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  1. I have this and I think it is fantastic value for money. https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09. If you don't have Chinese friends who can help you figure it out, there are a few guides out there that teach you how to setup a Taobao account, add credit cards, etc.
  2. I believe you're right. 3rd and 4th pic show some of the tools in action.
  3. https://www.hangerproject.com/saphir-renovating-recolorant-repair-cream.html I've used this before with good results.
  4. I had the same problem on my site(not leather related). People complaining why did they have to sign up for PayPal just to pay by credit card. They(PayPal) have a guest checkout function but have made it difficult to find/do. And if your credit card is from certain countries, they won't allow it at all. I added Braintree and now I get way less emails and calls, and more transactions. Braintree were so successful in competing with PayPal that PayPal bought them. Which also means that you can use your PayPal login to get into Braintree, 1 less username password to remember.
  5. DLS is 18/yard. https://districtleathersupply.com/collections/canvas
  6. I use this to strop my french edgers. https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09. Never had to repair the edge before but I'm guessing I could probably do it on this with low grit sandpaper.
  7. Any tips on how you handle 12 feet? The most I've done is 8 and it was a real pain. I put chairs on either side of me and put the thread over the chair backs so that they were out of the way while I pull and what not.
  8. I remember reading from someone, multiple handles means you don't have to wait for the head to cool before switching out the heads. I'm pretty sure it was Chester Mox, but I can't find it right now. Anyway, checkout their 4 handle setup.
  9. Thanks. I currently use a diamond plate and buff stick for maintenance. Was thinking more of sharpening new tools and changing angles and that sort of stuff. For example I bought a new old stock George Barnsley marking knife last year. It took me 2 evenings of sharpening it on the diamond plate to get it usable. And another evening on the buff stick to get it properly sharp and mirror polished. All in all still an enjoyable way to spend my evenings after work. But I'd rather do more leather work.
  10. The 60 grit is for wood so I won't be using that. I meant I'll just buy a 1000 grit for now and not 600,800,1000 like you have. I don't want to spend the night changing from 60 to 600 to 800 to 1000 and back to 60.
  11. It's an Axminster. Uses 6x48" belts.
  12. Thanks. I'll go with 1000 for now. I've not tried changing the belt yet. If it's too time consuming I might just use that 1 grit. I'd have to change it back to the 60 before I leave and I don't want to spend all night changing belts.
  13. What grit belt do you use for your knives? I have access to a belt grinder at work but they use a 60 grit. Thinking of buying my own belts for it.
  14. That looks amazing! Fully lined? What thickness did you use?
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