Dave Richardson

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    wood carving, camping, fishing, one tank trips on the Electra glide

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    not stitching my fingers together
  • Interested in learning about
    floral carving

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  1. Dave Richardson

    I must look stuped ...

    Great post. Knowledge and wisdom, now THATS the hoky-poky
  2. Dave Richardson

    Finished Sheath for Customer!

    Nice job on that one Yin ! Browning logo, stitching,color, sam brown button all just right. Really nice. You did however break the rule by not showing the blade....just sayin
  3. Dave Richardson

    Motorcycle project - Best materials?

    For what its worth, i use latigo for most of my projects. Latigo is used for horse harness and sees all weather elements. I stamp alot of latigo with lasting results. It is however difficult to tool alot of detail because you lose contrasting color. I use drum dyed latigo, its colored from the factory and colored all the way through so you can skip the dying process and the color will not bleed when wet but is mostly available in black or burgandy. The back of leather is suede...i would think you could get by without a liner for you bib. Dave
  4. Dave Richardson

    Knife sheath

    Thanks viking.
  5. Dave Richardson

    Shows 'n' stuff

    Dont sound very appealing .........So how DO you generate some sales without setting up at the shows
  6. Great looking sheath, really sets off the whole rig. Does it have a welt and how did you do the rivets without breaking the stitch ? Really nice look !
  7. Dave Richardson

    Knife sheath

    Thanks Jeff. I didnt think about skiving the edges, great idea though. These blades were about 1/8 thick and the gaurds probably 1/2 wide. Had to do the welt so thick to get the handle to lay parallel to the belt loop. Thanks for you comments...
  8. Got to make a couple sheaths for a local blacksmith who started making knives. Made from 10 oz latigo, welt is 3 layers 8 oz vegi. Saddle stitch assembly. Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome.
  9. Dave Richardson

    Line 24 Snap Setting

    Looks to me that you are pushing the post into the dome. The length of the post should be about 1/8 inch over thickness of leather. Your going to need a stop on your press to keep from bottoming out, thats what is pressing your post into the dome. Could be as simple as masking tape around the ram.
  10. Dave Richardson

    Minimal Wallet Template

    Thats sharp ! Good job.
  11. Dave Richardson

    Just finished knife sheath

    Looks fantastic. Good job.
  12. Dave Richardson

    another belt measuring question

  13. Dave Richardson

    another belt measuring question

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge. The long version of your explanation will most assuredly be printed and hung on my shop wall. My confusion with the "add two inches" after further research, was actually for pant size vs belt size. 38 waist in pants size will probably be 41 inches from fold to wear hole on belt. So this weekend I randomly stopped girls at the mall and asked if I could measure their waist and then their belt to see if I was on the right track. The wife was not at all impressed with my data collecting...it was a good run. For my project the 30.5 inches was over the jeans she wears, I went 28.5 inches from the fold to the wear hole cut from 8 oz., the buckle will add 2.25 inches. I added two holes past the wear hole ( 1 inch apart ) and 1 hole before the wear hole. We will see how it goes ......
  14. Dave Richardson

    another belt measuring question