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  1. Frodo, They do make a nice weight. I have a piece 4" long with leather on the bottom, and I zip tied a work clap light to the top. I move around when I am tooling, or need a little extra light. At age 77, my eyes need all the help they can get. I would like to get a couple more for the shop. Have a great day. Howard
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    HI, I forgot about is post. At 76, I do that a lot. I setup my arbor press like the following. Used a steel plate 3/8 x 6 x 6 to make a table on the press. I also pined the plate using the small hole in the press. Than used a 6x6 cutting board, used a scroll saw to cut the hole for the die base. I than used roll pins in the four corner of the to hold it in place on the plate, no movement. For the ram, I took the die handle and cut it to 2" long. Drilled a hole in the end of the ram, installed a set screw. I like this setup. I hope this will help. Howard
  4. Hi, #6 is spindle from a cotton picker machine. I operated on in Buttomwillow, Ca. in my youth. They make great pin drive punches. Howard
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    Hi, all I hope everyone is coping with the STAY AT HOME! Today I modifier my HF arbor press for Buckleguy rivets, snaps. I like his hardware, but I didn't buy his press. I use my HF press for a lot of things. My shop is small, and no place for single use equipment. I would put pictures, but aways have bad luck using my flip-phone. I tested it out and I am happy with it, made a few things using there snap setter. Howard
  6. wig1908, Sorry, I don't own a camera, and a land line. Howard
  7. Hi, all Last night I cut out billet patterns out of red oak on a scroll saw , 2 each. Than I double sided taped leather between them. The leather was very slightly larger than the pattern. Installed a pattern bit in my rotor table, Turned the speedup high, and trimmed the leather. Came out nice with flat edges, now I will use my good leather to see how it comes out. Howard
  8. Hi again, I made 3 long leashes last night, and took the dogs out this morning to see how they would react. They seemed to like the extra freedom and I liked not having to keep up with them. The test will be on the hunt. Howard
  9. Hi everyone, I just ran across this thread, and would add $.02. I do leather as a hobby, but I help anyone that I can. A friend of has horses (hay Burners). He asked me if could repair a one horse buggy harness for him for a show a the local rodeo. Thats a lot of leather, and we marked all areas to be repaired. Cutting this short, I now get calls for tack repairs from local and out of town people. They can't find leatherworkers to do repairs. They don't want new leather. You can tell, I know nothing about horses, I just fix the problem. Their happy and I'am glad to help. Howard PS, Tack repair is very different
  10. Halitech, Thanks for the responds. I am going to try making one tonight. Thanks, Howard
  11. Hi, How do you cut a 15' leather strap for that leash? I have 2 hunting dog that I would like to put on a longer leash. I have only have cut belt blanks. Howard
  12. I don't use a MM, because when I make it, its mine, when he/she/or it pays for the item, it doesn't belong to me any more. Howard
  13. I'am wondering if there are any leatherworker in the Ridgecrest, ca. area? Howard
  14. Hi, Those wallets are very nice. What thread size, and spi. are you using? Your stitching is, great. Thanks for sharing. Seabee
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