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  1. I think you should back both top tensions, back off and start over adjusting the tension. If you have another color thread i would use that ( some people have a lot of trouble with black thread ) when i got my machine i was told to set the tension for the lightest things i would be sewing and that it should be good to go on anything else. That advice has worked pretty good for the last 20 plus years. When i go from 277 to 138 i do have to tighten the top tension just a little. Most of the time when i'm sewing both the top tension and the side tension have maybe one turn. On the bobbin tension i just do it by feel. But i have read on here that some folks use a weight gauge like what you use to weigh a fish with and set the bobbin tension at one pound pull.
  2. The phone number comes back to California PA. I guess they picked the numbers out of thin air.
  3. If you follow the curves. Pretty quick your curve is gonna be a sharp point or sharper than you want to cut around. Then you'll have to straighten the piece by cutting the points off. A guy I worked for years ago tried that and ruined a side of leather.
  4. Try signing in to PayPal and look at your account/sent payments and see if you can cancel it there. It maybe different now but I have done that in the past.
  5. I'm pretty sure you can cancel the payment from your end especially if it hasn't been claimed without waiting 30 days.
  6. What is cutesy, a place to sell things ?
  7. Bob at Toledo sewing machine.
  8. I use a 22 ounce for stamping and a one pound for tooling. But anything is better than the yellow poly mallet.
  9. Yes it's a shoe tool.That's what i used one for and that's what i was told it is used for. Like if you need to put a nail in a boot heel or any hard to get at spot.
  10. Pull the knob part back, drop a nail / lace tack in the short tube and drive the nail with the knob part in a hard to get at spot like inside a boot.
  11. Really nice work ! Your sister is going to have a very nice birthday !
  12. Nice job !
  13. Make your pattern one for each leg right and left. Then write left and right on the patterns. That way you can move them around on your side to make sure both will fit. I don't think you will be able to get a pair out of 15 square foot and if you do one leg is going to be way down in the belly. Ask the folks at Waterhouse and see if they have anything bigger or look around and see what you can come up with.
  14. 1 Side if you don't cut two for the same leg.
  15. I think I made myself clear on what I would buy. But you buy whatever you want to.