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  1. Greetings, You may or may not find this interesting: in Leather Article.pdf Bob Stelmack
  2. After the bobbin is placed in the bobbin holder, then run the thread though the cut slot and exit between the spaces on the bobbin tension spring. I couldn't see from the video if you did it right. Then DO NOT pull the the thread the way you show in the video. The thread is meant to come out of the bobbin from the top, otherwise the thread will fray. Make sure the bobbin is not too full or rubbing one the bobbin case. The tension discs will loose tension if you have raised the foot, either by the manual latch or by the pedal on the floor. If neither is the case then the pin that opens the tension discs is stuck. Hope this helps. Bob Stelmack
  3. Ask Earnie at . They are the best at repair and can advise on all types of sewing requirements. I suspect that he will recommend one of the sewing machine sponsors at the top of
  4. Staples work really well when sewing anything on top on hair-on-hide leather! Bob Stelmack
  5. Just start with whatever you have. Make mistakes. Learn and most of all Have Fun! You might start a trend for nubuck chaps...
  6. If you treat it with!/Natural-Leather-Protector-16oz/p/35500434/category=9139678 this you will have it waterproofed and more stain resistant. I have tonnes of nubuck over the years and made leather book covers. Nice and feels nice. Or try this produce:!/Suede-Nubuck-Protector-8oz/p/35774868/category=9139678 Bob Stelmack
  7. I do the same thing and fill the lib balm containers with Skidmore's Beeswax Waterproofing ( I buy it in bulk. There is an article in the RawHide Gazette ( on page 10 that shows the process and give ordering information for lip balm filling materials. Hope this helps.
  9. ....or just pour some Fiebings dark brown spirit dye into the mixture. ;-)
  10. When I lived in England I went to a wood store and pleased to purchase 2" x 4" by the meter and the 2by4's were finished undersized like ours in the US. ;-) Bob Stelmack
  11. Just had to say: "Punctuation matters". Is that a bear with antlers and covered in feathers?
  12. Here is a few views of one style. Suggest you search the internet for what you are looking for and look at the pictures. Hope this helps.... Bob Stelmack
  13. Google search revealed this: