SonderingSusan

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About SonderingSusan

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    Ireland
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    Leatherworking. Design.

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  1. bench grinder for burnishing

    @mattsbagger, thats very interesting, would you have a picture of yours ? do you attach burnishers to where the drill press head is? thanks, s
  2. Hey Everyone, Im thinking of purchasing a bench grinder . Would anyone have any recommendations on the best RPM i should go for? 2850 Rpm is on the one I'm looking at.....https://www.iedepot.ie/sip-6-pro-bench-grinder/ ( but i really don't have a clue) also does the circumference matter of the wheel, seems to be mostly 6" and 8'". does it need to be variable speed? I'm not going to be spending more than 100 euro.thanks for any / all advice! best, s
  3. Croc clutch!

    Beautiful work @motocouture ! looking forward to seeing more of your work and the finished piece!
  4. Curved Seam/ Hammering Out

    Hey @valafar, thank you for your reply. from your website you look like your really know what you are doing, I'm very impressed with your work. when you say "step skive" , do you mean to skive the seam at an angle? thanks, s
  5. Japanese Tooling Leather

    hey @lineets, would you know the website of the leather company? what is it exactly you like about the leather by the way? thanks! s
  6. occasional loose stitch when sewing

    Hey @koreric75, I'm using a highland cylinder arm machine. My needle is a standard leather needle for that machine. The thing is , when i use my standard foot- that i use all the time , it does not do any loose stitches. it seems to be about the fact I'm using the right handed foot . i will try adjusting the bobbin and using a different bobbin and see if that helps too though!
  7. Hey everyone , i am attempting to sew a seam with a right sided foot ( if that makes sense) so the seam will be right up to the needle of the foot. Its not the usual foot i use for such job, and after hours of tinkering with everything i am finding that there is STILL about one kind of loose stitch every 30 stitiches. I have included an image of it below. All / any suggestions about what I'm doing wrong or what i should check would be very appreciated. thanks in advance!
  8. Hey everyone , i am attempting to sew a seam with a right sided foot ( if that makes sense) so the seam will be right up to the needle of the foot. Its not the usual foot i use for such job, and after hours of tinkering with everything i am finding that there is STILL about one kind of loose stitch every 30 stitiches. I have included an image of it below. All / any suggestions about what I'm doing wrong or what i should check would be very appreciated. thanks in advance!
  9. Makers mark stamp

    thanks a million @fredk, I'm either going to go with your recommendation or hexnhit. i will let you know how it works out ! thanks for explaining about le provo - there really isn't much info on their website so thats really helpfull!
  10. Makers mark stamp

    Hey @gary, i see on the leprovo website, they say you can stick a stamp to a block of metal and use it with a hammer. i was just wondering have you ever done this? and would it work for a makers mark do you think? thanks, s
  11. Makers Mark & Hot Foil Machine in UK

    hey there @safeasfcuk, did u end up getting a hot plate or a brass stamp in the end and how is the chosen method going for you. thanks @fredk, i will have a look on eBay!
  12. Curved Seam/ Hammering Out

    @fredk- is it a bad sign if your stitches are showing ? i didn't know that so thanks for the information. my stitches are showing i think because when i hammer out the seams from the inside they tend to show a bit more. a thin welt would work, but i really don't want to do a line of stitching down the front of the seam, so it there was another way of doing it i would prefer that. hey @bikermutt07, yea its for fixing shoes, it was my great grandfathers and i find it handy for doing different things .
  13. Curved Seam/ Hammering Out

    Hey Ger, I'm based in the west of Ireland. This is the flap of a small bag. It is an unusual shape, but it is kind of like a small saddle bag. It is machine stitched. Also, i was looking at a few of yours posts and commented on oe about a leather you to form a shoe factory. Did you get in Ireland do you mind me asking? As you well know its so hard to get leather in Ireland.....best, S
  14. Curved Seam/ Hammering Out

    Hey, I hope you don't mind me shouting out a few of you on here that are masters for your help/ advice- @RockyAussie @Art @Sonydaze
  15. What leather is this?

    hey @KingsCountyLeather, id say its a cow hide leather. its just not a "through dyed " leather. this is something you should watch out for when buying, simply because a through dyed leather will be the same colour the whole way through and is easier to work with as a result and usually better quality.