GrampaJoel

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  1. GrampaJoel

    Securing loops braided romel reins

    Here' an example of how I interlace the turn back laces at the join. The loop below has masking tape used to creat a even design to put the cover knot on.
  2. GrampaJoel

    New at braiding - Asking for advice

    I mark a straight line and make sure the crosses always hit the line. It keeps everything straight and on track. Your pull when even, will almost line up every time. some adjustment will occasionally be needed.
  3. GrampaJoel

    Securing loops braided romel reins

    I'm sorry it took me so long to reply. I forgot about this post. I don't come to this site very much any more now that I am retired. Here's a book with everything you will need to learn. That will help with turn backs and all kinds of cover knots and sliders and such. There are several books by Hought that are worth investing in. http://www.hought.com/brbooks-romal1.html Just a tip from me. I make my loop and sew the core together about an inch with a small needle and thread. Then I braid into the area that becomes the back braid, and then wrap it with tape to get the shape I want, and then braid the cover knot. Making the shape with the tape shapes the cover knot. It's over kill to some, but I like my turnarounds to hold. Joel
  4. GrampaJoel

    Securing loops braided romel reins

    You braid (weave) them into the spot where they come together. I usually braid back about three or four inches. It depends upon the number of laces being used. Then put the cover knot on top. The cover not is just that. A cover knot. Depending upon what knot you use, and how you attach the cover knot it may or may not add strength. I'm assuming you are referring to the turn backs like in my picture below I hope this helps.
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    Lace width to thickness

    If I may, I would suggest that you bevel your lace before you thin it's thickness. And always put in a new sharp blade for the cutting. Wether it be the bevel cut or he thickness cut. That is what I do. Joel
  6. That's some nice consistency you have there! Very clean work. how did you mold the pouches?
  7. GrampaJoel

    Baseball glove lace in bulk

    Thanks Rhale I'll check them out. im looking for actual baseball glove lacing in vivid colors. If I could get the correct leather I could cut my own. Joel
  8. GrampaJoel

    Baseball glove lace in bulk

    Hi everyone. I'm looking to do some colored re-lacing of baseball gloves, for the little league teams, and, I need a source for the lace in bulk. I have found sites that will sell the lace in 72" strips. I'd prefer to buy in bulk. can anyone help me out? thanks Joel
  9. GrampaJoel

    Back braiding

    Do you use a cover knot on the back braid connecting point?
  10. GrampaJoel

    Sixty Button Reins

    Mom 'o man! That must have taken forever. Wow, getting all them buttons just alike and perfectly alike is simple amazing. Holly moly you got my admiration. Do you have a market for costly items like that up there in Idaho? Money seems tight here in SOCAL.
  11. Yeah I can see where you would be PO'ed. I like you design though , however, it would be hard to keep cards in a slot opening on its side. But I would be more concerned on the sloppy stitching. There are ways to fix the missed card holder. But the stitching says, that you really don't know much about your sewing machine. The thread tension needs to be adjusted every time you change threads and thread weight. You didn't, and that's why you have the pulled up thread on the card slots. It looks sloppy and unprofessional. There's nothing worse than having a machine and not getting the results it's capable of. If my review offends you I apologie now. But you need to know these things if you truely intend to sell leather items in the very competitive world of leather goods. Keep going, ' cause there's always room for another maker.
  12. A year or so ago I tried several places that were supposed to know how to build them. But they all said they didn't. I think perhaps the Knikkles on this sight might use it. But they are in Canada. A tree gets pretty expensive with shipping and taxes to southern calif. Im selling all my saddle building tools from my shop. I repaired and rebuilt quite a few cheap quality saddles, but I never even got to use the Lane system I bought. No one around here wanted to pay for the parts alone, let alone a saddle custom built. It's to hard to sell custom quality saddles here in southern calif. at least for me.
  13. Thank you. Joel
  14. GrampaJoel

    Romel repair

    Late reply I know. But it is definitely repairable. as bucksnort said. Remove the button and make a new bend. Weave it in, put a new button on the weave in and there ya go. Joel
  15. Very nice! It seems very simple in appearance, but I can't see how you put it together. Would you care to share your build method? thanks Joel