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  1. Cobra Class 26 machine

    I just purchased the class 26 and find leather thinner than 6oz. very difficult to sew. The presser feet do not hold thinner leather and it wants to move around while sewing. The feed dog is adjusted to it’s highest position. I’m certsin there is another adjustment needed, but I can’t figure it out. Any help is appreciated.
  2. Eagle walking foot info needed

    Thanks for your help
  3. Can anyone tell me about this machine, it’s capabilities and possibly a good price. I am told it’s an older machine, but don’t have a model number yet or type and size of motor. Any help is appreciated.
  4. Good buy or not?

    Thanks for sharing. Looks like you got a lot of accessories with yours. I’ve found the capabilities to be the same you as you describe. I found a roller foot I have modified a little bit. Trying to see if it will work on inlays with kid skin. What is the large spool thread set up you are using? Would you also mind sharing what brand, thread size and needle size you have been using.
  5. Good buy or not?

    Thanks so much for the input. I completely understand the need for a true leather machine and will be adding one or two in the near future. I did go look at the machine and bought it knowing it was going to have limited use for leather after reading your reply. When I saw it and the lady selling it gave me about an hour lesson, I couldn’t pass on it. The machine is in great shape and the vintage look is really cool. It’s hard to imagine what that thing has sewn over almost 60 years and I am already finding it to be a really fun machine to learn on. Again, thanks for your kindness and help.
  6. Good buy or not?

    I am going to look at a 1948 Singer 15-91 a little later. I am looking to sew small leather items like wallets, interiors (fabric and light leather) and maybe some lightweight 4-5 oz. garment and upholstery leather. The machine is in a cabinet and said to be in good working order. Prices at $75. Good price or not? Thanks for the help.
  7. Maul Suggestions?

    Sorry, I’m not sure what they cost.
  8. Maul Suggestions?

    You're welcome. Clay and Maker's Leather Supply are next door to each other about 45 minutes from me. Both are great to work with and very helpful. I do have one of Clay's petal lifters which works great and will definitely be buying more tools from him in the future.
  9. Maul Suggestions?

    Check out Clay Miller tools on facebook. He is making some unique mauls with colored handles. I do not have one, but have been in his shop and they look pretty cool.
  10. Protecting Eel skin

    I purchased mine at the local Tandy. They only had about 6 skins of different colors. The one I purchased is dark brown. I was told by a lady at Tandy that I could use resolene on it so I tested it on a key chain I made for my wife. No adverse effects at this point and seems to be working. I also sold one that did not have resolene and it is holding up fine as well.
  11. Question about Stitching Pliers

    I appreciate everyone's help. I did see these pliers, but hadn't seen a photo with the stitching holes and thought they wouldn't match the diamond shaped hole the punches make. Now that I see the holes it looks like they will work. I have watched some tutorials by Chris from Fischer Workshops and he uses both punches and this type of pliers which seem to work well. It appears to be easier when trying to line up to stitching grooves when I see him use them. I am currently working on a bag with a gusset that will be a little awkward for chisels because of the angle. Thanks, again!
  12. I have 3mm diamond stitching punches and am wondering if someone makes stitching pliers with diamond prongs that will match the punches. If so, who and where would I find them? I have searched and don't seem to find any.
  13. Protecting Eel skin

    I am new to leatherwork and have been working on key chains with an eel skin inset that is dark brown. Is there a way to protect/seal the eel skin so the brown color doesn't scrape off?