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  1. Landis Splitter - leather catching on knife

    Your blade needs to be correctly sharpened and moved closer to the rollers. It can not touch the rollers though. It is getting past the rollers but not being fully pushed through the blade. You got a smoking deal.
  2. Can I slick/burnish upholstery leather ?

    No, it wont burnish. Best answer is to skive and turn the edge. Another possibility is to paint the edges.
  3. dampening the leather can help with the scorching Two fast passes can be better than one slow pass too.
  4. Sorry not yet. I have been buried at work and helping a couple friends on their houses. I need to get the exhaust ducted out and then will see how it works. I hope soon.
  5. Head knife

    Ch4rlie, I think you will find your main issue is the edge retention. There is a book called the $50 knife shop that is directed at backyard knife making. Skip over the forging part and read up on the edge hardening part. It is a quenching method that is very simple to do at home. You should get a far better cutting edge when finished.
  6. it is a CO2 laser Link here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/40W-USB-Port-CO2-Laser-Engraving-Cutting-Machine-Engraver-Cutter-W-Wheels-/152106266467?hash=item236a3d6f63:g:E-MAAOSwyltZQz1o
  7. Sitting in location.
  8. Head knife

    I like the wood on the handle. What did you use to harden the blade? Is it edge quenched or dipped? What hardness were you able to achieve? A lot of the round knives have the taper brought farther up the blade toward the handle, it can help if you are in thicker leather and trying to keep the knife moving. I like that you are making as many of the tools as you can.
  9. Die cut

    I have a wallet design that I use. Drew it up and had a bunch cut on a laser. They are perfect shape and very fast. You do need to air them out when they are first cut, they smell like death.
  10. I got the bench finished that the laser will reside on today. On to the next step.
  11. I have been rearranging the shop and building a table as a permanent location. Once that is done I will address the operation of the unit.
  12. I had the time to get the unit out of the box. I did find that two of the four caster wheels on the bottom were knocked off during shipping. Also the final mirror was knocked off of its mount, with the mount bent. I had time to reinstall the wheels, hope to straighten the bent mount tonight.
  13. My laser arrived today! Whoop Whoop! In a few days I hope to post a few pics of work from it.
  14. Recommendations for Leather

    I agree with JLS, I use Herman Oak and the awesomeness of the back of the leather is one of the reasons.
  15. Interesting video. That was a 80 watt laser, very powerful. Also I think it is rare to get your eyes in the line of the laser. I believe most of the machines are going to make you shut the door in order for it to run, just to be safe from being stupid with it.