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GADDABOUT

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About GADDABOUT

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  • Birthday 09/16/1936

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    FUJISAWA-SHI, JAPAN

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    ALL ITEMS
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    JUST ANYTHING BENEFICIAL
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  1. How can I find the magazine "make with leather

    1. broncobuster

      broncobuster

      on ebay those are old magazines

  2. Rawhide, am only trying to give other craftsmen another way. The stitches will never ware or brake because they are in the grove. If this does happen you, start two or three holes from break and repeat the procedure. Not rough on hands and is fast. You are using the best thread for hand stitching. You only need one tool. Hand stitching makes your work better, especially if machine is not practical. At times the the running stitch is not fesable because of stress. A good hand lockstitch will withstand a vast amount of stress. Upon completion of your project, use round face hammer to lock the stitches and recess them in grove. A round face will not leave any marks. Use this method on all types of laceing and stitching. Just experemit sometime see how it does. GADDABOUT
  3. I might suggest that you get a set C.S. OSBURN Bossonnette Edgers. They are great and sharpen eaisly. The steel is great. They consist of sizes 00-0-1-2-3-4-5. To sharpen them, Get some good string/ thread the same size. Wax or affix oil of some type and put jewelers on it. This always does a job for me. Have been using these since 1978, Just try one of your favorite size. GADDABOUT davidg@jcom.home.ne.np
  4. HELLO FROM "GADDABOUT" GET IN TOUCH WITH ME

  5. Rawhide your write up is great. There is a better way to hand stitch than the method you use. Get an awl half and a needle from The American Straigh needle or one for the Landis 16. These needles have a hook on one end and sharp enough to make it's own hole. Get a long length of thread you intend to use. Push your need thru the leather where you intend to start. Hook your thread over the needle and apply preasure to keep it on hook. Pull the thread thru. Now pull one end thru so you have a thread on each side. Now push needle thru, form a loop and hook the needle with it. Keep pressure on it while pushing it thru. Pull enough thru to form a loop that you can pass the other end thru. Pull both end tight so they can form a lock stitch in the middle just like a sewing machine does. This is very easy and fast.
  6. I HAVE THREE OF YOUR MACHINES, ONE HAS A HAND WHEEL ON THE SIDE WITH KNOB. IT WORKS GREAT. MOUNT SCOND WHEEL ON END AND IT BECOMES VERSITAL. GADDAOBOUT
  7. WOULD LOVE TO BE FRIENDS PROVIDING WE CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EACH OTHER.

    GADDABOUT

  8. WOULD LIKE TO TALK WITH YOU A VARIOUS TIMES.

  9. I changed my thread and my problem was solved i was useing thread i got on ebay not good for leather thanks.Charlie K

  10. AM UNABLE TO CHANGE TO A NEW PASSWORD. PLEASE HELP. 2ND TIME I HAVE ASKED FOR HELP. Name: DAVID GADDIS UserName: GADDABOUT IP Address: 61.23.114.145 Email Address: davidg@jcom.home.ne.jp
  11. AM NOT SURE THAT THER IS ANY LEATHER FOR SALT WATER. WATER WILL MAKE LEATHER PLYABLE. AM NOT OF WHAT EFFECTS SALT WILL HAVE ON IT. USE A SAMPLE PIECE IS YOUR BEST SOURCE IN ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION

    GADDABOUT.

  12. YOUR SHOP LOOKS TERRIFICATE I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT AND MAYABE WORK ON SOME ITEMS WITH YOU I MADE MY FIRST LEATHER PROJECT IN 1956 AND NEVER HAVE STOPPED I HAVE A DEGREE IN "DRAFTING AND BULE PRINT READING" ALSO HAVE A DEGREE IN "MACHINEST" WITH THIS MUCH KNOWLEDGE, MY ABILITY TO MANUFACTURE ANY ITEM WOULD BE A LOVING CHANGELE. BEING IN "JAPAN" IS LONELY. THIS COUNTRY HAS NO HISTORY OF LEATHER. THEY IMPORT ALL OF IT. ENOUGH NOW WOULD LOVE TO CHAT ON E-MAIL. MY ADDRESS WILL FOLLOW LTER. JUST WISH THE FICTURES WERE ENLARGEABLE. THEY LOOK SOOOO GREAT.
  13. I WOULD LIKE TO COMMUNICATE WITH SOME ONE I LIVE IN JAPAN

    1. Luke Hatley

      Luke Hatley

      iF YOU DO lEATHERWORK OR WISH TO

      START POSTING..

    2. tattoosbyjay

      tattoosbyjay

      what would you like to know

    3. GADDABOUT

      GADDABOUT

      AM INTERESTED IN ANYTHING HAVING TO DO WITH LEATHER.AM A TWO YEAR CERTIFIED MACHINEST WITH TWO YEARS OF DRAFTING AND BLUE PRINT READING. WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE MY ABILITY IS UNLIMITED. CAN FABRICATE OR DUPLICATE JUST ABOUT ANYTHING DRAW PLAND TO THE INCH.+/- LOOKING FOR LEATHER CRAFTSMEN/ LEATHER SMITH THAT I MIGHT HAVE INFORMATION TO SOLVE PROBLEM OR HELP OUT. BEING IN "JAPAN" WITH SMALL QUARTERS HAS LEFT ME IN NEED OF SPACE. JUST SOMEONE TO CHAT WITH. MAYABE MEET UP SOME DAY. ...

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