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HarryB

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    Memphis TN, thank you. Thank you very much
  • Interests
    Anything Western. Vintage tools.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    western tack, holsters, gun belts

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  1. HarryB, . . . I would possibly be interested in a couple of these conchos.

    What kind of price do you have for them?  

    Thanks, may God bless,

    Dwight

  2. Greetings all. I have recently had this concho made up for all of us deputies. It seems that there are a lot of products out there for police and firemen, but very few specifically for Sheriff's Officers. This concho is 1 1/4" diameter and I can have them made in 1 1/2"  if there is sufficient interest. The concho looks better than the picture; I was in a hurry to get these posted. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks.IMG_5899.JPG

  3. HarryB

    Conchos Needed

    Help! Looking for these conchos. I believe I used to get them from Argent Express but can no longer find them. They are somewhat thin antiqued nickel silver. The sizes I need are 1", 1 1/4", and 1 1/2" with Chicago screw backs, very well made. NOT MADE IN CHINA! I believe they come from New Mexico. Please let me know where I can get these. Thanks.
  4. Greetings everyone. I am looking for a source for these conchos. They are relatively thin, stamped antique nickel silver, most likely from New Mexico. The ones I need are 1", 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" with screw backs, different patterns. I used to get them from Argent Express but I just can't find a supplier for them now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and, keep carvin"!
  5. Greetings everyone. I am looking for a source for these conchos. They are relatively thin, stamped antique nickel silver, most likely from New Mexico. The one I need are 1", 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" with screw backs. I used to get them from Argent Express but I just can't find a supplier for them now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and, keep carvin"!
  6. Dang, its been a long time since I've been on here! Too busy. Is that good or bad? First off: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!!! Now for the business part. I'm looking for a supplier of some stamped conchos. These are nickle silver, thin, southwestern designs. I used to get them from Argent Express but I can't seem to find them any longer. Please let me know if you know of a source for these. THANKS.
  7. I have one very similar I bought several years ago at the show in Sheridan. Works great and holds a good edge. Are the ripples along the cutting edge a reflection or does the cutting edge look like that?! If the ripples are in the cutting edge, your knife needs a LOT of attention. Keep it away from power tools and get someone that can hand sharpen it to try to correct the edge.
  8. Form your holster first then glue your liner in otherwise you will end up with wrinkles you can't get out.
  9. Ah, looks like one of those "light dustings" we got when I lived in Gunnison Colorado.
  10. That's good to know. I have needed some in the past and now know where I can get them. Thanks. HB
  11. And MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone from my family to yours!
  12. That looks like a clip from a DeSantis brand holster. I doubt that you will find "a" clip like it. Better luck ordering a few thousand, unfortunately.
  13. Just a couple of more tips. I have sewn on different brands and models of machines for many years and have found that, if the machine was working fine one minute and not the next, 99 times out of 100 it is operator error! I have sewn along fine, changed thread or bobbin and everything went to heck in a hankie (it is Christmas time after all!) worked for several minutes on the machine, walked away and came back to look at it again. In my haste I have almost always missed a step in rethreading the upper thread or put the bobbin in up side down or something else very simple. After sewing on a machine for a while you will be able to tell after a very few stitches if something doesn't look, sound or feel right. Take your time and don't get frustrated.
  14. Hey. Being and old leftie, I have used the wooden strap cutter for years successfully except when I wanted to strip very heavy leathers. As I have grown older, I have forced myself to learn to use tools made for the "other" people. I now use a standard draw gauge right handed and, with a little practice I now have no problems using it. At one time I looked at getting some handles cast with the offset made for lefties but it was going to be an expensive undertaking. Just practice with a draw gauge and you will get the hang of it. One secret: KEEP THE BLADE RAZOR SHARP. It makes it a lot easier. Good luck.
  15. I've used the spring snaps pictured for years on both horse and dog equipment. I've never had an animal break one of the snaps. The snaps have broken due to springs popping out or the movable part of the latch breaking but never had one straightened out by an animal. I have seen the scissor snaps break. I had a half wolf/half Malimute that could break a scissor snap easily. I really don't think the casting hole in the base of the brass snap will affect the overall strength that much. You are making leashes for dogs: not dinosaurs. As long as the animal is not tied fast to a fence post or light post you will probably be OK.
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