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  1. steveh

    Shearling

    do you have some for sale
  2. You could, be sure put a reserve on them , or a starting price you would accept. you could try here, or FB leather tool groups.
  3. gtdewbre, well you know what you have in the Walter Fay tools, I would price them similar to what the hirer end custom tools are priced at , plus more since they obsolete and collectible. Just my thoughts.
  4. The Walter Fay tools are obsolete, no longer made. He was a tool maker from sheridan Wy. His tools were made in Sheridan Style. It is hard to put a dollar value on them. They are are quality hand made tool that is collectable.
  5. Well, I made that statement , on the 1st photo you posted of a Latigo carrier. I realize now that was not your saddle, and that you posted that regarding that the makers mark was similar to yours. Take a closer look at the makers mark in the center of the seat near the handhole. Can you make out where it was made? It looks pretty worn and hard to read.
  6. Bona Allen is the maker, originally from Georgia, but yours was made in forth worth Texas. The date on the rigging Hardware is the patent date.
  7. I think the earliest models were brown and and off white. I have one the same color as yours , and I was told it was made in 1980 by who I purchased it from. Yours was made in west germany so it had to be made before 1990.
  8. Roy, is the splitter fixed blade or bandknife? Thsanks steve
  9. Search Helmold,com Theymanufacuture the equipment your looking for.
  10. micro round nose end mill , for a clean accurate tool
  11. Hi, You mentioned pfaff machines in your post , the Pfaff 145 smaller bobbin, and the 545 and 1245 larger bobbins would be good choices.
  12. Is this a high end polished linen? How is the thread gauged, like 4, 5 or 6 cord like domestic linen? thanks steve
  13. needle size 190lr 18 and 16 are available . would be good with 69 and 46 thread
  14. I have the John James harness needles which are blunt point, I questioned the sizing my self so I emailed them, They said the 1,2 3.and 4 are all the same size , she told me it had to do with international sales. The 1 thru 4 are the smallest needles, the size is list (mm) on there site. This is the needle I use, my package says 004 but it is a 4. I must tell you it is small and I taper the thread about 3inches back from the end, I wax with beeswax and some rosin melted in like 70/30 ratio not real exact but it makes a harder wax.I run the taper thru the eye and pull about 6 thru , that is it, I do not back the needle thru thread on this small of needle. I like this small needle as I can sew easier thru awl hole with out constriction. The other john james needles are as follows smaller to larger 18(1/0), 17(2/0), 16(3/0). 1/0 is a nice size if you find the others to small to your liking. Hope this helps clarify, there needle sizing is not real clear.
  15. your linen thread sizes are referenced by (cord ) 6 being the heavier 3 being the lighter. 5 and 6 cord for harness and saddler, 3and 4 cord for purses wallets ect. As far as needles go depends on the manufacturer, I believe Osborne 000 are the heaviest, where as 0 and 1 are smaller. John James needles, I use 004 which is there smallest harness needle and I use 5 and 6 cord with this needle, I Like the smaller needle as I can pull thru the awl holes easier. I taper and wax the thread and I am able to thread the eye, I do not back weave thread thru it self as most do. You may want to try this with your number 2 john james. The 207 is a thread size reference for machine thread poly, nylon,ect. Machine threads go from the smallest 46,69 99,138,207,277,346,415, the largest. 207 is an med size used for belts and light weight tack. you can sew by hand with if you like but it is not as nice as linen.
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