niakulah

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  1. niakulah

    How sharp ?

    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.
  2. niakulah

    How sharp ?

    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.
  3. niakulah

    How sharp ?

    It's an Axminster. Uses 6x48" belts.
  4. niakulah

    How sharp ?

    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.
  5. niakulah

    How sharp ?

    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.
  6. That looks amazing! Fully lined? What thickness did you use?
  7. niakulah

    Solid brass Money Clip

    They look alright. Haven't actually used them yet.
  8. niakulah

    Solid brass Money Clip

    Try Wuta. WUTA High Quality Brass Stainless Steel Spring Money Clip Bar Slim Leather Wallet Craft Supplie Open Coil Cash Holder Clamp 2pcs https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/GZosI7e
  9. niakulah

    New TITANIUM awl review

    Great review Phil. I saw this on IG when they launched it in their shop. Couldn't see in their pics what they meant by a square awl, your video is much clearer. By any chance have you seen or used the square awl from 6T?
  10. niakulah

    New pricking irons unboxing

    Some bluetac might help with that
  11. niakulah

    New pricking irons unboxing

    Link didn't work on my phone but I can see it now on my PC. That looks like a useful little light!
  12. niakulah

    New pricking irons unboxing

    I was using my right hand to alternately hold my mallet and a small flashlight!
  13. niakulah

    New pricking irons unboxing

    Totally worth it, especially if I manage to sell my Amy Roke 2+5 set.
  14. niakulah

    New pricking irons unboxing

    Missed the part of why I'm looking at another set. I already have 2+5 Amy Roke in 3.38mm and 2+8 Wuta in 3mm. This purchase was a 2+10 3.38mm and will replace the Amy Rokes. Firstly is because I sometimes have trouble keeping a straight stitch line. From my research, there are 2 ways to do it with a pricking iron + awl. Once you have your line with your divider, creaser or whatever, you either: a. Straddle the line as best you can b. Put your marks just beside the line Neither method is perfect. It requires excellent lighting and lots of practice to look perfect. One thing I learned that can help is to overlap more than 1 hole when marking. But with only a 5 prong iron, if I overlap 2 holes, I'm only making 3 new marks at a time, and that takes ages. So with this new iron, not only can I overlap 3 holes and still make 7 new holes, I can also set it inside a line (since it is pointed and not flat).
  15. niakulah

    New pricking irons unboxing

    Oops, I thought I did in the first post. Here you go: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.3d352e8dfa83L7&id=560093850254&_u=n2pk7i5f0e22 No they mostly don't ship globally. I use their consolidated shipping service which is built into the platform. Those services DO ship globally. I bought the 2+10 3.28mm so RMB 485