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  1. I just spent a few weeks customising a Kawasaki Drifter for my son he knew I had made a leather key fob before! so asked if I could make seats and a swingarm saddlebag for the bike, doesnt want much does he......... this is how it came out. I am pretty well pleased with the overall result of the bike
  2. This is my first go, it's actually the first seat Iv'e made and my second go at leather carving. The seat is going on a Kawasaki Drifter I am custom building so I wanted an old Indian look I did as you can see have problems keeping my lacing symmetrical but as my old dad used to say "a blind man on a galloping horse wont notice"
  3. Flamin Lovely, I don't think mine will turn out that good
  4. Thank you very much for the help I do appreciate it......... would the holes be punched 1/4" from the edge of the over hang? how far apart?
  5. Hi, Can someone point me in the right direction with regards to my seat build? Most likely I have bitten off too much for my first attempt at solo seats but hey ho! I have two seat pans which I have foamed up ready to start thinking about putting leather to and have a few questions. 1, Lace what size? I have looked at our local web sites in the UK and have a choice of 1/8", I notice in the tutorial 1/4" used 2, as the top will have to be cased to obtain the correct shape should I do that before carving? or carve then shape? 3, what is the measurement of overhang used for the lacing holes Attached a photo of seat base, any help advice would be appreciated
  6. This was my first post, indeed the first time I ever signed up to a site like this and I must say I am amazed at how kind and helpfull you all are. thank you very, very much
  7. Waddy, I have never heard of Weavers do you have a link to thier web site? thanks
  8. I have decided to get the Bill Gomers guide but who has it for sale? Ive done a web search and can't find it any where. Do you guys know where I can buy it?
  9. Mike Does it matter that the Johnson set includes plans? and the Gomer doesn't?
  10. Hi Mike Sounds like a vary good DVD, however, at £200 sterling plus shipping it is a bit more than I wanted to spend, sorry. Thats why I was looking at the other two makers DVD's
  11. I wonder can some one can help me decide? I want to make a saddle for my self and as I live on an Island in the middle of the Irish Sea I cannot like you lucky people attend a course to show me how (I would love to do that) So I have decided to buy a DVD groans all around I expect, I am undecided between getting the Dusty Johnson, Saddle making or Bill Gomer's? Has anyone seen or used these "make it yourself" type DVD courses? thanks in advance
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