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  2. Any one got experience making biker boot straps I had a request from a friend and not sure where to start with measuring
  3. It's funny you should ask. That's about the only part of that mechanism that doesn't break easily. I have several used ones I've collected over the years. More than happy to send you one. Pm me your address and I'll get one on the way. Universal Sewing and DSI Sundbrand both carry them as well. Regards, Eric
  4. @cjartist thanks. I didn't have to wait but the 10 minutes or so it took to mix it up. It said it's best after sitting 12 hrs but worked fine right after I mixed it.
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  6. Did you find the threaded and tapered point spindles? I need one for sure. Where did you get yours?
  7. Constabulary, Thank you for the link.
  8. Looks great Stetson. You've got a lot of colors going on there too. Did you have to wait on the carrageenan to set up?
  9. I think that you might benefit from either a needle feed, or roller feed machine. If there are any industrial sewing machine dealers near you (in Belgium?), contact them to see what they have with those feed systems. The needle feed has a flat foot that can be replaced with other accessory feet that have a slot rather than a needle hole. A roller feed machine has a ball bearing rolling wheel on the left side of the needle. The wheels are made in different diameters and depths. Smaller wheels turn corners and curves more gracefully, while larger wheels are better a long straight seams. Both of these machine types are gentler on soft and thin materials and usually max out with #69 (T70) bonded thread. They do much better with thinner threads and smaller needles, like you asked about.
  10. You may want to consider a Bottom+Needle feed machine. The full compound feed machines tend to be on the heavier side. For many industrial sewing machines, the manufacturers made various subclasses that handle different range of materials. Check the spec sheets to make sure your candidates support the needle system and sizes you want to use. The Durkopp Adler 272 is a modern incarnation of the Bottom+Needle feed design and supports the fine needle sizes you are looking for: The Singer 111W151 is the vintage version. Alexander Dyer made a nice video with this machine.
  11. Hi. If you want I can get some from Europe, Sedgwig endglish briddle butt mini they are approx 120x60cm each. Got acces to splitting machine, that split whole hides. But shipping from Europe. To USA I use 2kg packs, each costs 17USD.(I guess 2-3 hides of your size will fit into one)
  12. Great Belt, I am also a cancer survivor. I will pray for you. I know it is a very hard road and I am sure that you have meet some truly wonderfull people along the way. You get a different prospective of life when you go through what you have. God bless you JK, you have a lot of people with you. Jim
  13. They have a similar desien in the Leather Crafters magazine, vol. 27 Jan/Feb 2017. They used the Left and Right L-Leg stamp from the Pro-Series. I was trying to find the stamps on the internet, with no luck.Can you tell me what stamp you used and where can I purchase it? By the way I love your belt. Jim
  14. That's neat ! My first though was a steampunk fire fighter.
  15. I'm a big knife fan, one of my favorite patterns is the Case Peanut. I currently have 4 of them. This is my second molded item...a pocket case for this small pocket knife..... This is a synthetic purple model....and the slip pays homage to that by being dyed purple inside. Dark green stitching. Pretty pleased with it. Started a work-carry molded shesth with my younger son today for his Leatherman tool. That'll be my most complex item yet.
  16. You can take a look at the foot press I make on my Strop site . Different videos show the foot pedestal and press with another using the punch adaptation I also make . The site is listed under Specialty knife strop on Face Book .


  17. wow you guys reply quick, thanks for the advice I will post results once i finish the belt.
  18. Thanks a lot - yes, I´m quite pleased. That curved metal piece really makes a difference I guess! Thats a left over from a broke Adler 5 winder.
  19. Sig P238 also taken.
  20. Hi Eric, I do not know the model of the textima of hand... Its hidden away in the cellar. What happened is that it worked fine until I power hosed it with water to clean it. After that the feed never worked properly... Anyway, I have spent the whole of today getting the Singer conected to a treddle and have managed to do one leather glove and one shearling mitten. Camera is being difficult at the mo and I am too tired to try and sort it... I will post the pics tmrw... On the whole I am pleased with the result of the leather glove. Without ironing or preparation it does not look homemade... The seams are very straight and unwavering The mitten looks terrible as it is too thick. The seam is wondering very badly on the underside. More tmrw Cheers Alex
  21. @billybopp that's a good idea I'll have to try that. I wasnt doing a serious project I was just doing proof of concept. But now I have to figure something out to use it on. I like the foam core idea. You can do 2 rakes on one and just flip the thing over to use the other side. So simple haha thanks again
  22. Really nice work. Have to make similar. And like Uwe said, that 45K is winding really really nicely.
  23. S&W 642 is spoken for. Just found a Taurus 738 and a Sig P238 without laser. Also $25 each. John
  24. Looks great! There are a lot of things that can be done with this sort of technique. If you want to experiment with rakes, they're very easy to make ... get some foam-core board cut a piece about the width of your pan, or whatever width you want by 3-4 inches or so and stick some toothpicks into the edge at regular intervals. I've done this with marbling on paper and it works great. Just haven't yet got around to playing with it on leather ... Yet. Bill
  25. I started out making an ambidextrous stropping board with two flat and one half-round side . I then went on to create a free standing foot powered pedestal for the Craftool grommet press . After that I repurposed leather punches to adapt to the Craftool press and now I am making improvements to the Craftool press itself and have them available for sale . My site is listed on Face Book as Specialty knife strop . I am here reaching out to the leather community in an effort to make it aware of what I have to offer them . I can't tell you how appreciative I am of being accepted into the group . Thank You .
  26. And maybe... i have no knowledge of wet forming leather, but maybe it would be possible to do with same machine? If i just make a separate program for that.
  27. Greetings from Finland I would be able to get a clicker for small money that is in quite good condition. Except circuit board is broken/missing or similar (havent seen that yet). Owner haven't been able to find replacement part for that. Possible that its easy to fix pcb, but if not it would be possible to design new controller for the clicker. For me electronics and programming the logic is not a problem. Problem is that i don't know how clickers are working. What kind of logic there need to be Is there some kind of adjustable pressure sensor to recognize when it stops pressing and lift jaw up? If someone can explain whole working process of the machine for me (standard hydraulic clicker, movable jaw that is pressing from up).
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