nstarleather

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  1. nstarleather

    SB Foot Premium Leathers (AKA Featherstone) $4.50 per foot

    It's great stuff!
  2. nstarleather

    Copper R&T Roll Top Backpack

    Hiding them is gonna be hard but I actually took out the screws and added copper rivets (flat side out) and it looks much "cleaner"...still working out the kinks but I'm mostly there.
  3. nstarleather

    Copper R&T Roll Top Backpack

    It's the perfect leather for anything turned. Thanks!
  4. Hey Folks, I've been seeing that Wacouta backpack getting a lot of love around the net and I've had the an R&T backpack kicking around the back of my mind for a while. Back Front This thing is 19" (tall up to the roll) x16" wide. It's different from the Wacouta in that it has "false gussets" to give some depth. Differences that the final version will have: Copper Rivets instead of chicago screws (I opted for removable hardware in the prototype to get started and to be able to make changes to the length of straps and such. None of the straps are stitched yet but they all will be in the final version (once again done to be able to make adjustments to length if necessary until I'm happy Lastly I may tuck some of the ends of the straps into the seams on a final version.
  5. I have a few sides of two colors of Horween Pebble Grain leathers (unsure of the exact tannage). These came in an assortment from a boot company. I have a fair amount of each. Sides are generally small 10ft-15ft and they seem to be a little "rough." Because of that I'm pricing them to sell at $3.50 per foot plus shipping from SC. Colors are a reddish brown and a golden tan. Thickness is roughly 4.5oz the hand is soft. PM or email at nstarleather@shtc.net to order!
  6. nstarleather

    Sealing (Not Burnishing) Chromexcel Edges

    Yes I wouldn't worry about it for most items. I've left the edges raw on lots of stuff that was lighter colored to no ill effects. I hate to use Saddleback as a reference for anything (they say so much nonsense about leather in general), but their products do have a fairly solid reputation for durability and they make a point of saying that they leave the edges raw.
  7. nstarleather

    SB Foot Premium Leathers (AKA Featherstone) $4.50 per foot

    Yes bloom! I’m not 100% sure what the color or tannage is. All part of that big scrap deal from Alden awhile back.
  8. nstarleather

    SB Foot Premium Leathers (AKA Featherstone) $4.50 per foot

    Actually I can't find any at the moment besides this color?!...it's a big warehouse sometimes scraps gets misplaced
  9. nstarleather

    SB Foot Premium Leathers (AKA Featherstone) $4.50 per foot

    It's just a bit, I think some black, tobacco...you can google "Horween Chamois" and kind a get an idea.
  10. nstarleather

    I need clicker help

    So I'm not sure what the issue with the stroke length is. Explained waaaay too simply here's how the basic mechanism of my clickers work: 2 micro switches in the head that when activated together make the head go down. 1 roller micro switch down below beside the hydraulic cylinder that when the cylinder goes by triggers it to go back up. Not sure if that's how this one works but you could just be hitting the bottom switch too soon.
  11. nstarleather

    SB Foot Premium Leathers (AKA Featherstone) $4.50 per foot

    I've got some "less oily" Horween Chamois scrap I'm doing at $6 per pound. It's similar to the Kudu. PM me you details and I can do an invoice.
  12. nstarleather

    I need clicker help

    that is unfortunately a question I don't know the answer to. A lot of these machines get non-factory modifications: one of mine has a siemens switch instead of the normal control board.
  13. nstarleather

    SB Foot Premium Leathers (AKA Featherstone) $4.50 per foot

    Generally I'm doing just full sides as it's hard to calculate any less than that (and they'm also left with two half-pieces). I have plenty of both leather if you'd like a side of each.
  14. nstarleather

    I need clicker help

    I own like 3 USMC Clickers and they all run on 3-phase...
  15. I've actually got an almost new FAV from Italy, but I knew of a person looking for a newer style splitter.