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  1. You need to quote part of their post or tag them to make sure they get a notification. Like this type the @ symbol followed by their username and pick it from the popup list. @noahjoshu You have someone interested, see post above,
  2. You deal directly with the seller to make all the necessary arrangements. You may do it through the messaging system here. Not a good idea to post email addresses and phone numbers here as they are visible to bots that crawl websites extracting this type of information. Be careful of cons and ensure payments and all transactions are secure. When an item has been sold or is otherwise no longer available, the seller is supposed to post that info in his/her thread so we can archive the post in old/sold.
  3. No, they are not compressed or resized. First one in the Gallery is 1.9MB.
  4. Your photos in the Gallery are quite visible. If your files are too large to post here due to file size restrictions, you need to resize your files to fit. Follow this link for some helps and suggestions. https://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/15122-how-to-post-pictures-on-lw/?do=findComment&comment=551171 There are lots of Apps, software, and online tools available on the web, or even built into your device to enable you to reduce your file sizes. 800 pixels in the longest dimension is quite adequate. Smart phone screens and many monitors don't display high res files in high resolution. People that live on the fringes of the internet appreciate smaller file sizes and high res photos may take from 10 minutes to hours to download.
  5. If the width of the slot in the edger is too wide for the thickness of the leather, you can't get a good edge. Another way of saying it is if the leather is too thin, you can't hold the edger at the proper angle to get a proper cut.
  6. Sandpaper removes material and leaves scratches. It is a step in sharpening. It is not stropping. Stropping polishes the surface removing the scratches left by sandpaper (or sharpening stones). Normally the sharpening process starts with coarse grit to get rid of any damage or nicks. It the edge looks good, start with finer grit as it doesn't need to remove a lot of material. Work your way up to finer grit. After you have a good edge with very fine sandpaper, then it is time to strop to polish and remove the scratches left by the sandpaper. There are various grades of stropping compounds as well and when used in sequence, result in a very smooth well polished surface. Do a little research to see best recommendations for stropping. Sandpaper is not part of stropping! Leather or paper or cardboard are good bases to apply the stropping (polishing) compounds to.
  7. @SUP SURFACE PLATE 12IN. X 18IN. X 3IN. About 77 lbs. Flat to within 1 ten thousandths of an inch. $40 to $70 approximately and even higher. These are available at places that sell machining tools and equipment and amazon.com
  8. @Wizcrafts I'll leave this for you to follow up. Looks like too much off platform email contacts to track anything here.
  9. You need to also compare pulley sizes on both the motor and the machine.
  10. Please post jpeg or png files. Reduce the file size by resizing the pic to 800 pixels in the longest dimension like I did for your pic.
  11. The back surface of marble or granite needs to be flat. And the surface you have it on needs to be flat as well. A slab placed on a concave surface will crack and break when you pound on the middle of the slab. It may take a few hits, or a few hundred hits, but it will eventually break, especially the harder you pound it. Any little flaws in the material will result in breaking sooner than a slab with no internal flaws. The thicker the slab, the longer it will last. If you do any brick or stone work, you will learn the techniques for marking and breaking the material. Some people place the slab on a bed of sand build into their bench. Others on top of a towel, or rubber pad. I have a very flat work table and bench. I put a towel under the slab so it is easier to move, and so it doesn't scratch up the table or bench surface. I have one small piece that is 8"x13" quartz (engineered stone) that was a sample for a counter top. This small size is handy for portable use. I pasted a piece of felt to the back. Should do the same to my 12"x24" slabs, or maybe even use a piece of leather since I have lots available.
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