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  1. Sewing machine help

    Thank you to all for your help. I will get some pics of my sewing machine this week along with the model number.
  2. Sewing machine help

    Hello, I am looking at buying my second sewing machine and need help, I have never used a machine before so I am looking for something that's user friendly has a servo motor and a speed reducer. I had bought a jack sewing machine over a year ago paid $1850.00 for it and never been able to use it, can't figure out how to thread properly I had it threaded once before and it sewed but the it had a bird's nest on the bottom of the leather never been able to fix that, now when sewing it does about 2 stitches and the top thread breaks so I don't know if it's still bird nest's on the bottom the machine has become such a head ache that it just sits there. There's no youtube video's on it I called and e-mailed the company I bought it from and no help was given from them at all so I e-mailed the manufacturer with no help at all from them either. I know I need a walking foot industrial and I have it figured out down to 2 machines the cobra class 4 and the cowboy 4500 price wise both machines are the same for the package I am looking at. I make a large variety of products mainly use veg tan, english bridle and suede for lining. I need to be able to sew from 2 oz to about 18 oz. I have chosen these 2 machines because they are cylinder base with flat table accessory when needed and have a throat length of 16 1/2 as I make anywhere from wallets, bags, holsters etc. I would like input on these machines and how well they do the job I need. What are the pros and cons and what are the experiences people have with the company they bought it from. Any help is greatly appreciated thank you in advance.
  3. I'm speechless it's that amazing
  4. I agree with everyone it's a nice lookin holster.
  5. That’s a great looking knife and sheath that I would be proud to own.
  6. Hello Dwight, Thank you so much this info is such a great help as all this is new to me and I am not mechanically inclined at all. I'm hoping after xmas to be able to get the set up and start doing some stuff. Thank you
  7. Thank you so much that is exactly what I have been wondering about.
  8. Hello I was wondering if I could get some info on your vacuum forming set up please?.
  9. Makers mark stamp

    I believe I paid about $160 canadian
  10. Makers mark stamp

    There's a a place called Hex N Hit there website is-http://hexnhitstamps.com/ they are in Thailand, I bought my custom stamp from them and it is amazing I got the stamp a metal handle that screws in plus the electric heated handle basically its a wood burner that attaches to the stamp to heat it. If you go to youtube and go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3JDQzETO-g he shows his stamp from them its about halfway through when he shows it.
  11. It's a wooden box I made with a door on the front, a heat light attached to the top and a hole about 1/8 of a inch larger then the bulb, a fan is attached to the side with a hole cut out to draw air in and circulate the air and I've attached wooden dowels on the inside to make shelves/hanging bars, because I make an assortment of products I needed to have shelves that I could lay things on or hang from I also made the dowels to be taken out and reattached when needed. I use the hotbox to speed up drying time, and when I use Aussie Leather Conditioner or bees wax I heat up the leather with the hotbox and after it's applied I put the product back in to help the pores open and the wax to melt into the leather. Before I had the box sunburst dying took about a week to do cause I let each stage dry for no less then 12 hours, now it's done in max 2 days. I'm hoping in the new year to make a new one it will measure 4 feet long 12 inches deep and 2 feet high it will have 4 heat lamps 4 fans, 1 shelf and 3 inner walls that can be removed individually to make different size compartments with different temps. Here's a pic of the heat lamps I use
  12. I use a hotbox and it goes in there for 3 hours with each layer that I put on it. So I do my base coat dry it for 3 hours in my hotbox, do my layer of mist back into hotbox for 3 hours, do my edges back into the hotbox for 3 hours and then I do my finishing top coat. All my dyes and resolene is applied by using airbrushes, I have 2 one is for dyes the other is only for resolene. I've never had any bleeding or blending of my dyes using this technique.
  13. Wow that's really nicely done
  14. Can you show a pick of it the next day?. As it looks in this picture its really nice. I do a sunburst effect also and yes I do a light coat of mixed 50% water/50% resolene in between each color.
  15. HD Heritage Bags...

    Beautiful work your friend is lucky to have you as a friend.