YinTx

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  1. I traded a few cordial emails with JW, and they requested I return the tools for them to do some hardness testing. No indication they would replace, just that they would get to the bottom of it. For me, if I have to send it back, I wont have a tool in the shop, so I'll have to purchase something else. I replied as such, but have not heard back for a few weeks. We'll see. YinTx
  2. There is a significant thread on these bevelers here: Seems there have been mixed results, including in the responses received from JW to customers. YinTx
  3. Cool, thanks for letting us know! YinTx
  4. That is some seriously nice work! YinTx
  5. FYI, this item has been sold. YinTx
  6. Oh sorry. Yeah, basically what Fredk put... http://www.ebay.com/itm/9pcs-1-4-Leather-Tool-Belt-Round-Fillet-Shaped-Punch-Tail-Cut-Punch-10-50mm-/152371671157?hash=item237a0f3075:g:BacAAOSwa~BYYlym basically like $1.30 a piece. I don't have that set, I paid more for less. Have no idea how well those hold up, but might be worth the $. fredk, let me know how those hole punches you bought work out, I had debated getting a set, but wondered about the quality/life expectancy and performance. YinTx
  7. Not sure.... what do you want to hear? YinTx
  8. After a year or so cutting with a knife and a coin, I finally purchased the corner punches. Wow, why did i wait? Huge time saver, and really good edges. Then I discovered I could have had them pretty cheap on Ebay for an entire set... Oh well! next time! YinTx
  9. Since this is in the show off section, I will say well done! I like the simple design, the double solid rivets, your stitching is nice, and I like the courage to keep the leather in a natural color. I think it will patina very well. I do like hand hammered rivets, the uneven look is a solid statement about it being hand crafted, and not machine made. This veg tan has a lot of drape to it: is it dry milled? YinTx
  10. Geargarcon, It was a cream colored cowhide suede. I don't recall off the top of my head where I got it from. YinTx
  11. Byggyns, Thanks for the response. I went off the deep end as I always do, and purchased both stones. Namely because I can make large corrections to damaged edges with the diamond stone, as well as the fact that the Atoma can be used as a flattening plate for the Cerax if that is needed, and the Cerax is a combination stone for final sharpening and finishing/polishing. I did a little research on the proper use of the Cerax, and my understanding is that it is not intended for permanent soaking, as that will water log the stone and slow down it's cutting speed. Many stones are intended for permanent soaking, but this one is not. All that and I'll say that soaking the stone for 30 minutes has turned out to be a non issue for me, drop it in the bucket, set a timer, do something else for a while, and get to sharpening when the beeper goes off! Based on your comment, I opted to not go above the 3000 grit, which I must say was good advice. The strop easily brought out a mirror polish on the sharpened knives after the 1000/3000 sharpening. The Atoma 1200 stone is absolutely awesome. Splatter some water on it, no soaking, and get to work. Very even, very fast cutting, very smooth, and easy to use. If I ever get an HRC 62 blade, it will be no problem. The Cerax combo is really good. Also cut fast, raised a very even burr quickly, and left a satin finish on the 1000, smooth on the 3000 with a fine satin finish that stropped to a mirror polish in about 10-20 short passes. The stone was easy to control, didn't load up while in use, formed a just right amount of slurry for me, and had good feedback. I also must say, I have never had a knife as sharp as this setup as accomplished for me, and I am far from an expert sharpener! I am extremely happy. I have spent about 4 hours on the set up so far, and I am getting better each time. I brought a cleaver back from the dead, (looked like someone tried to chop nails with it, now I'm proud to have a very sharp cleaver in the house), have a pocket knife that cut 1" foam cleanly like I was drawing a line with a pencil, and managed to sharpen some Exacto knives and my R. Murphy straight knife to the point where I can easily cut leather in very clean tight curves in one pass. I must say, I wish I had gone down this path a long time ago, it has made my leather work so much easier and cleaner! Now I have to go to town on that round knife....and maybe some scissors... YinTx
  12. Vegetable tanned leather which appears to be a double shoulder for sale. About 8-9 oz (3.1-3.5mm) leather thickness (shown on edge photo, I don't have a gauge), backside is marked 15.3 square feet. (floor tiles are 18" tiles for reference). I think it is probably correct. This double shoulder is fairly clean as can be seen in the photos. The backside is fairly smooth. I have more leather than I can use right now, so I'm selling off some pieces such as this when I have the time. Appears similar to Tandy item #9052-72, their price $113-$140 plus tax. I'm no expert, but I don't see the filling that is used in some of the newer Tandy leathers to cover up scars and such, so this *may* be some of the older nicer leather. My price: $70 plus shipping. I am also selling a smaller shoulder, photos in another listing, for $55 plus shipping. Combine with that second shoulder to save on shipping and save on leather: $115 plus shipping. YinTx
  13. Vegetable tanned leather which appears to be a double shoulder for sale. About 6-7 oz (2.5-3mm) leather thickness, about 9 to 10 square feet. (floor tiles are 18" tiles for reference) This double shoulder has some character - a lot of visible fat wrinkles that can add some charm to your piece. Along with a few scars and such. The backside is very smooth. I have more leather than I can use right now, so I'm selling off some pieces such as this when I have the time. Appears similar to Tandy item #9050-82, their price $70-$109 plus tax. My price: $55 plus shipping. I am also selling a larger, cleaner shoulder, photos in another listing, for $70 plus shipping. Combine with second shoulder to save on shipping and save on leather: $115 plus shipping. YinTx
  14. Tactical Strap on Swiss Army Hipster Holster. (TSSAHH) There, I said it. Not volunteering. Best of luck to him. I have enough puzzle pieces to figure out, I don't want that one, lol. YinTx
  15. soooo.... I shouldn't expect anything I've stitched with Poly to last much longer than 5 years, and nylon much more than 2 years? Or is it the binder that fails in that time frame, causing sewing machine issues? Just wondering... YinTx