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  1. I agree. Most the machines we sell have a feed system independent of the knife because they do a much better job when trying to control the work. The basic machines can be adapted to use more than one motor, but it can get messy fitting the table with all the extra slots, belts and motors. The OEM machines are already designed for multi-motor setups.
  2. Yes - we are a stocking distributor for Fortuna and other original machine manufacturers. Sounds like this could be an AV/AS320?
  3. As Trox explained, there's a wide variety of options with OEM European skiving machines. The Fortuna 50S includes a mechanical clutch in the head, allowing the knife to operate as high speed, and the clutch controlling the feed independently. The Fortuna V50S is the basic models designed to use a clutch motor. The knife and feed are connected into one drive, so as you slow the feed, the knife slows, reducing the cut quality We also sell the Italian made FAV skivers, available in a variety of systems. The Asian skivers offer only the most basic feed system. Nippy was one of the original companies to copy "build a machine inspired by" an old Fortuna design (later copied by the Chinese). You will find the only parts compatible with a Fortuna are the knives, feet and feed wheels. Everything else is different. Your local vendor would have to be creative in mounting the motors, because there is simply not enough room to put everything under the table using generic motors. You either need a mechanical clutch system (only found on the OEM machines) or a small gear head motor with a modified machine head.
  4. Totally - veg tan is normally the only leather that responds well to cold pressure. Heated tools can "iron" in the impression better, and also leave better contrast with the burn.
  5. This is actually a perforation machine, not a sewing machine (notice the brass punch pad on the base) Their contribution is a heated punch head for decorative marking. We stock this model in the US... Model RP
  6. Like BigMatt said, this is strictly for decorative stitching, invented for a different look but no real function Kind of like the old harness feet with overstitch points, but coarser and with heat. Here is a close up where you can see the heater cartridge inserted into the side of the foot and the dark indentions around the stitch hole.
  7. If you are doing this to estimate cost for a project, my dad had a simple method. Weigh the hide when it comes in, then divide the total cost by the lb/kg (tag the hide for future reference) After cutting your parts, throw them on the scale... x cost per weight = easy math.
  8. CBMC DANDY DAUBER http://www.campbell-randall.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=dandy&product_id=171
  9. JREESER1 - We discovered a problem with our website link to store inventory. All should be updating now. If you see any other issues, please let me know... thanks for checking the website!
  10. Your process is the problem. Don't approach edge paint with the same technique as you would for burnishing raw veg-tan leather. If you are using saddle soap, waxes, oils, or gum, this will not only seal the pores of the leather (which will not give the paint something to hold onto), but the oils and waxes will repel the water based paint. Alcohol and oil dyes are designed to penetrate. Edge paints are designed to cover. With this in mind, I have found the best process would be... STEP 1 - Base CoatYou need to build up a smooth sealed surface, so the first step would be apply the primer (AR6250) or color coat to the raw leather edge and let it dry. Think of this as a primer coat on a car paint job. STEP 2 - Burnish / Smooth the Edge (i.e. sanding the primer)You can use a burnishing machine (or sand by hand with fine paper) or hot glazing process, depending on the type of leather. Burnishing is recommended for firm leathers such as veg tan, while hot glazing (with hot irons) is better for soft leathers like chrome tan. STEP 3 - Color CoatBuild up your layers, paint & burnish until you are happy with the finish. FINAL STEPApply a final color layer and let dry - or - Use the AR6350P or UW series clear coat to seal if desired Our company imports and distributes Fenice Edge paints (since 2006) as well as the machines for factory use. We have a wider variety of colors and options than Tandy, and our prices are even better. Since we haven't been advertising on the site I try not to jump in with self promotions. With interest in this paint picking up maybe its time I get in touch Johanna.
  11. Steve: Before using a stone, I would recommend stropping (honing) the blade. Here is a video for the process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_bojbbWSmo&feature=youtu.be This would be better for normal edge maintenance. - Dan Naegle
  12. Barbour's is now owned by Coats, which is an international company "with manufacturing plants in over 70 locations and sales and distribution in many more." Original Barbour's used Irish linen, but the plant closed in 2006 (LINK). Current production is multi-national from harvesting the flax to finished thread. The "Red Hand" is a North American trademark, sold SOFT (untreated). This is what we get from Coats today, in the same red box but made in USA. Coats also offers "Yellow Label", but I have not seen it offered in North America. I assume this is common in Europe. CURRENT BROCHURE Old Barbour's History
  13. Singer 7P, 7SS & 8 classes used a curved needle... I would assume he meant the Singer 7B
  14. 1000H system measures 73 mm from the top of the eye to the back of the shank, with 2.5 mm dia shank for Singer 7B, Seiko SLH, Adler 120-17 or -37.... 1001 system measures ??? don't know. It's so old it's not in my charts for all other Adler 120 series 331 system measures 82.5 mm from the top of the eye to the back of the shank, with 2.3+ mm dia shank for Pearson, Landis 1 etc... now obsolete
  15. I just came across this message. Unfortunately I could not find your email request, so I'm afraid it didn't make or it was filtered. Please send your inquiry to Dan (AT) campbell-randall.com and I'll respond immediately.