Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About jiml

  • Rank
  • Birthday 09/10/1970

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Kansas City

LW Info

  • Leatherwork Specialty
  • Interested in learning about
    sheridan style
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
  1. Thank you Mark!!! The Pineapple knot site is awesome. I'm thinking a man rope knot might just be the ticket!
  2. I'm trying to braid a pair of split reins and have hit a road block. I'm going off of memory of a pair my dad used to have. I'm using 8 strands, part of it is flat braid and part is round. My problem is the end knot, I want to braid a knot that will slip through the ring on the bit and then come back through the rein to secure itself. I have found some pineapple knots on here that kinda look what I'm after but not exactly and they don't really show how to braid them. I have done endless internet searches but don't know what the knot is called and therefore haven't found it or how to braid it. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!! Well it's that time of year again, I know you have sent a couple of documents in but your name came up on my CNS and COI report. If you already have these please forward them to me so that I have a copy on hand and I will make sure that they get in! I found this picture that shows what I'm trying to do in theory!! Jim
  3. jiml

    My Projects

    This is all work that I have done. I hope you enjoy!
  4. The common denominator here is practice....practice....practice!! I do agree with your leather comment though, most of what I have bought has been from Tandy's, but I had a saddle maker give me a bunch of scraps of Herman Oak and I could not believe the difference in definition and depth between the two!!! I think one problem I create is with my pressure, I think I'm pressing to hard when creating my line. I think I need to back off the pressure and simply score the leather with the divider and then create the line with my tool, may help me create a more smooth flowing line than the wavy lines I'm getting now. By the way, I checked out your website...very, very nice work. Thanks again for the advice. Jim
  5. Troy, Here is a picture of what I'm trying to achieve!! This is a snapshot of a saddle from Keith Valley (my hero) See the lines, how clean and symmetrical they all are. I looked this morning and he is a member here on leatherworker so I might drop him a line as well. Thanks again. Jim
  6. Thanks Troy, I will try and throw some pictures on today.
  7. Okay, need some help/advice/suggestions here. I am new to this and up to this point have been self taught and have learned through trial and error and of course what I can get from all the awesome advice on this site!!!! Thank you to everyone that shares their information and insight to those of us learning!! I'm having a terrible time creating clean symmetrical lines, for example my sewing lines near the edge. I have tried tracing with dividers (sort of works but haven't found a way to keep them on a very good line around the whole piece), I have tried edgers, again works okay but they only work on my sewing line. I even bought the guide for my swivel knife. I'm just not having great success with any of it. I know I need to continue practicing with all of the above, but does anyone have any tips or tricks concering this topic. Thanks again to all!!! Jim
  8. Mark, Excellent, excellent work....love both the look and the finish!!
  9. jiml

    2Nd Mirror

    Thank you all for the kind words. Thanks Storm, I've looked at a lot of your work and am truly impressed!!
  10. Absolutely love your work!! Gives me something to shoot for!!
  11. jiml

    2Nd Mirror

    Here is my second mirror project, didn't get the first one posted as it was a Christmas present that went to the wire and didn't have time to snap photos!! Feedback is always greatly appreciated!!! Jim
  12. Excellent ideas all!!! I did try smoothing which did help quite a bit, I also thought of the idea of incorporating the mistake into a design. (Absolutley love the saying "if you can't hide it, make it obvious!) it's not as bad as it started out being, of course as soon as it happened I freaked out and came straight to the forum! I will post some pictures today! Thanks again for the great advice!
  13. Can someone please help!! I'm building a large leather bound mirror frame for a christmas present. I'm scoring the main portion in a diamond shape pattern and I got off on one of the lines. The leather is already glued to the frame so replacing is really not an option. Does anyone have any great ideas on how to hide/cover up/repair a cut. Any and all ideas are welcome. Will post pictures when I'm done.......
  14. Thank you all for the nice words. I appreciate the feedback. Definately a work in progress!! But I can see how it can become addictive!
  • Create New...