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About Rolandranch

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  • Birthday 09/23/2001

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    Tucson, AZ
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    17-year-old trying to learn everything before I die. Saddlemaking, metal engraving, and tool making are next.

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    custom saddles
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  1. Rolandranch

    Is Facebook now Vegan????

    Unfortunately, these wackos are my generation. That's why I like hanging around the older folks rather than my peers.
  2. Rolandranch

    Mobile App?

    Did a mobile app ever happen? Ryan
  3. Rolandranch

    Sheridan tote bag

    Thank you! Sorry for the late reply. Hardware probably would have been better, but the lady wanted it this way. I glued and stitched the ends of the braids to the panel, then glued and stitched the shield cover over it. I did a practice piece and pulled on it as hard as I could and it wouldn't budge. So as long as she doesn't carry gold ingots in the bag I think it'll be alright.
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    How did you get into leather work?

    That's great that you enjoy leather work over video games. Most of my friends would rather play video games than making something. My family does not have a TV so everyone's usually busy making something. God certainly does provide. I'm very blessed to be able to do leather work! Congrats on graduating! I'm 17 so college is just around the corner. I'm probably going to get a degree in business and then go back to my many hobbies, including leather work, and be an entrepreneur.
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    Servo motor quit? Why?

    My servo motor went out a while back. Turned out the circuit board burned out, a common problem with servo motors. Replaced the board and running great.
  6. @Rohn Thank you, sir! @Ferg Yes, it's embossed. I see what you're saying about the background. This was the first time I've used that backgrounder so I wasn't sure what to expect. Also, the leather was still a bit wet when I took the pic so the background looks a little darker than it really is. Thank you! @heydox Thanks! That's a great tip! Like I said to Ferg, this was the first time I've used that backgrounder so I guess I wasn't paying much attention to the random part. Will definitely do this on the next one! @Danne Thanks!
  7. Hello! Here is a wallet I am working on. Still trying to improve at figure carving so any tips/advice is appreciated. Ryan
  8. Best head knife sheath I've seen yet!
  9. Rolandranch

    Mountain lion for my wife

    Incredible! How many hours did that take you?
  10. Rolandranch

    Chink Chaps for My Sisters

    Hmmmmm..... You called me Nate, you know I don't have a TV.... what else do you know about me???? I love my big family too! My dad has 8 sibs and my mom has 8 sibs so I have over 50 cousins... Thanks! Yeah, the trombone is a popular one because that's what my dad teaches. We're actually considering starting the little guy on bass... he needs to grow a bit more though. Sorry for the late response. I wear Ariats every single day, too! I even wear a shirt that has "Ariat" embroidered all over it. I ALMOST named my new puppy "Ariat" but then I went with "Stetson." Here's my sister's boot style. This my favorite style (mostly because they're rider friendly). I'm on my second pair of these.
  11. Rolandranch

    Need a little help to get started

    This is your best advice. Learning how to cut, stitch, finish edges, etc is what will take you far and the only way to learn it is to do it. Welcome to the forum and have fun!
  12. Rolandranch

    Sheridan tote bag

    Thanks! Sounds good! I go to Tandy leather on palo verde rd often. If you ever want to meet up to ask questions or just chat, pm me and we'll figure out a time to meet up.
  13. Rolandranch

    Chink Chaps for My Sisters

    Thank you all! @plinkercases Thanks! I'll let my parents know! Those boots are Ariats. Not sure on the style though (except they're square-toe) @JLSleather I made sure I got some decent pics before I let them go beat 'em up. @Rockoboy SHHHHHH!!!! Don't tell them they need belts. They'll take advantage of me more than they already do! Actually, I have nice buckles for both. Just waiting for the leather to come in. Tooled belts coming soon! @alpha2 haha! I have three sisters and 7 brothers. I'm the third. My two older brothers are in college right now and they are going debt-free because of the pens they've made. I plan to do the same with my leather. Yes, my family is musical. We need to update our family pic because #11 is here!
  14. Rolandranch

    How sharp ?

    I know my knife is sharp enough when I see the blood on the ground before I realize I cut myself... Although it gets the point across, I don't suggest this method.
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    Congrats, Ferg!