor,

Thanks for your concern.

I know it sounds a bit on the cheap side but I am a long way from an International market.  The population in Australia is 23,000,000.  Australia is slightly larger than the Lower 48 States

of the USA with a population of 130,000,000 and, I think, 3/4 of the size of Europe, with a population of 743,000,000. So it is a limited market here.

Do we want a larger population…………NO!

780 CHF is AUD $1062.

I will see how it pans out.

Regards

Alan.

 

 

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G'day Jarednem,

I have been asked to submit some photo's of the "Stitching Horse" by Thor, Walter et al & will try to do so tonight.

The Horse is the right height for stitching if you sit at any chair, stool, or office chair, etc.

The large bow or area under where the leather is actually clamped makes it easy to stitch bulky items.

The post will be made under the title "Tools of a Swiss Saddler"

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G'day all,

I would first like to thank Walter & Thorsten for their help.

Now to sart , I first purchased two sheets of 15mm Industrial ply and one sheet of 20mm Marine ply and glued them together using plenty of clamps (you can't have to many). This gave me a thickness of 50mm at this stage. I left the clamps on for 24 hours. I then traced around the templates on the ply & cut them out on my bandsaw ( please note it was only the ply that was cut out & not the outside European Beech) 

Next step is to cut the two outside pieces, in this case I used 20mm European Beech which gave me a total width of 90mm. These were then glued to the ply & clamped & left for 24 hours It is important to cut all these out accurately as the clamp won't mesh correctly, I cut them out approx. 3mm wider & finished them on my PARKEN Belt sander/Linisher. The foot lever is only the thickness of the ply (50mm). 

I then cut out the base using 50mm English Elm & drilled holes as per the template I drilled from the top of the base then turned it over & countersunk the other side to take 100mm Bugle head Hex screws.

The sides were cut out of European Beech & the steel side plates ( 20mm wide by 3mm thick) were mortised in.

Next to make the locking device….. I used 316 Stainless steel except for the bar.

The round head on the lock was cut off a 42mm Rod, the protruding rods were 8mm, the bar was 10mmX10mm.

They were all made as per the template except for the way the bar was attached….. see pics.

I used OSMO Oil on all the surfaces.

The end result is the last pic. 

The PARKEN belt linisher was the answer for shaping the arms, if you don't have access to a linisher like this one a Japanese rasp would be the answer.

I tried to post this Under "Tools of a Swiss Saddler" to no avail, it appears that the Forum won't take photo's? OR maybe its me!

Happy Woodworking!

Alan

 

 

 

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Hi Alan..............
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I just happened to see these pictures now, something went wrong.
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Anyway,.... now I've looked at them.
Of course, you sent me some of it by mail.
So this has become a very nice job.
You are a very good craftsman with wood...... 1a.
And the price is also very good, here cost much less beautiful...... much more.
Thanks for the post.
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Greeting

 

Walter

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Oh yes

Almost forgotten....

Of course, the market for these sewing clamps is small.

Even here in Europe, these sewing clamps were almost as good as nowhere 30 years ago, except for Switzerland.
Even leather goods companies like Kiefer in Munich sewed still with Sewing Clamps one must clamp between the legs.
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The big sewing horses on which one could also sit, which were quite rare and abroad mostly very scarce.
This Sewing-Clamp has only been sold in Germany for about 30 years.

One sees in the world a lot of sewing aids which are useless, the seams at the leather parts usually show with what was worked.

Whoever wants to do a good job must have this model, everything else is mischief.

I can not write the nicer.

Greeting

Walter

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I'm very new and have been surfing different posts and this sewing pony is remarkable. What a shame I live in Spain now because back in 2016 I used to live in Melbourne and its fantastic to see enterprising Artisans back in Australia.

 

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Thank you Alden, its a while since I looked at my leatherworker site. I seemed to have mislaid my plans for this Stitching clamp, I will have to look a bit harder as I might just make a couple more.

There is a real lot of work in making one, the first time I looked at it I thought...... "should be able to make that in a couple of days!".... WRONG!!!..... the making of the stainless steel locking device was a bit tricky as it has to be "just right" to work.

But it was good fun.

Alan

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Furniture grade stitching horse.. very nice. 

Makes you want to buy one just to leave randomly in your living room, to use as a conversation starter LOL

Beauty.

Alan, I've seen some people (on youtube) who own similar horses, when they want to make a long stitch, they add various home made contraptions to increase the effective holding size of the clamp, if that makes sense?  To increase the width of the jaws.

Maybe for the next one you can design an optional attachment that does this for them when needed.   And then charge for it an arm and a leg of course, Festool style :P

 

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It always amazes me how the arts co-mingle, whether intentional or not. This is, in itself, a work of art. Alas, I am a relative newbie, without the funds for a piece like this...for now! I agree that this is a tool I would leave sitting out in the living area, on display for all to see.

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Sorry I haven't been back to Leatherworker for some time, so a BIG thank you for your comments....Spyros, CraigL, Hopup, & TerryNoles. My saying these days is "you can do anything if you set your mind to it" ......although when I first saw the "clamp" I thought ....I can make that in a couple of days!!......WRONG ,,it does take a bit longer especially the first one.

I seem to put most of my time in these days with leather tool collecting & not as much woodworking & leather working  as I used to, but that's retirement....you have the time to chop and change.

Alan

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