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  1. Documentation for vintage equipment/machines

    Happy to help, Folks. It was a totally unexpected find. It's interesting to find out from those WW2 era tech manuals that crews of guys went out repairing uniforms & had a special trailer for hauling the gear. You never saw that in any John Wayne flick. And I'm also amused by the comedy potential of the modeling/diorama enthusiasts setting up a display of the "clothing crew" set up out in the field repairing clothes & boots.
  2. Documentation for vintage equipment/machines

    https://archive.org/search.php?query=Pfaff Over 800 chances. Happy hunting! There's also Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org
  3. Documentation for vintage equipment/machines

    Turns out, karma's a thing. Various machines in these two military tech manuals including the 3 In 1. This one was found searching for "Landis cutter" https://archive.org/details/00.SRMManual.LandisKStitcher.Bk13.StchFinCutSew.edtd The one above and below were found searching for "Landis machine" https://archive.org/details/ShoeRepairMachines.USArmyWarDept.Quatermaster.orig.1946.1952
  4. Free Leather Books And Patterns.

    I've updated all the links to the current links at ARCHIVE.org http://archive.org It's a great site with tons of info on tons of things. More about that at the bottom. The links posted take you to a virtual book view but from that view there are links to various formats including PDF and plain text. Obviously no images/graphics in the plain text but it will allow you to search for desired terms easier. Since the links go to virtual books, if you "flip" too far back to the left, you may have to flip several pages to the right to get back to the actual content. LEATHERCRAFT FOR AMATEURS - ELEONORE E. BANG https://archive.org/details/leathercraftfora006855mbp/page/n7 HISTORICAL CARVINGS IN LEATHER - DR. WILLIAM ALLEN MADDOX https://archive.org/details/historicalcarvin007170mbp/page/n5 Leather Hides Skin Tanning Material - E C Snow https://archive.org/details/leatherhidesskin003965mbp/page/n1 The application of Oils and Grease to Leather - J R Blockey https://archive.org/details/applicationofoil017193mbp/page/n3 Leather work - Wilson, Winifred H https://archive.org/details/leatherwork00wils/page/n3 To kill some time in the Internet rabbit hole: https://archive.org/search.php?query=leatherwork https://archive.org/search.php?query=leather work https://archive.org/search.php?query=leathercraft https://archive.org/search.php?query=leather craft Not all content at this link is safe for work...or kids...or anyone that hasn't figured out how to be an adult. -----> https://archive.org/search.php?query=leather
  5. Documentation for vintage equipment/machines

    I'm a self confessed information/reference material pack rat so my apologies for that. I'm interested in any equipment manuals, diagrams, diagrams, parts lists, catalogs, advertising, videos/links etc. for the various equipment folks use for leather working. Anything from bench mounted skivers, splitters, cutters, clickers, presses, embossers, etc to dedicated machines like buffers, stitchers, sewing machines, and such. Information on adjustments, repairs, intended applications, "hey it will also do this" applications, modifications, you name it. Even just vintage advertising or sales/promotional brochures so you can find a brand or model for some of these things...maybe to find parts or figure out how to use them better. Of immediate interest to me is documentation on the various models of Landis 5 In 1 and 3 In 1 benchtop equipment. There are some other things I'm supposed to take ownership of in a few months but those two are the start. Please share whatever pics, PDFs, or reference links you have. Thanks!
  6. I recently got access to a laser cutter and would like to make a couple of custom stamps. I have one of the hand presses from Tandy and also a bench-top arbor press from Harbor Freight I can use with the stamps but I'd also like the people I'm giving them to to be able to use them with Tandy's Hefty Handle. The stamps will be from 1" to 1.5" across. I have a 1"x4"x12" block of UHMW which I'm thinking is both possibly too soft and also mostly melt in the laser cutter and not give the desired results. I also have a .25"x12"x18" sheet of Lexan that I'm told should laser cut very cleanly. OR should i order some Delrin and if so, what format (rod, block, or sheet) and what dimensions? Recommendations on material and settings for the laser cutter? It's a 45w system. Looking at the (metal) stamps I have, it looks like I want a depth of 1/8" or maybe 3/16" (since these won't be metal). I have a notion of making the stamp itself from the Lexan and mounting it to some other material for striking (wood, nylon, UHMW, etc). Opinions? I'm new to laser cutters so any info is appreciated. Thanks! BTW, if this gets double posted, please kill one of them off.
  7. Old leatherworking machines - Show and tell

    Hi Folks, Slightly OT here but need a bit of info.. I have the same Landis/American 3 in 1 that TrooperChuck posted way back when on the first page of this thread. Mine is assembled with the feeding disk on top and forward of the cutting disk and gives the same "ridged" edge TC describes. How difficult is it to remove the feeding disk and cutting disk and swap their positions so that the feed disk is on the bottom (where I don't worry about the ridges)? Would I want to just remove the disks or would it be better to pull and swap the whole disk/shaft assembly? Also I was going through some PDFs I came across several years ago and one of them is what I'd describe as an old sales brochure for the Landis 5 in 1. Judging from the design and font used I'd guess it dates to sometime between the 50s and the 70s. Where would I want to post that up for others to view & hopefully benefit from? Thanks!
  8. Tippmann Boss questions

    Yeah, but not easy to do when the seller is several hundred miles away and not necessarilly interested in checking. I also tell them to hold a magnet up to the frame to see if it sticks but none of them seem to have done that. *sigh*
  9. Tippmann Boss questions

    Which one is better & why: the older cast iron or the new(er) cast aluminum? When did they switch to cast aluminum? Can you tell by model number if it is cast iron or cast aluminum? If so, how? Other than color, what is the difference between models with the black plate on the front and the models with the chrome plate? I'm refering to the plate that has the label/sticker on it, NOT the model/serial number plate that is rivited to the base. Love it or hate it? Why? If you hate it, what machine would you prefer over the Boss? Looking forward to the responses LN