• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About bland

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Too many to list.

LW Info

  • Leatherwork Specialty
  • Interested in learning about
    Saddle Making, Holsters, Tack, Wallets, Journals

Recent Profile Visitors

4,924 profile views
  1. bland


    Very nice!
  2. bland

    Will James Wood Post Horn

    Very nice! What leather did you use?
  3. bland

    16 Ounce Strap Supplier, 1907 Leather Sling Build

    Check this out from an older post.
  4. What did you use for a resist? How long ago did you apply the antique? What antique did you use? Sometimes you can use the "resist" if you use Resolene or Tan Kote to clean some of it off won't pull it all off but it can help.
  5. bland

    made a new skive knife

    Looking at that knife, I wouldn't say it just looks like you know what you are doing. You know what you are doing. Looks like maybe two files a round file and triangle file?
  6. bland

    made a new skive knife

    Very nice!!! What did you do on the spine? Very cool!
  7. I just received a suspended edge guide for my Juki 1508 NH 5 minutes before I saw your post. I ordered it on Amazon for $30. Quality looks pretty good. I'll let you know once I attach it an try it out later this afternoon.
  8. bland

    Suede Weightlifting Belt

    You could do it either way single layer of heavy veg-tan or multiple. If you go with one layer you will want a stiff sole bend or skirting leather to make a good rigid belt. You will want to skive down your turn-back around your buckle. If you go with multiple layers you could run 1 layer short and just go up to the buckle and then your turn back would be half as thick. I haven't made any suede covered belts and have always just burnished the edges so I can't speak on edge treatment but edge paint should work. For me I would add at least one more stitch line for a two tongue buckle or two stitch lines for a single tongue buckle.
  9. For me personally I would put a latigo horn wrap under the rubber.
  10. Here is how Stohlmans' suggest dealing with a metal horn. Basically the same thing that Blue62 suggested with the rivets. It is best to remove the fork cover but it can be trimmed around the base of the horn and put a horn wrap on mulehide or latigo (clockwise for right handed roper). They will need to change out the wrap when it starts wearing out before it is worn out.
  12. bland

    Rough-Out Belt

    Thanks for the tip. I downloaded that e-book from Tandy .
  13. bland

    Rough-Out Belt

    Thanks, it's kind of cool. It is a first for me so still trying to work some things out. It just looks a little off maybe it will look better when I get a buckle on it.
  14. bland

    Rough-Out Belt

    I'm working on a pattern for billets for a rough out belts and have some questions. How do I determine the correct length of billets to balance the belt. Is there a ratio between the billet end and the buckle end.