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  1. Those are seriously impressive!
  2. The thought of drilling holes was too daunting, so I ended up buying an attachment bracket off ebay. The Sailrite binder hooked up to the bracket sans the attachment's chromed part with a touch of dremel grinding. So far this is working very well, with a solid feel. This seems to be a solution that will work nicely for my hobby projects. Since the Sailrite is only held on with one screw, it no doubt would not be a good way to attach the binder for someone who relies on this professionally.
  3. I really wish that I had purchased the Al Stohlman case making books right when I first started. It would have saved countless hours of internet searching and struggles. Also Leather Tools and The Art of Hand Sewing Leather are very useful.
  4. I think alot of people will be jealous reading this.
  5. I can see how that could be superior because the binder is not affixed to the moveable plate. Thank you to everyone who has given me some ideas today.
  6. I looked closely at this picture from another thread: New to industrial sewing machines Juki LU-562 Could it be that simple?
  7. I don't know if it helps, but here is a picture of my machine.
  8. That looks very nice. I have binder envy. I am still trying to think of ways to rig this up so I don't have to mess with taking the plate to a metalworker.
  9. That bracket looks interesting. Do you know where you got it or what it is called?
  10. I was wondering how to attach either a SailRite swing away or a right-angle binder to a Singer 111w155. The right-hand plate has only one screw hole and requires two. Is it possible to use a plate from another similar machine model that does have the two holes? It would be very nice if there is a solution that does not include metal work! This forum has been immensely helpful, and any suggestions would be incredibly appreciated.
  11. I just installed a servo from Toledo Sewing on my 111w155 and am very happy with my speed control. It is possible to go a stitch at a time with practice. A speed controller would be nice, but I don't feel the need for one on this machine.
  12. This guy has some amazingly creative ideas: http://asailorsleather.blogspot.com/2008/10/homemade-leather-tool.html
  13. Those are very nice. Did you sew them by hand? It seems like it would be very difficult to keep the shot in while sewing.
  14. Searching for Hooded stirrups helps too. I made these awhile back for a Natural Ride pad. The covers aren't traditional, but they are secure.
  15. Thank you CaptQuirk. I used a Tandy "whole hide" from one of their sales. I think it is 4/5 upholstery leather. It is strong and supple, shows no signs of wear and not super pretty but this thing will last me a long time.