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  1. Schwabe Model D 25 Ton 14" Swing Arm Head Hydraulic Clicker Press - Baldor Motor Asking $4,500 Email for Pics Mtgreen32@gmail.com Click out Patterns in the thinnest or thickest leather, Kydex, Plastic & tons of other materials in seconds with the press of 2 buttons! The head swings side to side with just a finger push. If the Die fits on bottom table(About 45"x20") it will Click it out Every Saddle, Gun Holster, Knife Sheath or Tack set will be exactly PERFECT and uniform making much more professional products. Open to Partial Trades. Great Machine that is a great addition to any shop. SAVES TIME Instead of spending HOURS Cutting and it never comes out perfect, same amount of work in Seconds even have holes punched or anything else SAVES MONEY With a Clicker and Dyes you can lay them out to get the ABSOLUTE most out of your leather, no need for trim, every piece will be exactly how you want it and you can make every inch count! Can be moved or unloaded with Bobcat or Forklift Freight would be determined on distance, also could pick up from my shop or I could deliver if it was no more than 400 Miles from Greenville, SC Email me for Pictures Mtgreen32@gmail.com
  2. So far, I have been using Tandy's rubber cement stuff to hold two pieces of leather together so that I can sew. The problem I have been having is with wallets in particular. I make the inside portion of the wallet shorter lengthwise than the outside, in order to assist the wallet in folding. So the cement I have been using doesn't work great because the two pieces wont hold in place while I wait for it to set up (I tried using clamps, but they mark the leather). Long story short, does anyone know of any glue that hold leather on leather really well that isnt extremely messy or overly toxic? I have read that Barge's is extremely toxic and contains carcinogens. Does anyone have experience with Weldwood? I guess I am looking for more of a permanent bond to hold the leather in place without clamps.
  3. I have a singer 300u 205 double stitcher , a singer 300w 201 double stitcher , a reece keyhole machine, 2 juki keyhole machines, several single needle lockstitch machines, a couple single needle chainstitch machines. I really need to sell! Please message me with questions
  4. Hello, everyone! My name is Anton, and I'm from the Kiev, Ukraine. I just wanted to say thanks to this forum and all of you for the great information. I've been reading forum for couple of years (without registration). Here is some of my works. I love bags, briefcases, satchels, good leather wallets and so on... And personal site: http://antonragozin.com/ (russian language)
  5. Hello everyone, two years ago i lost my mom and she left me her bag. A bag that's in optimal condition and had 10 years of usage without a hitch. But ten years is ten years and the edges started cracking slightly. It was slight but iIwanted to stop it from going any further, so iIook it to a repair shop that substituted the hole edge on the handle as you can see from the pictures. I went to pick it up and the paint was all cracked iIdidn't even bother to leave iIshed them to redo it because it was in no condition. They applied a second layer that when iIpicked up cracked again on the hole. I asked if iIleft it there they could fix it they said they'd just apply more paint and assured me it would last more than the original edge (which lasted ten years mind you). I took the bag and left. Obviously parts of the paint started falling off. So here iIm desperate to somehow repair my bag and return it to its former glory and give it a few more years of usage and keep a part of my mom with me. If tthere's anyone out there that can help me iIold really appreciate it. pictures of the bag
  6. Hello, I originally posted this topic on reddit, but thought that people here might also be interested. I noticed that some of us would like to get Buttero leather (Conceria Walpier), but face high prices, unavailability in Europe or, in case of contacting the tannery directly, high order volume. I'm currently thinking about running a campaign on Indiegogo to crowdfund a purchase of Buttero. I contacted the tannery and calculated that I will be able to sell a single skin (about 1.35–1.50 sq. m / 14.5–16 sqf) below around 150–160$ + international shipping around 20–25$. I will ship from Europe, so no EU import fees. I still can't get a quote from the tannery on their shipping options, but if they are what I expect, the price shouldn't change. For a start there will be only one choice of colour available, but if the campaign in successful I might be able to add another colour. For a start, I'm considering the most popular tan colour. Thickness can be any starting from 1.2 to 2,8 mm. There will be an option to order half a hide. The question is whether any of you will be interesting in purchasing some? If yes, please leave your interest via this Google form and I'll make sure to give you a discount when the campaign starts.https://goo.gl/forms/VnWNSbgLzPnyaD2L2 Thanks!
  7. Hey guys, this is just another video of me making one of my wallets, this time a Leather Card Sleeve. The video is a much shorter one, not a tutorial per se, more of an entertainment video for those who like to watch, hope you guys like it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB_br0q1cG8&t=7s
  8. I see many requests for manuals for Singer Industrial Machines. Some have gone unanswered, and some are subject to long and tedious discussion with either no satisfactory answer, or an answer hidden deeply away. Of course, there are also plenty which have been answered quickly and succinctly. By doing some research and seeking out some of those hidden answers and others less hidden, I think I have found all of those that have been asked for, as well as many others. I am not an expert, and don't claim that this is an extensive list, but it is a pretty good start for those trying to find the manuals, parts lists and service manuals. The list I have attached starts with a few of the sources which are very helpful. All of the manuals listed are free, and I suspect the list owners would appreciate it if you can send them any manuals that they are missing. So before you pay for a manual, check these lists first. I hope this is a quick answer for many of your questions about manuals. I would really appreciate any additions to this list - please add links in your responses. Singer Industrial Manuals –.pdf
  9. hay there, i started my small leather business, and want to sell a watch strap, a 2 pieces zulu strap, and every strap is made by order only. it comes with silver brushed buckle and white thread. the straps are handdyed and 100% handcrafted. the price of this strap is USD 31 and free shipped worldwide. PM for my email or order it using my etsy shop : https://www.etsy.com/shop/MakaiHandmadegoods check the attached image to see the strap. thanks in advance, Raditya,
  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. I have a brand new boss for sale used one time Just need the cash comes in the box with the light and material guide 1000.00 plus shipping firm Gary Pickett Springfield IL 217 523-3474
  12. I just got some boots which look very nice, but I'm not so keen on the pebbled effect on the surface. Is there a process I can use to 'flatten' the pebbling without causing any shrinkage? I don't mind if it isn't 100% smooth, though it is preferable.
  13. Hello all, Let me show you my latest project / product. It's a minimalist bi-fold card wallet. Made out of veg-tanned leather, hand dyed and sewn. Let me know what you think about it. Cheers!
  14. Graphixon Finishes, a Fort Lauderdale, FL based R&D company has been awarded US Patent#: 9505199 for a process that enables transfer of high resolution, full color graphics to all leather, canvas, vinyl and polyester materials without the need to print directly onto the material. The transferred graphic forms a durable bond with the substrate and it protected against normal wear and tear, liquid and soil damage and fading. It is a fully transferable technology, wherein the process is conducted at the user's site and fully under the user's control. All materials involved are eco-bio friendly and derived from water based formulations that have no odor, fumes or hazardous ingredients. Please visit our website www.graphixon.com for more information and a brief video on the process. Call us for more information, samples and pricing for the transfer materials. GraphixonFnishes-LRz.pdf
  15. We are inquiring about having two leather Fossil bags embossed, each with a staff first and sir name and CPA designation. Would anyone be able to do this work for our company or be able to refer us to someone locally that could assist us? We are located in Langley BC (Canada). Please advise. Cheryl Hipwell Office Manager Avisar Chartered Professional Accountants T 604.513.5707 W avisar.ca
  16. I suspect one is not meant to cross-post but this is an important issue that needs to be brought to members attention as much as possible . . so I ask the Moderators help in this matter. Please follow the link below to my detailed post?
  17. Hi everyone. I was hoping you guys could point me to some good leather for making wallets. I have some undyed veg tan that I have practicing with, but now I'm wanting some nicer leather to actually make some decent quality wallets. I'm looking for a basic brown color. Do you guys have any recommendations? Thanks in advance!
  18. Here is my latest project, a tri-fold wallet (cards + coins and bills). Let me know what you think... Martin https://martinhrckablog.wordpress.com/2016/12/03/tri-fold-wallet-experiment/
  19. Hello all, Firstly, I would like to say what an invaluable resource this forum is! Now, onto the topic. I have been hand carving soles out of sole bend by hand for the better part of the year. I was using Stanley knife, wetting the leather and then rasping, glassing and soaping the edges to make it look smoother. However, it was never as professional as I wanted to look with faint marks of where the knife had cut still visible. Today, I finally bought a bandsaw to cut through this leather and hopefully have that super vertical finish. I tried a few and it certainly looks better (just some slight marks from where I held the leather a bit too long). I am going to rasp & glass the edges to see if I can get rid of those. So I guess what I'm looking for is any tips or tricks people have to get that really professional looking sole edge, how to use the bandsaw properly (I imagine it takes practice to get a really steady hand) and any other information people have to creating soles! Thanks,
  20. I would like to see some thin (2, 3, or 4oz) samples of Hermann Oak -- preferably bridle or harness leather. Any color. I know there are some spots to buy it buy the sqft, but I don't have the ability to split the the standard stuff to what I want. I'm happy to pay for shipping, the leather, and your trouble. Thanks!
  21. G'day guys! I got my hand on this hand press,anyone know where I can find the dyes for it? Please!!!!! ;))
  22. Hello friends, am using Ritza 25 at 1mm and am looking for a round needle for stitching in tight interior spaces. I have no experience with round needles, can anyone recommend a smaller round needle that has an eye large enough for Ritza 25 at 1mm? Many Thanks!
  23. Hello, I'm looking for a leatherworker based in the UK or who can ship to the UK, to provide an order of all leather bucklers, at least two in the first instance and possibly more. Purple Heart Armoury used to produce an all leather buckler, but have since discontinued them. My club used these for HEMA training, but all of our kit has gone missing and we're now looking to resupply, and Purple Heart Armoury was the only supplier I am aware of, so now we're looking to commission some. A buckler is appromixately 15" diameter circle, with an outward facing "boss" as shown in the image, which covers a hand grip hole in the main face of the shield across which a grip is attached. In the pieces we had from PHA this was entirely made of leather, including the grip, but was solid and sturdy (we used them for sparring and they held up perfectly well to solid strikes from wooden training weapons) The leather construction was perfect for us as it allowed for controlled contact in our sparring, which is not very practical with the more readily available wood and steel or hard plastic varieties. So, what we're looking for is basically a 15" disc with a central cutout, boss and grip, for training purposes. The leather must be stiff and solid enough for moderate contact martial arts practice. The grip doesn't have to be leather but it seemed to work well on the ones we had. From memory there was stitching around the rim so I assume the main shield portion was constructed of layers of leather. The key is that the central convex boss section was solid but not hard, so the buckler could be used to strike at the head and body so long as the strikes are pulled, without the risk of serious injury as would be the case with wood or steel. If anybody thinks they could produce these for us, or if you have any further questions, please contact me - alchemicalsolution at yahoo.com
  24. I had been getting most of my hides from Sheridan Leather before they closed down (very sad- I loved that little shop), and came across a really incredible hide in their closeout sale (bought it sight unseen with little description, off their Facebook sale for essentially what was described as black garment leather), extremely supple, amazing drape/hand, buttery soft pebble grain, 2-2.5 oz, and label stated it's by a company called "Montebello", out of Italy. I've messaged Sheridan Leather on Facebook, as to where I could find another distributor of the leather, but obviously they're no longer operating so I didn't get a response. I also sent Montebello an email directly, but god knows where that went, as I haven't gotten a response from them either. Long story long: does anyone have any recommendations as to who I could contact to find similar hides? I don't know that it has to be Italian, but the hides I've gotten in attempts to find a match have been subpar, similar weight, but feel like waxy cardboard by comparison (exaggeration, but you get the picture.). Not that it would help, but probably wouldn't hinder, I've included photos of the two purses I made out of the hide.