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24VOLTS

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    Waxhaw, North Carolina
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    Leather working, hunting, fishing, shooting, family and friends

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  1. good will, Salvation Army, local donation clothing stores. I have found some cheap modern bags at Ross. I think Ross might be your best bet since there are a lot vintage resellers out there scounging the local thrift stores.
  2. Where is everything located? Thanks Phill
  3. Don Gonzales Saddlery has a pattern and video
  4. I'm not familiar with these machines. What are they used for? Thanks, Phill
  5. I have been using my Landis 30 for the last 5 years. It is a shoe repair machine. My landis is a bit finicky. I was able to purchase a blade from Pilgrim Shoe and sewing machine company. but unfortunately they were bought by USM-Americas.com due to retirement of the owner. I would give them a call and see if they still sell parts for the landis 30. I paid $88 for a blade back in 2016. I do split oil tan, chap leather, veg tan and English bridle with mine. The key to setting up your machine is to make sure the top roller is even on each side. I do it by eye. Might be able to use a feeler gauge to help make sure its even. My splitter also likes a fair amount of pressure from the top roller. I do find when I switch blades it will have to adjusted since each blade is a different length. The thinest consistent I've been able to split down to is 2oz. Sometimes it will get down to 1 oz but it is hit and miss. Keep your blade sharp and don't split a large amount all at once or the blade/knife will crack. I sharpen my blades with a stone. I don't know of any splitter that will go down to 1 oz. I believe the cobra splitter which is modeled after the landis 30 will split down to 2 oz. They are guaranteed for life which will be my next purchase. Who ever you send your blade to for sharpening ask them if they make blades. Some saw filers that sharpen blades also make them. Phill
  6. I am wondering if anyone out there has ever bought into these step by step Etsy or start your own business, entrepreneur programs? I see a lot of the people out there who say they can help you get started and make money. It seems more and more prevalent with with the handmade market and people wanting to start their own business. I have been skeptical of these step by step programs as to their true purpose other then giving someone a steady income (the person selling the program). Most of the time when I listen to them they talk generally and I think they just like to hear themselves speak. If anyone out there has tried one of these I would love to hear your experience and what you thought. I am not one of these people trying to sell you a step by step program just some one who is curious about if they were worth your time and money and your thoughts. Thanks, Phill
  7. Try Mike at North Star Leather in South Carolina he has a shop and makes wallets along with many other items.
  8. I will take the Barry king maul. Let me know how to send payment. Thanks, Phill
  9. I use shelf liner from Lowes. It comes in a roll. It is styrene it can be cut with scissors or a knife. It does not wear like matte board. Its about $16 for a 12'' by 5' roll.
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    Consew 227 RB

    Hello, Is your sewing machine still available? Thanks Phill
  11. I’m looking for this purse pattern. Just the purse and not the tooling. I can draw it myself but just looking to save some time. Let me know if anyone has seen this pattern available for sale. Thanks Phill
  12. Some great information guys! I appreciate your time. I saw this neat old machine and had to ask. I had no idea about a chain stitch. Thanks for taking the time to respond to this thread. After this information I don’t think this is the machine that will work for me. Thanks again! Phill
  13. Hello guys, I’ve got a Puritan high post sewing machine for sale near me that I’m curious and interested in. It’s for sewing thick leather, single needle. I was wondering if anyone else has one and what you’re using it for? Any feedback or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Phill
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