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    Arlington, Texas just outside of Dallas
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    Cowboy Machine Dealership

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    Leather Sewing Machines, handbags, holsters & belts
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  1. CB 4500 Thread Tension

    Color of thread does indeed change the stiffness of the thread. I think the chemistry of the dyes changes how the bonding affects the thread. I have 3-4 different brands of thread in my store, and in all of them, the darker colors are more stiff, more wiry . White/naturals tend to be softest. browns/blacks more wiry. Stiffness of the thread affects how the tension discs work on the thread, and the shape of the loop created by the rising needle. Normally, softer threads need a touch more tension to get perfect, and wiry threads a touch less.
  2. HAAS Tanneries Large Scrap

    lbs of leather is a very traditional method of selling leather. You're not crazy at all. In fact, when buying blue salted hides, it's not unusual to specify Cubic Meters. Why? because hides are transported in containers. A 20 ft container has a volume of 33 CBM, and a 40 ft container has 67 CBM. I've even heard of selling leather by the "barrel" or ''butt" which is how some wet hides/leathers were transported prior to containers.
  3. Attention! Today is the LAST day to order COWBOY SEWING MACHINES before prices go up 8% on Nov 1st due to tariffs! A lot of people have been waiting to order machines, hoping that there will be a black friday sale, or holiday discount. DON'T WAIT. Tomorrow, NOV 1st 2018, the tariffs are applied and the prices go up 8%. This increase is larger than any black friday discount that could be applied. We've put this off as long as possible, but it has to happen tomorrow. MAKE YOUR MOVE NOW! Come tomorrow, all the prices will increase. Since all of our thread is American Made, it will stay at $19/1lb cone. Alexander Blackhear President/Owner Solar Leather Machines www.solar-leather.com 817-422-9151
  4. Attention! Today is the LAST day to order COWBOY SEWING MACHINES before prices go up 8% on Nov 1st due to tariffs! A lot of people have been waiting to order machines, hoping that there will be a black friday sale, or holiday discount. DON'T WAIT. Tomorrow, NOV 1st 2018, the tariffs are applied and the prices go up 8%. This increase is larger than any black friday discount that could be applied. We've put this off as long as possible, but it has to happen tomorrow. MAKE YOUR MOVE NOW! Come tomorrow, all the prices will increase. Since all of our thread is American Made, it will stay at $19/1lb cone. Alexander Blackhear President/Owner Solar Leather Machines www.solar-leather.com 817-422-9151
  5. **NEED HELP** Consew Con-Serv E6 error

    This is similar to the Enduro SM-650. Go here for a manual. Roll down until you see the manual about halfway down the page. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/544bce89e4b0eb63aaac64f3/t/59975ec16a49631c0cc7dd66/1503092425014/manual-SM650-1-and-SM650-2-English.pdf for this model, it usually means the light sensor attached to the pedal is faulty. It's an easy swap if you have the parts.
  6. Cowboy 3200 foot impressions.....help needed

    Build a "dry box" Just a basic wood box with a 100w lightbulb in it. The bulb will quickly heat the box to a very warm, dry temp, and greatly increase your drying speed.
  7. Cowboy 3200 foot impressions.....help needed

    top of the machine, left hand side, theres a large black screw that adjusts the foot pressure. If you are pre-glueing the holster together, then you can unscrew that large screw and reduce the foot pressure QUITE a bit. NOTE: when you take the double toe off, and replace it with the single toe, the pressure on the single toe is DOUBLED to resist the spring.
  8. Cobra Class 26 machine

    THIS. Exactly. Especially those folks sewing holsters with 277 on top and 138 on the bottom. What's the point?!
  9. Cobra 14 splitter V’s cowboy 8020

    Tell us exactly what type and thickness of leather you want to split.
  10. Juki LU-2810 engineer's manual

    I'll check my archive. I have about 300 manuals dating back to the turn of the century.
  11. Sewing machine from china???

    Neither of those machines are going to sew your sheaths or holsters. Get a 441 clone from a local dealer in slovenia.
  12. Sewing Machines Question and Recommendation

    EXACTLY. I see lots and LOTS of guys sewing holsters with 138. And they'll each argue that it's plenty strong because they twist in in their hands and it holds together. But a holster's job is to retain the weapon during a struggle, and let me tell ya, if a 225 lb man wants a gun, he'll unzip that 138 thread by yanking straight out on the holster. I've seen it, I've done it myself. Use NOTHING LESS than 277. And for the love of Science, use 277 top AND bottom. It's pointless to have 277 on top and 138 on bottom. It'll just unzip.
  13. Special edition? Cb4500

    Hopefully they'll find the matching handwheel and pedestal post. And the table top, and the motor, and the speed reducer......
  14. Shoe upper leather perforator

    Wow! What a gem of a find!
  15. Is there an attachement for CB4500 for finishing leather edges?

    You need to be careful using the grinder like that. If whatever you're clogging the wheel with has a different rate of expansion than the actual stone of the wheel, you stand a decent chance of fracturing the wheel and having it let go all over the shop. You need to buy some canvas wheels that are specifically made for doing this. Or leather wheels. You're gonna hurt yourself.