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DIY Surgical Masks - Printable templates, and how to video...

March 25, 2020

Okay Maker Folks! Here's your time to jump in and help. If you have a sewing machine and you're not afraid of learning a new pattern, you local hospital is in need of your help. "With overrun hospitals facing an acute shortage of masks, people are pulling out their sewing machines to fill the void." According to the New York Times, they can use all the help they can get. So, below we have a few resources to get your started.  1. Here is an example what can be made:   2. There is a full how-to video on the Joanne's Website under projects: 3. Pattern: You'll notice there are a few different styles... some cover the nose a bit...

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United States of America - Air Force

November 08, 2019

In celebration of Veterans Day weekend, we wanted to honor the vets in our family, and the ones in yours. Fred Soria was the original leather craftsman in our family, who over the years, taught us the leather trade. Fred served in WW2 in the Air force. After completeing his tour in Europe and returning home to the U.S.A. he worked for Dick May Saddlery in Santa Barbara Ca. (see images below of two saddles that Fred Soria hand tooled). They are now on display at the Carriage Museum in Santa Barbara CA. (Circa 1950-1955) "Fred G. Soria died peacefully in his home in Fort Bragg, Calif., where he lived the last four years of his life. Fred was born...

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