Gregg From Keystone Sewing

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About Gregg From Keystone Sewing

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  • Birthday 03/29/1974

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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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    Leather Sewing Machines and related equipment

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  1. This machine reminds me of Pfaff short lived Eco line, made in Russia. Really good looking machines sold by Pfaff, but the factory never was able to supply parts. Notorious for custom made one off parts fitted on machine. Pfaff Eco line had some really goofy feet, too.
  2. This is a very common question I get when talking about any cylinder bed machine. Most sales brochures offer the cylinder diameter in the specifications or somewhere else, but not usually the distance from the edge of the cylinder to the needle. I've seen some crazy mods to open up this space, to accommodate a particular good that needed to be sewn. Why hack away at working frame and components to do it. Makes sense if you need to do it.
  3. Really pops, nice design, a real piece of art work.
  4. Both are very high quality Japanese built machines. The main difference is that the Consew 206RB was first introduced in the 1970s, and the Juki DNU-1541 Series is new, and current. But again both are very high quality machines, and parts for both are easy to get to date.
  5. Consew over the life of the 226 model series had three frames. This is the earliest one, and may be from the 60s. This has the old style reverse, is what they call it, and that was a long time ago. I have books at my work computer. I'll post tomorrow.
  6. I'll check back when I have more time, Uwe sets the standard when making these videos for sure.
  7. I've heard about the annual Weaver auction, anyone been there for one?
  8. DNU-241 is a great machine.
  9. Anytime any of these large companies go ahead and develop something, a copy is right around the corner. It of course takes time, effort, and money, but it's like there is a copy being made and delivered the same day the original is unveiled. Juki probably more than anyone at this point.
  10. Just for the record, could probably obtain three Chinese sewing machines capable of what this machine can do, all with three different power stands; space saver over hang arm stand, flat surface table top, and flat surface with U shape cutout. I would love to see some stuff! Do they discourage images taken on the show floor? Some places do.
  11. My opinion? Wait the necessary time to put something together from Atlanta. Most generic binders are not going to have mounting specific to a cylinder bed machine. And it's not only you or the one company attachment company who are not moving as fast as you would like, I got a call this morning about a swing arm ordered that has yet to arrive from a different supplier.
  12. See image, this is from owners manual describing what the intended use is.