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cheap skiving foot for folding

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jimi   

Hi All, just thought i would share this modification of a skiver foot. it cost €7.50 (from you know where?)  but did not feed so you might have to sand a little the bottom if you are going to try this. the angle seemed too steep and would not feed the leather?? or i was doing something wrong?? anyway i sanded down a little the angle on the foot and it worked fine after. then i measured 5mm from the edge and made a groove with a very fine disk in the angle grinder (one for stainless steel) and then cut out a small piece of steel from an old jigsaw blade, rounded the corners, drilled and tapped the foot with a 3mm thread and that was it really?  here is one of the things you can do with it. as i am limited for space and do not want more junk in here i thought this could be an alternative for me when folding edges instead of making up a folding table??. this i hope will help fold the edges on some wallets i intend on making.

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jimi   

Anybody using this kind of foot at the moment? any pros and cons you see??

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gigi   

It looks like a good idea. I think it looks similar with the one in this video (at 0:32):

Something like this could also be adapted to work for edge folding and is not very big:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Kleine-Abbiegemaschine-Abkantbank-für-Blech-Blechbiegemaschine/322532466273

 

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jimi   

Yes gigi, it is the same idea as the foot in the video. But i think that folder only bends to 90º?? 

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gigi   

I like this video, exploring multiple skiving possibilities. 

The mini sheet metal bending machine is just an idea: it needs adapting, removing one plate. 

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Looks good jimi and well done. Thanks for sharing. Just a thought ......A little dust coat of silicon spray can help with some leathers sometimes as long as it is not going to interfere with any to be glued areas. Outer edge of a wallet ...no problems and can help with the latter sewing as well.

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jimi   
12 hours ago, RockyAussie said:

Looks good jimi and well done. Thanks for sharing. Just a thought ......A little dust coat of silicon spray can help with some leathers sometimes as long as it is not going to interfere with any to be glued areas. Outer edge of a wallet ...no problems and can help with the latter sewing as well.

Will keep that in mind Brian, thanks. i got the idea that the angle was too steep and would not grip the leather, also that pin being in the front was the only part giving pressure and at the same time acted as a stop?? but lowering the angle helped grip the leather further back before it got to the pin :blink: haha!. when the machine came the previous owner had some slippery tape on the feet which i took off, dont know if it is teflon but it sure as hell seemed  slippery! and later found there was a small roll left in the drawer so i might try that before spraying the oil on?

 

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Yeah that's the teflon tape and will help a lot if you can make it stick where you want. Clean the steel well and give a little sand or scotchbrite first. Have fun Brian

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jimi   

Ok, cheers Brian.

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