Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This...

is me...
after an entire day of skiving.
Tomorrow will be better!

7 comments:

  1. Ouch, I can barely handle an hour!
    ~AHG488

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  2. Skiving really is one of those things that gets easier with practice, but I prepped more than fifteen feet of lace today... and that is excessive even by my own standards!

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  3. I find using the safety beveler from Tandy makes skiving much faster.

    http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/home/department/tools/3001-00.aspx

    Takes some practice to get the hang of it, but I love how it works. I tend to waste lace if I try it with an exacto knife.

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    1. I have one, and you're right--it's much faster than skiving with an X-acto and sandpaper. Unfortunately, I'm pretty particular. I get much better results with an X-acto and sandpaper, so I persist with that method.

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  4. I've wondered for awhile.. is that marble? soapstone? that you skive your leather on?
    Ann

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    1. It's a poly cutting board. Mine is old and dirty and riddled with a million tiny holes. That's why it looks like stone!

      I use it for skiving mostly because it's convenient. I like to elevate the leather when I skive so that I'm cutting sideways more than down. Any surface that's about half an inch tall would work.

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  5. hahahaha very funny, a love the first picture, i want more photos.

    stall ├╝berwachung

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