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  1. roughcountry

    What's the best stitching pony design?

    If you can, try to get a design that has a quick way to tighten the jaws. You won't believe how much difference this makes. I like a foot control on the jaws but that puts you into the full size stitching horse with only a few exceptions. Bob Douglas in Sheridan WY has a pony that looks pretty...
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    My Version of the Vertical Forge

    That's a very cool forge Bruce, can't wait to see it in person. Would have stopped yesterday but had a gooseneck trailer behind my pickup. Hope you and your family have a great Christmas. Robin
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    Burnishing

    Dwayne. Try just folding a sample piece of leather over a welt and itself, like a pouch sheath. But leave the welt and bottom piece proud by 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Stitch it and then use a round knife to cut the bottom two to exactly match the top piece on a cutting block. Now edge both sides with a...
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    Burnishing

    I do think we agree. I also think that most would find that the way I finish leather edges is faster, easy and way more pro looking than the sanding and dye way. It's not my way, just the way the masters before me insisted I do if I was going to work in their shop.
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    Burnishing

    NN, not a thing wrong with your thinking about the leather work. The only thing I notice a lot is this. A really good knife maker will turn out a finely crafted blade that is just about perfect and then wrap it in a thrown together piece of leather and send it to a customer. It deserves more...
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    Burnishing

    I find that a very sharp round knife and edger will completely eliminate the need for sanding when burnishing edge's. I use only water and a 10 oz canvas wax impregnated cloth for burnishing. I was taught this way when learning to build saddles and see no reason to fight years of experience of...
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    Sheath for a St jude auction finished

    Thanks Claude & Ebbtide. Claude, I'm betting you'd get good at carving pretty fast. Just gotta buy a bunch more costly tools, dang I hate that.
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    Sheath for a St jude auction finished

    Thanks guys. The auction has started and the knife & sheath are doing well. Great cause and all have a bit of fun while participating.
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    Sheath for a St jude auction finished

    I Finished a sheath for a annual auction a bunch of traditional archer's have every year. I thought I'd post it here as I'm pretty happy with it turned out. I did a few things that I haven't tried before and I think it helped. I've been lining sheaths with veg tanned kangaroo but split and...
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    A Couple Just Out the Door for Chad Cunningham

    Really clean job, Love the way you formed that first one.
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    My new Claude Scott sheath

    That's a great looking package. I really like a sheath that highlights a blade and that one does it well. The fit on the guard looks perfect also. Love that knife. RS
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    Long Horn Sheath

    I sure like that package. The sheath looks just right for that blade. Are those rooster spurs set in the silver?
  13. roughcountry

    Folder sheath

    Sorry Eagle, I didn't get a picture of the back. It has my trademark on the belt loop and the loop is the same profile as the front of the sheath. It's a bit of a stitching puzzle. Robin
  14. roughcountry

    Latest Effort

    Very clean work, blades & sheaths. Someone should be very happy.
  15. roughcountry

    Folder sheath

    Thank you Sandy & Travis Sandy, Bruce lives close enough that I get to visit and see what he's up to. It's always a pleasure to see what his projects are.
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    Folder sheath

    Thanks again guys. My pictures Don't do the knife justice, it's flawless. I wet formed the sheath, then added the scroll cutting when it hit the perfect case. The strap is lined with white pigskin to match the scales.
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    Folder sheath

    Thanks Guys, this one was pure fun not work. One added bonus. I'm sure gonna rub it in to my buddy that I drooled over his knife before he did.
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    Folder sheath

    I have a buddy that got a gift from his girlfriend today that's pretty special. She had Bruce Bump build a super folder and I got to make the sheath. It was fun to try a new style I've never done and sure helped to know what my buddy preferred for a sheath. Hope the pictures come thru all...
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    24" wheel grinder......well maybe

    Bruce, I do have one more. I've had plans to build a sawmill using it as one wheel (so many plans and no time) I'm positive you could build a double grinder, you never cease to amaze me.
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    24" wheel grinder......well maybe

    Just got thru the whole thread Bruce. I knew you could getter done. Very cool, can't wait to see it run in person. Gotta get busy in the shop, won't stop me from looking for something else to challenge you with. I'm gonna chuckle all afternoon. Robin
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