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Learning the Head Knife...an epiphany!

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13 minutes ago, hwinbermuda said:
19 minutes ago, Matt S said:

My splitter's not that big, it's only a 12"er. :rolleyes2:

But its electric, mines manual is 1.2 "

So pass the leather through 10 times! :P:lol:

 

13 minutes ago, JazzBass said:

Ben Franklin, 1738image.png.1360ad9bfe1981daf8fca59bcb9e31f8.png

:lol: Rattling traps? Think I'm going to steal that one.

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1 hour ago, JazzBass said:

Ben Franklin, 1738image.png.1360ad9bfe1981daf8fca59bcb9e31f8.png

This reminds me of when I started tooling back up for carpentry work after 5 years of industrial Electrical work. 

My wife kept asking why did I need that tool. Well, how come you need that tool?

When I finished our master closet and bedroom addition I puffed up and said.... You remember when you kept asking me why I needed all these tools?

Yes?

This is why.

It was a proud day for a husband.

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13 hours ago, JazzBass said:

Never thought of that one...AND it's cheap. One could cover an entire benchtop for the cost of a decent small cutting board.

The other surface I use, is a type-specific, 2'x3' cutting mat. 5 ply pvc, self sealing. Good product, but I'll remember MDF for my next bench!


https://www.amazon.com/US-Art-Supply-Professional-Scrapbooking/dp/B00L5I8RTW/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=US+Art+Supply+24"+x+36"+GREEN%2FBLACK+Professional+Self+Healing+5-Ply+Double+Sided+Durable+Non-Slip+PVC+Cutting+Mat&qid=1553202875&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-1-fkmrnull

I only use as a cutting surface not my entire bench once it gets cut up a bit it will scratch your work.

 

Hope this helps 

JCUK

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Ah...I see.

 

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I taught myself leatherwork with the Al Stohlman books. And I was worked very hard to learn to use the tools the way he taught.  Whether it was sewing with needles and awl or using the head knife.  As a consequence, for many years I pretty much only used the head knife.   Skiving, trimming, or even cutting thread.  It works for me.

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"What's your favorite tool?"  That's easy, the next one!

Jeff

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2 minutes ago, alpha2 said:

"What's your favorite tool?"

:popcorn: I am going to sit and watch this one roll by, BECAUSE I speak British English, and understand the slang....

H

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5 hours ago, hwinbermuda said:

:popcorn: I am going to sit and watch this one roll by, BECAUSE I speak British English, and understand the slang....

H

That almost made me snort my tea.

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11 minutes ago, Aven said:

That almost made me snort my tea.

Why, golly, Ms Aven, I am abashed.

:o

Edited by hwinbermuda

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2 minutes ago, hwinbermuda said:

Why, golly, Ms Aven, I am abashed.

:o

I read your last comment whilst having my afternoon tea and I guess I was suddenly twelve again and it made me laugh.

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10 minutes ago, Aven said:

 

I read your last comment whilst having my afternoon tea and I guess I was suddenly twelve again and it made me laugh.

That is nice to know.

H

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22 hours ago, bikermutt07 said:

It was a proud day for a husband.

Ben would be proud of you too -

You made "profitable use" of all of your "rattling traps", and were able to "comply with (your) dame's desire"
Yep...that's a BIG win for all mankind.

"Ne'er take a wife till thou hast a house (& a fire) to put her in" - Poor Richard, 1733

(man...I love to read Framklin- he's my all-time hero)

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