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  1. Hello all! Newbie here, with a question! Nothing overly involved or complicated here. I want to do something fairly basic, I think. I want to make these boots: ...look like this: These are the same type of boot: a WW2-era paratrooper 'jump' boot. The company that makes the new boot is the same company that made the original (Corcoran) and they are identical. I've read that I can get the 'creased' look by binding up the boots and soaking them in cold water for a day. Any advice on the coloring? Should I be dyeing, or using oils or waxes to tan the leather? Tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. From the album: Vintage & Antique Finds

    Unverified dating of around the 1920s, Bohanna & Tasker Co were a wholesaler company based in Manchester, Liverpool, England. Still researching information about them
  3. I have what I believe is a saddle from Franklin Saddlery. I think it is before Bub Warren took over the business. Can anyone help with information on this saddle? I did send an email to Bub Warren, with no reply. The saddle is marked #H866S . Not much information on this company that I can find. I believe this to be a real cool find. The saddle is well made and very usable. Thanks.
  4. I bought this from a jumble sale for £1, and I would like to restore it. I am interested in cleaning it and fixing the whipping at the corners. I could also replace all of it, if necessary. Also happy to have any other advice! As far as I have been able to tell it seems to be made for the the tourist market sometime from the 1920s to 1940s, but happy to be told otherwise! I'm not sure whether is is suede or leather, the main part of is suede like but the embossed parts are more like leather.
  5. Got these ' toys ' today. One is a Wynn & Timmins England 1-5/8" punch, and the other is a ' Footprint England' 2" punch . Barely used, and in good condition. I know new ones can be bought, but I'm not paying up to $190 for a 2" . The 2" was $65 au at an antique/rustic/junk shop/yard thingy And besides, I prefer vintage stuff as they are built to last .Could have spent hours in there, and spent a lot of $$$ too. They also have some blacksmith bellows that I've had my eye on for a while now, but it was out of my price range.....for now Have to save my pennies. In the background of one of the pics, is a ' Tilley Parafin' iron ( mainly for display) , and a ' Companion Australia ' blow torch in working order , just 'ripe' for restoration, I already got one, and restored that . HS
  6. Craftool flower stamps available $10 each plus shipping
  7. Hey guys! Here is the bottle holder for my bicycle I've sewn using old ( >30 years) veg tan leather. Was a real challenge due to its tendency to crack. I used the butt joint and the box joint. Gave up on leather straps and used laces for fastening to the downtube. Metal is to help stop up-down movement. Thoughts?
  8. Vintage/antique Whitfield leather splitter No. 599. The tag reads Whitfield, Hodgsons & Brough Ltd. Boot Repairing Machinery Specialists. I am not a leatherworker, but will do my best to answer any questions. The crank turns easily and the knob on the top horizontal shaft adjusts the distance between the rollers. The blade is 7.5" wide and 3/8" thick and will need to be sharpened at a minimum. The splitter weighs 108 lbs. From the few pictures I have found on the internet, the machine appears to be missing a piece of what looks to be angle iron on the infeed side. See pic with arrow. This pic was found here on leatherworker.net. The splitter is located in Henderson, KY 42420 (just south of Evansville, IN) and at this time, I am not willing to ship. $1,750 and can hold for up to 90 days with a $100 non-refundable deposit.
  9. We have a LANDIS hand crank skiver that belonged to our grandfather who was a cobbler in the early 1900's The base is a bit rusty but otherwise, it is functional - just needs some cleaning up. We are open to honest bids. The machine is in Michigan.
  10. At the attached picture, you see two presser feet for Singer vintage sewing machines with normal feed dogs. I made a modification to the right foot by cutting a notch into the foot. Have you previously noticed a similar presser foot? Do you anticipate problems by using such presser foot? I tried to sew tarpaulin near the limit for such a machine with a tex 135 thread. With the modified foot, I was able to reduce the thread tension to 61 % compared to the left foot in picture. Furthermore the required pressure on the pressure foot could be reduced to 52 %. In this way it became easier for the machine to handle the same job.
  11. I acquired this saddle from a friend, who bought it several years ago from one of her friends. There’s no obvious maker’s mark and the only possible ID I can find on the saddle is a set of numbers on the latigo holder. I assume it’s likely from a small maker and impossible to identify, but I thought I would see if anyone had any ideas. I’m also very curious about the age of the saddle. I’m replacing the saddle strings because the old ones were falling apart and it has ended up being a more labor intensive process than I expected. The strings are run under the rawhide tree. The saddle has round skirts and a wide, short horn. It was initially a light oil but has now darkened quite a bit. The tooling appears to be machined, not hand done. Thanks!!
  12. Hello friends, I have recently inherited a very old saddle. Through a little bit of cleaning discovered that it was manufactured by the late F.O.Baird. There is not a lot of information on this maker available on the internet today. Mostly of what I dug up was related to his artwork and very little of his saddles other than their auction prices. What I did find about the saddles is that they are highly collectible and rare to find. I'm looking for a little more information -- if anyone happens to have any to share it will be appreciated. https://photos.app.goo.gl/FGUt4YYFAexcmgTD8
  13. So for sale as individual items or a lot I have the following from top to bottom -vintage french wing dividers -10spi large vintage pricking iron with polished teeth -Brand new abbey England adjustable creaser -no.2+1 Vintage J.Dixon single head Creasers (need handles) -C.S.Osborne tack/nail remover -Far right is a vintage Seam Turner i do ship internationally and Im happy to look at any offers on the tools! I also have a lot of vintage round knives like Gomph and W.rose on my site www.saddlerscorner.com
  14. I recently bought this saddle from an online auction and I am wondering if anyone can provide insight into the kind of saddle it is or history. The leather is in really great shape but I can’t find any markings with a brand or signature of who might’ve made it. Everything seems to be in really great shape except for the velvet covering the seat. With the little research I’ve done, I have a feeling this is a riding saddle for shows. I was wanting to resell it but didn’t know where to price it at. Any help would be greatly appreciate it.
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