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About Joon1911

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  • Birthday 04/01/1977

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    Peoples Republik of New York
  • Interests
    Gunleather, handsewing, stitcher maintenance.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
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    handstitching, bookbinding, basically anything new
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  1. Joon1911

    Flatbed table attachment for Adler 869?

    Thanks for clearing up my mistake... I wish I knew more about all these machines, but at this point in life, things have to leave my brain to stuff more in.
  2. Joon1911

    Flatbed table attachment for Adler 869?

    Uwe Grosse makes a version of his flatbed table for the 69 series machines. I have one for the 441 and it is great.
  3. Joon1911

    Cowboy 3200 PRO Question

    I have a Cobra C4 and I think it has the same setup. I use a classic 4 leg round stool and place it so two legs straddle the base. With my heel on the foot ring it lets me use my toe to control the pedal and still be close to the work. I’ll try to take a photo later today and post it to give you a visual.
  4. Joon1911

    stitching question

    I think you have to play it by ear. If the bobbin runs out in the middle of the strap, I’d say the overstitch is a good practice. But if it’s in an area that I think could see high wear, I’ll pull the stitches back to a better location for the overstitch. Sure it takes a bit of efficiency away, but I can’t knowingly sell an item that is in my perception not as functional as possible.
  5. Most holster manufacturers use something similar to strapping used for shipping pallets. It’s spring steel so it had some natural resistance to bending. I’ve dissected a bunch of mainstream holsters and that’s what I’ve seen inside just about every holster I’ve taken apart. I could be mistaken but I think that galvanized steel would be corrosive over time with sandwiching it in the leather.
  6. Just take the leather you are using for the strip, wrap it around the dummy 45 LC round and use a pair of dividers tight against the sides of dummy round and the points will give you the specific dimension. I'll try to take a picture later to help visualize. This was how I learned to set up the spacing for bullet loops and it requires no math.
  7. Joon1911

    3 durkopp adler 291 for sale $200 CDN in toronto

    can you forward me a link? I couldn’t find it by searching on Kijiji.
  8. Nice score! I got mine on Amazon used a couple years ago. Some Goodwill had it priced absurdly low and I jumped. It goes to show you if you're patient enough you can find most things pretty reasonably.
  9. Joon1911

    Starting a new stitch line

    Wiz: I love that this sight always gives little nuggets of wisdom. I'm gonna give this a whirl!
  10. Joon1911

    Starting a new stitch line

    Wiz, I’ve never heard anyone describe this technique before. What does dropping two stitches in the same hole accomplish? Is there any downside to this technique if it is effectively invisible?
  11. Joon1911

    Western Holsters

    If you’re interested in the history and transition, the Rattenbury book Packing Iron is top notch! I read the whole book at my local library and ended up buying a copy on eBay for a song
  12. Joon1911

    Stohlman's Book Method

    Not discounting your fixed budget issue, a Barry King awl blade is $25 plus shipping. I think they sent mine first class mail for a buck or two. I use it in my cheap Osborne awl handle. Works just as fine as a nice cocobolo handle, just not as purdy! I think my first Osborne awl blade cost me $12 and several hours over the period of many months chasing my tail thinking I sucked at saddlestitching. If I knew then what I know now, I would’ve gladly paid the difference. My offer stands, if the $25 properly shaped, properly sharpened BK awl blade doesn’t make a significant difference, I’ll gladly buy it from you & have a spare.
  13. Joon1911

    Stohlman's Book Method

    I responded to your other post as well but this being another question I’ll put in my 2¢. The question regarding this is how much handsewing you intend to do. If this is a hobby and intends to stay that way, you probably don’t care too much how long a particular project is going to take. If that’s the case, do it however you feel works best for you If on the other hand this is a business proposition for you, time is money. Plan on adding at least 20-40% more time to your sewing if you are putting down needles and picking them up, etc... If you keep in mind time is money, then this is untenable. Do what Stohlman teaches. It is awkward at first but becomes easier and second nature after awhile, just take a look at how fast Nigel Armitage is at it. Granted he is a master at hand sewing. In regards to the trouble piercing 12-14 oz. of veg tan, I’ll say it again. I think it’s your awl. I had trouble for years until I finally understood what a good awl blade should be shaped and sharpened to. Get a Barry King awl blade and you’ll see what I mean. If I’m wrong, let me know and I’ll take the BK awl blade off your hands for what you paid for it shipping and all! Above, as always is just my humble opinion, your experience may vary.
  14. Joon1911

    First Sewing Attempt--PITA

    You shouldn’t have to work that much for two layers of 6-7 unless it is dry and hard. I second the suggestion that a bit of wax on the awl helps the awl cut thru the leather. I also second that profile I’d the awl is just as important as sharpness. If I may impart a bit of wisdom learned from decades of woodworking which relies on sharp for many things. My mentor who explained this so bluntly many years ago said to me “You don’t know sharp until you experience it!” I always thought I knew sharp until I tried someone else’s tools. Even after many years of sharpening experience which I have gotten very good at for woodworking purposes I struggled at awlwork until I experienced sharp & correct profile. A very good investment would be to purchase a Barry King awl blade. I spent months sharpening a stock Osborne awl blade thinking my problem was my technique....nope, it was a crappy tempered and crappy profiled awl blade. For $25 plus shipping, it’ll be the best money ever spent to experience sharp. Just my two of luck and don’t get too frustrated. Learning curve is pretty steep.
  15. Uwe’s is 1000% better than the one that all the clone maker’s (I think they’re all the same, but I’m not 100% certain) Here’s a pic of mine mounted to my C4. Worth every penny!