Simple leather work?

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sudeva
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Simple leather work?

Post by sudeva » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:22 pm

Does anybody know someone who's good with leather, could do some fairly straightforward stitching and hardware and finishing? I have all the materials (leather, hardware, thread) for some belts, but I don't have all the leather-cutting/punching/stitching/etc. tools necessary for this task. It's the sort of thing you could quickly teach yourself with a YouTube video if you had the equipment, not much beyond that level, but of course to execute it well is beyond that level. :) Thanks.

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NP317
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Re: Simple leather work?

Post by NP317 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:35 pm

Locate a local cobbler, if any still exist.
Rarified business now.
~RN

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Re: Simple leather work?

Post by sudeva » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:45 pm

I was thinking of giving it a shot. Reason I was looking for advice is that the last guy I got to adjust some belts was a good cobbler, always great with shoes, but a bit sloppy with the belt work. Bit too rarified it seems! :)

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Re: Simple leather work?

Post by SteveM » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:48 am

What kind of belts are you doing? Belts for your pants or belts for your machines?

If it's for machines, you need a clipper lacing device.

Steve

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Re: Simple leather work?

Post by sudeva » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:11 am

Definitely belts for pants. Sorry, of course I️ should have realized I️ needed to be more specific on this of all forums.

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Re: Simple leather work?

Post by SteveM » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:34 am

OK, then the clipper lacing isn't going to be the best option :-)

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Re: Simple leather work?

Post by sudeva » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:11 pm

Well, you never know. The industrial heritage look is still in vogue. Clipper lacing would be maybe less for a trouser belt and more for women's corsets!

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Re: Simple leather work?

Post by ALCOSTEAM » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:47 am

Almost any Amish community has at least one leather craftsman. They might not be in any phone book but just pull up to any hitching post and ask and you will be directed to the area's leather shops.

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Re: Simple leather work?

Post by earlgo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:17 pm

Sorry I am late to this. I used to go to a lot of gun shows and there are typically a number of leather gun belt and holster makers with displays.
I picked up a card several years ago with this information:
HardCore Gun Holsters, LLC
MFG of Gun Holsters also Custom Sewing
Willis Miller
11406 Harrison Road
Apple Creek, OH 44606
Voice Mail 1-800-609-1941

For almost certain a gentleman named MILLER living in APPLE CREEK Ohio is either Amish or Mennonite.
I can't verify if this fellow is still in business, but it may be worth a call if you are up a tree.
--earlgo
Deja Poo - The feeling you have seen all this crap before.

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