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cardinal leather

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    leather, knives, wood

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  1. Does anyone know anything about the Mitzi/Mitsubishi lu402-25bct, 3/8 gauge, two needle? Opportunity shows one available to me for reasonable price but I cannot find any information about them on the net. I would like the 25 inch arm for sewing boat covers and sail repairs, however there doesn't seem to be even manuals available to review. Any information on this machine would be appreciated.
  2. Bill, thanks for the updated photos. they are better tnat the first set.
  3. wicket and craig will split them for you, they charge a little extra. if you are looking for a flat cut of say, 8 oz make sure they understand it is 8 oz. the last 2 that i got from them were to be 7 oz and they came in as 6.5 oz. Since they do not accept returns on splits i used them, my customer was not thrilled but accepted them as leashes. mistakes happen but the sales folks should know if their machines are off and a half oz on a 7 oz split is a fair amount.
  4. For the archaeologists books, you might find something At the Library of Congress if you google it there are a number of sites where you might find information. You could also try the Project Gutenberg, they have a lot of vintage books available to download.
  5. burnishing with a wood router? yeah, no, DON'T
  6. I have a number of old metal drills. They all function, but look at the size of the handle on the one above, those old ones are wrist breakers for sure, i do use them but wont sell them as most folks wouldn't recognize the danger until it slipped out of their hand and had the cord wrapped around their wrist I have experience with that issue.
  7. that is an excellent page i will spend some time reviewing it. now that i see the copy i do have a couple of those magazine so must of misread the date. I also have a number of the news style publications mine start sometime in 55 i think i haven't had them out for awhile. that old paper if pretty fragile and not sure on the best way to restore them yet.
  8. Sorry, Leather Crafters and Saddlers Journal and all prior configurations of the same? My wife said I don't need to ask for playboy, I'm already a playboy.
  9. My collection starts with volume 2 #1 1957, does anyone know if there was a volume 1 from 1956?
  10. Another option would be to stamp the letter then take a backgrounder and set the letter below the surface then paint and finish. if its riding proud and rubbing on other gear its gonna wear. It looks nicer raised but in this case maybe function first.
  11. Not sure exactly what it looks like so just a few thoughts from 40 years of laminating countertops and such. If you are working on leather and metal could you use some earth magnets to align the leather with the holes that you are concerned about, then peel it back to the first hole and glue around the hole let it set and move on to the next hole, if you can get a couple of holes glued using the mags to hold in place u should be able to get the rest glued. Tandy and others sell some small red plastic glue paddles that can get into tight spots to apply glue. in the danger areas u could also use some wax paper to prevent sticking until you are ready to pull it. just don't paint yourself into a corner or ur done. I like the small silver earth mags that are about 1/4 thick and 1/4-3/8 across just be aware thet they hold goos and should be small enough to work on a curved surface. Practice a little prior to gluing, you can do it. good luck.
  12. welcome back, happy to see you made it thru what had to b a trying experience.
  13. when I try to open I get error msg that windows cannot open due to some type of zip error. I have to go for now but will get back with you later tonight or in the morning. see if you can make it into a pdf file or send it to my email address?
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