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Offline Barefoot-Leather

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Hello from Shropshire
« on: August 18, 2009, 06:56:10 AM »
Hello folks,

I was told about this forum by Stew Hart who has single-handedly rebuilt most of my leatherworking machinery over this past weekend. Thanks again Stew!

I'm definitely not an engineer but I occasionally make things that engineers seem to like... leather washers, tool cases, straps, etc. and have a collection of old (and very odd) machines and tools. Happy to help out if anyone needs leathery bits but I'm excused spanners... I do have a large bent screwdriver, big pliers and and set of adjustable wrenches though!

Nice to meet you all, I'm looking forward to learning a lot.

Ray
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Re: Hello from Shropshire
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 07:04:57 AM »
Welcome ray,

Your leather work is beautiful and anyone who cares and preserves old machines gets a  :thumbup: in my book...... :)

Look forward to any rambling you may have.....and more pic's......

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Re: Hello from Shropshire
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 07:25:11 AM »
Hi Ray,

Welcome to the forum, sure you'll find things of interest and it will be great for everybody to see something a bit different.

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Re: Hello from Shropshire
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 10:18:10 AM »
Hi Ray

Welcome aboard the cube  :borg: (every one gets that welcome from me)

So I infected you with  :proj:

it was a great weekend I love working on those old machines and getting them doing a job again and its always great visiting Val and yourself you make us so welcome.

Its nice bunch of guys on her with plenty of humour so just enjoy your self and join in a nice leather project would be a nice post we're not just about engineering things.

and don't forget

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Have fun

Stew
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Re: Hello from Shropshire
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 12:06:08 PM »
Its nice bunch of guys on her ...

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Re: Hello from Shropshire
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 12:24:16 PM »
Hi Ray  :wave: welcome to the collective  :borg:


May I be the 3rd to say  :worthless:


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Re: Hello from Shropshire
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009, 12:43:19 PM »
Hi Ray, welcome aboard  :thumbup:

We've all been admiring the pictures of your machines that Stew posted, and I'm sure we'd all like to see more of your work.

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Re: Hello from Shropshire
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2009, 01:58:24 PM »
Hi there!

Welcome to the collective :borg:

We all aren't model engineers. Beautiful leather work has it's place here too!

Show us more!

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Re: Hello from Shropshire
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009, 03:07:15 AM »
Thanks for all the kind comments, folks, it is nice to feel so welcome.

I've got an idea for a small project that might interest you but there doesn't seem to be a 'special place for leathery things' so I'm not really sure where to upload the pictures too. Anyone got any thoughts on this as I wouldn't want to tread on sensitive toes...

Ray
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Re: Hello from Shropshire
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009, 04:33:38 AM »
Hi Ray

General Crafts in the craftman section would be a good place to start, if its wrong the guys will move it without making a drama  :( out of it.  :D

Cheers

Stew
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Re: Hello from Shropshire
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2009, 12:18:24 PM »
Hi Ray  :wave:



I've been a real no show of late so I'm catching up..... I'll have a look into this leather work soon enough.... Hope you have posted a few pic's




Speak to you on one of those post perhaps?




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