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About queenslander

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  • Birthday 10/08/1955

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    Travel,Camping/Water skiing ,Horse's and Cattle.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Bridals,Halters,Belts and Holsters
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    Sheridan style carving,Anything to do with leather

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  1. Hi Damon, I dyed the background before applying the antique,then a couple of coats of professional finish,then the antique.And as far as how long I have been tooling for is too long with to many breaks in between.Started out like most with the lucky eight book at about 14 yrs old,played around for about 5 years then packed it all away.Then married,children and all of that and then 40 years later dragged it all back out again and have been messin around for about 18 months.Absolutuly love it,but still have so much to learn.I think I may have left my run a bit late.its all expensive but it's all fun.Keeps the brain active at least
  2. Hi all,back again after a short spell away from the bench.Customer ordered Men's and Women's ranger belts.After all's said and done I'm pretty happy with the end result.
  3. Thought I would keep this simple.Wiil Ghormley pattern of El Dorado Rig.2 Layer's of Veg tan 5/6 oz wet moulded.Turned out ok.All thoughts welcome.
  4. I'll agree with howie 696.Try edging and burnishing your edges,you will be amazed just how more professional the end result will be.
  5. Hi there to ConradPark, Machine sewed and splitter.With the splitter I split 8/9oz in two.The top piece is the thinner of the two,about 1.5 mm.The flesh side then ends up about 2 mm.This belt is 1and a half inches wide ,so I actually cut my piece of leather 2" wide to start.split it then glue your filler in the middle of your bottom piece then glue your top piece on.I then use a small roller to roll down either side of filler to get that puffed up look.Let dry then sew as close as you can to your filler.Leave enough leather on either side of your filler to allow your foot to walk on,then when finished stitching cut of excess as close as you like to your stitching,edge and burnish.The filler was a piece of Austin Dbl/Shoulder8/9oz and I used a number 4 edger on the top of filler only.Filler was7/8"wide.I used a splitter,not a clicker!!Also I don't know if this is the correct way but it works for me and the end result looks pretty smart.
  6. Men dress belt made from Tuscany belt leather 8/9 oz split with splitter,filler glued into place and all stitched back together again.Leather is tan in colour,and achieved this colour once I finished it 50/50 Resolene.
  7. Australian style saddle bag made from Herman Oak bridle The quart pot holder made from Austin double shoulder
  8. Hi Phillip I will through in my two cents worth.When I'm making a breifcase my front and back template are the same.I have a couple of breifcase on critique at the moment,they have twin gussets and all three panels are the same size.I have found out the hard way,that when you are stitching them up I start at the bottom centre and go one way then come back to the centre and go the other way.By doing this it stops the gusset from growing.What I mean of growing is that if you start at the top of the gusset and go all the way round by the time you get there your gusset will end up about an inch longer.dont know if that helps but works for me.
  9. Sorry am having a little problem attaching the photo
  10. New to posting photos on LW Has taken me a while to get some photos on not real computer literate This is one of the belts I made my wife on my Cowboy CB 4500 out of Tuscany leather lined with veg tan 2-3 oz with a Kyoshin-Elle buckle
  11. Hi Davy Maclace in Brisbane have good kangaroo lace in a lot of different colours,Feibings products,and a good selection of leathers.Birdsal in Sydney also have Herman oak veg tan.Tandy also stock Herman oak of late ,but I don't know of the quality
  12. Hi, Many thanks for the replies,I was able to drill the holes 13mm in depth,without going through the cast(as Bob said it is quite thick in that area)also shortened the shaft on the foot lift lever by 6mm so as to miss the guide(saves grinding the black knob as someone on leatherworker had done) Also cut the adjusting bolt back to 26mm in length.All done and very happy how it turned out.
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