Jess Jones

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About Jess Jones

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  • Birthday 12/17/1980

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    http://laleathershop.com
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    francesco@laleathershop.com

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    San Pedro, Ca
  • Interests
    Leather craftsmanship and artistry

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    Belts & Bags
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    Leather Craftsmanship
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  1. Jess Jones

    Cobra Splitter, Class 14 WORKS GREAT

    Yes, Cobra Class 14 Splitters go for $350.00, Brand New. Is someone lonely and looking for attention again?
  2. Jess Jones

    Cobra Splitter, Class 14 WORKS GREAT

    Selling my Leather Machine Co Cobra, Class 14 Splitter that I bought brand new from Cobra Steve just over 2 years ago. I am selling it to fundraise my cabin build in Montana. It works fantastic....as good as the day it arrived. Comes with original stand. It has been well maintained in my shop, oiled, etc. I am located in Los Angeles Harbor area. You can pickup or I can help a shipper load. Brand New it goes for $2670 Plus tax. I am not in a pinch to sell and will keep it if I must. I am asking $2300 OBO. Reasonable offers only please. Also, please send me a text or call 310-982-3290. Don't forget to leave a message. I am not on this forum much anymore so contact me via phone if possible. thanks!
  3. Up for sale we have the following Cary Schwarz DVDs: Floral Carving Floral Design Floral Design 2 Cleaning and Oiling a Saddle Leather Shop Techniques Part 2 (do not have Part 1) Wilson Capron Engraving Techniques: Fundamentals of Engraving Wilson Capron Engraving Techniques: Design Concepts and Exercises $30 each DVD
  4. Jess Jones

    Cobra Class 4 Premium Sewing Machine

    This Cobra still for sale as of November 1, 2017. Thanks
  5. Jess Jones

    Cobra Class 4 Premium Sewing Machine

    Here are photos of the Cobra Class 4 that I am selling. Thank you.
  6. Jess Jones

    Cobra Class 4 Premium Sewing Machine

    Cobra Class 4-Premium Sewing machine in fantastic condition Everything works great and the machine has been meticulously maintained. I have too many machines and have no more room for this machine so I would like to sell. Machine is located at my shop here in San Pedro, Ca. $2300 is the price. Thank you and I can help load. No delivery or shipping unless you have the shipper come and take it. Thanks!
  7. Jess Jones

    Tour My Leather Shop! Video

    Thank you for the feedback everyone!
  8. Jess Jones

    Tour My Leather Shop! Video

    You know, the funny thing is that when I first started leathercraft, I begged and begged people to teach me in exchange for free labor. That never happened and like many of us...I had to teach myself. The love of it all helped me persevere on long nights where I messed up a project or did not know how to proceed. even this forum right here helped me TREMENDOUSLY! Well, I had a young man that is 16 years old approach me offering the same thing I sought 4 years ago. A mentor and an apprenticeship...a "whatever it takes to get in here" attitude. After two weeks, he started whining about being paid, etc. So I started paying him and as soon as I began paying him monetarily and bought him his own tools to use, he started not showing up to work, no motivation, lack of interest, yawning all day, no initiative to create a project, etc. I believe this kid wanted a "JOB." Not an honest trade in which I devoted all of my time to teach him (which IMO is an opportunity of a lifetime). He had every tool he could ever need and his own coach. BUT, he blew it. He lasted about 5 weeks and then quit . It is hard to find people who love this craft so much that they are committed to mastering it. I am ok working solo, but would truly appreciate someone willing to not waste my time and apprentice under me, and grow long term with my business. payed or unpayed...
  9. Jess Jones

    Tour My Leather Shop! Video

    Thank you everyone. I have always loved to see everyone else's shop and hope that mine inspires you some.
  10. Jess Jones

    Tour My Leather Shop! Video

    This video has taken forever to get filmed and uploaded to YouTube. I have a NEW Leather Goods store in L.A. and thought I would show you that you too can start from your living room with two needles, thread, a bit of leather and a dream. It has been a long 4 years of uncertainty, grit and determination. I am posting this to you show all of my fellow leatherworkers that going retail is possible and making a full time career out of this labor of love is both possible and rewarding! I have posted several ads over the past 2 years looking for a DEDICATED, HARD-WORKING apprentice or another TALENTED AND COMMITTED leatherworker to come into the shop...still no takers.
  11. This video has taken forever to get filmed and uploaded to YouTube. I have a NEW Leather Goods store in L.A. and thought I would show you that you too can start from your living room with two needles, thread, a bit of leather and a dream. It has been a long 4 years of uncertainty, grit and determination. I am posting this to you show all of my fellow leatherworkers that going retail is possible and making a full time career out of this labor of love is both possible and rewarding! I have posted several ads over the past 2 years looking for an apprentice or another leatherworker to come into my shop...still no takers.
  12. The body looks fairly simple to draw out. You may need to do a few dry runs with a pencil on top of some poster board and show some tenacity with it. But in my personal opinion,it hauled not be too difficult to replicate.
  13. Jess Jones

    The Leather Shop is HIRING!

    Still seeking out a qualified Leather Craftsman that wants to work in our shop surrounded by a fun and inspiring company culture!
  14. Jess Jones

    First wallet

    Pretty darn good for your first wallet, I must say. Good job.