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  1. I had a good look at this one but after someone gave me the heads up on here i steered clear cheers Matt.I did contact the seller recently to see if they would budge on the price no deal even said to them i would have to get a compressor to run it, no chance. Anyway since then i think i am into a deal to get the machine that's suits me a lot better. Hope this helps JCUK
  2. Did you go to there showroom. I also have a Singer 45k but its in storage i am looking to upgrade soon got my eye on something a bit special just have a few things to sort out. By the way nice work. JCUK
  3. Hi here is a link to there website, i have been to there shop they also have The Cowboy Outlaw their although not listed on their site did not have a test on one should have because i own Tippmann Boss. https://www.franklinco.co.uk Hope this helps JCUK
  4. Interesting Round knife on eBay - for decoration only! eBay JCUK
  5. jcuk

    Round knife cutting mat.

    No worries as i said just remember only use it for a cutting board only it will scratch your work once worn. Hope this helps JCUK
  6. jcuk

    Round knife cutting mat.

    No not at all, its what we used when training with a master saddler - there no real drag all, i don't sharpen my knives much just a good strop before and after work. Like you i also own a knipschield knife Texas Rosebud had it 2.5 years never seen a stone, also own a Osborne round knife not the greatest but once i got it sharp strop and go may have to sharpen every now again also have a unbranded single head knife which i got when i finished my first course 25 years ago same with that one to cost £13 quid great little knife. Hope this helps JCUK
  7. You might want to check returns policy who pays that. Hope this helps JCUK
  8. jcuk

    Round knife cutting mat.

    I use MDF works great, just remember its a cutting board - once you have used it, will get cut up so don't do any other work on it because it will scratch your work- its cheap too, got mine from a DIY shop just off cuts they gave them for free. Hope this helps JCUK
  9. jcuk

    Is Facebook now Vegan????

    Hi Is this decision coming from the top ie the executives of F***book? ( We all know what that four letter word sometimes could mean - hope we are all adults reading this). The ones that drive round in high end German cars with with lovely leather trim?!!! All the best JCUK
  10. Found this on Ebay, never seen this splitter model before, does anyone know the maker? I don't need another splitter, and looks like it needs some work, maybe a good restoration project for someone - just not me. Click here to see the item All the best JCUK
  11. jcuk

    C.S. Osborne 84 splitter

    I brought an 86 splitter about 25 years ago it served me well, every time i used it. It still has the original blade in it, but the lack of being able to do lap skive with it was the only thing it lacked. So last year i saw an 84 splitter on EBAY it was a good price, so dived in and brought it. I can get it to do what i want it to do, but it can be pain at times and the quality is no where near the quality of the old 86 splitter. I was going to sell the 86 glad i didn't, if had room on my bench they would both be there and i know which would get the most work. Hope this helps JCUK
  12. Why don't you take it apart and have better at and see if its worth doing plus as you are taking it apart there may be some techniques in the construction of the saddle you may not have seen that maybe useful to you at a later date that's what i do a lot. Hope this helps JCUK
  13. I totally agree with this, sadly a lot of the techniques a being lost as time goes by. This is not just the case with tailors, its also other crafts and trades.There may come a day when a lot of these skills will get lost in the mists of time. Modern techniques have a place if they improve and understand upon what's gone before. Too many people in todays world cut corners and costs which equals less quality and job satisfaction. JCUK Also agree with this, especially the part about masters being good at their trade, but that doesn't mean they are good teachers/ communicators. This is a separate skill - teaching and coaching. How many tops sportsmen have become top coaches in their field? Of course there is the odd exception but this is not the norm. JCUK
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    My first leather project

    Hi Only piece of advice i can give you, is grow yourself another hand and give yourself a big pat on the back ! GREAT FIRST PROJECT Hope this helps JCUK
  15. Sorry should have said have there is another machine else where i may be interest in British Union no6 but since the last time i spoke to them they have upped the price quite a bit