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  1. What is this

    Figured it out. Luberto's classic. Other posts on here. Maybe pink is photo artifact
  2. What is this I've never sewn this. Info?
  3. hard materials to support leather bag

    I haven't used it for leather but for cordura nylon we use MDS loaded nylon as a stiffener between two layers. It can be sewn easily and is much less likely to crack than HDPE or normal nylon 66. Its about like the cover material from office supply above except more durable. We use 0.031 (1\32) or 0.060. Below is one source as an example I found on google. I usually purchase in 2x4 sheets. Don't remember where I actually purchased it.
  4. Grommets

    For occasional use I have a set like this. I also have dedicated hole punches for number 0,1,2,5, and 8 grommets. Mine are actually this type.
  5. Singer 29-4 for sale

    I have to say my first thought was 'UGLY'. But likely would have bought it 4 days ago before I bought another patcher. But I'm also too lazy to paint any of my machines or stands. So, good work.
  6. Which patcher?

    Thanks for the replies. I've bought the Adler because it was closer and it works well. The Singer 29k71 is still available. Looks like it needs more cleaning than the Adler. Debating on a 4 hour one way drive. I have two 29-4's that both need parts and one singer stand. I may just play with them now that I have a working patcher. What to do, what to do.
  7. Which patcher?

    Which patcher would you pick? A Singer 29k71 or Adler 30-5? Both on stands, good working condition, both $500. I know limitations of patchers.
  8. Pfaff 193 arm shaft disaster..

    Man I was dizzy reading this pdf without pictures. I need pictures! But have a 145 I need to clean and tune soon. My sister bought it sight unseen by me at an estate sale only because I needed a Pfaff knee lifter table for my 238. Didn't even pay attention to the machine for a couple of years. But then realized is was a pretty nice 145.
  9. 17-30 without stitch length adjustment lever

    Okay I knew that was the reverse but didn't realize it was variable. Just looked harder and found a manual with instructions for reverse and using it for stitch length. Just didn't look quite far enough.
  10. Just pick up a 17-30. Needs cleaning but sews well. But although labeled 17-30 with what looks like original tag it lacks the stitch length adjustment. The bulge is in the casting but not milled out. Anybody seen this before and know how to adjust stitch length? Still in van. Haven't played with it.
  11. What model is this?

    I don't consider clutch motors a problem. Have one I bought 4 years ago and still haven't put it on any of my 15 machines to try.
  12. What model is this?

  13. What model is this?

    Thanks. I'd gotten close and was pretty much right about the specs. Not up for 346 thread. Probably 148 with that needle systwm. My comment on price was based on finding what I thought might be same capability for.less in new but likely lower quality machines. Late last night and don't remember which ones I found. Yamata 335 head with large.bobbin new for LT $1000 shipped. Comments? Similar capability new machines? Cylinder beds I know least about. Still have to get all my 111s running. Well they run but need cleaning and tuned up.
  14. What model is this? What model? And same as/comparabke to? Seems maybe over priced. Opinions?
  15. Knee lift for Pfaff 145

    A lot of time unless you hold the two levers (machine and lifter) in right position they will end up on the wrong side of each other. Look in video to see actuating lever on bottom of machine and it's relation to the knee lifter lever. Look under you machine and see if they are oriented right. If I just set my 238 down on table they end up on wrong side of each other. Pfaff stand offs under the table are taller. I was going to have to.put spacer blocks on bottom of table to.make singer lift work. Finally found Pfaff table with lift for $35 and got a good condition 145 along with it.