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  2. Pfaff 335

    Thanks again for the great tips! Georgia
  3. Fleece question

    I got a very good deal at an auction on 4 sheep skin hides (all real) but all of different look and feel. My question which are or aren't OK for saddle construction and why? The one with the shortest nap (off white) looks and feels like the fleece I have most often seen (and is most like the artificial stuff) but wonder about the others with longer straighter nap. Thanks in advance for any input.
  4. Stamp Press

    I don't understand why one would opt to modify the press for alphabet letters. I line up all of my characters on my one ton with the standard square stock ram foot a larger 1/4" steel plate over the existing bottom plate and just go down the line (snugging and re-squaring up any letters as I move down the line every 3-4 letters). Rarely do I find the stamp not embossing evenly. I bought the craftool press with the 3d stamp attachment and it is horrid. It usually takes me about 1.5-2 hrs to stamp out 30-40 names on my straps. I went the other route with stamps. I bought a laser engraver instead of the printer and made my first stamp out of delrin yesterday. How does the media you used for the printer hold up over time?
  5. Measuring error

    Need more detail. Is your ruler a sticker type? I would imagine that a cheap made in China sticker could be both stretched before installation and wrong from the get go.
  6. Measuring error

    So...some of my measuring has been slightly off. Couldnt figure out why. Then by chance I put a yardstick against the laminated ruler on the side of my machine table...which looked original and well worn. The table ruler showed 36".... But actually was 37" !! I measured with several different rulers. The table edge laminated ruler slowly got off.... Until it was a full inch off after 36 inches. I was totally shocked. Besides a initial poor (streached) installation, any idea why this table ruler is too long? Allow for seam pucker?? I cant imagine intentionally altering the measuring guide. Anyone else ever seen this? Ill also say this table has a vendor sticker on it too...but that doesnt really mean anything. The "clear", laminated ruler had to been installed afterwards and poorly.
  7. 13-inch Slim/Flat Document Portfolios

    Thank you! I'll be doing 14" and 15" as well.
  8. Thanks for sharing your work. Can I ask what's the ideal temperature when using an electric heating tool?
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  10. Butch,

    I am looking for a pattern for a leather doctor's bag. Can you help me?


  11. Arbor Press help.

    That is slick as all get out.
  12. Stamp Press

    Thank you Alpha, I should have realized that myself. I will try again. I like your LOGO Mocivnik. Where did you have it made? If you don't mind me asking.
  13. Belt Tip with no hole

    If you look inside the tip, do you see any groves perpendicular to the belt? Or any dimples?
  14. Belt Buckles

    Yes, they're quite nice! I got the brass ones.
  15. Good idea! And, the speed is probably right where you want it.
  16. Stamp Press

    Yes indeed! Mine is quite simmilar to the one in the first post and these below are the stamps, that I've taken. The leather is 5/6 oz. veg tan, upper is raw color and the lower is already dyed and burnished with resolene. The LOGO was 3D printed and is 1"x1" (25x25mm).
  17. Priceing clicker dies

    Hi, did you ever sort out the dies that you'd like to sell?
  18. I've been thinking... Since burnishing wheel can be made on a wood lathe, is there a point in moving it off to another motor? A mini wood lathe can probably serve as a burnisher.
  19. Thoughts on Cricut Maker

    From what I have read, it will handle only fairly thin leather. While the new machine is an upgrade of the last model, it is still meant mainly for less-dense materials; the "upgrade" will mean that, for some leathers, it will cut in one pass (rather than 2 or 3). If you are trying it on veg tan, I think it still will be 2 passes, minimum. These machines provide the user with a low-grade, home-model industrial machine. You must either buy company die sets, or use their very simple software; I know what I "want" from their software is something I don't think they will ever provide (complete control to program my own designs), so I still don't find the cost acceptable. For complicated cuts predetermined by a mass market die, using very thin leather, it may be ideal. - Elizabeth
  20. Stamp Press

    I just tried that, and couldn't figure out where it all went! You have to go to the home page, or it just searches the present thread...I forgot that. So, on the upper left of the screen, just below "forums", click on home, and search arbor press, or stamp press, you'll get all the threads. Jeff
  21. Thoughts on Cricut Maker

    I already have researched and read on them. I was just curious what everyone here thought about it. There is a new one now which is the Cricut Maker. It will have an new cutting attachment released in October which is very similar to an exacto knife.
  22. Need Custom Rolled Leather Dog Harness

    I don't know what "a Martingale" means. Would you care to elaborate? I am a general category leather maker. I don't specialize in horse tack.
  23. Help! How long to finish a project?

    Sounds to me like you're right on track. Of course it always depends on size and intricacy of design, but you will get absolutely nowhere by trying to do it fast. If your leather is perfectly cased I find it goes much faster, but the long pole for me has always been the design and layout. Once you get it roughly laid in, the rest is pretty fast. Using tap-offs can save about half the time of layout and tracing, as it eliminates a whole step, and it's almost always faster to do the "second" of any one design. Use the right tool for what your working on and save time by not beveling every line -- just where need, but everywhere it is needed. Can't say much more without seeing your design and tools.
  24. Thoughts on Cricut Maker

    Try googling it. I just found these hits including videos on youtube.
  25. Stamp Press

    I tried Press, Stamp Press, Arbor Press, Altering a Press, all I get is this post turning up in the search. Can you give me a hint on what to enter into the search field to get the results please?
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