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  1. Is there a general consensus as to which rivets are "the best" - e.g. best hold, easiest to set, best price? Assume for the sake of discussion that the backs will be hidden and only the fronts/tops will be visible, so overall appearance isn't the big issue.
  2. We bought a building which used to be a leather working shop. The hardware, equipment, hides, everything was part of the deal .....soooooooooo, we are selling it! There are literally thousands upon thousands of pieces. Here is a link to the first 150 photos put up. We will have an actual itemized list in the next couple of days. https://photos.app.goo.gl/6AQnKmtRNPHeQ2V89 Here is the listing in .pdf format.... thanks for looking. Leatherworker Hardware list.pdf
  3. Guest

    bag making question!

    Hi! My name is Carrie and I have been playing around with making my own bags because I couldn't afford the ones I wanted to buy so I decided to try to make my own! I am IN LOVE with working with leather and am learning so much (mostly by trial and error). I like unlined leather feel and look for the inside of the bags, but am missing having a pocket. I like having the outside look clean without any stitches (I use a sewing machine to sew my leather). I'm stumped and thinking there is not a way to accomplish the look I want. Any suggestions? Also, any recommendations on where to order unique rivets? I want to expand my rivet collection! Thank you in advance! Shine on! Carrie
  4. RandLeather

    Stainless Steel Tubular Rivet Caps?

    Hey all, I've been look all over for stainless steel rivet caps to match the 104 tubular rivets from Weaver. Contacted a few places to no avail, was wondering if y'all had any tips. Depending on the price, I might be able to swing a special order if you know a place that could make them but doesn't stock regularly. It is confusing to me that Weaver would have matching caps for all their other rivets but not the stainless steel. But alas... If stainless steel is not an option for some reason, do you have any suggestions for another material? Cannot be nickel plated, must be resistant to rust, and must be ok against skin. Thanks!!
  5. I was wondering if anyone has used the aluminum burr rivets and what their opinion is? Tandy carries them and I tried them on a dog collar. They were nice to work with. I can't seem to find another source for them other than Tandy. I'm just wondering about longevity. I need something strong and silver colored. I know I can use Chicago screws but I was looking for something a little thinner and lower profile. Thanks, Julie
  6. Well, I finally made the plunge yesterday. Tandy had a sale on the Pro Hand Setter, and with my discount, it was significantly reduced. I already had a lot of the sets for it, as I'd been planning on using my Harbor Freight press, but couldn't find a way to keep the sets aligned well and using the 2D/3D stamps and alphabet stamps was a bit wonky. This setter has a table with rear guide rails that are adjustable and will really improve accuracy. I can also put hole punches and stitching chisels in it. I tried it out with many of the sets last night, and was impressed. No more clinching over rivets! I still need to get the Segma snap sets and wide rivet set. Line 20 and 24 I have. The only issue I see is they don't provide a way to lock the angle of the alphabet and 3D stamps to keep them aligned with the piece. The Tandy video on using the setter with alphabet stamps shows the guy mis-aligning the first letter very noticeably. I'll have to get into my engineer mode, (yes, be VERY afraid), and see if I can come up with something. Jeff
  7. I try to skive my leather so that it is the best thickness for the application. But, when I try to select a snap, or rivet length, they are always too short, or too long. I know that brass and copper rivets with the burr, I can cut it properly. But it seems that all the "factory" length ones are just wrong, as opposed to just right. Is there a source of "in between" sizes? Jeff
  8. SamuelBrand

    Trying to find this hardware

    I’m looking for some of this hardware, this is off of a German military bag from the WWII. All the riveted in buttons and then this sam brown type stud are aluminum, I don’t care so much about the aluminum as I do finding something this shape, it’s almost like some kind of shouldered rivet. Anyone know about these? Thank you!
  9. I am working on a project where I am trying to connect pieces of leather with my copper rivets. I have both #9 and #12 rivets. I also have the tools for each size. The issue I’m running into is after I punch down my washer onto the rivet, it comes loose. I have tried switching the different size washers (thinking I had mixed them up) and that didn’t work. I’m really not sure what is going on or what I’m doing wrong. I have ruined so many rivets and I wanted to see if anyone here had any pointers on how to get them to stay tight after I set them with the setter. Is it what I’m using as an anvil? I’m so confused. Thank you in advance for any help and guidance.
  10. Hi. I am making a bag and bed to put a rivet on the side just like this bag in the picture. My brain is telling me that putting a hole through the seam will make the thread break. But dooney and Bourke does it ...so there must be a way to do this without breaking the thread and risking a weak seam that will come apart. Anyone has any advice on doing this? Also what tools makes those grooves like the one on the loop?
  11. I have three kick presses for sale in Central NJ. Make an offer for all three!1) Stimpson kick press for rivets, auto-loading2) Unknown brand, large press3) Unknown brand, larger press Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5ruzx2awk49gq7k/AAA-S2jX8RwquTAH9BH7IKfia?dl=0 Local Pickup in Central New Jersey. Make an offer for all three!
  12. Janmaderroberts

    Lot of supplies for sale as one

    I bought out a leather maker in an online auction last year. I've got millions of rivets, clasps, buckles etc etc etc I'd like to sell as one unit. Ive got $300 in it all and it's worth thousands I'm sure. I'm in northern ky and you could pick up in a full size truck. If interested contact me 513-378-7107. I'll never use all of this and I honestly don't have time to part it out and sell it individually. I'll can email pics if interested. Site won't let me upload . Thx.
  13. I have a like new Weaver Leather Heritage Foot Press and a full set of dies and adapters for holes, rivets, spots, diamond spots, crystals, and snaps. I paid $1650 in 2015 for all. I never used it! I will take $1100 OBO. You pick-up in Kentucky or pay freight. ************* Also for sale, I have $600 dollars worth of high quality embellishments... buckles, spots, tubular rivets, snaps, hole punch, crystals, and more. BEST DEAL - Take it all (press and embellishments) for $1500 plus shipping or come to Kentucky to get it. All this would be at least $2250 at wholesale prices. SAVE $750 TODAY! Message me and I will email you a link to a complete list and photos.
  14. Hello, all! I'm looking to create something similar to this, and I love the dainty look of the fasteners. The problem is, I have absolutely no idea what they are. I lost this bracelet, so I can't remember what the back looked like, but it doesn't look like a rivet--or at least not a traditional one. http://imgur.com/a/9bzQw Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  15. Parott1

    Brass Rivets

    Looking for a source of semi-tubular brass rivets with a flat head. It seems like the semi-tubular rivets available online has a round or oval head. I'm also searching for #12 solid brass rivets wit a head smaller than 3/8". Don't know if these are even available, but figured this was the best place to ask.
  16. Billosauro

    Hand press

    G'day guys! I got my hand on this hand press,anyone know where I can find the dyes for it? Please!!!!! ;))
  17. Hey all, New member here, but I'm running out of places I can search for help on either ideas or instruction. I have a hat band I'm wanting to make, and I haven't yet gotten all the supplies because I'm not sure what all I'll need for the project. My goal is to make a leather hat band with unobstructed bullets around the outside. I'm wanting to avoid the typical bullet loops look or stitching around the front of the bullet, as I feel it would obscure the bullet itself aesthetically. I'm going to be using pre-fired .357 Magnum brass bullets and leather for the hat band itself. I have a hat band currently on my hat, and the decorative pieces on it have a type of diamond-shaped rivet with prongs that punched through the band to be bent back to secure them on sort of like a staple. Simple stuff. The bullets I'm getting can have a hole drilled into them, and in my mind's eye I pictured something like some sort of brad or rivet securing inside the drilled hole of the bullet, so essentially the bullet would have prongs sticking out of it on one side that I can then use to secure it to a hat band cleanly. I hope that made sense. A friend suggested some sort of contact cement or glue or goop but I worry that a bullet's surface area onto leather would prove both too small and weak in lasting under duress of wear and tear, and would be messy and not clean in presentation if I were to go this route. tl;dr: I'm searching for help on if there's a way to give the bullet some sort of prongs that can be put through a leather hat band while looking slick and put together and not sloppy. Would there be a way to simply secure the rounded surface area of the bullet to a flat rivet itself which then can be secured to the hat band? Is it even possible to drill a hole into a bullet and have something inserted that would create prongs for the bullet itself? Are prongs even the best way to go about this? or would glue or goop or contact cement prove better? The leather hat band will be sitting snug against a high-quality leather cowboy hat so I also want it to be safe against the leather of my hat without scratching or something. I'm completely new at all of this so any and all ideas and help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time!
  18. Janmaderroberts

    Have tons of rivets snaps clips buckles etc

    I bought at auction a lot of leather supplies when Whitman Leather Co of Cintinnati Oh retired and closed its doors. I had no idea how much I had actually won in the auction as it was online only and pictured rolls of leather. I am interested in selling a lot of this stock but am a little overwhelmed with the amount of everything. They made premium saddles, as well as other horse/tack products and many many different types of gear belts and accessories for the Ohio police and fire departments. If you're interested in seeing pics of what I have or if you'd be interested setting a time to come see message me and I'll try to answer any questions.
  19. Hello all, I'm newbie here and in leather world, I need help for all mastery here how to setting/installing round head button stud ? I'm looking on internet, but I haven't found what tools to make a hole for button stud ? because the hole for this button is different. It's not just hole but like there is a line hole or in the others I saw there is another small hole above the line. Like this o---O Thank you guys !
  20. Timboslice

    57f4906eedf79-belt3.jpg

    Does anyone know where these rivets come from? Diesel used to use them on their belts.
  21. Grey Drakkon

    First Satchel!

    So a friend of mine got his bag stolen so I told him I'd make him one. This is my first attempt at a bag, I'll admit I hadn't thought about how to handle the corners. I have a lovely maul that I forgot at work so I did all the hole pricking with a crappy rubber hammer, hence the junk job with the stitching. Hey, at least it's solid! I know I didn't do the leather justice, but I had fun with it. Oh, and I kinda feel like a jerk for making theblacing and edging green, since my friend is red/green colorblind. >;)
  22. Hello, everyone! I'm looking to do an equipment upgrade in the near future and I need a little guidance from those who have already taken this path... I currently set snaps, rivets, etc by hand (& hammer). Same thing with the Delrin makers mark that I've had since I started this little journey...I plan to upgrade to a metal one as part of this retooling. What do you suggest for a press-type machine that would handle those duties as an upgrade? Modified arbor press? I know the GoldStar press works with snaps and rivets...does anyone have experience using it with their makers mark? As always, the input and suggestions from this community is appreciated and helpful! Thanks in advance! Chris
  23. Tex Shooter

    Tubular rivet Trade

    I have 300 plated steel tubular rivets to trade. I have 3/8 inch overall tall rivets and want 1/4 inch tall ones. So there is no confusion I am showing a picture of the two rivets. The one's like I want are shown on the left.
  24. SteelheadFineGoods

    Help with D.B. Die Works Kick Press

    I recently acquired a D.B. Die Works No. 39 kick press. It is currently without a stand. Before I go ahead and build my own stand for it, do any of you out there have the original stand for this kick press for sale? Also, can you suggest a good source to purchase dies for this machine? I will be looking for dies for Line 20 and Line 24 snaps. I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks!
  25. Hello All - I am a new member, and this is my first post. I'm excited to begin learning from this community. I have an antique bicycle saddle that has split on the "nose," where it was riveted to the metal subframe. I'm debating whether or not I should try to reconnect the leather in this area, but do not want to experiment anything with the process. The value of the saddle is ~$300, so I do not want to risk devaluing it. Having said that, I've been looking around and seen a few products advertised to "glue" leather (Tear Mender). Would this be a safe method to use? In addition to this, should I use any other products to glue the leather to the steel subframe...was considering some kind of epoxy for this because it will be hidden once the leather itself is mended. Finally, is there anything I can use to fill the joint and color to match the rest of the leather? (see 2nd photo) I will not ever actually use this saddle to ride on, so I am not concerned with any weight stresses that would otherwise occur. The bike will only sit on display. Please see the photos below and let me know your thoughts! Thank you!