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  1. cb4500 stitch issue with webbing

    If Cowboy machines now are like that I am glad I bought mine several years ago. There are apparently lots of companies copying the JUKI and some do better than others. That is why I wondered if this was maybe a shipped from china machine that was not from the same place Cowboy comes from. But claimed to be equal. For example those parts in the pictures don't look stainless steel as mine are.
  2. cb4500 stitch issue with webbing

    When and where did you get this machine? Hardly any parts look like my Cowboy 4500 the parts on yours are all rough where mine are smooth and shiny I have never had to make any adjustments to any parts that came with my machine. Tension discs thread guides bobbin case all look cheap made compared to mine. Or is this just a copy made by somebody else that is supposed to be like a Cowboy.
  3. Singer 29-4 belt slipping

    With the rosin you may not need to sand paper the pulley. Just rib it on the belt. What I do is hold the rosin in my hand or warm it up a bit and run the belt through my hand. Its best to crush it a bit to a powder. It can be bought at most tack shops cheap. I bought about 1/2 lbs. for a couple dollars a few years ago.
  4. Singer 29-4 belt slipping

    Another option I have used on belts that are older and a bit stiff is to make a hole with an awl and use thread and a needle to connect the ends going round and round through the ends that leaves a more flexible joint than the wire clip and on older belt it is less likely to break out at the hole. I did this 30 years ago and its still going. It broke out at the clip in 2 days. The rosin works too, rodeo riders use it all the time on gloves and bull ropes.
  5. 29K4 wobbly shuttle carrier

    Maybe NOT 5 but 25 or 50!!!!! Cost recovery.
  6. Landis #1 lock stitch machine

    The package that the seller put them in says 180, with a micrometer they measure the same as 180 for my Adler. Will have to look on them to see if they have 180 or the old number.
  7. 29K4 wobbly shuttle carrier

    Some body made the parts to build that machine. So while it might not be cost effective to hire someone to make them there is no reason they could not be made by a person that likes to machine. And where for example a hole is worn bigger in the casting ( frame ) make the part over size that goes in. I realize this might sound unreasonable to some it would be possible.
  8. Landis #1 lock stitch machine

    Since they seem so rare and I only have a hundred of various sizes for my pearson I think I will not give out my source until I get some more. I will have to find out if I might have gotten the last of NOS in size 180 since the package is different from the ones of the other sizes I ordered. They are NOT schmetz. They are in a plain package with no company name only the name of the seller so likely were bought in a huge quantity and repacked at the seller. I will have to take a very strong magnifying glass to see if there is a company name on the needles. Schmetz is NOT on them ,so far all I have made out is a number and what looks like a logo. Stay tuned.
  9. Landis #1 lock stitch machine

    I just got a package of 180 needles for my Pearson # 6 so they are still available.
  10. I found the same thing with the one I built. ( pictured on another thread ) getting the thread to wind evenly while hand guiding it is a bit tricky. That might be why the Aaron Martin ones are so long between bobbin and tensioner. I intend to try putting a tensioner on mine at a distance to see if it then winds more evenly. But have not had any problems sewing even with uneven wound bobbins.
  11. Pearson question re LH shuttle plate

    You are right. The pictures shows the cover with the spring but it says shuttle cover spring. NOT shuttle cover WITH spring.
  12. Pearson question re LH shuttle plate

    I can't tell on mine if its threaded or not. The pin is near flush on the outside. If it is it likely is a Whitworth thread. I thought you were close to Aaron Martin they have those slides listed for sale one the website. So would be easy for you to get that plus shuttle and bobbin.
  13. What Hand Stichers are out there?

    Jimi, I stand corrected. But it seems that it would have been a good idea for a lot more of the older machines to have had it done. Even now with powered machines it would be a lot easier when you have to make just a few stitches. The old harness machines Pearson, Landis #1 and maybe others had them. So the lighter machines would have been handy that way to.
  14. Pearson question re LH shuttle plate

    Yes if it is square you likely will . They have a slope on one side. Sort of like if you cut the one corner off leaving a 5th flat area.
  15. Pearson question re LH shuttle plate

    I seem to have reached my limit on posting pictures when I posted the one of my bobbin winder on who uses a Pearson # 6. But looking at the picture you posted it looks like the brass is quite worn. On mine the slope on the brass is flat not rounded as that one looks to be.