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About newcordwainer

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  • Location
    Gastonia, NC
  • Interests
    Clothing, bags, simple shoes

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Clothing, bags, simple shoes
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  1. Beginner needing machine

    Thanks Glenn. What are your thoughts on double needle machines and cylinder arm versus flat bed?
  2. Beginner needing machine

    I want to begin sewing leather clothing and bags, in addition to heaving fabric. I've been reading and researching but still unsure of the right machinery. I know I want a walking foot machine with a servo motor, and I think I want a cylinder arm to give me the ability to sew round objects and sleeves, etc. I think a double needle would be helpful, but not sure if it's vital and appears to be difficult to find with a cylinder arm.Also, torn between various brands: Consew, Cobra, Cowboy, Thor and TechSew appear to be good choices. Please share advice on all. Thanks!
  3. Durkopp machine?

    Thanks, kgg.
  4. Durkopp machine?

    I want to begin leatherworking with clothing and bags. I've done a lot of reading, primarily on this site, and it has proven incredibly helpful! I would like to buy a used machine, but they are difficult to find. I spoke with Bob at Toledo today, my first stop, but he doesn't have anything in a used walking foot machine. I checked with a resource in NC that has a Durkopp 291-162061 E2 which they will convert from a 220 volt a new 110 servo motor for $825. This resource is vetted through a close friend, so they should be credible. Any info that anyone can share on this machine would be immense helpful. I was considering a Consew 206RB-5, but would rather get something used and less expensive to start. However, I have also thought about getting a machine with a free arm so that I can have more flexibility and for ease of sewing sleeves. I'm not opposed to buying new, but trying to keep a budget for something that I'm just starting and not sure where I will end up! I encourage advice. Thanks in advance!