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About JasonGwiazda

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  • Birthday 08/21/1989

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    Riverland, South Australia
  • Interests
    Horses, guitars and making my own gear.

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    working gear, saddlery, tooling

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  1. Did you ever find the pins you were looking for? I believe they were also called Speedy Stirrup Pins. The quick change buckles are available through Toowoomba Saddlery in QLD, sold as Fender Quick Adjusters.
  2. Hi there and welcome to the forum! I've got 2 friends who have the Cowboy/techsew splitter and it works well for them. One is a general leathergoods maker doing wallets, EDC type stuff and the other a full time saddler and both say it works for what they do, however the saddler has his eye open for a larger band knife splitter for the larger work. I have a bandknife splitter and love it as I am not limited to firmer veg tan leather and can split anything I need to. Where are you located? There may be a few guys around - myself included - who can split things for you in the interim whilst you research splitters. Thanks, Jason
  3. Thanks mate, I'll look into getting a roller foot and have a play to go from there. Much appreciated!
  4. Sorry I'm a few months behind catching up, but @RockyAussie does your brass roller allow you to skive heavier leathers too? I've got a standard bell skiver and thinking about modifying it to take more dense veg tan too. Cheers!
  5. Hi all, I have recently aquired an old Fortuna 470 splitter, but don't have a manual and having a hard time trying to find one. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks, Jason
  6. G'Day all, here's some pictures of a wade saddle I finished rebuilding for a customer last week. I've made a few Aussie half breed style saddles but this was the first wade I've made and first with the inlaid padded seat. Turned out OK I think, minus the skirts not lining up 100% centered, same as the stirrup bolts and the wrinkle on the seat pad cover. Stamping still needs work too. Please critique away and let me know of anything I need to improve on. Thanks, Jason
  7. From what I've seen Greenhalgh isn't too bad but I prefer HO or Lefflers MO for tooling. I've tried getting samples from East Coast Leather and haven't got any of my 4 requests over 3 months. Thinking they only want to deal with QLD folks and not in SA?
  8. Looks good Aussie, and nice work too Wedgetail. I've used Adelaide Leather for years as my local supplier here in SA but a guy round the corner from me has suggested Marish Accessories for buckles and such and they seem even better on their pricing.
  9. Sorry to dig up an old thread, but that is one beautiful complete machine there mate! I've used a couple and currently use a newer one at RM Williams with a motor and she's a beauty. I'd love one for myself one day!
  10. Hi Everyone, Been a while since my last post. Finished up this strap for a good customer last week who wanted something fancy and thought I'd show it off. I know the basket stamping isn't perfect, but overall pretty happy with it. Any critique/feedback would be great. Cheers, Jason
  11. Really, really nice work,very impressive!
  12. Hi all, here is a pair of shotgun chaps based on an old Visalia design I made recently. Let me know what you think. Sorry the the photo is a little far away, the customer sent me the photo as I forgot to take one of the finished product. (Idiot!!!) Cheers, Jason
  13. Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated. I worked it out in the end, it wasn't exactly pretty, but it got the job done. Thanks again, Jason
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