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Waxed Canvas Bags With English Bridle Straps
BattleAx posted a topic in Member GalleryFinished these Waxed Canvas Tote Bags with Wickett & Craig English Bridle leather straps. I you a CB4500 with #277 Thread I bought this machine from Bob Kovar over at Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines in 9/2015 it was the best purchase I have made for my leather work. Was using a Singer 7/34 it was a very cool machine but you can only do so much with it. Bob is a great person to deal with if you need a new machine give Bob a call over at Toledo 866-362-7397.
Whipped out this handy little sheath for my Bahco Laplander folding saw. Leather is 5oz. Wickett & Craig Buck Brown Harness for the pouch, and 12oz. Buck Brown Harness for the belt loop. Saddle stitched and brass easy set rivets for added strength. Cheers, -Matt
Good afternoon, Guys! I have a handful of Wickett & Craig English Bridle Leather Sides in 3 / 4oz for sale. This leather was originally tanned for Coach and I purchased the lot when I was visiting the tannery earlier this year. I have limited quantity available in Olive Drab and English Tan. Some of the Olive Drab sides are slightly discolored around the edges, otherwise I would consider the majority of the sides to be rated as Standard & Utility Grade (According to Wickett & Craig Standards). I was really hoping to introduce these options into my collection, but I just moved into a new studio and would love to clear out some space and get organized, that said - Sides are sold as is. $150/Side + Shipping from Nashville, TN Free free to direct message if interested!
Wickett & Craig Chestnut English Bridle - 12"x12"
zckry posted a topic in Leather and LaceDecided to break up what I have left over from my W&C English Bridle Chestnut hides into 12"x12" squares if anyone wants one! These are cut into exactly 12"x12" square - 1sq. ft. If you want bigger pieces just let me know and we can work something out. The leather is W&C's English Bridle that has been split to 4-5oz. and has a smooth refinished back. We used this weight to make our wallets and watch straps. These are $20/each shipped in the United States.
Hey guys and gals, I have been ordering from Wickett & Craig for years now and I know that many consider them to be the best leather tannery/supplier out there, I was one of them. I used to get good quality backs from them when I was ordering the skirting in the russet color but since switching to the drum dyed black and brown backs I have been disappointed in the overall quality on almost every order. This is what I have been ordering: SKIRTING BACK - STD GRADE, 12 OZ. LEVELED, HOLSTER, REFINISH, PASTE On my last order I paid $9.45 s/f and I always order the standard grade which is the best available. I talked to Glenn a couple of times about my disappointment in the quality and even offered to pay more (gulp!!!) if I had to to get a more consistent and higher quality. He assured me that they would up their game but that didn't seem to happen. Even though these are top quality backs I typically have at least 30% waste due to scars, spots, stretch marks, soft belly areas, fibrous flesh side areas, spongey areas (despite paying extra for holstering), scratches, marks, etc. This is their best grade? Unfortunately I can't switch to another supplier because I need the hides to be 12 oz. and leveled and I know of no one else who offers that. Many years ago I used to order from Hermann Oak and I got great quality so I know what nice leather looks/feels like. Unfortunately my last order from them was pretty bad and I had to return it - the black pre-dyed color I requested was actually a grayish purple and the overall quality was pretty poor. Hermann Oak is no longer an option for me. So here are a few questions, especially for those who use W&C on a regular basis: 1) Isn't that much waste on a standard (best) grade back excessive? 2) Are they maybe sending me a lesser grade because I'm ordering the drum dyed black/brown darker color? 3) Would I just be better off going back to ordering in the russet color and dyeing it myself? I really don't want to do this because of health and time issues and it's difficult for me to get the color as consistent as the drum dyed. 4) What is your experience with the quality of their drum dyed backs or backs in general? I know they are capable of making a good product but don't know what else I can do to get them to send me consistent brown/black backs. I am not a high quantity buyer but that should not really be a factor in my humble opinion. Maybe it is though? I'm not trying to bash W&C by any means, I'm just pretty frustrated at this point to be honest. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated!