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  1. Houston, Texas Metro Area Hello. I am selling my Thor RE-T801 skiving machine. The machine was purchased December of 2019. Used only twice. 110v Servo Motor. I do have original receipt of purchase. Works well.
  2. Selling a turn-key leather goods business (www.gifthighland.com) with over $2.2M in sales since 2012. Second kid, two companies and classic cars take precedence at this time. Wanted to store equipment with the hopes of starting up again in the future, but doesn't make sense at the moment with my growing family. Located in design district of Dallas, TX. Asking $95,000 includes everything below: Leather Equipment Fortuna 12' Band Knife Splitter w/ new blade Atom 20 ton Clicker Consew 206RB Sewing Machine Techsew 2700 Sewing Machine Brother Walking Foot Sewing Machine Cowboy CB4500 Cylinder Arm (all black model ) Cobra NP4 Skiver Cobra NP10 Double Feed Skiver Rossley Pneumatic Edge Folder Kwickprint Debossing Model 86 Kwickprint Debossing Model 64 (pneumatic setup, foot pedal activated, mounted on cast iron stand) Gluefast 20" Colonel Glue Up Machine RC50 Edge Painter Hand Press Rivet/Button Setter (x2) Heritage Foot Press Weaver Power Edge Sander/Slicker Misc Steel Clicker Dies (105 dies - wallets, key chains, mouse pads, coasters, portfolios, etc) Font Sets (x4) Company Logo Dies (200+...Nike, Adidas, JP Morgan, Gulfstream, etc) Speedtron 2403cx photography setup (all lights, controller unit and all cables in perfect working order) misc tools, needles, threads, heat stamping foils, cutting boards, snaps, buttons, etc Misc Shop Equipment Uline Plastic Bag Sealers (x2 - 12" and 8") 10'h x 8'w x 4'd Metal Warehouse Storage Racks (x8 Units) Small Metal Warehouse Racks (x3 units) Rolling Metal Storage Rack for shipping boxes Rolling Kitchen Rack w/ 12 trays Rolling Stainless Cart Air Compressor Quiet 5500LB Pallet Jack Packing Paper Roll Cutter 4'x8' Wooden Work Tables (x3) Misc plastic uline storage bins for tools, snaps, conchos, etc Customer List - I will provide historical sales data and all contact phone numbers, emails, company names, etc. (sample of customer list - MGM Properties, Gulfstream, New York Jets, JP Morgan, Montage Properties) Website & Product Photography - www.gifthighland.com , all hi-res product images (hundreds), latest product catalog in Ai format Leather and Misc Inventory- Approximately $5k worth of leather sides (Sepici, Horween, Hide House) and $20k of excess inventory from old orders including check book presenters, key chains, portfolios, tote bags, golf club head covers, briefcases, etc. I am including this inventory at no cost since some items have corporate branding. Consider it as free marketing materials. Manufacturing Partners- I will also introduce you to my manufacturing groups in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, perfect for large orders, custom products and anything you cannot make in-house.
  3. I am looking for an affordable bell skiver. Can anyone help?
  4. I’ve had this for several years, and it always worked well for me. Arthritis has slowed me down, and I've not used it in a while; so the blade may need sharpening. $100 plus shipping via PayPal. I'm in Virginia PM me if interested.
  5. I have a barely used Leather machine Cobra class 14 leather splitter for sale. I dont really use it anymore and its just taking up space in the shop. New, out the door with shipping is around $2500 usd. Selling it for $1900 usd.
  6. As promised here are some photos of the Ellegi/Atom GL12 skiving machine I bought and the start of the modifications I want to make. The machine was owned by an older couple closing their shoe making shop and was in great condition. The model I bought has two motors: 1 for the vacuum and 1 clutch motor that runs the blade and feed wheel. The feeding speed was much too fast for my use. As I only paid about 200 euro for it I decided I would try to make the feed wheel independent of the blade. I also wanted to be able to finely control the feed speed, for example being able to very slowly feed the leather in and then gradually increase the speed as I skive. I researched every way possible to add a third motor for the feed wheel. There are three ways you can do this (that I can think of): 1. a direct drive servo directly behind the feed wheel as found in some new machines; 2. a motor underneath the feed pulley on the right of the machine; and 3, a motor on the top of the table behind the feed pulley, again on the right of the machine. Option 1 is far beyond most people's abilities, at lest mine! I tried very hard to make option 2 work but could not. My table has upper cross supports, a lower belt guard and a middle sheet metal "wall" between the operator and clutch motor. The only way I might have made this work was to replace the clutch motor with a small servo. I am too cheap to do this! The clutch motor works great so I want to use that for the blade as long as I can. That left me with option number 3 which is what I went with. I found a new Jake JK-513A servo motor for about $105 from a dealer 5 minutes from where I live. This was cheaper and easier than buying a DC or servo motor, the power supplies, controller etc. It is 550W which is much more power than I need, but the price was right. I recommend a motor where the motor, foot controller and power supply are separate. Without that I could not have done this. My table has so many under supports that I need this flexibility. I removed the belt from the main shaft that goes to the feed pulley. I then mount this motor directly behind it on the table top. It took a little bit of playing with the placement of the motor, the foot controller and power supply and it works! Not elegant, but it is doing what I want The feed is now controlled by the foot pedal and servo speed controller and the blade runs continuously. I have used a machine that had a separate clutch for the feed wheel. This offers even better control than that in my very limited experience! If you have space under your table that would be a better option. Here is someone on Instagram who has done this: Here are some photos. I will post some more when I get a chance. I need to cut a slot in the machine belt cover, mount the belt cover on the motor and buy a few parts for the machine. Hope this helps! -Adam
  7. Hello all! So I had an incident with my French edge skiving tool the other day.. I recently moved up to using top grade hides and the level of toughness compared to the Tandy special is amazing! But... That being said my edge tool is no longer refined enough to cut the high end hides and I ended up slipping off the leather and getting a nasty gash on my finger. I like to keep my tools sharp and up too this point I thought it was sharp enough. I strop the bottom edge and use Dremel buffer wheel with green compound to get to the hard to reach upper edge. Upon closer inspection I realized the top bevel isn't even and I need to do some significant material removal to true up the edge. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can't modify the bevel without ruining the tool? Any sharpening and honing tips would very much be appreciated! Thanks and God bless!
  8. I'm in the market for a skiving machine and came across this old Fortuna. I've never used a bell skiver and realize that they are finicky and have a learning curve. That said, would this machine be a worthwhile purchase if it works properly or would I be better off buying a new Cowboy or other clone? I usually buy old machines but am just not sure if skivers are easily repaired or costly to do so. I appreciate any input.
  9. Consew Leather Skiver Machine Model DCS-S2. $850 Firm This is a bell knife skiver used for skiving the edges of leather. Primarily used in the production of soft leather goods like garments or handbags. This machine has been thoroughly serviced, cleaned and tested. It is in perfect working order. Comes with standard accessories, a 20mm foot and a 50mm foot. We can ship for additional cost. Please provide a complete address for a quotation. The machine can be inspected and tested at the address below: Solar Leather Machines 2837 Galleria Drive Arlington Tx 76011 817-422-9151 Condition: Used - Excellent
  10. Looking to thin out the heard a little bit (the shops getting a bit crowded and got some new toys to replace these). I've got the following machines: Landis 20, 3 in 1 with a 12" throat. The cutting wheel needs to be replaced, but otherwise looks in good condition. $250 American, 3 in 1 again with a 12" thoat, the cutting wheel looks like it could use a sharpen but other wise looks good. $250 Landis model 14, Handcrank Skiver. In great condition and up to this point have been using it regularly in the shop. $250
  11. I'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.
  12. Got a good deal from an antique dealer on the much maligned Spittler Skiver. I stripped the old paint off and clear coated the castings. I ground out the old scrapes off the round ring with the index numbers, smoothd the inside handle surfaces and added a small coil spring over the original spring blade. After getting the blade back in shape I find it works remarkably better than I expected. The coil spring may not be the most elegant solution but for less than $3.00 the handles hold well and are adjustable within a skive.
  13. Attention! Today is the LAST day to order COWBOY SEWING MACHINES before prices go up 8% on Nov 1st due to tariffs! A lot of people have been waiting to order machines, hoping that there will be a black friday sale, or holiday discount. DON'T WAIT. Tomorrow, NOV 1st 2018, the tariffs are applied and the prices go up 8%. This increase is larger than any black friday discount that could be applied. We've put this off as long as possible, but it has to happen tomorrow. MAKE YOUR MOVE NOW! Come tomorrow, all the prices will increase. Since all of our thread is American Made, it will stay at $19/1lb cone. Alexander Blackhear President/Owner Solar Leather Machines www.solar-leather.com 817-422-9151
  14. I found this Fratelli Alberti skiving machine that comes without motor and table at a very low price. Do you it's worth getting it?
  15. Hi everyone. As practice, I was trying to hand skive 1.2-1.4mm leather in preparation for my project which calls for skiving about 1.0mm. I was using a Tandy Super Skiver and well, it sucked. No matter how delicate of a touch that I tried, my cuts were vastly uneven and it pretty much ripped and tore up the edges. Absolutely no uniformity in the cuts. I’m sure some operator fault is there. Skiving is a skill until itself especially with thinner leather. I have to ask; is there a better knife/tool to learn on like a very sharp, straight or slanted skiving knife or even a round knife? I don’t mind putting the time in to practice but if it’s a better knife choice thing, I would rather practice with that Any insights, tips or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks! William
  16. Hello, I am selling my practically brand new bell knife skiver, punched 6 months ago for $1225, asking $800 OBO. I purchased it in San Francisco from Artisan sew, here is what I pulled from their website: "The NP-4 H is a Heavy Duty standard bell knife skiving machine designed to bevel the edges of leather hides and rubber. Included with the machine is a built-in bell knife sharpening system and an adjustable speed transmission." Local pick up only please...I can help you take the machine off the table for easier transport! It comes with a servo motor table. LIKE NEW! Kim
  17. Hi guys, here is my leather splitter in action. It is based on the jewelers mill. It can split (very smoothly) up to 75mm wide leather . From 5mm thick ,it can split down to 0.4mm paper thin. The blade is absolutely amazing . Blade was shaped my me from a blank and heat treated by a friend. As can be seen in the video, the blade is fully adjustable. Im now looking for a roller with horizontal grooves for the bottom to provide more grip and improved feeding. Thnx guys. SPLITTER1 (1).mp4 SPLITTER2.mp4
  18. Hi guys, here is my leather splitter in action. It is based on the jewelers mill. It can split (very smoothly) up to 75mm wide leather . From 5mm thick ,it can split down to 0.4mm paper thin. The blade is absolutely amazing . Blade was shaped my me from a blank and heat treated by a friend. As can be seen in the video, the blade is fully adjustable. Im now looking for a roller with horizontal grooves for the bottom to provide more grip and improved feeding. Thnx guys. SPLITTER1.mp4 SPLITTER2.mp4
  19. First post asking for help. I am considering buying this machine mainly for it's ability to cut sole bend material. The seller who I trust, says the cutter seems to work as it's supposed to. On the chance that I decide to fully restore it. Are parts available? Pictures show the missing parts section. Mainly the skive knife and the hold down, I think? May be more missing, I do not know. Does anyone have a manual and or parts list? And or know if and where the parts may be available? Or should I just keep using my band saw? Thank you guys in advance for any help.
  20. I'm preparing for a move to a city and my workshop is in need of downsizing - and the first piece to go is my beloved Fortuna Skiver! She was a pain in the beginning, until I realized it was operator error o_O, and then she worked like a charm. I've recently replaced the bell knife and have got two feeder barrels (one emory and one grooved metal for thicker leather. Comes with two sharpening rods for getting the burs off the inside of the knife after you sharpen it. I'm not sure how old it is, but it works really well and exactly as you'd expect from a well-made machine like this. I'm asking $1990. I'm located in East Texas and not unwilling to drive a few hours to deliver or meet someone for a handoff if that's convenient for you. If you have any questions, let me know! Here is a Google Photos gallery with more pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/VNukvumE6V5oCXpT7
  21. Do you think it's possible to use a hand-crank splitter as a skiver on edges? I imagine you could back up the piece after splitting a little... but then would be left with having to cut off the partially split part?... Though, not sure feeding it only a little is even possible since the skiving area is so minimal. I don't own one of these machines so I can't test it out... Leatherworkers with hand-crank splitters, what are your thoughts?
  22. For sale in Continental USA only. This is a used Ellegi model SKS 8” wide Stationary/Straight Knife Splitter. Please take note that this is a 3 Phase Power machine. Can be converted over to be powered by a 110v motor by replacing motor. This machine I believe was imported by American Shoe Machinery Company. This machine is in excellent condition as well as the blade and feed roller. Splitter has forward and reverse switch. I have upgraded to a wider machine and selling this one. Manual/instructions included. Machine stands about 45” tall and is 18” x 18” on the base. Shipping weight is about 247lbs and 265lbs on pallet, I will palletize and pack this machine, you will need to arrange a shipper to pick it up. $1300 Reply through this forum or you may call the shop at 602-two69-zero202. Thanks for looking.
  23. I have for sale an Artisan. NP-10 Skiver, top/bottom feed. Works perfectly fine, Just don't use it anymore. If you are interested please message me or email me at. pst@wickedstitcher.com Thank you Paul
  24. I want to buy a skiver. I am using a safety beveller from Tandy and want something that is not disposable and holds its sharpness longer. Hobby Tools in Australia have this wood knife https://www.hobbytools.com.au/kirschen-carving-knive-with-long-wide-blade-skewed-edge/. Does anyone think it would be good for skiving? Has anyone used a ceramic blade? Sounds like they stay sharp longer but take a lot of effort to sharpen. Any thoughts welcome.
  25. Couldn't resist buying this 'boat anchor' for the price of a piece of leather. Made probably in the 50's in former East Germany - Textima was an old brand of machinery, related to CLAES brand, part of VEB Textima Co. LW users helping with this project directly or indirectly: - @Constabulary - who did most of the work: all the mechanical restoration. @RockyAussie and @Trox - very helpful tips along the way. Also @CampbellRandall (Dan) - very helpful videos regarding skiving. Thanks a lot!! The machine was badly rusted as you can see in the pictures (in the left is an original photo from the ad, before restoration). Couldn't find any documentation, didn't know if it's complete, if we can find parts for it, or if this thing will work again. But definitely looked very robust and seemed it was worth restoring. It is a bit different from other modern skivers: all the active parts (bell knife, feed wheel, sharpening wheel) are moving together with a ratio established by the gears (feed wheel moves slower). They all start/stop moving when the clutch is engaged/disengaged by the pedal. Machine is ALL gear driven (no belts inside) and the original clutch was on the outside. Found out: the old, heavy, wide-belt external clutch needed to be replaced with an external clutch motor. Only one part was missing: the feed wheel drive-rod (and a cover). We ordered the missing rod but realized it was too short, so Constabulary adjusted this by cutting, gluing and pinning on a tube (photo). Machine needed to be stripped to the last screw, every single bit was taking care of. That included: electrolysis bath to break some parts loose, de-rusting, hammering some parts out, heating them with a torch etc. Many components were all gummed up. Original paint was very thick, pretty difficult to remove. Following was the painting and partial assembly, greasing, shipping.
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