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  1. Cutting straight lines!

    Be still my beating heart. Thank you for chiming in and attempting to bring it to market. One of the few things I do that I thought could use streamlining was squaring up sides. That thing looks majestic.
  2. Cutting straight lines!

    I still would like to get an inside track on Springfield's cam and rail type cutter they use. I would buy one of those in a heartbeat.
  3. Problems with ferdco pro bull

    Im curious as well. I use 277/207 with a #25 on my Ferdco. I sometimes have issues when the bobbin case gets a little too dirty. I pull the bobbin and blow it out with air and that usually fixes any hiccups. The only other problems I have come across is with when the thread gets hung up somewhere on the side of the head.
  4. Snap Setting Issues

    Going down this rabbit hole. I've been meaning to get a press for setting snaps (despite work space constraints for the next few months) I see they offer a dual station foot press for $500. Would you care to share your thoughts on their tools? I would have bought a few bench mounted presses but I seem to like the idea of keeping my hands free with a foot press. Especially one that's free standing.
  5. Radio bucket

    Is that for the APX radio with the extended battery? That thing is a tall beast!
  6. Source for black trigger swivel snaps

    I've gone through a ton of them from Weaver with no issue.
  7. Trauma shear sheath

    Looks good. The forming came out very detailed. Should try out those mall ninja tactical raptor shears next. : )
  8. EMS Radio strap

    Looks good. I always enjoyed the contrast accents that people request. Bravo for preferring chicago screws. I wouldnt have the patience to loctite and screw down a bunch per strap.
  9. Self Centering Belt Punch - $350

    I still can't believe their craft site markup... its 1,595 on the wholesale side.
  10. Epilog Laser Engraved Leather Tray

    2nd on the Epilog. I love mine as well. It burns to know I have it sitting idle half the time because im so backlogged. I usually run it once a week to focus on just lasered items. It does open up a whole new aspect of leather projects.
  11. Special purpose built tool or something seemingly commercially available? I think this setup and execution looks fantastic!
  12. Starting new project. Advice Kickstarter?

    Your mileage may vary based on individual circumstances, but I found manageable successful growth by starting out with immediate friends and coworkers covering small costs for a project (price of a leather strip, or a new stamp or two). Something just to offset the cost of the material used and/or tools. As my skills improved and interest in my items spread through local FD/EMS channels my prices increased to reflect demand and skill improvement. If you happen to be a firefighter, which seems likely due to the project you are looking to start on, use your local FD channels as an excellent way to get some projects on the books. The fire service is amazing at "word of mouth" exposure. Building your order queue over time also helps you acclimate to order demand on a regular basis and not have a few pages of pre-orders to have to tackle right out of the gate. Best of luck either way!
  13. Cutting straps in thick leather

    Harness Leather is truly a bear on the standard strap cutter. Ive found the same issue with 14-16 skirting. Razor blade would be the only other alternative save from a motorized strap cutter.
  14. Weaver Easy Edger

    There are a few machines that I consider game changers for leather shops running straps. This is most certainly one of those machines. Between this, a sewing machine, and their rotary punch you will never want to look back. I still use my hand beveler for tapered ends and around strap ends, but after the first pull you'll ask yourself why you hadnt gotten it sooner.
  15. Looking for a round knife

    I ordered two and just try to forget that I did. If you save your pocket change everyday it will be paid in full by the time the order is complete Not a knock at Terry. My customers wait all the same just like everyone else