Featured Tippmann Customer
Name: John Feeney
Company Name: London Jacks Leather
Location: Weston Super Mare, Somerset, England
How did you first get started in leather crafting?
Mostly all of my work is Western Leatherwork, Belts, Holsters, Chaps etc, but often I get requests for LARP, Steampunk, or Dragon Armor, sometimes from a picture or film, or just someone’s idea and a drawing. Bringing those ideas to life is very satisfying as leather is such a great material to create with, it naturally gives everything the feel and smell of quality. I’ve not met anyone yet who doesn’t like it.
How long have you had (a) Tippmann machine(s)?
I bought my first one in 2009. It was the best investment I’ve ever made and has paid for itself several times over.
What made you decide to purchase the BOSS?
I knew that hand sewing leather was not going to be a practical way to keep up with the demands of a business. It was whilst at a festival in Arizona that I saw one of the leather artisans using a Boss. I’d never seen one before and, after finding the website, seeing all it could do, I knew I had to have one. Not long after that day my first Boss arrived, all ready to go straight out of the box! I quickly mastered operating it, which is really straightforward, and I knew then that I could handle pretty much any leather work I could think of.
Do you recommend any accessories?
The plate attachment adds a lot more functionality to the Boss, but the best for me is the Cobblers Bench which makes it very portable. As we travel to Festivals throughout the UK during the Summer, I can set my workshop up anywhere and the Boss is ready for work! The people love seeing things being made right there on site, it gives them an appreciation of the work that’s involved in creating a quality hand crafted product. The Boss gets a lot of interest, as most people have never seen anything like it before!
What are your plans for the future?
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A HUGE thank you to everyone who purchased a BOSS this month – we hit a RECORD month for BOSS sales!
Our “Boss” Sewing Machine sale ends February 15th. Get your machine while the sale lasts!
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This month we are re-featuring our video for the Material Guide. Here’s how it works:
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