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  1. I'm seeking the advice of members who have experience of using strip knives/clicker dies for manufacturing small strap goods in the high dozens or low hundreds. I manufacture dog collars in a few standard sizes from two layers of waxed 2mm chrome-tan. At the moment my procedure is: Cut strips to final width using wooden strap cutter Mark all holes and lengths using a story stick and dividers Cut to length with knife and end punch Punch rivet and tongue holes using standard hole punches Skive turnback Glue Add buckle and rivet in place Machine stitch all round Add D-ring and rivet in place Punch buckle holes (The leather I use is through-dyed and the fibres quite tight so I don't edge finish in any way. Both I and my customers are happy with that.) With sales speeding up and trade enquiries coming in I'm looking at getting cutting dies made. The objectives are to reduce production time and eliminate errors caused by mismeasuring and operator error (strap cutter!). A further objective is to test the feasibility of this approach with a view to offering other products that cannot be made using a strap cutter and would be uneconomically slow to cut by hand. I've specced about a dozen dies before and been happy with all of them however I've never specced any that need very tight alignment between two different dies. My dilemma is this: can I reasonably expect the backer/lining die to cut a piece that matches perfectly with the top piece? This is in reference to outline and adjustment holes. If not I could spec the lining to be cut a little wider and longer than the top piece and trim the lining by hand once stitched together. Similarly, I could spec the die with adjustment holes only in the top piece and punch the holes through the lining manually. However both of these approaches still allow for operator error and will take some time, reducing the efficiency savings that using dies might bring. My main alternative plan is to spec some dies without cutting edges just punches in the relevant places. I will mount it into my fly press and use it to punch pre-cut strips held by an alignment jig. These dies will be long, involve several punch tubes, and I need to order them in several sizes so they represent a significant financial outlay. Any relevant advice will be greatly appreciated!
  2. Selling Must Go ASAP. SHOP CLOSED. RANDALL BELT CUTTER 14" Working Condition USED On Wheels Ready for Easy Move. Retails used $1500 on average. FALES LEATHER CLICKER MACHINE with ALL CLICKER WOODEN/METAL DIES/MOLDS & ANVIL on SIDE. Needs Motor , Machine weight is 1000 LBS. DIES alone retail over $1000 used. LOCATION DEARBORN MICHIGAN. ZIP CODE 48127 Send email for best contact. Serious Buyers only please.
  3. One of my friends here locally has a Poundo board he doesn't want and is willing to sell me, but it's an awkward/irregular size (I think it might be a remnant or factory defect). Has anyone ever tried cutting one? I'd like to trim it down if possible to make it fit my with my granite slab on my work table.
  4. Clicker Press for Rent?

    Does anyone in the Houston, Texas area have a clicker press that you would rent? I would prefer to have something with a swing arm, to make die placement more accurate. I have 150 notebook covers to make and would LOVE to make my life easier! Thanks! Tyler Newberry Nice Custom Goods www.nicecustomgoods.com Instagram.com/nicecustomgoods
  5. Hello, Im new to the forum I over the next week ill be post over a hundred dies for sale. First up I have some shoe sole dies sizes 6-13. They are in good condition but do have some surface rust but can be easily cleaned. $150 OBO Plus shipping and handling https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/art/d/shoe-sole-dies/6238695205.html
  6. Adler, Camoga, Fortuna, Galli, Krause Industrial Machinery Located in North Florida, this leather company is consolidating their inventory and I am helping sell the items. The equipment included is brand new, or like new, indoors/factory kept, European machinery. - Pay by cash, check or bank wire. Credit Cards will be accepted, a 3% transaction fee will be added. - Pick up items in person or arrange your own pick up/delivery/shipping. - DM me for more information, to answer specific questions or additional photos. - Images can be viewed by following this link: Flickr Images We have the following machines for sale: (1) Adler Sewing Machine - $4,180 (2) Adler Handbag Sewing Machines - $3,080 each - German Made, includes Servo Motor and Table (2) Adler Sewing Machines - $1,980 each - German Made, includes Servo Motor and Table (2) Adler Sewing Machine - $1,870 each - German Made, includes Servo Motor and Table (1) Atom Clicker - $5,280 (1) Camoga 520 Splitter Automatic - $14,850 (2) Fortuna Bevel Machines - $1,980 each (1) Fortuna Bevel Machine - $2,970 (1) Fortuna Type UAF 470 Splitting Machine - $10,450 (1) Galli Stamping and Number Machine - $3,300 (1) Galli RCB Bag Trimming Machine - $6,600 (1) Galli R5L Belt Collector - $7,150 (1) Galli TGV20 Drying Tunnel - $3,300 (1) Galli FC2E Belt Polish and Paint Machine - $8,800 (1) Galli SM3 Bag Polishing Machine - $4,950 (1) Galli LCS2 Glazing Machine - $6,820 (1) Galli TCE 3000 Oil Pressure Punch Machine - $3,300 (1) Galli Srapy Booth - $4,950 (1) Krause Cardboard Cutter - $2,420 (1) Protos Type 1652 Linear Folding Machine - $3,300 (1) Protos Strap Cutter - $4,620 (1) Protos Folding Machine - $1,320 (1) Protos Type 680 Tracking Machine - $2,200 (1) SPS Automatic Stapler - $2,640 (1) Silvy Strap Cutter - $7,150
  7. Adler, Camoga, Fortuna, Galli, Krause Industrial Machinery Located in North Florida, this leather company is consolidating their inventory and I am helping sell the items. The equipment included is brand new, or like new, indoors/factory kept, European machinery. - Pay by cash, check or bank wire. Credit Cards will be accepted, a 3% transaction fee will be added. - Pick up items in person or arrange your own pick up/delivery/shipping. - DM me for more information, to answer specific questions or additional photos. - Images can be viewed by following this link: Flickr Images We have the following machines for sale: (1) Adler Sewing Machine - $4,180 (2) Adler Handbag Sewing Machines - $3,080 each - German Made, includes Servo Motor and Table (2) Adler Sewing Machines - $1,980 each - German Made, includes Servo Motor and Table (2) Adler Sewing Machine - $1,870 each - German Made, includes Servo Motor and Table (1) Atom Clicker - $5,280 (1) Camoga 520 Splitter Automatic - $14,850 (2) Fortuna Bevel Machines - $1,980 each (1) Fortuna Bevel Machine - $2,970 (1) Fortuna Type UAF 470 Splitting Machine - $10,450 (1) Galli Stamping and Number Machine - $3,300 (1) Galli RCB Bag Trimming Machine - $6,600 (1) Galli R5L Belt Collector - $7,150 (1) Galli TGV20 Drying Tunnel - $3,300 (1) Galli FC2E Belt Polish and Paint Machine - $8,800 (1) Galli SM3 Bag Polishing Machine - $4,950 (1) Galli LCS2 Glazing Machine - $6,820 (1) Galli TCE 3000 Oil Pressure Punch Machine - $3,300 (1) Galli Srapy Booth - $4,950 (1) Krause Cardboard Cutter - $2,420 (1) Protos Type 1652 Linear Folding Machine - $3,300 (1) Protos Strap Cutter - $4,620 (1) Protos Folding Machine - $1,320 (1) Protos Type 680 Tracking Machine - $2,200 (1) SPS Automatic Stapler - $2,640 (1) Silvy Strap Cutter - $7,150
  8. The best way to cut straps

    I'm about to buy a whole side of 9-10oz veg tanned for a specific project, and I'm going to have to cut at least three long straps from it, 2" or 3" wide each. I'm sure not going to do it with scissors! So what's the best tool for the job? Can I get away with just a sturdy straight edge and my trusty rotary knife? Or should I get a strap cutter? Or, heck, should I just go for broke and get a draw gauge? I've heard there's such a thing as a plow (plough?) gauge that might work, too, but that they don't make them anymore? Let's limit this discussion to tools readily available on the market.
  9. Shoe parts Cutting Dies

    Shoe parts Cutting Dies Hi all, Can anyone advise on where I can purchase some cutting dies for baby shoes? Thank you
  10. Machine is in "new" condition. It has been used few times to cut leather shoes, then covered and been sitting in our warehouse for more than a year. No wear or signs of usage. It can cut leather, PU leather, fabric, PVC, Rubber, KT boards, PVC foam boards. It uses high frequency oscillating knife and vacuum suction to keep the material in place. Cutting area: 1300x1000mmCutting thickness: <10mmVoltage: 220v 60HzVacuum suction" 6kwFuses: 6A cutter / 30A vacuum systemCommand mode: HP-GL/GP-GLControl: 7 inch color touch screen Laser cursor and pen for marking the materialOverhead cameraCAD software300-1500mm/s cutting speed $14,000
  11. Cutting and skiving machine

    Hand crank leather cutting or skiving machine. I bought this in Sharidan two years ago. It had been refurbished and new blades added to it, I've only used it few times since then. It works great and is very sharp. Asking $600 and I will ship.
  12. Hey guys im about to get into leather crafting. I am waiting for all my supplies in the mail! My first question is what is the usual distance you use from the edge for your edge groover? My second question, which im sure will probably sound ridiculous to some of you, is when measuring the leather to cut for a project, how much extra leather do you sually cut on the sides to account for the space taken up by the stitching. For example, say i want to make a slipcover for a 5 in by 5 in square with a negligible thickness and my edge groover is set to 1/8 inch...would i just add 1/8 inch to each side of my measurement so that im cutting a piece that is 5.25 x 5.25 in ? Now say the thickness of the object is 1 inch, would i now add that to each side measurement as well to allow it to fit? i.e 7.25 x 7.25 Sorry Im sure i made this way more complicated than it should be, I tend to overthing things.
  13. I bought this from Weaver a month ago and unfortunately it isn't what I need to do the job. It has maybe 40 clicks total on it. Literally got it out of the box, set it up, clicked and realized it isn't going to do it - what I'm cutting is way too narrow and the die won't eject the slugs. So, my loss is your gain. It's all back in the box and ready to ship. You basically get a like new clicker with all the original stuff that came with it. I did mount a back stop on the clicking pad to align my work, so there are 4 very small holes (less than 1/8" diameter each). How does $900 plus actual shipping costs sound? Or you can pick it up in Toledo, Ohio. Call me or send me a message - Jesse (419) nine 57-402one I have several pictures but there isn't much to show - its a like new clicker press. If you want to see them just ask and I'll happily send.
  14. I recently bought a splitter off the tandy outlet supply site, req $899 got it for around $250. Every time I got to split leather it carves out the centre of my piece and the outer edges are the thickness i wanted. I have tried in several locations across the 8" blade so I know its flat and not a bent blade. Has anyone had this happen to them, could it be my technique or did I buy a lemmon tool. I have posted some pics of the splitter and what its doing. Thank you for your assistance. James Newbie
  15. Head Knife. Round Knife?

    Are 'Head knife' and 'Round knife' two alternative names for the same thing, or is there a difference between them?
  16. very lightly used clicker press. original owner (Bota of Boulder) used it as a back up in case his main one was down for service, which he said rarely happened. his business stopped operating 15 years ago and the press sat in his warehouse. i have owned it for 2+ years, but have only had power to it for the past month. sadly, i just found out i have to move and don't have anywhere for it. electrical hook ups, cutting boards and phase converter included. http://www.freemanschwabe.com/presses/schwabe-presses-machines-systems/schwabe-model-d-clicker-presses RATED CAPACITY ............................... 25 TONS STROKE ...........(ADJUSTABLE)................ 1/4" - 3" SWING ARM .................................... 13" X 24" TABLE ........................................ 20" X 40" MOTOR SPECS .................... 3 HP MOTOR, 208/220/440 VOLT FEATURES: - 2 HAND OPERATION - AUTOMATIC SPRING RETRUN FOR FASTER OPERATION DIMENSIONS: 48" X 40" X 72" H WEIGHT: 3,000 LBS. $2800 press is located in Boulder, Colorado 80304 thanks, joel, 646-246-4096
  17. Opinions On Cutting Rawhide

    This past weekend I made some raw hide using KAWs method for dehairing(it worked pretty good by the way) thanks for that KAW, any way I am now ready to cut it into strings for several different projects, maybe royal reins, bosal, and buttons and I am curious of others opinion on how to cut the hide. It seems like if I take my strap cutter and cut around the hide I would have very little waste, vs cutting out rounds then cutting string. I have even seen where some just cut the hide in straps length ways. Are certain parts better for certain items, I know when making a saddle, saddle makers like certain parts of the hide for different pieces of the saddle. I'm pretty green to this but seems as if it would apply to braiding as well.
  18. Hi just wondering if any one has some good advice on cutting and finishing internal holes. For instance this half inch square I have drawn on a piece of scrap leather. I normally start by making an internal whole for each corner with a round bladed awl before cutting from one hole to another I find this prevents over/under cutting and means the internal piece falls out neatly. I'm having trouble using an edging tool and a slicker to finish the internal edge as good as my outside edges, mostly due to the hole being so small and not being able to run tools/glass ect down the edge as I would on an outside one. Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  19. Dremel Moto-Saw Scroll Saw

    Has anyone ever tried using a fine-toothed scroll saw (in particular the Dremel Moto-Saw Scroll Saw) to cut heavy leather? http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Tools/Pages/ToolDetail.aspx?pid=MS20#.VHToqsn4Js4
  20. Need Advice On Buying A New Knife.

    I have been having some trouble cutting round corners and circles out of leather. Right know I have a utility knife, which works good for cutting straight lines for the most part, and an x acto style knife, which I have been using for cutting corners. The x acto is too flimsy and tends to bend when I am cutting corners, making the cut at an angle, most of the time. I would like a knife that is that same style, but with a sturdier blade that wont bend. Anyone have any suggestions? I almost bought this knife, but decided I better ask for some advice before doing so: http://usaknifemaker.com/industrial-knife-set-especially-designed-for-leather.html#.U785SajPmO0 Thanks, Zayne
  21. Hello everyone, I made a short video to show how I use my laser to engrave and cut leather. You can view it here http://youtu.be/VLSaYWZG2n0. Regards KN
  22. Unusual Tool? What Is It?

    Hello All: I found this unusual tool at an estate sale and was told that is was an antique leather working tool? I cannot find anything that looks like it. Please help. Thanks
  23. Wanted Lucris Or Weaver Manual Clicker

    I am looking for either Lucris or Weaver benchtop hand clicker. If shipping is not available I will travel anywhere to pick up. (tons of frequent flyer miles). Cash is ready and waiting. Dan
  24. Hi all, been looking around here for a couple of weeks and learning a ton, thanks for all the contributors! My first project is making key fobs. I have manually cut them up to this point and just came across a local company that makes steel ruled dies (AC Steel Rule). I have designed a 4"x 4.5" die that will cut 3 fobs at one time (each is 4"x1.5" with a 1/4" hole, all 3 share a long edge). Question is to but an arbor press or a shop press... I feel that the arbor press will be easier to operate (and faster be I am the unassisted power source) than the shop press but my concern is that a 1 ton harbor freight arbor press may not offer enough physics to cut the 6-8oz veg tanned leather. Any thoughts are appreciated!
  25. I have one of the small 3" Stohlman round knives from Tandy which I love the size but it's hell to keep it sharp enough to cut patterns out for holsters and such. Every 3-6 inches of cutting I have to restrop. One of my friends told me I should look at Greyghost or LR knives but both are well over a $100 and being on disability makes that price is a bit much for my budget. I am selling stuff but it's very hit and miss and not very consistent yet. I know Zack White tends to have good prices on tools and being from my home state of NC I try to send money there way when I can. They have 2 different Osborne knives one grey handle and a bigger one that has a wooden handle. The guy that guns a mobile knife sharpening business told type of metal is key with round knives. Cheap metal from the Middle East won't hold an edge for this type of work and will have to be ground daily. He carbon steel is the best which I doubt I can afford right now but something out there has to be in a more affordable price range. Any thoughts? The Osborne knives at Zack White are $50 and $65