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Rare Joseph Dixon Splitter 8in $550
aaronthearcher posted a topic in Old/SoldThis is a hard to find splitter I’ve only seen the 4 and 6 in available before I found this with a bunch of tools I purchased from a 97 year old saddle maker. It’s used but in great working order the blasé is sharp and stropped razor sharp. The 4 original blade adjustment screws will come with. There are new stainless ones in the picture that worked better for me. Let me know if you have any questions. I’m asking 550 local pick up Sonoma county California but happy to ship at whatever shipping costs me. I think it might even fit a medium flat rate once handle is off. I’m only selling because I have an Osborne 84 as well. let me know I’d you have any questions or want to make an offer by PM
Dixon pricking irons
aaronthearcher posted a topic in Old/SoldDixon pricking irons made in England. I don’t know how old they are I purchased from a shop going out of business (owner is 96) they are not made any more they are stamped England and the spi number sets of 4 5 6 and 7 spi they are hand made I just found I prefer Japanese style irons. Shoot me an email hidegear1 (at) gmail.com would like to sell all at once but might be willing to sell in spi sets
Dixon prickingI love a European pricking chisel, especially among them J.Dixon. I'm trying to collect them. I want to buy or exchange what I have to own it. Please tell me if you want to sell them.
Rare Dixon 6" Splitter/Lap Skiver For Sale
David Bruce posted a topic in Old/SoldI've decided to sell my Dixon since I already have a larger Keystone splitter along with a Landis crank. This is a rare machine that is also great for doing lap skives. It was made in England and has the original blade in great condition (no nicks or warping). This is a pull through splitter and the depth is set by the knob on the bottom. I'm asking $500 firm and would prefer local pickup in here Chicago.
Hi all, I live in the UK (Nottingham) and am selling most of my tool collection, many are in superb condition. My aim is to purchase an 8" Osborne splitter and other key items. Makers for sale: Gomph, Osborne, Blanchard, Dixon, Mayer Flamery Paris, Dixon splitter, Pricking irons (Dixon 5spi-11) plus many more. Please contact me to discuss further I anyone is interested. cheers John
Dixon and Blanchard Pricking Iron iterchangability
Marcus Romero posted a topic in Leather ToolsI need some advice. I'm kicking myself. A year or two ago I bought a Dixon 8spi pricking iron. 9 teeth. I don't have much free time, so I've practiced marking and stitching with it. Originally--being cheap-- I thought I could try the tilted heel punching technique to navigate corners. I should have bought the 2-tooth 8 dpi iron. With the demise of Dixon tools I feel stuck. My question can I purchase a Blanchard 8 spi 2tooth iron and expect to get on with life or are they not too interchangeable?
Plough Gauge Bluz
Mapacho posted a topic in How Do I Do That?G'day fellow leather workers. This will be my first post here although I have been snooping around here for a while. Learning what I can from the abundant knowledge held within this piece of cyberspace. So, I am into making sandals. Been struggling with cutting straps. So I splurged on a Dixon Plough Gauge. A beautiful specimen. Wow ... what a bit of engineering. Ready to throw out my Chinese made wanna-be draw gauge. But wait a minute ... I haven't yet figured out how to use the Dixon. Help! I understand that you push it. But I'll be damned if I can get it to cut mustard. It seems sharp enough. I can't seem to find any videos with any old geezer pushing one of these beauties around. Cutting perfect straps with it. 100+ years on. Can one of you fine folk please lend a novice a hand? Cheers!
Dixon Pricking Iron Grind
CalSheaths posted a topic in Leather ToolsI purchased my first Dixon pricking iron - 6SPI, 1 inch - two months ago. I noticed that the prongs are not centered. I was told by the distributor that this is how they are designed. When I held the iron perpendicular, it flew out of my hand when I struck it. My other irons (Blanchard, Seiwa) are symmetrical. My questions: Why does Dixon grind them this way? Is there a special technique for using them?