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Here's some Arizona Bell chaps I finished up a couple days ago.

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Thanks for viewing! 

Ryan

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Fun fact: 

The belt I'm wearing in the photo was one of my very first leather projects that I did. It was a tandy kit. Pretty funny that I'm still wearing it. :lol:

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them shore luk pritty

:lol:

Just shows Tandy stuff ain't all that bad

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Beautiful! Real nice work!!!

 

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21 minutes ago, fredk said:

them shore luk pritty

:lol:

Just shows Tandy stuff ain't all that bad

Thanks! 

Tandy is always a great place to start :)

17 minutes ago, Rohn said:

Beautiful! Real nice work!!!

 

Thanks Rohn!

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Really good job. Are you drawing your own carving patterns yet? 

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1 hour ago, TSes said:

Really good job. Are you drawing your own carving patterns yet? 

Thank you! 

Yes. I freehand all my tooling patterns right onto the leather now.

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Fantastic work as usual!

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1 hour ago, Rolandranch said:

. . . Yes. I freehand all my tooling patterns right onto the leather now.

Well that just takes it up another level of most excellent so it does

I can hardly follow a drawn pattern never mind trying to do one free-hand

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Another beautiful piece of work Ryan!

Gary

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Your skills have become ridiculous Ryan. That background work is amazing, the carving is clean and sharp, the resist on the antiquing is phenomenal. I did see one thing wrong unless it was intentional, the second pic down, the belt/strap end is unfinished. So a 9.999 out of 100 will have to suffice for today my friend.

I hope you are feeling good about your work dude, it really is something next level.

Are you using any particular classes or anything to progress as you have done or do you just have the knack?

...I still can't get over your backgrounding

Are you hand sewing or machine sewing? In either case, that is well done too. 

Edited by battlemunky
forgot to mention my thoughts on the stitching quality

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Wow!  Every time you post something new I am blown away.  Great work.

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Fantastic work!  And sadly the belt will probably outlast anything you can buy in the store.

YinTx

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21 hours ago, Rolandranch said:

Thank you! 

Yes. I freehand all my tooling patterns right onto the leather now.

Chaps are really nice! So what do you use to draw your pattern onto the leather?

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21 hours ago, battlemunky said:

So a 9.999 99.999 out of 100 will have to suffice for today my friend.

Fixed it for myself....

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Beautiful work Ryan ... :thumbsup::You_Rock_Emoticon:

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May I ask where a person could get a pattern for these ... Love that Look ... must make some !!!!!!!! :yeah:

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Impressive! Super nice work. 

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8 hours ago, Rbarleatherworks said:

May I ask where a person could get a pattern for these ... Love that Look ... must make some !!!!!!!! :yeah:

Whilst thats all Ryans own work you can download a pack of patterns for making chaps from the Tandy Leathercraft Library. once you have these you can adapt them. The patterns include suggestions for the fancy tooling work too

https://www.leathercraftlibrary.com/search?searchterm=chaps

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Thanks Fred ... I will look into those :)

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Gorgeous! What are Arizona bells, BTW?

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Beautiful work in every aspect.  You are a master at your art.  Funny how a simple belt can get you interested and keep your attention.  It was a good thing for you to find and your work shows it.

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Beautiful work, indeed. 
Is the metal ring (located on the outside of the thigh) used for something in particular? I can't even begin to guess, since I have no experience with cattle, ranching, or chaps (although my grandfather plowed with mule teams in the early 1900s!)

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The ring is for your tie strings, I carry mine doubled over the back belt and the tails go thru the ring to keep them handy and out of your way. Tie strings are used to tie a cow or calf after roping them for doctoring... or what ever you need to hold one down for. At least that's how I utilize the ring...!

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