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  1. Hi, I recently bought a Barry King swivel knife and want to make sure that I keep the blade in the right condition. I'm new to the craft and I don't trust myself to manually hold a consistent angle on a stone. Previous posts I've seen recommend a Chuck Smith Big Red jig. Though, I'm having trouble finding a place selling these online. Does anyone know a good source for these? Or, is there an alternative jig that would work?
  2. New swivels

    Made a couple of new swivel knives 100% hand made no purchase shtuff.. 6061 aluminum body and saddle, brass body and 304 SS saddle. Both sporting 4140 HT blades made by me..needed somthing skinnier than 1/2" and 5/8" that's what my other hand made barrels are, so I decided 3/8" was best. Enjoy and as always comments are welcomed.
  3. Dad used to say.....

    Dad used to say. Son when you can't afford to buy something you gotta use what the good Lord gave you, ability, desire and curiosity. Use these things to gain the knowledge to either afford what you need/want or make it yourself. That's what lead me to leatherworking...Well I'm not a wealthy man so...I make what I need or want. Most of the time I'm happy in doing so and the results are in my eyes are good and will go to my sons when im gone hand made by me for me and them. Here's another swivel knife I made just cause I needed/wanted a brass one with a SS saddle. yea I could've purchased a brass one but this one has part of me in it just like the projects I will carve with it. Thanks for looking.
  4. tools

    Hey guys I starting to do some leather tooling after 8 years. I came across this ad for a swivel knife and they claim its a Midas. Can you guys help ID'ing it and if it worth $50.00.
  5. First Swivel Knife

    Folks, I need some advice. I am brand new to this craft, I have now done some very basic projects. I am dyeing, stamping, and a few other basic things. I want to get a swivel knife and start learning to use it, but I want to start with the right tool. I am not concerned with the price of the tool, just that it is the correct blade size and angle, and that the knife is from a high quality maker, one that you folks would consider a high quality instrument. Please advise.
  6. Hi guys thanks for checking my listing out! i have a great collection of hand tools that i have collected for my use but unfortunately do to my current health reasons i must sell them all, i can not do the leather work i truly love any more, there for everything is up for grabs. i always like the but the highest quality of tools and materials so here is the list, before you read any further you should know, it is a PACKAGE DEAL, i WILL NOT split anything up, because of my health reasons i simply do not have the will to do so. according to my estimation i have SPENT about $3800 for these tools and such but i am only asking $1525 including shipping anywhere in the USA, sorry no international shipping. i will only accept USPS money order or Paypal as a payment option. i have not posted on Ebay yet, i wanted to give the users of this forum the first chance because i love this forum and i surely learned alot of things here and met a lot of awesome people. please do not be shy to message me with any question you might have, thanks and take care. P.S. if you are willing to pick them up in person and pay me in cash, i will deduct the shipping expense (abviously) and i have a large mystery box of goodies for u. 31 BARRY KING stamps, seeders, bevelers... (anything you would want from Barry King, great and super quality tools) 33 Vintage Carftsman stamps, most are not made anymore 5 HideCraft stamps 3 Craftool Edge Bevelers 1 Craftool Adjustable Groover 1 Craftool Overstitchers 3 Craftool Pro Modeling Tools 1 all metal Craftool Pro Modeling Styles 1/4 Craftool Pro letter stamp set in a box Craftool Pro Model Skiving knife 1 Chuck Smith Swivel knife 1 Carfttool Swivel knife 1 Tanglefoot Swivel Knife 2 Swivel knife sharpening guides 1Tandy Leather Factory Al Stohlman Brand Poly Head Maul Medium 3 Pro edge cocobolo wooden drill burnishers 2 hand edge burnishers 1 Terry Knipschield leather knife (truly amazing knife) 1 instruction book 3 pattern books
  7. Had a little extra time so I whipped this thing up real quick it's made out of aircraft aluminum and stainless steel for the yoke 3/4" diameter 3" length w/o blade.thanks for looking.
  8. Swivel knife blade help

    Howdy folks, I'm seriously considering a Barry king knife. I've sharpened my Tandy blades but they still don't cut well. So I figured I'd upgrade. Then I discovered all the many types of blades that are available just from Barry king. My question is, does each blade have a different purpose? Should I get a 1/4" or 3/8" or both, angled or straight, thick or thin, red or blue... Ok the last option was a joke but still, for a novice it's a daunting decision. I would like to have a variety of carving abilities from big western floral pieces to intricate Sheridan pieces. So my thoughts were getting a 1/2" or 5/8" barrel and a 3/8" and 1/4" thin straight blades (because that's what I'm used to) Thanks a mucho
  9. Custom swivel knife

    Hello everyone I have been wanting to upgrade to a new/better swivel knife. I have been trying to find anyone who makes swivel knives but havent had much luck. Does anybody know of or recommend someone? Thank you!
  10. Hi Everyone (: So for quite some time now I've been struggling to find a Tangle Boss swivel knife. But unfortunately every time I'd attempted to contact Tanglefoot Traders Inc. through their webshop, I can't seem to get a response... I'm not sure if Tim, the maker has been active in creating these again recently or not. If so, I'd love to be able to contact him directly; especially because of my tendency to struggle with classic sk carving due to a reoccurring hand injury. I thought this style of sk seemed to be a great solution. If anyone has any other contact info. for T.F. Traders or a used TangleBoss they would be willing to sell, I'd be very appreciative and could pay promptly via Paypal. Hope you all have a great Holiday Season and thanks for any help! (attached is a pic via the Tanglefoot website)
  11. $115 shipped. Message directly if interested. Or we can trade if you got any nice tools or rodeo alpha set. Not looking for craftool stamps. Maybe some other maker stamps if they are nice. Or other hand tools. To message: hover over my name and click message. Sorry I noticed some mentioned they didn't know how.
  12. Hello, friends. My name is Sergey Neskromny I am engaged in leather goods for more than 10 years. I've done work for various famous people. Now I am engaged in manufacturing stamps and swivel knife. I present to you some of my work. Every day I come up with new designs. If you are interested in my work, please contact e-mail address and I'll send you a complete catalog. Or write to me on snleatherbg@gmail.com (In a letter to indicate that you are a site leatherworker.net)
  13. Leather tools and Accessories for sale! ALSO a SPECIAL EDITION Tech Sew 5100 Heavy Duty Leather Stitching Machine!
  14. Hello everyone here is my review on my new SK which I purchased from Bulgaria-based tool maker and leather worker - Sergei Neskromniy. Some of you probably already know him from Leatherworker Magazine.
  15. stamps and swivel knives

    We manufacture unusually stamps and indivudualomu hinged blades for special order. You can choose any stamps and knifes we will make them during 3-4 days
  16. stamps and swivel knives

    We manufacture unusually stamps and indivudualomu hinged blades for special order. You can choose any stamps and knifes we will make them during 3-4 days
  17. We manufacture unusually stamps and indivudualomu hinged blades for special order. You can choose any stamps and knifes we will make them during 3-4 days
  18. Hi there everyone. I am just getting into leather work, and really want to start tooling. I bought a pretty cheap swivel knife with a set of stamps, and have found it extremely difficult to cut with. I have to push on it very hard to get a cut, and it gets stuck and drags. It also doesn't leave a very wide V cut as it should. I have sharpened it very well but to no avail. I think the blade is just cheap. So my question is, what is a good blade for floral carvings? I was looking at the Barry King ones because I heard they were good. I don't know much about the different kinds though, and what thickness should I be looking for? Also, not sure what will work with my knife, the blade I currently have is held in with a set screw. Not sure if the size of the piece that goes into the barrel can be different or anything. Thanks so much in advance! I'm excited to get into tooling, and have a lot of projects I want to start, but it's hard when I can't get my swivel knife to cut.
  19. Mystery Swivelknife

    Hey guys, I've recently purchased a vintage wood and brass swivel knife. I don't know who the maker is... the knife itself is pretty heavy. (pics attached) All I know is it was sold from Texas but I'm not sure that's where it originated. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
  20. Looking to buy stamps to upgrade my collection also a new swivel knife and small maul. looking for suggestions as well as anyone who might have some they would part with. thank you
  21. I have been playing with leather and tooling for over a year now and i have decided to start upgrading my tools and collection. Let me know if you have any suggestions or if you have some tools and stamps you would be willing to let go.. Also looking for a new smaller maul. THank you
  22. Hi, I have fairly small female hands. Being fairly new to leatherworking im not sure how big of a difference hand size makes when chosing a swivel knife. I would love to go to a big show and try different knives but that isn't going to happen real soon so I thought I would ask for any input you guys might have. I have been doing leather work for about a year. I have a Barry King swivel knife now. It a 3/8" barrel with a 1/4" angled blade. I do almost exclusively fine carving, dog collars that average 3/4" to 1 1/2" width. I would like to add another swivel knife to my arsenal. I am not sure if it's just more practice i need or if a smaller blade would help with the detail I am trying to achieve. I think I also need to learn how to properly sharpen my blade. I strop it about every 4 or 5 cuts and keep it dry and clean. I have read thru many post about knife recommendations but would love to hear if any one has recommendations for knives for smaller hands. I was looking at the sk-3 knives. I saw that I can get it with a 1/8" angled blade. Is it totally personal preference or would something like that be way too small? Thanks for any input!!!
  23. Ok, it's official. Paul Zalesak will be teaching his next class, Swivel Knife Tune Up, on July 26, 2014. See the registration information below for details and as always, ask if you have any questions. Please register for Swivel Knife Tune Up on Saturday, July 26, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5437019387902097410 In this class, Paul Zalesak will discuss sharpening, adjustments and performance of the swivel knife. Learn how to keep your knife in tip top shape and how to make your knife perform at its best. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training. Registration In this class, Paul Zalesak will discuss sharpening, adjustments and performance of the swivel knife. Learn how to keep your knife in tip top shape and how to make your knife perform at its best. ATTENDEE.GOTOTRAINING.COM
  24. Well, I bought my first swivel knife a while ago, stropped the dickens out of it a while later, and finally got around to using it a couple days ago. It was a very educational experience. I played around a bit first, then screwed it into one of Tandy's swivel knife holding border tool jigs. I learned a lot of ways real quick how to not effectively use that jig. I also learned that my hand coordination is still nowhere near where I hoped it would be. I guess the most pressing question I have is why the sides of every cut are such a mess. I can blame everything else on myself, but I wouldn't know how to tear up the edges like that even if I wanted to. My best guesses are that it's because 1: I did a simple casing job, satisfactory for stamping, but not so much for cutting, or 2: because three years ago I bought the cheapest cut of leather I could find, and it's been sitting in the chaotic climate of my apartment (that wasn't sarcasm) ever since. I very much suspect this is a familiar sight to most of you. Is one of my reasons right, or is it something else? How is it to be overcome? Or have I just set my knife expectations too high, and this only seems new because I haven't looked closely at other people's cuts?
  25. What Tool?

    I am trying to figure out what tool I saw.... This thing looked like a rotozip or a large dremel, and hung from a pole about 3-4 feet tall. It had a cable attachment that hung down, similar to what the little asian manicure people use when they do fingernail stuff... and the guy could take a regular stamp, like a beveler or shader, and put a collet on it, and snap it into the end of the cable attachment, and when it was running, the tool would vibrate so that instead of hammering, the leatherworker just drug it along the leather.... Any ideas?