hwinbermuda

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About hwinbermuda

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    Norfolk, UK
  • Interests
    Leatherwork, Saddlery, Bookbinding

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Leatherwork, Bookbinding
  • Interested in learning about
    Selling Leathergoods!
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    Looking up Singer 45k58

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  1. hwinbermuda

    This MUST be a Joke!! ...Nope!

    That is not funny ... ASDA, one of the UK's leading retailers/supermarkets (part of Walmart) is stopping selling single knives to anyone, just sets of knives, because of the hysteria at the moment regarding knife crime. ??? want a 3 inch paring knife ? no I cannot sell you that, but you can buy this set with an 8 inch boming knife and 6 inch kitchen knife. What should you do with the unwanted 'blades'? I'm sure we at ASDA have no idea, sir, maybe there's a black market somewhere you could offload them.
  2. hwinbermuda

    Learning the Head Knife...an epiphany!

    But its electric, mines manual is 1.2 " or the bookbinding technique with a spokeshave and lots of bad language H Oh Yes, been there, H
  3. hwinbermuda

    Learning the Head Knife...an epiphany!

    Few in the UK would get that reference, but I was hooked when it was shown at stupid o'clock in the morning over here. Loved the unseen neighbour. H
  4. hwinbermuda

    Nova-Pro 15000mw 800mm x 400mm laser

    I don't sell anything but leathergoods and Financial Consulting.... I understand that IF I were to run it at full power, it would not be a happy bunny too long, the phrase used was @a Mclaren will go at 200+ MPH for a while then need maintenance, but will cruise at 100MPH for ages@, which makes sense to me. The first scraps we tested were very waxy heavy leathers, and very dark, the machine was running at about 45% power and hapilly branded the leather (I have specific orders for this kind of function, and will post a pic when I have done the next one). We then used some scrap veg tan tooling hide and went right down to almost too low to see, and got some stunning results. Again I wil post a pic when I have it as a decent 'test' piece. @GrantNOVAROBOTICS makes these and is following this thread, he will be better placed to answer your query above. I will also email him to ensure he picks up on the point. Best Harry
  5. hwinbermuda

    Nova-Pro 15000mw 800mm x 400mm laser

    It was Grant at NOVA Robotics that built it for me, it has some upgrades to standard, and having the bigger bed is a great opportunity. The high power running at lower wattages, gives me great flexibility in depth of engraving etc, but its all very new, and shiny. Grant will be getting many questions over the next couple of weeks regarding how to do this and that with it, but one key point where mine differs from the one pictured is that mine has extended legs so that I can decorate, personalise finished items, up to 4 or 5 inches high, by sliding them under.... will photograph when I get to that stage. Best Harry
  6. hwinbermuda

    Learning the Head Knife...an epiphany!

    That's only the start of the problem though, we all have that, and dividers, calipers, stitching wheels, makers,irons punches. And on and on and on. @Matt S Collects old BIG machinery (ok I am jealous of the splitting machine) Dont even try to work out the ratio of sewing machines to forum members, I have 6 and don't think I have a problem. There are others on here that have way more. I have so many rulers, squares and straight edges its scary. Do you ever give yourself the feeling that you are a hoarder? I just have. OK Hi I'm Harry and I have a problem with ALL tools...
  7. hwinbermuda

    Nova-Pro 15000mw 800mm x 400mm laser

    Thanks Grant, they're better photos than I'd be able to take. You may be interested in some of the 3d printer threads too. Harry
  8. hwinbermuda

    Learning the Head Knife...an epiphany!

    I find it holds the edge better, and is certainly a better use of funds. Sensible man, your grandfather. H
  9. hwinbermuda

    Learning the Head Knife...an epiphany!

    I make my own blades out of hacksaw blades, sharpen, strop, use, strop and so on. One of my blades is 30 years old, and still very sharp. H
  10. hwinbermuda

    Learning the Head Knife...an epiphany!

    Good for you, I am pleased that it works for you. I am great with half head knife but round knife is only for specific tasks for me. Don't have any issues with it, but years of using clickers knife and half head leave me rerely using the round knife. Horses for courses. H
  11. hwinbermuda

    This MUST be a Joke!! ...Nope!

    They're huge employers in my family's hometown too, bad news all round.
  12. hwinbermuda

    This MUST be a Joke!! ...Nope!

    Yup, that's the bunny I was referencing
  13. hwinbermuda

    Thread learning

    I always add links by cut and paste into text of message http://www.google.co.uk/ Like that. Mike, thanks for your clarification. And I echo praise for Johanna Harry
  14. hwinbermuda

    Nova-Pro 15000mw 800mm x 400mm laser

    Pictures tomorrow, I am sitting down to dinner at 22:20 and I am well food focussed. I am keen to try personalisation, and also multiphase cutting of intricate shapes, on various leathers. Tests worked well on 6 mm each dog lead leather. H
  15. I have just had delivery of my new laser etcher / cutter, initial set up was straight forward, and an initial run at very low power has given me great hope of it fulfilling my expectations totally. Once I have got used to it, I will post an update and critique of the machine. It has been a pleasure dealing with Grant at Nova Robotics, he has an eBay store and is a genuine enthusiast. That's all now, need to go and eat...