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  1. i'd like to know if they would be any significant different between these two bison leather made by the hide house that would make one better for making working step in shotgun chaps. https://www.hidehouse.com/Leather/Apache-Bison-Bison-Full-Grain-Aniline-Finish-BA02-P.asp https://www.hidehouse.com/Leather/Navajo-Bison-Bison-Full-Grain-Aniline-Finish-BN22-P.asp
  2. i hear at 19th century step in shotgun chaps were made bigger so they could fit over your boot's. does anyone know how much bigger.
  3. What cut of a cow hide would you use to make chaps?
  4. does anyone have a chap lacing diagram for closure
  5. I am going to begin to start making western chaps. Does anyone know what type of tanning process the ranchers used in the 18th century. I am more interested in natural tanning techniques.
  6. Here's some Arizona Bell chaps I finished up a couple days ago. Thanks for viewing! Ryan
  7. Here's a heavy set of boar hide chaps for the workin cowboy.
  8. Hi all! It's been a little while since I've posted. Here's the latest thing off the bench. This is also my first time free-handing sheridan-style carving. Let me know what you think. Comments/critique always welcome.
  9. Does anyone have any good- moderately priced but high quality Concho & Buckle suppliers? Looking for 1/2"; 3/4"; & 1" size buckles and larger conchos: say 2" and larger? I specifically do not want them to look like the cheap Tandy stuff. Thanks
  10. Here's something fresh off the bench. These are bison leather shotgun chaps for a cowboy friend of mine. We were rounding up cattle in heavy thickets and he needed chaps badly. Our shirts keep getting torn but I don't think I can fix that. This leather is great working chap leather because it is very tough but supple enough to be comfortable but it is a little scarred. He was very pleased with them. Let me know what you think. Comments/critique welcome.
  11. Can anybody help? I made a pair of chinks with hand tooled and finished yokes and twisted fringes - the result is gorgeous- very happy customer. But she wore them at a horse show where she got drenched in the rain- fringes started to untwist! What to do now??
  12. Here are some chink chaps I made for two of my sisters. I think they turned out pretty well and they are getting a lot of use. Let me know what you think. Critique is always welcome. Thanks for viewing! Ryan
  13. Hello everyone, I've been asked to do a custom pair of step in chaps for a customer. I havent made a pair of chaps yet but would like to add this to my list of items. Can anyone give me some pointers or a step by step process? Thanks!
  14. Hello everyone, I've been asked to do a custom pair of step in chaps for a customer. I havent made a pair of chaps yet but would like to add this to my list of items. Can anyone give me some pointers or a step by step process? Thanks!
  15. Hi, I would like to hear your ideas on shop layouts... I specialise in chaps, chinks, and armita's, and have feet problems. So that causes issues if I can't walk as much as I'd like. Any of you have the same type of issues? A person always seems to end up running back and forth for this tool and that pattern, some glue, a hammer... The list goes on. Thanks for any input and ideas!
  16. Okay, so I’ve worked at Tandy for all of 2 1/2 months. I’ve made 2 belts, and almost 3 hats, a flat cap, and tam’o’shanter ( which is now the lining of the flat cap, and I’m almost done with a pretty good tri-corn. Oh! And a card pocket thingy. Before that my leatherworking experience consisted of a set of coasters in the third grade. Today, a gentleman came in and plopped a plastic bag on my table an asked me how much I would charge him to renovate a pair of 100 year old chaps. I explained my inexperience and gave him the name of 2 companies that I know do chaps all the time. Too far away, too much lag time, he needs them this Saturday. He is doing a reinactment at a county fair. So it doesn’t need to be really sturdy or reinforced. I explain that I think a strip on the outside to widen it and lengthen it will be better weight wise than a full sheet. 3” inside and 4” on the outside and down to 42” at the bottom. So we get a piece of oil tanned utility hide that matches his old chaps color wise. With wiggling and shifting we get an acceptable drawing on the leather. (He helped measure and mark). He left after paying for the leather and signing an IOU for the finished chaps. I cut them out. One of them is 2” shorter than the other. There is plenty of leather left. So here are my questions. Can I bevel or skive the back of the oil tanned so that I can glue a section to the missing part? Trying to put it together in such a way that it looks, at a distance, to be one piece. I am a fairly crafty devil, and think a distance of 2-3’ can be done reliably. How thick should the glued/skived part be? Will that be strong enough if I use Leather Weld or Barge? Or would it just be better to cut them even and call it good? Will machine sewing the strip on the edge and 3” inside the original chaps be secure enough, or should I glue them as well? The chaps are not flat or regular by any means, but they are still flexible and softish. How can he preserve the original leather so that it isn’t stained by the oil tanned hide?
  17. Hello all! My dad asked me to make him a pair of chaps. The deal was that he'd buy the materials and I'd do the work. Sorry, but that was a special deal for dad only. This took me about 40 hours to do. All of the pattern/design is my own work. Let me know what you think! I will post some pics of my dad wearing them soon. Thanks for looking! -Ryan
  18. I am looking at getting another machine. I have a heavy stitching machine Cobra Class 4. Now I am looking for one that is more versatile I have used a Cobra Class 20 and really liked it but am also looking at a Juki 1508H I can buy local. I have heard the Juki is a little more versatile. Thoughts?
  19. Here are a pair of chaps I recently finished for my farrier. I made up the design and so far my farrier really likes them!
  20. I;m making a pair of chaps. I love the twisted fringe look but I'm not quite sure how to get that perfect twist. I've attached a picture of the look I'm trying to accomplish. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  21. Hello, I hope everyone is enjoying the winter weather I was wondering if anyone might have any instructions or advice on making a pair of wooly chaps? I've been wanting to make a pair for my husband for a long time. I've been trying to look on the internet for pictures or instructions but I haven't found a whole lot. I've made chinks but never any chaps. I did see a pair of woolies that were made with chap leather (no canvas) and I liked that idea, my husband would rather have leather than canvas he said. So I have chap leather and an angora hide we got from Sheridan Leather. And he'd like to have zippers so I have those too. I think I have about everything to start (hopefully). I'm at a loss on how to make these so if anyone has any advice they'd be willing to share I would really really appreciate it. Do you start with a basic shotgun chap pattern and go from there? Do you glue whole angora hide down to each leg with barge or do you even glue them to the legs? Thanks so much
  22. Hello. I can't seem to be able to attend the various leather shows due to scheduling so I can't attend the classes offerred. So I am looking for an experienced chap and chink maker who would be willing to give me a few days of private instruction on building chaps and chinks. I have made a couple pairs but my mistakes are costly. Thanks.
  23. Hi, I am struggling somewhat on the type of leather to use for making chaps and chinks. I’m interested in 4 to 5 ounce leather that is not too expensive. I have looked at several websites like Hide House and Tandy, but my confusion still exists. I would appreciate any suggestions as to the type of leather that fits the bill. Thanks
  24. Hi everyone, I'm looking at a few different machines to sew 1000 D cordura, heavy canvas etc. Consew 206RB5, Consew P1206RB and Juki DNU1541 The premier 1206 has a better price and auto oiler. Can anyone explain the difference in these machine ? I have an Adler 205-370, is it possible to make this machine sew lighter fabric Softener, that would solve my dilemma and save me a bundle of cash! Thanks in advance, George Unionlevelleather.com
  25. I have received two small bear skin hides from a customer who wants them made into chinks. I have not made any before or woolies so advice would be appreciated. My plan is to make a base from light chap leather and glue and sew the bear skin to it then apply yokes, side pieces, etc. Ones I have seen appeared to be this way as the bear skin did not wrap completely around the leg but stopped at about the inner pant seam line. Does this sound right and would work well? Is there anything else I might not be thinking of that someone who has done this can advise? I do know I will have to shave down the hair under yokes, etc. to glue like with hair on cowhide but there is always little things that come up in new projects. I also attached the 1st yoke I just finished tooling. Still needs dyeing, antiquing, etc. but comments are welcome on it too.
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