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  • Location
    Charleston, S.C.
  • Interests
    leather work, Gourd art, paracord design art, pyrography, Harley riding

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    belts, guitar straps, rifle slings, some holsters, cart. belts
  • Interested in learning about
    leather covering on bike seats, other
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    looking up thins online about leather
  1. ricroy

    Help! Ruined my project during stitching!

    It is a good idea to leave the bottom of the sheath with excess leather 1/4" or so out from the edge. this gives support and helps keep the sheath flat on the machine while sewing. Trim it after sewing . Then dress the edge of the sheath by sanding or how ever you need to. then do the burnishing process. Also you can groove a stitch line on bottom as on the top.. if you can install a thread lubricating an oil pot on the machine it will help sew through the leather. i just ordered one for my Cobra 4..
  2. I called Toledo Industrial sewing today and asked if they had a thread lubricating oil pot.. They do.. The Ferdco Pro 2000 has one that Mr. John Bianchi used in his western belt and holster making video set. That's how i know about an oil pot. I ordered one and am attaching it to my Cobra 4 machine.. This should help when sewing thick leather where the needle likes to stick.
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    Leather Harmonica Belt...

    Thanks, yes, i saw a couple that go around the waist.. this is what i'm going to make...i have glazed calf skin and also veg tan , so i might do them like a pistol magazine .. i have to do a belt that'll hold 8 harmonicas...i need to make it look very nice as i'm being paid well for this.. we talked about a vest that holds them or a bandoleer , but that would be a future project..
  4. I've been looking at harmonica belts.. i have to make one for a friend.. i'm envisioning ideas so that it won't be like the others i've seen..has anyone on here made any .. it would be great to see them
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    Motorcycle Seat Cover ..

    Thanks , this should help. the seat i'm going to do is for a road king, so this one is similar..
  6. I'm wanting to take my seat cover apart,, make patterns and make a new seat cover with leather... i have a sewing machine to do this.. do i sew it from the inside out then turn it right side out to install?
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    Custom Guitar Strap

    Very nice..
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    Strap Hole Size

    i have made straps with 6-7 oz. veg tan, punching a 3/8" hole with the slot about 3/4" long and of course the small hole at the end of the slot...didn't have any complaints... actually a 5/16" hole might be better...
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    The best way to cut straps

    Thanks, Kevin at Springfield leather suggested using a different blade which protrudes a little through the wood. but it worked well and could adjust the blade up or down a little for more cutting ...
  10. ricroy

    First guitar strap

    very nice..
  11. ricroy

    Guitar strap installation methods?

    I just received an acrylic template from www.blackriverlaser.com it is for a 2 1/2" wide strap.. i'm going to pad it with some thin closed cell foam.. it will be a gift to my son.. ordered leather from www.hidehouse.com they have a wonderful catalog and it is full of beautiful leather..
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    Lube Pot For Sewing Machine

    i have a cobra 4 machine and would like to add an lube pot to lubricate the bonded nylon... i saw one that weaver leather sells , but can't get it through them.. thought about trying to make one... John Bianchi had one on his Ferdco 2000 sewing machine in his holster making DVD...anyone know where i could find one...
  13. buckleguy.com might have it.. they have a lot of hardware and leather
  14. ricroy

    The best way to cut straps

    Springfield leather has a good video on using a strap cutter..but i was not good at using it..
  15. ricroy

    Briefcase finished this week

    That is gorgeous, a lot of attention and detail ..