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Art

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  • Birthday 12/04/1948

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    Maryland, U.S.A.
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    Knifemaking, Gunsmithing, Machining, Sharpening

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    Gunleather, MC, BDSM & Fetish gear
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  1. This can be as easy as making two end pieces and maybe a shoulder pad. You could possibly get by without any work to the belt at all.
  2. Welts and bottoms on bags is where the post shines.
  3. Get a cylinder bed machine, preferably one with a flat table insert. The post machine is seldom a requirement (although that one time you need one, nothing else will do). I do have a post, but wouldn't want one as my only machine. You can do a lot (almost anything) with a post, but it won't be as comfortable as it will be with a cylinder bed.
  4. No, I do not. Bob has never been unfair with pricing. You get what you pay for.
  5. Art, I read some of your old posts on glue thinners. Didn't find an answer to this question. I have Renia Top-Fit thinner and wonder if it will work with Barge TF (toluene free) contact cement? I mostly use Top Fit for wet leather, but bought the Barge in a small can in a pinch for cement. Don't want to buy Barge thinner if I don't have to. -John

  6. For big heavy leathers, I prefer Bob Beard's edgers. For everything else, I use Ron's.
  7. You want the 16x2. Here's a list of needles you may want to consider from the thread exchange. https://www.thethreadexchange.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=SRCHFA&Search=16x2
  8. For size 33 (commercial) thread like I use on boot tops, I use a size 14 needle, but anything from 12 to 15 might work.
  9. You want 16x2 or DBx2 for that machine. That number is called the "system". Then you need to pick size (generally the diameter of the needle) based on the thread you are using.
  10. Try going up one needle size. Art
  11. Well, you certainly made that clear in your original post. Lay part on a piece of grid or graph paper, both sides to be clearer. Now, call OTB and see if they can source what you need. They might not have it, but they can point you in the right direction. These can also be custom made. There are a lot of vendors out there, it might take a few hours on the phone to get a lead. Also, go to your original supplier and ask where they sourced them.
  12. Fact of leather life here. Robert Beard tools sell for more than you paid for them when new. This is on eBay. They seldom come up unless someone dies. Barry King tools can be a little more flexible on price, but they hold their value too.
  13. 10 Seconds. https://www.amazon.com/Solid-Brass-Heart-Rosette-Concho/dp/B07BYYPYG1
  14. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aquilim-315-dispersion-adhesives-500g/dp/B00DJ3KHSA Renia Aquilim 315 it works very well. Water based, no VOCs. I stayed away from anything like this for the longest time. This is all I use now even though I have a gallon of Master in the shop.
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