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  1. I might do some very simple tooling on the yokes but i'm not very good at tooling
  2. I'm just about to get my leather for the yokes and back belt on my chaps and I'm not quite sure how thick the leather should be. I was thinking 3.5-4mm as the body of the chaps are 1.6-2.0mm, but let me know what y'all think Also, if you have any suggestions on a color that would complement this. Let me know.
  3. Right now my awl cutting width is 3mm and i think that may be too big for my chaps they are 1.8mm bison leather, which size awl cutting width may be better or is 3mm okay.
  4. Should one side of a traditional pair of step in shotgun chaps be slanted down rather than just being straight on both sides?
  5. hickok55

    Bison hide

    I sure will
  6. hickok55

    Bison hide

    I might make a waist coat and some pairs of moccasins
  7. hickok55

    Bison hide

    My 51 SQFT bison hide came a couple of months ago. Now it's time to finally start making my chaps. I just have to find a big enough table now.
  8. Yes i have found that a sharper knife makes it much easier
  9. Hello, I am starting to cover the box in goat leather, but after I cut out one of the sides of leather and start to skive down the edges, it stretches the leather and then I have to cut it down again and re-skive it.
  10. I did but my old pair fit me just right and the new one don't because there lined
  11. I think that's what i'm going to do and then if they still don't fit right i'll try the other methods
  12. I just bought some lined goat leather gloves and they are quite tight on my hands. Is there any way I can make them looser?
  13. It's pre-dyed Italian full grain and the only kind of finish I have applied would be burnishing the edges which I just used bees wax for.
  14. I'll check them out. I do think it's a bit long
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