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  1. Finally Took The Plunge Juki 1541s

    Ditto on Gregg and his mother at Keystone from another, albeit remote, customer.
  2. zipper jig

    Had to look this up, and on youtube there is a video on making a zipper jig from a fork. Not practical for production, but probably good enough for me.
  3. Bernina 217n-08

    I think that the -08 is the zig zag width in mm. Machine models came in 4.5, 6, 8 and 12 mm. The cam reader is an option, and if present is mounted on the back of the machine. Sail makers prefer a machine with a cam reader, and use cams for three-point two step and four-point three step zig zag. If you decide to get the machine, I have an adjustment manual that I could scan and post. I also have a copy of the parts manual that is too large to post but could email.
  4. Which one?

    Many of your questions might be answered by searching the forums. I think searching via google is more productive. For example in google type: juki 1508 vs 1541 site:leatherworker.net
  5. Might be an overkill, but in google try: sailboat stainless steel strap tang
  6. Juki LS-341N

    Link to Instruction Manual. https://www.manualslib.com/download/917750/Juki-Ls-341n.html
  7. Juki LU562

    Here is a link to a very good pdf manual for the Juki 562 / 563. http://keysew.com/Webpages/DemoImages/Juki_LU-563_Instruction_Keyfooter.pdf
  8. Attached is a pdf copied from Keystone six years ago. Might still be there. Groz-Beckert_Needles_for_leather.pdf
  9. Probably easy to make. The presser foot spacers I mentioned came as a set in various thicknesses. However, the seller's link is no longer valid.
  10. Here is a thread on similar subject. http://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/62249-sewing-through-thick-spots-with-juki-1541s/
  11. For sewing over difficult changes in layers, I use a jean-a-ma-jig or presser-foot spacers, aka hump-jumpers. Sew up to the hump, and with the needle buried raise the foot and insert the spacer behind the needle and manually sew up onto the hump. Sew across the hump. To sew off of the hump, while still on the hump raise the foot with the needle buried, insert the spacer in front of the needle and sew over the drop-off before removing the spacer. Manually climb the hump, over short humps and off the hump. https://www.amazon.com/Dritz-Jean-Majig-Sewing-Product/dp/B005572NPS/ref=sr_1_2?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1506068841&sr=1-2&keywords=jean-a-ma-jig
  12. seiko CH8b manual

    This thread might help. http://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/56568-seiko-ch-8b-or-singer-45b8bc/
  13. Specs on an Econosew 2060E8BLD

    According to http://forum.sailrite.com/econosew-2060al_topic462.html the Econosew 2060AL is quite similar to the then current Sailrite 111. From pictures, the 2060E8BLD seems close but not quite as similar. The Sailrite 111 Guidebook pdf is too large to attach. If you are interested, send me a PM, and I'll email a copy.
  14. Singer 111W155 Rehab

    Here is a Army manual starting on page 113 with detailed instructions for disassembly, but not much help for assembly. I haven't found a pdf, but hardcopy can (or at least could) be purchased via ebay. https://archive.org/stream/TM10-3530-202-24#page/n1/mode/2up