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Tex Tan Under New Ownership
YOAKUM, Texas (November 27, 2020) – James Cox of Moser Leather Company (Division of Old West Industries, Inc.) and a buyer’s group consisting of Darius Ward Leather, Peterson Custom Leather, and Rockin ‘S’ Tack have entered into an agreement to purch
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Magnus' Marketing Minute
We have a shared passion. We love what leather can do, how it feels, how it smells and the feeling of accomplishment when you create something with your own two hands. Most leather artisans didn’t begin tinkering around with hides so they could becom
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The Hide Report
Curtiembre Arlei S.A. is the first Argentine tannery to achieve ISO 50001 certification, an international standard focused on Energy Efficiency and Management. With this, it becomes the first tannery in Latin America to be certified in four standards
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The Swivel Knife: Three Steps to Help You Get Started
It is truly an honor to be asked to share a few tips with fellow leatherworkers here in ShopTalk! If you were to stop by Elktracks Studio, that is probably just what we would be doing, talking shop and sharing tips and ideas with each other. That is
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Texas Legend S. D. Myres
Pancho Villa was a man of many horses. Many horses and many saddles.… So many saddles that it seems like the story of every saddlemaker who was active back in Villa’s day includes the claim that they made a custom saddle for the notorious Mexican rev
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Maine Thread: 55 Years of Winding ’Round the World
The historic Pepperell Mill, situated along the Androscoggin River in Lewiston, Maine, is a monumental testimony to America’s bustling 19th century manufacturing era. Built in 1876, the brick behemoth first functioned as a bleachery and dye works for
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Ray Jones
In the late 1970s, there was a growing consensus in Texas that Ray Jones just might be the best bootmaker in the state, if not the country. So, when Ray abruptly announced his retirement in 1977 at age 65, he shocked his clients and the entire bootma
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Albright Halters
It’s been said that class and quality never go out of style. Nowhere in the equine industry is this demonstrated more than with the halter. In a world where saddle styles have changed dramatically in the last century and a half, the halter has only c
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How to Double Loop Spanish Edge Braid
• Wing Dividers• Lacing Chisel• Lacing Needle• Maul for punching holes• Lace (Trevor is using 3/16" Kangaroo Lace from Y-Knot Lace) *Note: You will need approximately 6 times the size of your project in lace• Saddle Soap Prepare the lace by coating i
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Positivity Matters in Times of Crisis
One of the things that surprised me most about positive psychology research is that I rarely get to research places that start out happy. In fact, the majority of my research has occurred in high-crisis or challenge situations. I started with depress
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Shoptalk!
Editorial Director MISTY SHAW Editor DENYS MANNINEN Designer MICHELLE NELSON Advertising Coordinator/Office Manager MISTY SHAW Accounting Manager BRAYDAN SHAW ■
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Editor's Note
Happy New Year Everyone! We made it through one of the most memorable years in current history and if you’re like me, you are looking forward to 2021. As I turned my thoughts inward for a time of self-reflection (as many of us do as a new year approa
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Contributors
Nick Pernokas was raised in New England. As a boy he cleaned stalls for a hack stable in return for getting to ride the horses. He bought his first horse with money from a paper route, and showed in AQHA shows with him. At a young age Nick headed wes
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Horse Shoe Brand Tools Pattern Knife
This small straight knife was designed by HSBT to facilitate very fine detail cutting on thin leathers. The hardwood handle fits comfortably in your hand. The small tool’s steel blade and overall length make for a comfortable tool on every bench. Cal
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Italian Double Shoulders
The Hide House has VE29 Brown, 8-9 oz. Italian double shoulders in 12-15 sq ft. All hides are a nice #2 grade. Get yours at $2.95 per square foot. 800-4-LEATHER or www.HideHouse.com.
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Vendors
AA Horse Tack American Tanning Barry King Tools Bob Park Custom C Loy’s leather C.S. Osborne Custom Ink Double K Leather DW LeatherWorks GH Leather Garlin Neumann Goliger Leather Gomph-Hackbarth Hansen Western Gear Hermann Oak Jesse Smith Saddlery Ke
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The Hide Report
The following is used with permission from hidenet.com, the premier source for information regarding the worldwide hide and leather markets. Please remember that this information will be a month old by the time it reaches you. The Leather and Hide Co
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Hummingbird Chinks
Ashley Radzisauskas, sole artisan at 76 & Riveted Leather Co., draws inspiration from “a little bit of everything.” She’s inspired by vintage floral tooling patterns, places she visits, animals, and especially the change of seasons, and her Hummingbi
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Bee Natural Leathercare®
Listen up now. “Wisdom,” one Mark Twain once reportedly proclaimed, “is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have been talking.” “When you talk,” counsels the Dalai Lama, “you are only repeating what you already know.
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Shoptalk!
Editorial Director MISTY SHAW Editor DENYS MANNINEN Designer MICHELLE NELSON Advertising Coordinator/Office Manager MISTY SHAW Accounting Manager BRAYDAN SHAW Published by 1876 Media P.O. Box 6 Salina, UT 84654 435.565.6052 phone 435.529.1033 fax EMA
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Al Gould
AL GOULD IS AN INVETERATE DOODLER. His multifaceted, complex drawings are sketched repeatedly as he works through a design to refine the patterns and elements that make each one so distinctive. Whether for a saddle, briefcase, purse, chinks, photo al
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Contributors
Nick Pernokas was raised in New England. As a boy he cleaned stalls for a hack stable in return for getting to ride the horses. He bought his first horse with money from a paper route, and showed in AQHA shows with him. At a young age Nick headed wes
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Delighted Customers
I have the pleasure of owning a variety of Al Gould’s leather creations and as an artist myself, have particular respect for his painstaking planning and artistry. He truly begins with ‘the end in mind.’ One of my favorites is a shoulder bag of soft
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Ergo Awl by Horse Shoe Brand Tools
This is Horse Shoe Brand Tools offering of what is more commonly a European style awl handle. The handles are more comfortable in the hand since they fit the shape of a closed palm unlike the traditional straight awl handle. Call Jeremiah Watt at Hor
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The Swivel Knife
In addition to his considerable knowledge bank, one of the things that sets Al Gould apart as a leather arts instructor is the way he teaches and offers wisdom with a very robust and sometimes mischievous sense of humor. Here are a few of his thought
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2021 Cowboy Boot Calendar
Brand new 2021 Cowboy Boot Calendar from boot maker Lisa Sorrell. Each month features a different cowboy boot, as well as images from the boot making process. $20 plus $8.50 shipping. To order, call Lisa at 405-282-5464 or visit her website, where it
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Coping with Covid
This past fall, we wondered how leather retailers and manufacturers have been weathering the infamous 2020 coronavirus. To find out, we talked to a diverse sampling of the owners and operators of 10 leather companies, large and small, who in the rece
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Strap-Eze by Frontier Gunleather
Strap-Eze™, precision machined in the USA from space-age material, is destined to revolutionize the entire leather craft industry! Bianchi’s fresh approach to belt cutting features a dynamic alignment of the cutting blade at a precise angle and in di
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Geo Stamping
• Swivel knife• Heavy maul (Audrey’s is 24 oz.)• Wing dividers• Geometric Stamps (we will be showing Axe, Basket, Crazy and Border stamps from Barry King)• Stylus• Ruler• Beader Basket Stamp Case leather as desired. Note: Audrey recommends using clea
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