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  1. whistler


    All I can add is “Ditto”. I keep hoping what ever I’m not getting will finally come to me. KMMay, Really Nice work!
  2. whistler

    shark and beaver

    Are you wanting tanned beaver tails or wanting tails to tan yourself?
  3. whistler

    Motorcycle tooling pattern(s)

    Thanks for the quick reply’s. Got to get in some practice so that will allow more practice time. I knew there was a better way to search but my mind just couldn’t come up with it. billybopp, I also mow this ladies yard. On my way over today I called her but got no answer. She does sleep late occasionally so I didn’t Think much about it. After mowing awhile and she still hadn’t came out I knocked, nothing, both doors were locked. The neighbor has a key so I called her to come over for a look see due to her recent health problems. All said and done my brother & her had took a bike ride today. She had failed to tell anyone. Story ends well.
  4. whistler

    Motorcycle tooling pattern(s)

    A few months back my mom passed. Lots of issues but she gave it a good fight and lived a long life. Her neighbor just a few years younger (83) and my mom both lost their husbands about the same time and they became best friends. My mom’s friend recently lost her leather checkbook cover. Her late husband had it made for her. Nothing special in the checkbook cover itself and may have been a Tandy kit. It had the floral design, lace edging etc. I can’t replace “that” checkbook but I want to try and make her another. At 83 the lady Loves motorcycles more than anything else in the world. She is always ready for a ride. A 250 mile day is nothing for her and she will never say enough. Would anyone know where I could find any patterns, templates for a simple motorcycle I could download for tooling onto this checkbook cover. I’m not opposed to buying this if it’s the right one. I’m very inexperienced at tooling so I’ll have some practicing to do and my reason for wanting a simpler pattern. I’ve done searches but only come up with patterns for motorcycle leather bags, seats an other accessories. Sorry for the lengthy explanation! I hope someday to contribute to this forum rather than just gleaning from it but with my lack of knowledge & experience I was always taught to keep quiet and listen. Thanks in Advance,
  5. After having to have recently put my hunting partner and family pet of nearly 15 years down its awful hard for me to think about dogs. She was the best and this is the kind of collar she would be wearing if still around. Very Nice!
  6. whistler

    last saddles

    WoW! I can only imagine. Thanks for posting.
  7. whistler

    D style fasteners

    Thank You DJole. I looked and looked but not knowing what they are called made it difficult. Thanks Again
  8. whistler

    D style fasteners

    Does anyone know where the 2 piece fasteners shown in the above video might be found. These are similar to what's found on the police, fire, emergency radios to secure to their work belt. I want the metal ones as I think he mentions in the video they are available in plastic. I hope I didn't violate any rules posting the video. I tried to just cut a picture or two out but I couldn't get it done.
  9. whistler

    Legal pad Portfolio

    Thanks for the reply, I guess as a beginner I never thought about the stamping & tooling stretching out the leather but I can very well see how it happens. i will try the method you used to make the fold in the portfolio and see how it turns out. Thanks for taking time and helping out. In my first post I forgot to compliment you on your work. Very Nice!
  10. whistler

    Legal pad Portfolio

    I'm very new at this so pardon me for a couple questions that might seem obvious to some. The poster board stiffener and the beveled mat board stiffener can you explain this a little bit. How do you fold the large piece of 7-8 oz leather. I get a kind of pooch at the fold that messes the appearance of the sides. Thanks
  11. whistler

    Thumb Break Holsters

    Thanks to all that replied and very sorry for my being so slow to reply. Several things going on since my last post. Some pleasant and some not so pleasant but they kept me off the board. Again Thanks for all your help and I think with the help I've got I can take it an run with it. A mistake is not the worse thing in the world as long as I learn from it.
  12. whistler

    Thumb Break Holsters

    I'm new at this and although I expect to make mistakes I was hoping maybe I could lessen them somewhat. Thanks for the advice,
  13. whistler

    Thumb Break Holsters

    Most concealment holster seem to rely on a form fit for retention of the weapon. I prefer the additional security of a Thumb Break design. Anybody got any suggestion where I might find a thumb break concealment style holster pattern that I might adapt for my use. Thanks
  14. whistler

    Granite Slab For Pricking Irons?

    I think sycamore is prone to check. We have ash an I actually have some pretty nice pieces waiting to be split into firewood. They've been cut 18 months or so I think I'll dig through my pile.
  15. whistler

    Granite Slab For Pricking Irons?

    TinkerTailor what is your thought on the species of wood in Nigel's setup? Every time I watch one of his videos my attention ends up on that round! I given thoughts to trying a sycamore,got any opinions?