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    Santa Rosa, CA
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    Graphic Design, Computer Software

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Laser cutting, Horween leathers

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  1. No, as in leather work. I learned to appreciate the metric system when I was in my early 20's and dabbling in leather. Because metric measurement is easier to increment there was less chance of error. I got away from leather and eventually got into computer graphics, so now I generate all of my leather patterns using Adobe Illustrator for use in a C02 laser cutter that is formatted in millimeters.
  2. I've felt that way since grade school, and the need became more apparent when I got into pattern making. But now, in my reclining years and with a lifetime behind me, I can see how problematic that can be for others, like builders when replacing a door or window in our 50 year old house.
  3. I prefer Oz. myself, and can't always convert on the fly. Here is another version of the leather conversion chart.
  4. That looks pretty flimsy to me. Have you thought of farming the laser engraving out, like to a local makerspace?
  5. You might want to check this link out. http://www.bluegunstore.com/clearplasticsnapprotector-line24size-2.aspx
  6. Thanks for sharing. As links can get disconnected over time, I've posted the PDF here so it will always be available on this site. The_Application_of_Oils_and_Greases_to_Leather.pdf
  7. When you buy leather online, it is always a bit of a gamble. I would contact Tandy to see how to return this "very low quality" side.
  8. I have some of what you are describing, and I purchased it from Maverick Leather some years ago. A Horween latigo, it is so soft and beautiful it almost made me cry. Because latigo is a combination tanned leather (veg-tan / chrome-tan) its suppleness can vary widely, so if you contact them you should do it by phone to make sure what they have matches what you are looking for. https://maverickleathercompany.com/?s=latigo&post_type=product
  9. Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and is frequently humorous. Apparently, Winston Churchill loved them. 1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it. 2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you... but it's still on my list. 3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong. 5. We never really grow up -- we only learn how to act in public. 6. War does not determine who is right, only who is left. 7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. 8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research. 9. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you. 10. In filling out an application, where it says "In case of an emergency, notify..." I answered "a doctor." 11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy. 12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice. 13. I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure. 14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target. 15. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. 16. You're never too old to learn something stupid. 17. I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
  10. Leather is not flat, so you will have to force it somehow. You might consider bonding it to a leather stiffener-- something like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/826447301/salpa-bonded-leather-leather-board-lb?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=leather+stiffener&ref=sr_gallery-1-13&organic_search_click=1&cns=1 There are others available, this is only a suggestion.
  11. Seems to me that although you have some very nice products, most of us here are makers not buyers. Links, given time, will not work, plus this post will be buried somewhere on the site and difficult to find. I would suggest purchasing a banner ad like those shown above, so you will stand a better chance of reaching more people.
  12. Then you answered your own question. You can always slow down the heavier duty version, but you can't increase the power of the lighter duty machine.
  13. That image is in a .jfif format, and I think this site prefers images be in a .jpeg format, like this...
  14. Three phase power comes in different voltages and configurations, so if the voltage is higher than what your machine is rated for that could be the problem.
  15. It's a mini, roughly 12 x 5 x 8 in. Here it is next to its predecessor.
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