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  • Willy
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    WOW! Russ, sounds like you're busier than a one-armed paper hanger. You've got more irons in the fire than most people have that's for sure.
    Good to see you've got lots of feathers in your cap to keep you covered.

    Nice seeing you post again.
    By the way...damn fine leather work!

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  • jkilroy
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    Hey Torker, Not wanting to get into your business or anything but considering the captive and friendly group here I think you could do a brisk business in QUALITY shop aprons. Those heavy chaps are sharp, they would be great chasing hogs on horseback. I'd gladly shell out some real bucks for a high quality leather shop apron, and I am pretty sure I am not alone.

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  • torker
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    Yes Robert...I just started a new welding job last week. Been doing finish carpentry for awhile...it pays better than most welding jobs here. New job pays ok...and seems a good place to work....they even have two lathes!!! Yay!

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  • lazlo
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    Originally posted by torker
    Yes...I can do them no problem...but it would be easier for you to get them made state side maybe???
    I'd rather contribute to the Round Column Mill Drill fund

    Great work Russ! Are you welding at all??

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  • mochinist
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    nice work and nice seeing Torker around here again.

    Lets see the pictures of the black leather outfits you make for the ladies to wear in private

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  • Mcgyver
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    nice stuff Russ!

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  • DFMiller
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    Russ,
    Thanks for sharing the pictures.
    Very impressive work.
    I am glad you are back posting.
    Dave

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  • torker
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    Originally posted by lazlo
    Russ, would you be interested in making a custom knife sheath?

    I'm having fun making the blades, but I don't have the time or inclination to learn leatherwork.
    Yes...I can do them no problem...but it would be easier for you to get them made state side maybe???

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  • torker
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    Originally posted by ptjw7uk
    Nice pictures Russ, that splitter is that for thinning leather - is it the same as 'skiving' as i always thought splitting sheets was called nad missing work!!
    Nice machines bye the way!

    Peter
    Peter...yes...it is for splitting leather so it's all the same thickness. Skiving is usually tapering the ends for a smooth lap joint.
    I used this machine to split all the leather to uniform thickness for the headstall you see. It is made from one layer of saddle skirting with a layer of oiley latigo sewn to the inside to stop the horses sweat from rotting the leather

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  • torker
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    Heavy batwing chaps I just made...

    An old timey style headstall

    Some Cowboy cuffs

    A nice pair of Ladies chink chaps

    Hope you all get a kick out of my work!
    Russ

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  • lazlo
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    Russ, would you be interested in making a custom knife sheath?

    I'm having fun making the blades, but I don't have the time or inclination to learn leatherwork.

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  • ptjw7uk
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    Nice pictures Russ, that splitter is that for thinning leather - is it the same as 'skiving' as i always thought splitting sheets was called nad missing work!!
    Nice machines bye the way!

    Peter

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  • torker
    started a topic My leather machines and stuff I make!

    My leather machines and stuff I make!

    Hey guys...here's some of my new toys etc...
    My Mitsibishi upholstery machine with the new servo motor I just installed

    The heavy hitter...this is my new stitcher...it'll sew almost an inch thick...weighs almost 400 lbs total

    My machine I bought last year...only a bottom feeder and it's also waiting for a new servo motor to slow it down

    My beautiful old American brand splitter
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