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  1. gary

    Alcohol burner

    Check Amazon for 'spirit lamp' or 'alcohol lamp' and try a hardware shop for methylated spirit or a chemist for surgical spirit. Gary
  2. gary

    Looking for large brass heart concho

    Hope so. I did a bit of research and see that the 3 pin attachment on the rear is very similar to period examples found at military sites of the 1860s in Virginia and Georgia. Presumed you'd prefer period correct.
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    Looking for large brass heart concho

    https://www.ccsutlery.com/store/cavalry-martingale-heat-plain.html not perfect but closer, maybe.
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    Barrel Stave Clams-19th century

    There is a Scottish company called 'Darach' (Scots Gaelic for oak) which currently produces household furnishings from old whisky barrels. Just in case anyone's interested.
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    Belt hook?

    Not a problem, glad to be able to help. Good luck with the project.
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    Belt hook?

    Any help? Puppy paw. http://blockaderunner.com/Catalog/catpg10.htm
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    I want to make stuff for my dog

    Jay, Check your messages please.
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    Who is your favorite hardware supplier at the moment?

    https://www.abbeyengland.com/sam-browne-stud-washer-7639.html In the UK but maybe worth a try. And with the £ worth less by the day it may be a bargain.
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    Leather for Wallets?

    I've used their chromexcel horse front quite successfully for wallets. One thing I learned on the first wallet I made was to make sure the measurements on the pattern are suitable for the size of the banknotes in the country in which it will be used. There are a couple of sites on t'internet that give banknote dimensions.
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    1700s Style Brass Button Stud

    How about this, then? http://blockaderunner.com/Catalog/catpg27.htm about 3/4 down the page.
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    1700s Style Brass Button Stud

    Any use? https://www.abbeyengland.com/sam-browne-stud-washer-7639.html
  12. ALL SOLD Moving workshop so having a tidy-up/clear out. Links are in to save me having to put in descriptions or a summary of content. All plus postage (Royal Mail) postage prices on request. Deals possible with bulk buys. 1. Stohlman - Encyclopaedia of Saddle Making Hardback 3 volumes. Good condition but no dust covers £50 for all 3 (I'll not split them up) 2. Dusty Johnson - Saddlemaking (Lessons in construction, repair and evaluation) http://www.pvsaddleshop.com/BOOKS & VIDEOS.htm Paperback. Good condition. £5 3. JHL Shields - To Handmake a Saddle https://www.alibris.co.uk/To-Handmake-a-Saddle-J-H-L-Shields/book/6717897 Paperback. Good condition. £ Free to a good home. 4. Robert H Steinke - Harness Making Step by step guide https://www.waterstones.com/book/harness-making/robert-h-steinke/9780851317489 Hardback. Good conditon. £25 5. Dave Jones - Making and Repairing Western Saddles. https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/making-and-repairing-western-saddles/ Hardback. Good condition. £20 6. Keith Savory - The Working Saddler's Handbook. https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-working-saddlers-handbook/keith-savory/9780851318066 Hardback. Very good condition. £25 pm me if you need more details. Payment by most appropriate means.
  13. gary

    Makers mark stamp

    Susan, Sorry it took me a while to reply but we moved house and the internet connection only went live today. Le Prevo stamps have proven fine for what I have needed; nothing that required fine lines or great detail. Fredk is right about really deep impressions not being crisp at the edges but I have only found this a problem once with a font. Now the smallest font I use with their plates is 12pt though you can get away with smaller if you choose a clearer font. Le Prevo have always been very helpful and, a couple of times, have phoned to point out problems (once was size and once was layout) and allowed me to send in amendments as I was speaking to them which saved me paying for a larger plate than I needed. Most of my stamps are 2.5cm x 2.5cm or smaller and a couple of smaller ones have been mounted on bolts for use with a hammer. The others I have mounted in dies where they need to be placed repeatedly and I use a vice to imprint them. I mostly use bridle leather and the impressions are great 95% of the time. I haven't used russet much and I seldom use dyes so can't say much about that. Hope that helps. Gary
  14. http://abbeyengland.com/Store/txtSearch/Buckle/ProductID/68508 They start at £7.00. You have to register with them to see prices and there may be import duty at your end as well as p&p. Mind you, the £ is probably worth about 50c at the moment. There was a kickstarter a while ago ... Ha! Found it ...