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Buzzard Bait

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  • Birthday 04/19/1941

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    Hunting, fishing, gardening, welding, and leatherwork.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Figure Carving
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    rawhide braiding
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  1. Thanks MileRock. I've got Superior on my favorites list. Buzzard Bait
  2. I have been asked to make some "welding or welders sleeves" and need info on where to purchase thread (fire resistant I think), needles (recommended size, etc.). I have a Cobra Class 4 machine. I have a couple of sample sleeves (one made of split cowhide and the other of what appears to be a soft, flexible latigo), both with some sort of soft filler or pad inside and a decorative cowhide panel on the outside. I think the filler is a fire resistant material, but don't know for certain. Probably need a source for the filler also. Any advise or sources for info on making sleeves these will be greatly appreciated. Regards, Buzzard Bait
  3. dikman, I agree on the stitch line. The photo was a prototype; the customers holster has a curved stitch line moved closer to the frame. Thanks for the kind words garypl. The customer is right handed, but wants to wear the knife on his right side for a left handed cross draw. IMHO a snap arrangement would be hard to release and a thumb release would be hard to configure for a cross draw arrangement. The little finger goes into the hole in the handle as the knife is withdrawn from the sheath, pushing the knob out of the way and releasing the knife. The purpose for the hole in the handle is to keep the users finger gripping the knife to keep him/her from dropping the knife.
  4. Plain and Simple for single action .22. Sig P220 .45 cal. A large frame to hold in your hand! .40 cal. Glock with lazer light Paddle holster. Back of paddle holster. This....... caused this problem....... Which was solved by this........I hope! Old Bowie knife, not treated too well, but has a new home. Another old knife, refurbished. This sheath has belt loop on the back for vertical or horizontal carry, as well as eyelets for a strap for over the shoulder carry. Comments and questions are welcome. I am still learning the craft. Two comments on the Karambit sheath.......one, the edges were trimmed down to a minimum due to overall size because the customer wants to carry as a left handed crossdraw. Two, there is a liner inside the sheath to prevent the blade from cutting the leather or stitches. Regards, Buzzard Bait
  5. Those are really nice Mike (katsass)! Thanks guys for the suggestions! BB
  6. MADMAX22, I used the cutout for the plug, but dumb me, I turned everything upside down to fit the inlay over the plug in the cutout and kept trimming. Too Much! Beast of a knife is correct......it is a Case Commemorative, 9 1/4 inch blade, 2 inches tall. I just got my machine a couple of weeks ago (Cobra Class 4). The only change I have made from the factory settings was backing off the upper tension 5 complete revolutions. I get some impressions in the surface of the leather from the presser foot, so I think I need to back off some on it too. I'll have to experiment with that. This is my first machine and was my first try at sewing a project with it. katsass, I did the same procedure as you described, but added another backing same size as the front (top piece) to keep the blade from cutting the stitches holding the inlay and it's backing to the front (top piece). I stitched the inlay with plug and backing to the front (top piece) first, then added the full size backing which is stitched with the front, welt and back. Hope this explanation makes sense. I have been hand stitching, but finally bit the bullet as they say! I have wanted a machine for years (I started leatherworking in 1965 while in the USAF). Most of the stuff I used to do was laced. See old photo of an archery target quiver below.
  7. This is my first attempt at inlay, ostrich and stingray. The plug to raise the inlay surface of the ostrich did not fit the opening and left a small slot at the bottom. I used a small piece of black stingray to fill it. I haven't found the correct tension adjustment to pull the top thread into the leather when stitching very thin layers together as can be seen in the stitches around the inlay. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Regards, BB
  8. See page 56 of Bruce Grant's (hard bound copy) How to Make Cowboy Horse Gear. I managed to tie it after several attempts. Good luck! BB
  9. The attached photos are from some old (like 30 year old) 35 mm negatives and a couple of software programs I am not skilled at using. They are also posted in the Figure Carving Section. Comments are welcome. Regards, Buzzard Bait
  10. New member, old leather worker here. These photos are two target archery quivers from some old (like 30 year old) 35 mm negatives and a couple of software programs I am not skilled at using. They didn't reproduce like I'd hoped, but please comment anyway. Regards, Buzzard Bait
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