katit

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About katit

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    automotive
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    upholstery
  1. Fortuna Skiver Questions

    Have you bought this machine? Wonder what is the acceptable price as well...
  2. Bottom is not a problem for what I need. Need to make sure top is not marked
  3. Thanks! Markings on leather is a nono for me. I see few of those machines around with much higher prices but seems like it’s now what I need
  4. Hm. What about this machine? Couple hundred miles.. https://peoria.craigslist.org/for/d/juki-sewing-machine/6643821166.html
  5. You can quickly google them. $1300 might be my bad, it's more when all completed. But there is new head for $1150 for example. Bottom line - they can be had cheaper than 206-RB5 and if they truly the same and made in Japan - probably better deal..
  6. I made an offer, seller said he will wait and try to get full price for it but will get back to me if nothing happen. I figured for work that need to be done + Servo motor $400 is probably right price. Yes, it seems like this machine was sitting for a while with all that patina(rust?)
  7. Seiko I mentioned available online brand new
  8. Floyd, thanks. what “two bills” means? Never heard this phrase before
  9. I think it’s very helpful what you do. Knowing price points like this can make one feel great when better deal found
  10. OOH-vuh Doing more reading and found your post about new Consew 206RB-5 vs Seiko counterpart. If I want quality made in Japan - I can just get this Seiko for $1300 or so, then top range you posted ($1200) for used 206RB-2 kind of pointless, no?
  11. Machine is from owner, not from shop. No patina/rust which is good sign for me. Other than that - it's lottery anyway. But at least this one is not some basement stored for ages machine
  12. What would be a good price for good confition 206RB-2 with sewquiet 3000 dc motor?
  13. So, the only way to try and find one used would be monitoring all sewing machines and looking at clues, then checking specs by model. I mean in general you can tell by look that it's NOT walking foot for sure.
  14. I'm sure it's possible, just not sure I need to settle with lack of reverse when choosing machine. To put it in perspective - my granpa was sewing leather coats (with fur) for living. I know it was Singer machine circa 1930. I know it was manual drive. I know it's not walking foot. And he was very good and did great job with this machine. I think it had modded spring to sew leather. But reading more about all that I think he did a lot with very little.
  15. I afraid for car upholstery turning 180 degree will not be practical. There is bigger awkward pieces and sewing padding to them, etc. Locking need to be done a lot. I can see when doing belts/holsters it can be done by hand but with lot's of seams it will get old soon