Daviddm

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About Daviddm

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    West Central Louisiana
  • Interests
    Hiking, backpacking.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    New into it
  • Interested in learning about
    Making hiking/dress boots and women's shoes with added tooling
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    Googling always sent me here

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  1. Daviddm

    Wild deerskin passport wallet

    Very nice, beautiful work..
  2. Saw these today had to bump this because those look great! I hope to be making some soon.
  3. Daviddm

    Oil on my 31-15 needle

    Thank you for the help and tips.
  4. I have a new to me Singer 31-15 with oil on my needle. That's not normal is it? This is my first machine and I have been practicing only with scrap. I have not oiled it at all, previous owner was using it and had taken very good care of it when I bought it. I did lay it down when I drove home with it. Could that have put oil where it should not? Would it be ok to take it off table and wash it down maybe with a pressure washer and start over oiling the correct spots? Thanks
  5. Daviddm

    Draping leather over a pipe or wooden pole

    I like your heat shrink idea. The problem with the 4 inch PVC is space. Thanks
  6. I have a small work shop and I am trying to find a way to store my leather sides and smaller pieces. The small ones, I think, will be in short PVC tubes under a 4'x4' table. I have a wall that I will have room to make a cabinet around 6' wide 12" deep. My question is, would it be ok to drape the larger wider hides on horizontal bars and hang down without damage? Will they stretch too much? Will that bar leave a permanent mark? I was thinking of using black iron threaded pipe or wooden dowels either swinging out like on a swing arm or just hangers and pull them down as needed. I like the swing arm idea to be able to get to the ones in the back easier. Any ideas for that spot for be appreciated. Thanks
  7. Thank you Wiz. I see you helping a lot of people on here. I try to browse and read as much of your stuff as possible.
  8. Could someone tell me the difference between Toledo's and Leather Machine Co Servo Motors, which one might be better than the other etc. I will be buy one for a 31-15, just not sure which one yet. I see they're $10 dollars apart and one has 3 year warranty and the other only 1. I'm still learning and may not see what is the obvious to someone else. Thanks
  9. Daviddm

    Showing Off Soon

    bikermutt Have you made any more progress on your boots?
  10. Daviddm

    My hobby room

    Nice looking area and that table top is nice! I'm building now and moving stuff around and in.
  11. Daviddm

    Caster wheels for machines

    Funny cause not but a few hours ago I put some on my Landis finisher and pushed it easily over to where I wanted it. And a big plus is it raised it up about 4 inches. I second it on buying a couple of locked ones.
  12. Daviddm

    New Work Boots

    Just now seeing this. Those are very nice! One style I want to make one day.
  13. Daviddm

    other forums

    I'm not on many other forums but I use a Hennessy Hammock at times. I go back and forth between that and my Zpacks tent. I need to get my butt back into it,, haven't been in while New to this forum.
  14. Daviddm

    Louisiana new guy.

    Didn't think of that,, but yeah I will gladly help out with some welding for some knowledge or maybe some scraps.
  15. Daviddm

    Louisiana new guy.

    Thanks for the info. I have found the HCC site and go back to it often. I don't make it up there often but if I do I might take you up on that offer.