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Shop Talk! July 2020

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English
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2 min.
contributors

NICK PERNOKAS 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 west to play cowboy. He ended up in Stephenville, Texas, where he received a B.S. from Tarleton State University. In 1983 he began building custom saddles under the Pernokas Saddlery label. Nick competed successfully in the AQHA, the NRHA, and the PRCA, in which he earned a Gold Card. Nick won 5 Year End High Point Championships (Honor Roll), and 2 Reserve World Championships, in the AQHA in roping events. In the mid Nineties he wrote “All the Pretty Saddles”,…

1 min.
introducing the techsew 4800 pro

The new 4800 PRO industrial sewing machine is designed for sewing a broad range of leather goods including bags, belts, wallets, upholstery, saddle bags, satchels and more. With its higher presser foot clearance, newly adopted dual-tension control, adjustable presser foot climbing mechanism and larger thread size capability, the 4800 PRO offers increased work efficiency along with the highest seam quality for fine leather products. The 4800 Pro is loaded with features and extras including automatic needle position system, laser guided sewing, flatbed table attachment, swing down roller edge guide and lots of accessories to get you started. For more information visit www.techsew.com…

1 min.
heavyweight leather specials from maverick leather company

Large quantities and assortments of heavyweight leather currently in stock of double shoulders, bends & sides which are all available in a 7oz weight or heavier. Top quality hides in several colors and styles. Majority of these hides are veg tanned with a finished/waxed flesh side making them ideal for belts, straps, coasters and more. Belt and Strap cutting services available. Available now to purchase online at www.maverickleathercompany.com or we can be reached via phone or email: 541-797-2108 or info@maverickleathercompany.com.…

1 min.
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 direct line with the user’s wrist, arm and elbow for maximum leverage and ease of use. For the past 150 years leather craftsmen have struggled with the same ‘Old Fashioned’ designed strap cutters. New materials, methods and design technology have made the old strap cutters obsolete. Get your Strap-Eze™ today at Frontier Gunleather, 760-895-4401 or sales@frontiergunleather.com.…

5 min.
al reynolds passes

The western boot industry lost a well-loved member recently. Alfred Reynolds was born on May 17, 1941, in Philadelphia. The Reynolds family moved to Chicago when he was five, and this was where he discovered his love of horses. Like many young boys of the time, Al was inspired by his celluloid cowboy heroes and it was something that never left him. Al’s parents frequently took him to a local riding stable so he could ride. “He was a horse kid from word go,” says Dione, Al’s wife. “It was just something in his blood. He just loved it.” It was in a Chicago park where Al was first exposed to leatherwork. He told a journalist many years later, “When I was five or six years old, WWII was just over and my…

3 min.
critts for all critters

About Critts Flip-Critts are a new kind of adventure shoe for people of all ages, made by kids! Critts combine the water resistant, on-the-go-friendly aspects of foam clogs and flip flops with sturdy, comfortable, easy-to-clean design and materials. The result is a comfy, cool, adventure-friendly shoe for all the little critters in your life. Learn more at critts.com The Critts Story 11-year-old Carter Waugh was fed up with his outdoor shoes. On a family vacation taken when he was 8, Carter found that his flip flops would break and slip off his feet as he tried to explore, causing him to trip. His other packed outdoor shoes, a pair of waterproof foam clogs, gave him blisters and little to no support. Then, Carter told his dad about an idea he had for a new kind…