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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. Thanks mate, I'll look into getting a roller foot and have a play to go from there. Much appreciated!
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. Really, really nice work,very impressive!
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Hi Everyone, I'm making a pair of chaps for a customer who wanted a pair like these. The only thing is I can't work out how to tie this knot holding the back belt onto the chap. I've spent ages trying to figure it out and it's got me beat! If anyone would be able to help that would be greatly appreciated!! Cheers, Jason
  13. Hi Ya'll thanks for the comments!! Sorry for being a little slow, been pretty busy recently! The black strap is from a double butt so didn't have to dye that and the stamped one has had a few coats of olive oil and leather dressing and then left in the sun for a couple days on a 40+ degree day to get a nice sun tan. Spook, I mainly play Telecaster style guitars, there's something about that country twang I love about them. I've got a Fender and a custom made one from an awesome luthier in Sydney amongst many others. It's my version of a 50's tele as I'll never be able to afford one of those lol!!!!
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