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Machinery. The “dice-toss” of the leather business.

Don’t get me wrong–I do love my machines.  When I’m not hating them, and projecting profanity toward them.  These oil-laden, unpredictable cast iron beasts can help create things of beauty.  Alternatively, they can maul and mangle, turning hours of effort into scrap bin fodder.

MACHINERY-A FEW OF THE MACHINES WE USE--JAN 20 2016
They only look innocent.

The machine that works beautifully today can become infected with stitcher evil overnight and be hostile and uncooperative tomorrow.  All by itself.

I think that’s what they mean by “love-hate relationship.”