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  •  My clicker (3+ / 0-)
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    arizonablue, meagert, paradise50

    is in my friend's garage. I'm still renting and he owns his own place so until I own something somewhere I pay him $20/hr to click for me. It weighs 1800 pounds....

    -8.25, -7.13 "Well, on second thought, let's not go to Camelot -- it is a silly place." "Right"

    by leathersmith on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 10:09:31 AM PST

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    •  Depending on the size of your patterns (2+ / 0-)
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      arizonablue, paradise50

      You can fashion a clicker from an hydraulic press (see Harbor Freight/Northern tools).
       I have one for molding leather, and have had a few dies made to click out on it (weird shaped amp handles). Weighs about 35lbs, and sits on a small table. You just need to add a piece of steel, top and bottom as a platform.
      Place leather on plastic cutting board on steel. Place steel over die, lever the press down...voyla.
       I'm also an admin at Leatherworker.net. If you're not a member yet, you should join. There is an adult section there.

      "The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." -Zappa My Site

      by meagert on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 10:17:04 AM PST

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      •  Leatherworker.net sounds familiar (3+ / 0-)
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        meagert, arizonablue, paradise50

        I think I've been there once or twice - also I believe I browsed form there to your own website at the time. I thought your page looked a little familiar!

        I use my clicker for largish pieces of 9-11 oz latigo, pretty thick stuff but just the thing for a nice leather sling

        Its a 20 ton press. I had to convince my friend it would not crack his garage's concrete floor but he couldn't understand where the 20 tons goes. He figured the whole thing would shift from weighing 1800 pounds but then when activated weighs in at 40,000 pounds.

        -8.25, -7.13 "Well, on second thought, let's not go to Camelot -- it is a silly place." "Right"

        by leathersmith on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 10:24:56 AM PST

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      •  Now I remember why (3+ / 0-)
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        paradise50, meagert, arizonablue

        I didn't register at LeatherWorker.net - I couldn't use the name I always use for every other website to am registered at - leathersmith!!

        Already Taken!!!

        -8.25, -7.13 "Well, on second thought, let's not go to Camelot -- it is a silly place." "Right"

        by leathersmith on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 10:35:38 AM PST

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