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dutchman
07-08-2006, 01:34 PM
I'm easing back into the leatherwork game a little bit. Attached are photos of my first effort in a long time (30+ years).

I bought the belt blank, the buckle set, and the conchos and put it together. Stained the blank after creasing the edges. Turned out to my satisfaction.

justme
07-08-2006, 02:04 PM
Nice work!

sbroadwell
07-08-2006, 02:35 PM
Hey, Dutchman - nice work!
I myself was into leatherwork, back around 1974 or so. Still have all my tools, but haven't used them in years. Thinking about getting back in to this myself, so I can have two hobbies when I retire. Rods have kept me pretty busy, though.
What I was most thinking about was to make rod cases. The high end flyrodders like the leather cases.

WOODIE13
07-08-2006, 03:26 PM
Nice:flag:

Handgunner
07-08-2006, 07:00 PM
Nice work, Dutchman!

Nicodemus
07-08-2006, 07:24 PM
Lookin` good Gene!!

fatboy84
07-08-2006, 09:47 PM
Is that a fatboy size? You can give it to your little brother to bring to me.....


Looks good!!!!!!!!

CAL
07-08-2006, 11:23 PM
Good looking belt.I especially like the buckle set.Is it Sterling silver?Can the buckle sets be purchased with both sterling and gold?

Al33
07-08-2006, 11:50 PM
WOW Dutchman, that looks fantastic! I love the Texas stars.
OK, are you gonna be making more for tradin and such?:)

rip18
07-08-2006, 11:59 PM
Good looking stuff! Looks durable too, like it might actually last.... 2 thumbs up!

dutchman
07-09-2006, 07:01 AM
Thanks for the kind words, guys.

Fatboy - It fits me and I'm a 38 waist. We can get 'em to fit you.

Al - I will be making more to swap. PM me with an idea of what you'd like and I'll get going on it.

Cal - the buckle set is inexpensive. In other words, not sterling silver. It's plated, but is should wear well. Buckle sets can be purchased in silver with gold trim. Tandy Leather has them, I believe.

fatboy84
07-09-2006, 06:58 PM
I wear 38's right nowso we are in the same boat.

Would like to get back down to the 36's though.

dutchman
07-09-2006, 08:18 PM
I wear 38's right nowso we are in the same boat.

Would like to get back down to the 36's though.
Then you must be calling me a fatboy, too!:bounce:

And you'd be right!

LJay
07-09-2006, 09:03 PM
Fine job Dutch!!!!!

HuntinTom
07-10-2006, 02:48 PM
Very nice - I know it must feel good to be back at it after so long - Must be like ridin' a bike, cause it looks like you've been doing it a long time...

Paymaster
07-10-2006, 04:50 PM
Great look'n belt.

fatboy84
07-10-2006, 05:09 PM
Then you must be calling me a fatboy, too!:bounce:

And you'd be right!


No way, we're skinny boys...........:rofl: :rofl: