Mocivnik

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    Did the both of last sheets bended out aswell?
  2. ADLER 105-373

    So this one is actually 105-373? Hmm..okay :D Thanks! Same questions, this machine : I'm interested in this, if this is a proper machine for working on knife sheaths and gun holsters? I use several layers of veg tan 6-8 oz. If anyone has it, how high is possible to lift the foot, what kind of transport does this machine use? Is this fair price for this machine?
  3. ADLER 105-373

    I got this offer, for a fully working ADLER 105-373 on the table with working motor. The price is 560 USD. I'm interested in this, if this is a proper machine for working on knife sheaths and gun holsters? I use several layers of veg tan 6-8 oz. If anyone has it, how high is possible to lift the foot, what kind of transport does this machine use? Is this fair price for this machine? Thanks in advance!
  4. Tools in Scotland, Inverness and Edinburgh?

    Dealed with leprevo, if i had to scale it, is be 7/10. They are helpful, but a bit too harsh. Ive bought off them and instead of reasonable discussion about certain toools they just demanded it back. But the qualit is 9/10.the end punch for leather belt got crunched after 10 (!) belts already.
  5. Does anyone knkws, where I could buy leatherworking toola in Edinburgh or Inverness? Im staying here for a while and would like to putchase some tools aswell. Could bu some vegetable tanned leather aswell. Any stores in mind?
  6. I came to the conclusion, that I could technically buy a sewing machine from alibaba/aliexpress etc. Since I'm quite on budget, what do you guys think of machines as this? I'm sewing knife sheaths and gun holsters in 90% of my work. Knife sheaths are 3-5 layers of 3mm thick leather. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/244-Cylinder-bed-leather-sew-machine_60484704621.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.32.1d8e2303si8yJa https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/amazing-BOMA-810R-wig-making-heavy_60759781981.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.21.498565aa9uUoZ5&s=p
  7. I'd like to start doing knife sheaths, where I'd attach a strap either to hold the sheath to the leg or to hold knife in the sheath. Since just making 2 cuts into back of the leather is too mainstream, I'd like to add oval eyelets to add the view (I'm really into hardware!). Does anyone has an experience of these tools and grommets? Tools on ebay are ~45$ for a set.
  8. Which leather burnishing machine to buy?

    well..somehow it is. It gives me enormous pleasure, while I'm into leather..
  9. Which leather burnishing machine to buy?

    This is the grinding wheel I bought a week ago for 50$ and it's working just fine. Got 2950 RPM and is 350W motor inside. The wooden wheel is (if I'm not wrong) 40mm in diameter and I think it's great size for burnishing edges. The wood is beech. I hope I helped here.
  10. Leather burnisher, blueprints anyone?

    Finally done. I've actually finish it last weekend, but I didn't took any photos (although I thought I did!) so I was able to take new photos only now. Made from beech, diameter is 40mm, lenght ..I don't really know :D Grooves are from 16mm down to 3mm. Burnishing machine is a "cheap" chinese one, got new for 45€ (52$). 350W, 2950 RPM, I think it's working great. I didn't had much of a chance to test it out, but plan to do it at end of October (when I'll be back from travelling UK).
  11. Thanks I've spent about 7 hours stitching and riveting this one :D
  12. Thanks, but I really couldn't help myself here so I just added a strap :/ I know it would stay in because of the lenght, but I really didn't like the feeling of the moving the machete inside of the sheath. I pre-designed the sheath for about 2mm on each side of the machete - A GOOD LESSON FOR NEXT TIME. (but on the other hand, it was my 1st knife sheath I've made!) I've also made 2 lines about 3mm off the edge on a strap, as I really like this (saw it few times before).
  13. So this is the machette and leather sheath I've made. It's 95% finished, I just have to rivet the handle on the blade and attach a strap (or somewhat other pattent) to hold the knife on the position. I know I can make a loop around the handle, which would be riveted to the back and use a snap buttons to open/close the strap, but I'd like to do it somehow different. Maybe half-strap, such as female part attached to the strap and male attached to the back of the sheath? What are (other) possibilities, what would You prefer?
  14. Leather burnisher, blueprints anyone?

    @matt s: Yeah. The motor will not be hurt anyhow. What the dimmer actually does, is this: The original voltage input is pure sine wave, but the dimmer is just chopping it at the end of it and the "average" voltage is lower. It's also the negative feedback to the electrical network. But, whoever you have been talking to, they didn't tell you about a better solution either, a variac. This is nothing but an adjustable transformer. Which means, you can regulate voltage linear, but the outcome on the motor RPMs might not be (100% will NOT be) proportional. But, it works perfectly, it's not a bad feedback to network, but it's not linear (seen from motor side). But it's usable. The price? Used you can get for 50-100$. Just buy it same (or a bit more for sure) like 500W or 1kW variac on ebay and you're good to go. It's like a potentiometer, nearly without loss (98% efficiency). I'm buying mine this month (for electrical stuff I need, as I'm electrical engineer by education). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autotransformer