craftsman827

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About craftsman827

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    Leatherworker
  • Birthday 08/27/1955

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    Southold, Long Island, NY

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    belts,dog collars, leads & harnesses,household items,personsl leatherwear
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    Sheridan style leather carving,& sewing machines

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  1. craftsman827

    Pro Series Tools by, Robert Beard

    I'm looking for Robert Beard's tool page showing imprints of all the different tools (stamps) he makes. I had the site , but the page won't load any more . Does anyone have a photo of the pages ?
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    Chahin Leather

    Thanks for your input ! Price isn't much less than Hermann Oak. So I guess it isn't worth it .
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    Chahin Leather

    I just heard about Chahin Leather. Has anyone used this veg tanned leather ? Some people say it is as good as Hermann Oak. Tanned in Mexico. Looked at a video on, how the leather is tanned, and they tan it the old way, like Hermann Oak does.
  4. I have a belt I tooled about 10 years ago. Someone wants to purchase it. What can I use to put some life back into it ? It's not cracking, just a little dry from sitting for 10 years.
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    Best sewing awl haft

    Gary, I had that one also from years ago, The metal part broke. The new one is made out of wood, the black one, and it stripped . I tried gorilla glue, & it seems to be holding. Tandy makes crap tools now !
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    Best sewing awl haft

    I'm looking to purchase a new awl haft. I have an Osborne #143 & it is fine. Been using it for years. Recently I purchased Tandy's " pro awl", which broke in 1 month ! The whole metal part comes out when I tighten the blade. Just like some suggestions on which hafts you all use. I like trying new & better tools. What awls do you all use ?
  7. craftsman827

    Best sewing awl haft

    I'm looking to purchase a new awl haft. I have an Osborne #143 & it is fine. Been using it for years. Recently I purchased Tandy's " pro awl", which broke in 1 month ! The whole metal part comes out when I tighten the blade. Just like some suggestions on which hafts you all use. I like trying new & better tools. What awls do you all use ?
  8. craftsman827

    Inline Cowboy presser feet on Cowboy CB4500

    Thank you for all your help Wiz. What machine are you using the inline foot on ? I have to choose a machine, my first. So many to choose from. I'm racking my brain. I make dog collars & leads, belts, wallets, what is a good machine to sew two layers of up to 10 oz. leather ? Do I need a flat bed, or cylinder arm ?
  9. Uwe, Great tutorial on making the custom presser foot. I'm the one who started the thread. I make a lot of studded dog collars & leads, all hand sewn. Now I'm doing my leather work full time since I retired from my day job. So I was thinking of getting a sewing machine. It will be my first machine, any suggestions ?
  10. I'm looking to purchase a sewing machine. I've been working with leather for over 40 years. Now full time, I can't keep up with the hand sewing. I make a lot of dog collars, leads, & harnesses. Problem is which machine to purchase, that can stitch close to the edge. A lot of the collars have spots on them. I enclosed a photo so you can see what I mean. Do I need a special foot to get around the studs, & sew on the edge ? Two layers of 8/10 oz.
  11. craftsman827

    Overstitch Tool

    I just purchased an old CSO & Co #6 overstitch tool from , vintage tools. It has "CSO&CO" printed on the tool, not "CS Osborne", is there a difference ? What a difference between this tool & the ones I've been using. Now I want to get a #5 overstitch tool. Who makes, or made the best between, Gomph, CS Osborne, HF Osborne, & Jeremiah Watts ? Any input appreciated.
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    Leather Crafters Journal

    Got mine Tuesday, 3/7/2017
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    Paul Burnett Book

    Does anyone know where I can get a copy of this book. It is, " The Basics of Creative Stamping " by Paul Burnett. Painting cow don't have it. I had a copy, I lost it when I moved last year . I need some patterns from it. Please help !
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    Leather Crafters Journal

    Has anyone received the March/April issue of Leathers Crafters & Saddlers Journal yet ? Or know when they send them out ? There is an article I can't wait to read !
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    Brass dog head spots

    Thank you Thornton. It's not brass but it's just fine. Thank You Again !