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Re: [BKARTS] Scharff-fix blade leveling idea



To lessen the chances of leather stretching I use the side of my hand/thumb
to increase the the amount of area being pulled on. This is in contrast to
holding it with the tips of the fingers. I also feed though small segments
of the leather only.

Peter

At 01:46 PM 1/26/2005, you wrote:
Dear Abi,

I do a similar thing, but use the roller as my flat edge (Nancy Bloch
showed me that it is much easier to gauge this when you look from the
backside of the blade/roller. I can get it perfectly level this way,
but the problem I've found is that some leathers stretch unevenly. This
causes periodic places where I do get faint lines separating the
passes. I haven't figured out a solution to this yet, so I end up using
a French paring knife to remove them.

If anyone has a solution to varying thicknesses caused by the leather
stretching differently in different parts, I'd love to hear about it.

Frank Lehmann
Lehmann Bindery

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