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  1. Hey does anyone have any advice on how to put together a canvas burnisher, for use on a drill press? (links to what's needed / where to buy would be really helpful too!
  2. @KeithHideWorks very nice set up!
  3. Any users use a Kingsley hot stamping machine for leather? Figured we could start a thread sharing helpful tips. Nothing is too basic to share
  4. @Techsew Ron sent an updated email - please check it out when you get a chance thanks!
  5. Thanks Ron, will do ! You all are very helpful
  6. Hey all, It's a new machine @cdthayer. Took a look at again in slow-mo, and I really do think it's something to do with Gregg From Keystone Sewing suggested: "Often the presser feet and feed dog do not match, and the points of contact tell the story." I feel like I've tried so many different combinations to see what's the problem - but going to try all original factory settings again - original presser feed, feed dog, etc. It would mean that whatever / even minor uneven surface there is now really pushes that material to the side (it's almost impossible to correct when it's moving along). So it would be a great relief if that's all it is - but also onto the next thing to figure out with the leatherworker.net community -- how to get level smooth feed dogs. For now, still working this out. Suggestions welcome Keep you all posted!
  7. Appreciate the feedback! I'm going to check the upper swing block like you suggested when I get back to the machine. A bit confused how to do that but I think once I'm back in front of the machine it'll be clear (*fingers crossed*). I did get a feed-dog with the teeth removed and it doesn't mark, but it might have that slope / uneven surface. That's another thing I'm going to look into too! -- I'm going to place the factory feed-dog on and see if the shift still happens with the flat feed dog.
  8. Hahaha thanks for the laugh definitely needed that Thanks for the suggestion! Feels more steady, but it does still push out the material to the side when the feed dog comes up. Not sure if it's helpful to note, but it does the same in the middle of pieces, not on the edge as well for what I'm using now. I read another post where they mentioned that sometimes the bottom feed mechanism causes more trouble than helping - wondering if that's the case here.
  9. I have a walking foot machine - Techsew 2750 (similar to 2700, but with a bigger bobbin). Happy to have it. It's set up on with a table attachment to sew two flat pieces of 3-3.5oz together, 1/8" from the edge. Tension looks like its good - lock in the middle, machine running smoothly... except.. as it sews it veers the material, pushing it to the left (pushing the stitch line closer and closer to the edge). The only way I've been able to sew so far is to wrestle persuade the material to feed thru the machine at an opposing angle to somewhat try to correct it as it goes along. That doesn't work so well, and is leaving too much room for error on important pieces Upon a closer look, with and without the needle, the material is moving very slightly to the left, each time the feed dog and needle first come into contact with the material (center and walking foot still down (with walking foot about to lift if action continues). I've tried increasing presser foot pressure; all types of edge guide combinations, guiding by hand; no guide, no thread (with / without needle), and just running the machine at a slow speed to see how straight it sews on its own -- still shifts. I was originally using a center & left foot combo, but then switched to center & double foot to see if that would help with more surface area on the back of the feet touching the material. That didn't fix the problem either. The feed dog seems to be at a good height and has worked out well in keeping leather from getting pushed down, while not horribly marring the back as much as a sharp-toothed feed dog did (it's a smoother version, as the sharp toothed cuts up the leather). For a clean slate, I've set the machine back to the lighter presser foot pressure I have been using for a while now, and ready to keep trying to figure it out.. Since it's not a viable option for me to sew then cut material to size, what are some other things you all recommend I can try on the machine to correct the way the material is feeding thru? I've seen people just let their machine sew on it's own and it goes straight. That's ideal, but I'll even settle for a partial fix. Thank you in advance for the help! P.S. Techsew suggested increasing presser foot pressure so far, which I tried, but also looking forward to getting more feedback from this community as I continue to work with this out from all angles.
  10. True. Maybe just time to give another makers Dremel burnisher a try. Going to try to contact the maker about it again; looks like they sell a lot, maybe I just got the bad one in the bunch. Thanks!
  11. Thank you all for your help! I tried going to power burnishing with a dremel a while back, but it vibrated way too much, even at very low speeds. I bought the burnisher from ebay, but maybe it was off center? I tried to reach out to see if that was the case and no luck.. Anyway, worried about a drill press wobbling off the work bench if the dremel shook that much - and when I came across the Weaver and Cobra, they seem sturdy enough to not do that. But I'll start looking into good drill presses! Home Depot or Online are really the only choices I have. If yall have a preferred model, please send along
  12. Ah, that's true.. any good (quiet as you can get) drill press recommendations out there? Also still interested to hear anyones experience with the Cobra and Weaver burnishers, if they've tried them
  13. Hi all! Anyone here have experience with / or have tested both the Weaver Master Tools Leather Slicker and the Cobra MP Burnisher? I've read a few posts about making a similar machine with a double grinder, but between the Weaver and Cobra-- which would you prefer?
  14. Wondering what you all think is the most useful and reliable leather single edge creaser (not with the intension of hot creasing), that is being made today. Something made well like what I hear about the vintage Gomph's, but by a tool shop still in production so that it's possible to get it new / without having to track down or tune-up.
  15. Ah, thank you electathon. Searched for Bob Douglas contact info and found this info in another post. Hopefully the info is still valid. Douglas Tools 46-S Wakely Road Sheridan, WY 82801 Phone: 307-737-2222 Bob Douglas email