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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Strap makers...is there an easy way to get sheepskin on a strap?

mroulier
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Aug 30th, 2017 01:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Strap makers...is there an easy way to get sheepskin on a strap?

I have a new leather strap that has round studs that I picked up on Ebay.
2 small problems:
The backside if the strap is 'raw' so the rivets catch at my shirt.
It's a wide strap so it also digs in a bit at my shoulder bone.
I was thinking of a sheepskin pad but not sure where to get one or how to attach aside from gobs of gorilla glue! (Even fake sheepskin would be OK if it solves these two problems!)

And contacting the seller is no good, he (or she) un-registered while my strap was en route from Australia!!

Danny Nader

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Danny Nader

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Danny Nader

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Either do it yourself w/ some contact cement or some other type of adhesive. Silicone sealant applied in a relatively thin coat will work beautifully and remain flexible.

Or, go to a tailor, auto upholstery shop or something similar & have them sew it on for you.

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Aug 30th, 2017 01:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I line a lot of mine with pig skin. It's thin and works well.

You could use sheepskin.

Attach with contact cement and stitch the edge if you like.

Edited to add: You say "rivets" are they just two metal ears or tabs that stick through the leather and you then bend them in?

If so, press those ears on down further so they don't attack your shirt.

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 03:27 PM, Aug 30th, 2017)

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Aug 30th, 2017 03:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^^^^ THIS guy knows leather. He's hell-bent for it, in fact :o)

Te 52

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Aug 30th, 2017 04:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use real sheep hide attached with Barge cement.

Mick Reid
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Aug 30th, 2017 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I use real sheep hide attached with Barge cement."

Down here, we just feed it *through* a sheep and use *actual* cement!



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Aug 30th, 2017 05:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I tellya, our cobbers down south are mad as a cut snake.

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Aug 30th, 2017 05:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dang it! Peegoo beat me to the JP quote.

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Aug 30th, 2017 06:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Screaming for vengeance, arya Leftee?

mroulier
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Aug 31st, 2017 06:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Edited to add: You say "rivets" are they just two metal ears or tabs that stick through the leather and you then bend them in?"

They have a round back that is the same size as the studs, like it may have been a 2 piece process. They're very secure and not going anywhere, which is nice.

So where can I get some sheepskin? I'm not familiar with the usual d-i-y leather or whatever websites.

Mick Reid
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Aug 31st, 2017 06:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I'm not familiar with the usual d-i-y leather or whatever websites."

Be *very* careful doing a web search with "d-i-y leather"!!!!!

;^)


Te 52

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Aug 31st, 2017 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...So where can I get some sheepskin?..."

I got some pieces from the scraps and offcuts bin at Tandy leather.

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Aug 31st, 2017 12:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...So where can I get some sheepskin?..."

Did anyone else want to answer "sheep" but not want to come off too smart ass-y?

mroulier
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Aug 31st, 2017 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lol....


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