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  1. Based on everything else tanners and curriers used historically, there should be a record somewhere.
  2. hwinbermuda

    Habasit skiver ???? 8/80

    Hi has anyone come across a Swiss machine, by Habasit, ref number 8/80 Ser 430? It seems to be an abrasive roller skiving machine. Will try to get photos. Interested in how they work. Best H
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    how do you hold your mallet?

    What? 45K58 and 196K205 ? or something more prosaic?
  4. hwinbermuda

    Storage of Tooling Stamps, Ideas?

    GBP 72.11 = https://www.tandyleather.eu/en/product/deluxe-wood-hand-tool-rack GBP 38.51 + https://www.tandyleather.eu/en/product/deluxe-wood-tool-rack I wonder if the membership 'refumd would cover it? A friend swears by a french cleat racking system attached to a wall behind or the legs and back of the bench. I use shelves and loads of storage boxes H
  5. I am looking at various options, one of which is a motorised 20" fixed blade splitter (the Landis 8020, bench mounted with a servo motor) Is anyome using one of these and if so how happy are you with the results? Thanks Harry
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    how do you hold your mallet?

    Slight muckiness warning... My brother the Diesel Mechanic never called a ball pein hammer anything that was not a dire threat... BALL PAIN hammer. And if helping him he'd always answer the question "would you like a screw driver?" with "No thanks I'm ten minutes late already"
  7. hwinbermuda

    how do you hold your mallet?

    I understand this is known as the "Hitty Lumpy Bit" as opposed to the "Holdy Stick Bit" to avoid confusion Years back my Father-In-Law gifted me for Christmas a 13 lb Lump Hammer, to make it easier to punch holes in leather. Needless to say he was not a leatherworker, and it came it real handy with a cold chisel for masonry work.
  8. Thanks for reopening this, guys. Following last week's on threads, I was asked if I could do something out of my usual colorways (Barbours Linen based) so this is a greast resource from a UK perspective. Harry
  9. hwinbermuda

    Did Tandy drop their WC & Elite gimmicks?

    They said they would. It would be decent if they did it without people having to contact them. A gift card is not the same as $$$. You gave them actual money, they refunded a card; try putting it back in the bank or spending it at QuickiMart. Companies refunding cards for their own goods, cost them far less than you gave them as there is the profit portion in any purchase you make. I understand Corporate needs, but maintaining good relations with customers would be sensible. I used Tandy in UK from Pearce Tandy in the 1980s but I have not even looked at their site since they closed UK stores, nor will I.
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    Thread for hand stitching

    Thanks Zuludog, I use Barbour almost exclusively, and hand make some. H
  11. hwinbermuda

    Thread for hand stitching

    It depends on what you bought from Tandy. My knowledge of threads is very limited as I use very traditional threads. Hopefully someone that knows Tandy stock can pitch in
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    Thread for hand stitching

    I edited my post with the link. H
  13. hwinbermuda

    Thread for hand stitching

    If you are happy to let the folk here know your location; country or state if you don't want to divulge town, we may be able to direct you to a suitable source. There was a recent post (by @chrisash i seem to recall) that directed folk to a comparison of thread gauges. All I use at the moment are old linen and cotton 25/4, 18/3 etc which I dont know the millimeter or inch value. Best Harry The post was here
  14. hwinbermuda

    Old Fortuna Skiving Machine

    I have just purchased a used Fortuna skiving machine, and was thinking about a servo motor, but there seems to be mixed feelings on this. Has anyone set up their old Skiving Machine with a servo motor? If so, what power motor did you use please, and any tips on set up that would help, would be gratefully received. Thank you H
  15. I noticed that Artisan Leathers have Vol 1, 2 and 3 @ £9.75 each https://www.artisanleather.co.uk/general-clearance.html I bought these 35 to 40 years back and still use them as reference books. Harry