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  1. Bobbin issues. HELP!

    My picture is now "Bob" approved!
  2. New Cowboy 4500 - Need some help.

    The pictures also show the thread-path and I see that you looped it back under the thread-guide. I don't think I have done this should I be?
  3. Threading my Singer 111w155

    For a while I was threading the tension disk through to the tab, like in the video. It clicks in there so naturally that your positive that is what it's meant for. If your breaking thread, your needle and thread size may not be paired correctly, too big of thread for the needle maybe? What sizes are you working with?
  4. That stitch length is good at 6.5 some are much worse. As part of the test, when your sewing turn the bell and if the stitch gets smaller in certain positions that mean the track is worn. Here as a nice slide show on the parts after the head is taken apart. I am not sure if the 29-2 head has the exact parts as this, but the idea is the same. You can is from this side (looking upside down) how the bell moves in the track, once that gets worn I recommend you replace them both. Take a look at the blog and see if that helps, it's a fair amount of work to get it all apart, clean it then put it all back, but not impossible.
  5. Consew sewing machines

    You can always get a Flat-Bed table for the Cobra-4? Or if your looking for the similar machine in the flatbed the Consew 733r, HEAVY DUTY, this gives me a good excuse to drop in one of my favorite sewing videos - AKA - How to Sew with a Hammer!
  6. Singer 201 refurbish

    The 201-2 while a great machines is still just a home machine and not going to sew leather very well. Here are the general guidelines to oiling - Oil anything that moves other than the motor and belt, since this is a direct drive, the belt is a non issue, but you get the idea.
  7. Machine foot for Hat with Wire Brim Edge

    WOW - very nice hats! You should make a short production video so we can see how its done. I know mine would end up looking like floppy mess.
  8. Moving a Singer 31-15?

    If its the solid wood table and standard H-legs with a clutch motor still attached it will be heavy and awkward. I put some cardboard down and slide it on top of that they look bigger in pictures than the actually are, I figure the table is 48 long by about 20 wide, easy for a big SUV. you will have fun they are nice machines and easy to maintain.
  9. Chandler class C 75

    Well it says Chandler on it but it looks like a Mitsubishi DU-105. Like this one. I suspect if its in good shape it would be a great light\medium weight machine.
  10. Cowboy cb3200 or cb4500?

    I typically see "The Boss" sell between $800-950, mind you I mean sell. The Boss packages I see listed every few months start out at $1200 and then after a few month drop and sell in the sub $1000 area. I went with the CB4500 and really love it. You can always start with the base package and then add to it as you go. I found I like Uwe's flat top table a lot more than the standard table as an example. Really it does seam like a lot of money, but after messing with 80-100 year old machines having a new machine that works each time you step-up to it is a real pleasure. Plus unlike most other technology this machine will probably last 80 years also. In fact I will even go so far as to say if you get one you will soon find yourself wanting a second one (and totally justifying it also). HAHA
  11. Stitch unbalanced every few stitches

    I suspect the bobbin tension is off, could be you need a new bobbin-case-spring? It may look correct, but just not have the right pressure on the thread anymore? If you can load some pictures of your bobbin and case and hook, maybe someone will notice something?
  12. Singer 7-31 with reverse and 7-33 hand wheel

    Question? Great looking machine, but you always have great looking machines! How are you getting the reverse function? Is that a feature of the motor?
  13. Long stitch in the corner

    You turned the corner as the needle was in the up position and when it came back down it stretched the stitch. To form a right-angle corner, when you get to the end, you leave the needle in the full-down position and then press lightly on the lifter pedal to raise the foot enough you can turn the project. Then you roll the balance wheel by hand to make the next stich. This should form a correct right or left angle. The pros can predict the path of the needle on the turn and form a round corner the same way, by feathering the lifter-foot and needle-down position to keep the stitches even. Just takes a lot of practice and a steady hand, oh and a speed-reducer helps a lot.
  14. User manual for Cowboy CB 4500

    I think Solar Leather has a good videos and documentation on the CB-4500.
  15. Singer 31-15 capabilities

    I understand its a good price but if you really want a leather machine look for a 111w155. The 31-15 is tailor machine not a leather machine, but it is old cast iron so whatever fits under the foot it will probably sew. I assume it will have an old clutch motor on it and this will be the hard part, since you wont have any control, you will tap the pedal and it will take-off like a rocket. You could put a roller-foot on it and a servo motor and that would give it more control, however then your spending more money and may as well look for a 111 machine that already has a servo motor.