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Jimmy McLaughlin

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About Jimmy McLaughlin

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  • Birthday 08/03/1950

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Edison NJ
  • Interests
    Surf Fishing, Metal detracting, leather work, Belts and small cases

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Belts and small cases
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    All about Leather
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  1. They are beautiful, I would like to see one done. Do you have any videos ?
  2. Many years ago there was a fishing program on TV. The star of the show was Gaddabout Gadis. Would you be that person? I loved his show, its was in the early 60s.

  3. I was thinking of putting some leather on the jaws, I really don't want to add anything to it. The jaws are worn as smooth as glass. This horse goes back to the mid 1800s. I wish I could get some more information on it.God knows who's saddle was sewing in those jaws. TOXO I loved your post. That is not a mechanical broom. The broom is leaning against my garage wall, my DeWalt Chop saw is in front of it LOL I love it.
  4. I came across this 1800s Stitching Horse in an antique store in Burlington NJ. It was sitting in a dark corner. I couldn't believe my eyes. I have been looking for one of these ever since I started working with leather. I would like some feedback. What are the odds of finding such an item? Jim There are still pieces like this waiting to be found. This piece restored my faith. Thank you all for the feedback.
  5. I came across this 1800s Stitching Horse in an antique store in Burlington NJ. It was sitting in a dark corner. I couldn't believe my eyes. I have been looking for one of these ever since I started working with leather. I would like some feedback. What are the odds of finding such an item? Jim There are still pieces like this waiting to be found. This piece restored my faith. Thank you all for the feedback.
  6. Thank you for the hardware tip, just what I was looking for. How does the end close up?
  7. Very nice, I would have to purchase a machine before I would attempt that. Jim
  8. That is what I am afraid of. If I get into it, I will need a coal forge to start out with. That means I need a separate work area. I would have to get a shed that can be used for a forge. I am talking big money already. I might as well move to a new house. That is exactly how my head works, I am sick. LOL Sick Jim
  9. I found a Blacksmith group and I ended up taking a course in it. By the time I get done with the course, this will be the most expensive buckle I ever had. The school is in NJ, called Petersvalley.org that is the web site.This is how I got into leather working. I needed a new belt and figured I can make one. I looked on youtube to get an idea of how to go about it.Well, I figured I would only get a couple of tools that I needed to make a belt. LOL, I don't have to tell you all the rest of the story. I became a tool junkie. If this happens with Blacksmithing I will be looking for a new wife. If you all don't hear from me, you know what happened. Jersey Jim i
  10. Very nice,I like them. The buckle above that I posted originally sold for $190. They told me the price for material went up since that was posted.Now they are selling for $300.I always wanted to give Blacksmithing a try. If I am going to spend $300 on a buckle, I figured I will spend that $300 on a course and make one. I will let you know how it goes. Jim
  11. You are right about that. I was unaware of special treatment needed for Damascus hand forged buckles. The one buckle that I was looking at had to be placed into a bag. I might have a problem with that. I know how I am, I might do it for a few weeks then it will be forgotten about.
  12. Thank you for time. I am looking for an oval or the trophy shape.I really like the one below. I say it on a site, it was sold out. They had it for $190. It is a brass back piece and Damascus center piece with brass rivets. Let me know if you come up with someone.
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