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Leather splitter
make your own.

As some of you know, I enjoy making sheaths for my tools and when ever I need to make leather thinner, it has been a challenge, I have used knifes and sometimes my thickness sander attachment for my oscillating sander. The other day I stumbled across a picture of a small splitter, that a guy called Miro had made and figured that I needed to make one my self, so I searched the gigantic world wide web, found out there were loads of models, but most of them were too much DIY for my taste.

First step was to try and figure out how it worked, sketch it up on paper, decide on some dimensions, find scraps of wood that could be used, also I took the decision to make it a project anyone with basic woodworking skills and a table saw could build, so no metal parts or fancy details, finally it was just to get going.

Here a video of how the splitter worked after I build it.
(I'm still struggling when I need to put videos in LJ, now the picture stays small).
Press HERE to go to Youtube.

This post is from the blog: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/131918

Pictures:
1. Leather splitter in use.
2. Basic layout.
3. Stanley blades.
4. Back end.
5. Shaving leather.
6. Making straps.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or even better some leather tools.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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whatever the need you always find a way to get it done mads.nice engineering.
 

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Cool gadget!...Although I'm not leather man, I like to see gadgets from that field also…
 

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Clever design, buddy.
 

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Nice! It also looks like you built it like a piece of fine furniture. Also great video.
 

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Nice job, Mads. Its is simple and effective!!

Cheers, Jim
 

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Flot Mads.

-Madts.
 

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Love the video!
 

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Watching the video and how it works was nice to see! Research, Development and Success! You sure do have the right stuff to get the job done mafe! Nice work! Be proud!
 

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That is a pretty cool leather thicknesser. Well done.
 

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Nice simple tool. Thanks for sharing.
 
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