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Brookwood Leather ~ I tried something a bit different ~
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    Default Brookwood Leather ~ I tried something a bit different ~

    I tried something a bit different ~ what do you think?




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    Stunning! How did you do that?
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    Airbrush ~ and a big fattie

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    That looks great. Can you do dragon scales too?

    I'm just curious - do people eve have issues with the metal buckles scratching their instruments? That much metal around my guitars makes me nervous.

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    I don't think it should be a problem, but I guess you could scratch it. I usually use a cut to size strap with no hardware, but I have some with buckles and never had a problem. I always seem to find something else to ding it with~ LOL

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    Wow, that looks great! Very unique.
    Bet it took some time.
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    Yeah, I worked on it two days. The airbrushing takes a long time. It was fun though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudman
    I'm just curious - do people eve have issues with the metal buckles scratching their instruments?
    Yeah, I learned that lesson the hard way. No problem while wearing the guitar, but I didn't take the strap off when I put the guitar away in it's case and after awhile I noticed I had scuffed the front of the guitar pretty bad. Dumb mistake, but I sold that guitar anyway, and I'm more careful now.
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    Very Nice!!

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    Looks great....
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    awesome...!
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    Nice, but I would like to see a theme other than the Country Western theme, maybe a sunburst cast buckle or snowflake. Also an adjustable hardwareless type with the adjustment slits in the leather to loop the thin part of the strap thru work really well and fit about anyone and could be tooled to look awesome, as it can be seen you have definitely the talent produce some very artistic products.

    Hey, to each their own. Your product is really nice. Just thought I'd throw in a few ideas that you may or may not be able to take into consideration.
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    Thanks for the suggestions Duffy. I've always shied away from the ladder type adjustment with the slots cut because anytime I ever used one it was all bunched up in back and changing the length was a pain. I make the straps to the length needed by the customer so having one adjust from 40" to 60" like commercial straps isn't really necessary. From talking with people most players never adjust the length of their straps after they set it to their preferred length when they get it. The Cut to Size style I make has been pretty popular with guys that don't need or want a buckle adjustment. I will often place 2 holes at the back spaced 2" apart that allow for some adjustment to compensate for the difference of summer to winter weight clothing.
    But I'm always open to new buckle designs when I can find nice ones. A long time ago I made some cast brass buckles myself. Making the wax form, casting it in investment, baking the mold in a kiln to burn out the wax, and then pouring the brass and dressing up the casting was fun, but a real project.

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    Nice indeed!
    I'm patiently (anxiously) awaiting a Brookwood original, and very much looking forward to it.

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    Default Great idea.

    I like the custom cut to length method. I also like the texture stamped or rolled on your strap. Was that stamped by you and sewn or machine rolled and sewn?
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    I do any stamping by hand. I know they make embossing machines that you can load with dies that press a design in the leather and you turn a crank to feed the leather through. That's a quick way to make a design on a belt but the dies are usually only 1", maybe 1 1/2" wide and the embossing machine and the dies are very expensive. Places like Tandy sell belt blanks stamped like that as well as the machines. Something like this one is hand stamped ~


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    Drool! One of the sweetest straps I've ever seen.
    You are really gifted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimi75
    Drool! One of the sweetest straps I've ever seen.
    You are really gifted!
    +1 on that! Outstanding work, Bob, and belated congrats on your retail deal!
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