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    Franklin, TN
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    Leather Bags and Messenger Bags, Design, High-End Leather Products, Leather Guilds

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    Journals, Book Covers, Laser Cutting/Engraving, Bag Making
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  1. Like new, Cobra 5110 Post Machine. Description below: 7″ Tall Post Roller Presser Foot Drop Feed System Reverse Lever 5-25 Stitches Per Inch Top Load Bobbin Sews up to 12 oz. 46-92 Thread Size 135×8 Needle System Digital D.C. Servo Motor Heavy Duty Speed Reducer 28 LED Super Beam Lamp Drive Unit With Wheels 80-85% New We bought this machine to use on stiffer 5-6oz rugged style leather totes and messenger bags with large stitching, but we realized afterward it wasn't suited for our purposes. This machine is ideal for soft leather or canvas bags, and shoes. Machine was sold to us missing the bobbin cover, which can be seen in the second image. This part can be ordered from (ask for Steve). There is also one dethreaded bolt in the frame of the table where the foot pedal brace attaches (my fault for tightening it too tight), which can easily be replaced. Asking price is $1,000.00.
  2. Cobra 8810 Post Bed for Sale

    FYI this post is inaccurate. The sewing machine is a Cobra 5110 Post Bed and I will be uploading a new and updated post with pictures
  3. Cobra 8810 Post Bed for Sale

    Thanks Tom
  4. Cobra 8810 Post Bed for Sale

    I recently purchased a Cobra Post Bed machine with a rolling foot from a lady who couldn't find room for it in her tiny shop and after purchasing I have no use for it. It's in amazing condition and has only been used no more than ten times. I'm asking $1000 for it

    Thanks so much for this video! That's helpful

    It depends on how soft your leather is, but I've been hot stamping leathers for a while now too. I use a Howard Personalizer and heat up the tray to 325 degrees and stamp first without the foil and a second time with. It turns out great most of the time.

    I use chrome tanned leather and also make custom stamps from a hard plastic called Delrin that I use on every one of my products. I've had no issue embossing the leather, but I use a 50 ton hydraulic press.
  8. Filling Grooves In On My Feed Dog

    Good Idea! Thanks, I've already filled it with epoxy so I'll see what happens in about 3 more hours
  9. So I have a Techsew 3650 HD that I haven't used in about 2 years because the feed dog leaves the ugly tracks on the underside of my work (I'm only using 5 oz. Leather) I was wondering if anyone has ever filled those grooves on the feed dog with epoxy or another sealant and whether or not that would still pull the leather through but without the gaudy tracks underneath? If not that, is there another way to avoid leaving the tracks?
  10. How did you get the one pictured first to fold over so nicely? Very nice work brother
  11. Wow, very pretty gun koozie. Also, I love .45's and that one now has a nice home
  12. Really sweet design, and the stitches look awesome. Nice job
  13. Love the bags, very pretty color!
  14. 5 oz. cowhide that we call Rugged Folklore
  15. Here is the second messenger bag i've made. I didn't include the shoulder strap in this picture and I should have gotten more before I sold it, but here it is! There is a hidden tuck catch behind the front straps so they actually dont come apart.