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DirtyDusty

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  1. The pics help a lot. Is there any modification to the Stanley spoke shave? i have the Jeremiah Watt videos coming in. Dusty Smith sent me a message Friday and said my tree is shipping out this weekend. Made me a round knife while I was waiting. Along with a lot of knife sheaths, to practice stitching and tooling. Things are starting to come together.
  2. What’s your favorite rust preventative for tools on your bench. Made a sheath for my new round knife, let it dry for a couple of weeks before I put it in, but it still rusted in a couple of spots. I was using ballistol oil on it.
  3. I got the watt dvds ordered. Tree should be getting close to getting made. Went with Dusty Smith and he was @3 months out 3.5 months ago, So hopefully it won’t be much longer. Already had ordered 2 13-15 HO from panhandle, along with a sheepskin. Already have my hardware, except fir nails and tacks. Could you steer me in the right direction on sizes and suppliers. The Stohlman books call for blued tacks, but I have seen many in the forum suggest stainless.
  4. Hate to ressurect an old post, but I couldn’t find the answer anywhere. What thicknes do the 2 sizes cover? I see 2 sizes listed on several sights. They just say fir thick leather and medium thickness. What oz. range would that equal?
  5. I rented a video on ground seat installation off of Giddyup flix. I can’t remember the guys name that was doing it, but he stated that the way the tree maker built the bars, determined how the ground seat is built up. He was putting in plugs and risers, then the tin strainer, one layer of skirting on the front section and one over the whole seat area. When I watched the Dusty Johnson video, he had no risers, but more layers of leather. the Stohlman books deal with an all leather ground seat, so their technique is different. I ordered my tree from Dusty Smith, if anyone is familiar with his trees, would you share your technique for doing a ground seat with tin strainer?
  6. What would you suggest as an optimum weight? I would assume the back of the cantles could work with a lighter weight too.
  7. If you are using 13-15oz leather fir a saddle. Do you use full thickness skirting for the swells and the back of the cantle? I have read the Stohlman book and the Dusty Johnson book, but don’t remember them saying anything about s thinner leather for theses parts.
  8. What are the basic stamps I will need for oak leaf tooling? Just starting out stamping and trying to assemble a set.
  9. I was thinking of making a bouncer out of a brass door knob. Does brass discolor or mar the leather? Seems like I saw some fir sake a while back, but wasn’t sure if brass is the best choice or should i go porcelain.
  10. Anyone know what diameter it is? Trying to figure out what size tiger thread would be the equivalent.
  11. Does anyone have some pics of how they installed rings on the back of their riding saddle? Is it better to make a small rigging piece out of leather, or get thevrings with the metal clip, and screw through it, into the bars?
  12. I have been doing my handsewing with a Tiger thread, 1mm. But I wanted to use linen on my saddle. I have read through many posts on here and have seen 5 cord and 6 cord mentioned fir saddle making. I will be handsewing everything on it. What size would you recommend?
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