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    Surfing, skating, snowboarding, spearfishing, swimming, tennis.

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    Guitar straps, pick guards, belts and keychains.

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  1. GrayHallidayJr

    Gary’s Casino

    Thanks. Faces are tough when you’ve got 1.2” of height to work with. Those eyes are tiny!
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    Finished Sheath for Customer!

    Excellent! Anyone should be proud to carry that thing around.
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    Gary’s Casino

    Sergey Neskromniy from Bulgaria. Quality stamps for reasonable pricing. Thanks! I appreciate it! I use a Cobra 4. Any stitching machine can be temperamental. I’m always sure to give the old gal a pat when things go smoothly. I typically pair Ebay purchased vintage buckles with my straps. You can find decent brass from the 70’s in the $10 to $30 range. Thank you.
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    Gary’s Casino

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    Gary’s Casino

    Made myself a new belt. Used the Glowforge Pro to burn in my artwork to exact dimensions. Japanese inks and some acrylic for coloring. Cobra 4 sewing machine stitched. Lined. Heavy Duty. Gary’s Casino existed for a few short years in the seventies. It’s a rare brass belt buckle- an eBay purchase. For Rounders, Reckless Gamblers and Honky Tonk Heroes Like Me.
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    MacLaren Wallet

    Very cool! I too have a Glowforge Pro- on the pre-order. Still honing my skills but love the results.
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    Kids Belt

    Thank you! It’s such a generous compliment. It’s so gratifying when others enjoy your work. I feel like there’s still so much for me to learn. The work of others continues to inspire me to advance my skill. I’ll PM you, I’m open to any guidance/direction you might provide. That sounds like a dream. Thank you, Sir.
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    Kids Belt

    Haha, I feel a lot better about how long it takes me to do a belt! Thanks for the encouragement. Re: the tooled belt, I have one that’s all hand tooled with my name stamped across the back. Stitched too. I had it done at a state fair in Indiana, as I recall. I can’t imagine someone on site banging out belts that quick!
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    Kids Belt

    It’s time for me to make myself a new one. Been field testing my last one everyday for the last three years. It’s held up well, but my skill and tool chest has improved a bit since then. I like the way this one turned out. Maybe I’ll convert it to grown up size. Watch out for that kid. Haha.
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    Kids Belt

    Thanks! Made this one for my cousin’s kid. He’s a thunderball. I’ve still got my tooled belt from when I was a kid. Hope he keeps this one as a childhood momento. Thanks! I’m going to try to scale back production a bit to focus on improving quality. I got busy before trying to keep up with demand. It took all of the fun out of it, hurrying the artistic piece. Each one takes me a long time to make. A question for everyone; How owe long does it take for you to make a belt?
  11. Thank you! A Neal Young song reference for a cute hippie girl. She knows a lot about the moon. Thanks! Thank you! I’m still trying to do traditional Sheridan style. It always comes out messed up. Like an adolescent cartoonist got hold of some leather tools. Thanks! Definitely dialing in the detail work more. Discovering new ways to achieve better results. I’ve never taken a class or anything so I’m just making stuff up as I go along. Thanks! It’s a bit wacky. It’s always inspiring to see the work of others. It makes me want to improve.
  12. Thanks! Inspiration and creativity comes and goes at their own pace. Was able to bottle some up over the break.
  13. Thank You! Good to be back. I was feeling a little out of practice and this one took longer than before I took a 9 month break. I moved and had my tools boxed away. Just took a long time to get unpacked and set up.