Hansons Carriage

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  • Birthday 03/17/1961

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    Marion, MT
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    Leatherwork, harness, carriage and sleigh restoration, upholstery, saddles, draft horses, antique aircraft

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  1. What Landis is this?

    Nice! About half of what I gave for mine! I'd love to have it, but I'd be sleeping out in the shop with it if I brought it home! John
  2. Champion needle and awl in Idaho

    Yah, had me all excited there for a minute too!
  3. Cast Iron Again - Pearson & Bennion / BUSMC A1

    Absolutely beautiful! You do nice work!!! John
  4. Who uses a Pearson #6

    I'm getting the #6 back that came with our ranch when Dad bought it in the 40's. Can't wait! I've got a Landis #1 and it's a fine machine, but that particular Pearson has history with me, so it'll be good to get it home again. John
  5. Getting a Landis #1 going

    I've got a handful of feet with mine too. A couple are single toed...haven't messed with them much. I'm going to second the word that Big Sioux said about the needle guide. They never seem to be with these machines anymore. It'll sew without it, but not as nice. They're a great machine and very tolerant of differing conditions. I'm using mine on harness a bunch and even down to some patent leather on show harness and it just clicks along! I'm running 346 synthetic thread top and bottom and it seems to be happy with it. I spent a couple days last spring, taking it apart and cleaning and lubing everything that moved...that made a huge difference in how well it performs! Glad to see another Landis #1 up and running, doing what it was made to do! John
  6. Singer 29K-4 Not sewing .. Help

    My 29-4 was working fine, and then I broke a needle. I had a pack of new Organ 29x3 needles. Out of desperation, I ground about 1/16 or more off the dull end of one and put it back in...low and behold it works great! My symptoms were that the thread would get all balled up under the plate....not sure that's what you have going on, but maybe worth a try. John
  7. Landis Regular Lock Stitch Wax Thread Sewing Machine

    Thanks, I can figure out something I bet! I've had very limited luck with the aluminum rivet...I'll try to get a pic of it sometime. I had a heck of a time getting the thread not to rub on the inside of it and cut.... just gotta get that radius on the ends.
  8. Landis Regular Lock Stitch Wax Thread Sewing Machine

    Big Sioux, do you have any close up pictures of the needle guides? I've been trying different designs to get the needle to settle down, but haven't really come up with anything that works consistently. I have nothing to go on though... If I can see it, I can probably build it. Right now, I'm getting by with an aluminum aircraft rivet that I've bored out to fit the needle. Thanks! John
  9. Landis 1: Shuttle Needed!

    Didn't have my brain in gear yet.... you also should try Eli...he's got a bunch of Landis #1 parts! Landis Sales and Service 115 East Co. Rd. 500 North Arthur, Illinois 61911 Eli Schlabach (217) 543-3464
  10. Landis 1: Shuttle Needed!

    Aaron Martin Supply carries needles. I'm not sure just where you'd find a shuttle. I do know that Aaron Martin carries Pearson #6 parts..such as a new shuttle.... I like my Landis #1...good machine! John Needles.... http://www.aaronmartin.com/product.php?cat_id=989&catview=136&submit=View
  11. Landis Regular Lock Stitch Wax Thread Sewing Machine

    I've actually found that I hand crank mine about as much as anything. It's a nice machine! John
  12. Champion Wide Throat Advice/guidance Needed

    I sent a message to a friend that has one, who is a member here....maybe he can help you, Lostranger. John
  13. Determining Age Of A Champion Wide Throat

    Beautiful! I've got 2 friends with Champions....wish I had one! (I just missed one, freshly rebuilt, for a couple hundred dollars!) I agree with the class of older machines. I run a Landis #1 and am working on a Pearson #6. Glad to see someone else crazy about the old stuff! John
  14. Triflow

    I've used it in aircraft for over 30 years. Nothing lubes any better for metal to metal contact in my opinion. They used to do demos with it, using a small electric motor and a torque wrench on the end of a lever across the shaft. They'd try quite a few different lubes, showing how little torque needed to be applied to the torque wrench to slow the motor...the triflow was far superior...even after it was wiped off the mandrel! I agree that it wouldn't be what I'd choose for a splash lube system or anything with seals either, but for basic metal to metal surfaces, it can be sprayed on and wiped off with the lube qualities staying for quite some time! I've never seen it build up appreciably in any of the aircraft I've used it on. John
  15. Landis # 1 Price?

    So Catskin, did you ever wind up with the Landis?