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    muzzles and working dog gear
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  1. http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/EWC/2062.zip Let me know if you have any problems with that link.
  2. Hi, I've been offline for a while as you can tell. I'll find a new location for the zip file in the next few days and post a new URL here. Stay tuned.
  3. Looks good, Mark! Anybody ever tried substituting bungee cords for the elastic? Done correctly it would look rather different. Three thin bungees instead of one wide piece of material.
  4. If you have a printer/scanner/copier you can scan in the pieces and manipulate them as you wish. I've taken pieces that I've scanned and doubled the size, then added the bits of the original image to get the hole pattern correct. I suggest saving the scans in greyscale or b&w rather than color. I also add pieces of paper with "information" to the scans, so the image has the name of the pattern, the rough sizes, etc. You can add this later in your photo program, but I'm taking notes anyway, so the snippets of info are already available.
  5. Hmmm. I'm a belt and suspenders kind of guy. I think I'd leave the snaps off the two front "legs" and just loop my belt through the ends.
  6. I found some Line 20 snaps and some glove snaps. The glove snaps look perfect for the more delicate bracelets and the Line 20's will do for the heavier ones. I'm getting some resistance from the Center in regard to doing some really punk cuffs.
  7. I was considering making a cylinder button do the job. I was going to put 3-4 holes on each end, so the user could thread the loop on the cylinder button in one and out the next and then loop over the button. I'll have to test this on my bracelet tester. (She'll demand diner at Red Lobster again, I just know it. )
  8. Thanks for the tips. :hugs: I'm wondering if there isn't a kind of fastener that would be easily adjustable to the end user and be "low tech" as well. I lean toward the 1850s/1860s with this kind of thing when I can. I like to point to the dense woods at the Center and ask them what they would think of going through there in a Conestoga wagon drawn by four to six horses. The Center is just west of St. Louis so the Forty-niners would have gone through there regularly on their way to the gold fields, if they didn't take river transport up the Missouri.
  9. I make trinkets for the Endangered Wolf Center Gift Shop. They want me to make wolf-themed bracelets for adults and kids. So far I have looked at snaps and velcro for the bracelets. What I'm wondering is if any of you have a clever way to fasten a bracelet that you'd recommend. There needs to be room to adjustment if possible, I can't do every bracelet in every size, some of them would never sell and as I'm donating the materials and labor my budget doesn't allow that "massive response" to the issue. Any help appreciated.
  10. I like the hose clamp thing. It would be a good way to mark a circle exactly the size you need it. And tamping it down on damp leather would give a clear cut line without ink.
  11. One or more of these should be able to translate to leather. At minimum you get the dimensions. http://sewing.about.com/od/bagstotespurseproject/ig/Free-Bag---Purse-Patterns/Cellphone-case.htm
  12. Gel ink pens require very little pressure. Try weighting the point you're tracing. A pint ziplock full of pennies is handy.
  13. Adding: I cut a "relief" hole where the charging cable goes in when I know what model phone the buyer has. That allows them to charge the phone while it's in the case. One person got into the habit of charging it in the car while it was still on his belt. He learned to remember to disconnect after a few "oopsies".
  14. This one Tandy sells looks dead easy to reproduce.
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