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  1. I pretty sure the short answer to this is no but there should be a simple solution for you Harward stores like Home Depot, etc. sell nylon nuts and bolts. You should be able to use a standard chicago screw and just purchase a nylon nut that slides over the screw post. Should be about the right thickness too. You may need to drill out the nut. Hope that's clear. In the future likely better to have posted this as a separate question. Things can get buried in these post easily.
  2. Edge Guide for Consew 225 (and clones)

    My question is, where do you get that little spring clip holding the slide plate in place? My Consew 226 does not have this.
  3. Consew 226 Presser Feet Height Adjustment

    Thanks. That is the same manual I have. Diagrams are really bad but thanks to a good setup video for a Juki LU-563 I found and that manual, I think I have been able to sort it out. Was able to get the clearance I need for 3 layers of 8 oz leather. When doing that it seems that I would need to readjust to do thinner material. Is that the norm?
  4. I am setting up my first sewing machine, a Consew 226R-1. Sews really well with 3 layers of 8 oz leather and 138 thread. It came from an upholstery shop so was basically set up for thinner material. I understand the machine presser feet can lift up to 1/2". Right now the presser feet lift about 3/8" and when sewing they walk with a lift of about 1/4". Old manual and my unfamiliarity with these machine have me handicapped to make the necessary adjustments to raise the feet for better clearance. Can someone advise me the proper procedure for: Increasing the stationary lift of the presser feet to 1/2". Increasing the walking lift to provide clearance for the thick sewing if that is possible. Thank you.
  5. Black Mountains Leather Tools

    Black Mountain is owned by Devilhide Leather (Instagram @devilhide_leather). He is using Shopify for the tools sales site. Shopify is a Canadian company which would explain the Canadian IP trail. I donlt know anything about the quality of what he sells on this site and from a marketing perspective, always good to have more comprehensive information about your company including a physical address and phone number.
  6. Thanks. Crazy Horse Water Buffalo. Love working with the stuff and the pull-up look is fantastic with it. I don't have a Becker myself. Just 4 knives from local makers :-)
  7. One I did for a Becker BK-16 but with a removable can pouch. Customer requested design that allows for a left or right carry by re-configuring (belt loops, pouch and knife strap are all connected with chicago screws
  8. Camp Stool

    No problem. Just be sure to print with no scaling and let me know how it worked out for you.
  9. Really nice and a great looking knife too. Good luck on not having a welt. The stitch style (which I really like) should make it easy to install one if the knife works it's way through :-)
  10. Bag lever closure

    Weaver leather supply also sell them
  11. If anyone remembers Mick Foley, aka "Mankind" from WWE/WWF wrestling, he wore a unique leather mask (google it). Been ask if I could make one. Anyone have a pattern laying around? Trying to avoid a a "face fit" session if possible.
  12. Something given for nothing is worth exactly that, nothing. So far he has a free book commitment from you and you have nothing. My understanding is I can pay someone $50 and get all the social media "followers" I want.
  13. @howlback Your comments are right on. I finally applied it with a the recommended damp sponge and found exactly the results you describe. I too like a little bit of a "dirty" antique look or my leather to look like leather when I'm done. I have been spraying a 50/50 Resolene/water mix before antiquing (usually 2 or 3 light coats). Never tried the Tan-Kote but I will put that on my list. Do you cut it for spraying?
  14. Camp Stool

    Tool handles are too small. Head over to the nearest Home Depot, Lowes or whatever you have near you and buy a 1-1/4" hickory or other hardwood dowel. You can usually get a 6' piece. Cut it into 24" long pieces and make your legs.
  15. How to lace

    I am certain you will find this helpful. It has very good pictorial instructions for several different styles of lacing, how to start, how to splice and how to finish. I keep it beside me when I'm lacing, mostly to make sure I get the finish right. Tgis is an example of typical double loop lace on wallets.