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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Bodean, Mar 17, 2016.
Dang bro that looks great!
Wowee, the patience it must've taken to make that first strap is a testament to your patience...and throughout the thread your work is great.
Self taught huh? Dang.
Looks like Bo's hit another home run. That's looking great! I can't want to finally show mine off.
I saw the same episode on how saddles are made.
And to you...that was some nice jewelry.
I got yours packed ready to ship when you give the word. I was waiting for your world travels to wrap up. Good to hear from you.
Self teaching is the only way I have ever done things. My Grandfather taught me to be that way. That first one was testing everything out and learning. I still learn every time I do something to leather. It's kinda like a science experiment. Except I can't blow up anything except money.
I'll be back late on Wednesday and my mail delivery resumes on Thursday so ship it whenever is convenient for you. I'm really stoked to check it out in person. The family will really get a kick out of it.
Thanks brother, did you get your homework done?
The design process begins with drawing everything out and getting it where you want it. Make up a good line drawing, it will be used to transfer the design to the leather. Only one chance at this part. Get it wrong and it could be a lot of work wasted.
Next is to transfer it to the leather, probably the most tedious part. Wish me luck. If you don't hear back from me you will know I failed and took back up drinking.
Yes got er done just mind numbingly bland
I hope you passed. Lol
You know the results immediately, but I would like to have a talk with the person who writes these courses.
Good luck! I hope it goes well!!!!
They ain't never touched a tool besides a pencil in their lives.
What? The drinking?
Fixing to get at it here after a bite to eat.
Well there could be one other tool possibly
Great work Bodean, I am so so jealous! I've tried a couple of times to learn some of this, even have a bunch of the tools. Sadly my leather results are umm.. underwhelming. I do have a suggestion though for straps. Get yourself a roll of white butcher paper from a Michaels or Walmart. I found it much easier to draw out things if I didnt have to later try to tape sheets together.
Good suggestion Cig, I will keep that in mind. I drew out the design on paper and was smart enough to use the copier to make the rest. I needed to reduce the size for the smaller straps. The printer helped with that too.
Well I ain't drinking yet.
Managed to get the design traced on the two smaller pieces. First you case he leather. Which means smear on some water and get it wet but not soak. The leather is easily impressionable when it's damp. Stencil was applied and I just use a roller ball tip pen to carefully trace over the design.