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Leather Production Manager - Hunter Company Holsters
Guest posted a topic in Help WantedJob Title: Leather Production Manager Hours: M - F 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Location: Westminster, Colorado The Work: We are seeking a highly motivated individual who holds themselves to high standards when it comes to quality and innovation. We are in need of a creative and skilled individual to assemble custom leather holsters and to assist the warehouse with all other manufacturing needs. We are a fast growing company ensuring the opportunity to those with the motivation to take initiative and learn new skills to advance within the company. The right candidate will train with a seasoned fine-leather craftsman who will guide you to be a versatile, skilled leather craftsman. Qualifications: Cut, shape and mold top grain leather holsters Operate machinery, assembly tools, and equipment Sewing experience is a plus Meet established time guidelines for various steps and projects Perform quality control inspection of finished products Utilize provided safety equipment and adhere to best practices Communicate well with the team regarding specific holster models to fit a specific firearm Must have a reliable source of transportation Previous experience in manufacturing, warehouse management and assembly or other related fields Experience with holster making and working with leather is a plus, but willing to train the right candidate Application Process: Please submit the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org Resume outlining previous work history including your contact information* A short paragraph about you and what you see yourself doing in the next 5 years and why you think you would be a good fit for Hunter. Examples of previous work, projects or designs Interviews are by appointment only. We will not be accepting any walk-in interviews. If your experience and qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you. Job type: Full Time Salary: $14.50-17.50 /hour Experience: Leather experience: 1 year Firearm Knowledge: Preferred
Picking Leather, USA materials, Head Knives, ETC
HarveyMHaines posted a topic in Getting StartedHowdy folks; New member here, first post. My name is Harvey Haines, I'm from Connecticut, and I've always wanted to try my hand at leatherwork. I'll be taking a hiatus and moving to Minneapolis in October, but for now I run a small glass and steel fabrication company. My current project is crafting banjo and guitar stands, an important feature of which is the intended use of heavy leather as padding at all contact points. It would be best to use leather from the U.S., but I'd go for an English leather if necessary. I've been thinking about getting Buffalo leather instead of cow, but I'm not knowledgable enough in availability, origins of materials, merits of different animals, etc. So, I figure I'll ask the experts here! The framework of each stand will be welded steel, with the leather being bolted on and largely stationary. However, the neck support will be, on at least one model, a 2" or 3" leather strap spanning the 4" or 5" gap between two pieces of steel. Rust, antique, or reddish-brown leather would offer a lovely color contrast against my steel frames, but I'm open to any good earth tones. My questions are these: Where can I reliably get American Buffalo leather in 8-10 oz? Is there a place to purchase S.B. Foot leather online and in small quantities? (My first big commission came from Red Wing Shoes, I've got a soft spot for the company.) Does anyone have an idea about the abrasion resistance of leathers? I've read that Chrome tanned leather has higher tolerances, but I'd like to stick with veg-tanned. Am I being too sentimental about the old-timey nonsense? Most of the cuts will be with a strap cutter, but I'll need to notch each piece of leather a few times. What would the optimum tool be for cutting a few 1"-2" straight lines? Head Knife? Shears? Alright, done babbling for now. I appreciate the help folks! Harvey
Horween Vs. Wickett Vs. HermannI'm trying to get my leather business off the ground, and want to switch over to US suppliers. The minimums are a bit terrifying, but I see it as investing in my business. From what I can tell (I don't yet have swatches from HO) Horween has the best quality stuff for making wallets/bags... WC has a weird 'core' to it and feels super stiff (probably better for tack and items that spend more time in the elements?)... and I haven't yet gotten scrap from HO but I've read on the forums that it's pretty much the same as WC. Do ya'll have input to which is the best? Does anyone know if Horween makes hides big enough to make bags out of—or anything just veg tanned and not pre-dyed? FWIW I mostly work with 2oz-7oz hides... Usually 18-25 sq feet. Very rarely go above that oz, but would be happy to go to a larger hide if need be. Thanks for your help!