pstaylor

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  1. I see you know my life's story, yet we've never met. :')
  2. How did all this turn out? Did you get a thickness answer? Was the wedding a success? Are you still married?
  3. Les No6, Where do you get your linen thread? What kind of machine do you use it with? Thanks! PT
  4. I saw a video on Youtube this morning from the Alfred Dunhill Company showing one of their masters making a brief. Look for that and It will show you the handle being made, but look quick and get ready to pause. You'll see what I mean when you see it. Good luck! PT
  5. Thanks Wiz! I will make sure it was on correctly since I broke the one that was working. The needle the guy had on it and demonstrated to me the effectiveness was a pretty large one, and blunt tipped, and it tore through 8-9 oz leather stitched to 4 oz garment leather like there was no tomorrow. I broke it while fiddling around. Is the DPx5 just an equivalent term for DBx1, or is that something else? Thanks again.
  6. Hello, leather gurus, artisans, and hacks like me, I have an ooold Brother DB2-B755-3, which is identical to a lot of Juki's I see around, and looked in the .pdf manual that it accepts "DBx1 (DBx5)" needles. I am overwhelmed in confusion about needles and sizing and system and all things surrounding this. I took out the needle it came with because i wanted something smaller so I put in "Schmetz Leather 130/705" and under that it says "110/18". No good, unless i want to perforate leather. Did not make a stitch worth a darn. (see what I did there?!) I've seen all sorts of nonsensical numbers and am trying to hone in on what exactly will work for me. What is the relation between the DBx and the actual needle sizing? What will work for me? Thank you all for not making fun of me. Paul
  7. Hello, leather gurus, artisans, and hacks like me, I have an ooold Brother DB2-B755-3, which is identical to a lot of Juki's I see around, and looked in the .pdf manual that it accepts "DBx1 (DBx5)" needles. I am overwhelmed in confusion about needles and sizing and system and all things surrounding this. I took out the needle it came with because i wanted something smaller so I put in "Schmetz Leather 130/705" and under that it says "110/18". No good, unless i want to perforate leather. Did not make a stitch worth a darn. (see what I did there?!) I've seen all sorts of nonsensical numbers and am trying to hone in on what exactly will work for me. What is the relation between the DBx and the actual needle sizing? What will work for me? Thank you all for not making fun of me. Paul
  8. Oh my goodness, that's almost like cheating! No wonder my stuff looks awful. What kind of machine is that and what kind of thread was in that video? Beautiful.
  9. Chris! My best friend is in Omaha! Anyway, where do you find your servo motors? Thanks! -Paul, in CA for 25 years, but I'll always be from Iowa.
  10. So, if I have a clutch motor on my old Brother DB2 B755 am I stuck with what I got?
  11. Has anyone made a martingale collar? They're known as "training collars" which have a chain loop to "choke" the dog, which is the only real way of training. The dog in the picture above won't even really know the collar is on once he starts to pull. With a martingale, it will choke and correct with a quick jerk and voice commands. Oops, I'm preaching, sorry. My question is "Where do you get the hardware?" Thanks PT
  12. Pictures!!!! Sounds nice!