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About rodneywt1180b

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    Centralia, WA
  • Interests
    Woodworking, sewing, now looking at leather

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
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    covering custom cane handles
  • How did you find
    searched on web for leather working forums

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  1. The Singer 201 is one of the best domestic sewing machines Singer ever made. They also saw a lot of commercial use from tailors and dress makers. Great for fabric but not necessarily a leather machine though they should handle garment weight leather just fine. We don't see too many of the newer style like that one here in the USA. Rodney
  2. Nice job! I'm another fan of Dungeness crab. Rodney
  3. I forgot to add: is favored by the vintage sewing machine crowd for parts. It pays to buy better quality bobbins, etc instead of the big box store stuff. Rodney
  4. The top, larger machine is either a Singer 15 of a Japanese made 15 clone. I don't see the Singer badge so I'm thinking clone. Both machines are for domestic use. They can sew garment weight leather but I wouldn't give either one a steady diet of heavier stuff. They're really not made for heavier weights of leather though both are better made than most modern domestic machines. I'm not sure how heavy of thread they can handle. My sewing with them has been with standard household thread. Both use easily available needles (15x1, standard for most newer domestic machines) I think up to size 20. The top machine uses class 15 bobbins, the 99 uses class 66 bobbins. Rodney
  5. I like both but the dragon flesh rules. Rodney
  6. Lucky dog. Rodney
  7. I'll be praying for you. Rodney
  8. That's the main reason I signed up-to learn how to do a proper job of covering cane handles with leather. Rodney
  9. I'm sorry for your loss. It's a very nice tribute. Well done and the frame sets your work off nicely. Rodney
  10. You'll have to round up some mead and find out. Rodney
  11. Nice looking bag. I would have loved something like that when I was still playing D&D. (many years ago now) Congrats! It's always a great feeling when your work is appreciated by others. Rodney
  12. I love the sculptures too. I've never seen leather used like that. Rodney
  13. Thank you! Nice job on the axe too. Rodney
  14. Welcome! And Good For You! I don't drink nearly as much as I used to. It's amazing how much more time, money and energy you'll have for other hobbies. Rodney
  15. Nice looking work. I'd like to see more of the axe too. I'm thinking your friend is going to be pleased. Rodney