Contributing Member
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

1 Follower

About electrathon

  • Rank
  • Birthday 12/13/1962

Contact Methods

  • AIM
  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Gresham, OR

LW Info

  • Leatherwork Specialty

Recent Profile Visitors

24,604 profile views
  1. Need Re-Soling advice Rocky Mt. Boots

    This is correct if the bottom sole and midsole are both damaged. If it is just the bottom sole it is a lot easier. If it is, you can carefully remove the bottom sole (there is a solvent) and then put on glue primer. Two layers of glue, then attach the sole. Trim off the excess with a belt sander and you are done. It is a lot more complicate if it is more than just the lower sole.
  2. Need Re-Soling advice Rocky Mt. Boots

    It depends on the style of sole that is on the boot. If it is flat glues on sole you likely can do it. If it is a molded sole it is not going to happen. Weldwood in not strong enough to hold it, Renia, masters or barge.
  3. Shoemaking video kickstarter!

    Go to Jason's website, the turn shoe DVD is available now. He produced it a couple years ago. The Boot DVD is the one he is currently making. His site is : laughingcrowe.com
  4. Shoemaking video kickstarter!

    I also know Jason. The videos he is producing are top notch. If you are looking to make a simple set of boots I highly recommend this video.
  5. Convert 208v 3 phase power source??

    Yes, replace the motor with a 120volt single phase (this is the common one) servo motor. You will get better slow stitching with the swap too.
  6. I am curios to hear how your experiment is going with a laser cutter? please get back to me on this!

    1. Show previous comments  1 more


      did you get a K40 of some variation

    3. electrathon


      that is one of the variations of a k40 laser, there is a user group on google, if google k40 users group you find a lot of users there, I purchased the same know that I would be making upgrades to it, and still am working on some that renders a better machine.  Good luck with yours once you start working with it.

  7. The Bob Beard class is coming up very soon. If you are interested I can get a couple people into the class. Located in Portland Oregon, hosted at Oregon Leather. Contact me with any questions. Aaron
  8. Basket weave

    The pattern is cut, it is stamped in with the tool. Then you bevel. The tool comes as a set.
  9. Basket weave

    The guy is on facebook, the Pinterest image is of the tool. He makes a few different angles of the tool. I bought mine a couple years back and have not done any more than play a little with it. I just looked at the above link, that is the guy.
  10. Basket weave

    Could be. But if you look very close he would have had to turn his knife exactly the same and made intentional overcuts at a completely different angle than he was cutting at. Almost impossible to do, on purpose or accident. The imperfections are all in a straight line, as are the other imperfections. It looks to me like he was not that used to using the mini5 tool and got a little off on the alignment as he moves across the leather.
  11. Basket weave

    That looks like a mini5 basket stamp tool.
  12. This is the picture we will be carving
  13. Bob Beard will be teaching in Portland Oregon Oct 20 and 21, 2017 We will be doing Desert Turtle picture. Materials and supplies provided, you bring tools. This is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the top leather workers and tool makers in the world. Bob will also have a supply of black crack for sale at the class. This two day class is $250, hosted by Oregon Leather in Portland.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.