KennethM

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  1. What am I doing wrong?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/sthq279elkx3wa8/0114191453.mp4?dl=0
  2. What am I doing wrong?

    Here's another issuie I am having https://www.dropbox.com/s/sthq279elkx3wa8/0114191453.mp4?dl=0
  3. What am I doing wrong?

    So far techsew has not been the greatest help per say.. I sent them photos of the wallet asking for advice on what went wrong and how can I fix the issue or avoid the issue .As I am having the ssme problem on every wallet regardless of needle. Mind you my needle stitch lenght is not accurate either..this is what they email me.
  4. What am I doing wrong?

    Update: So I had some free time today.Trying to figure some things out.Techsew techsupport is looking into my emails I started following the sailright sewing machinw manual to try to figure some things out I first at trying to proplery balance the pressure feet alternating height So I set the otter pressure goot to lift 4mm and the inner to lift 2-3mm per the sailright manual. Then by hand I did a stitch per inch test. I noticed going forward I am now more consistent of about 7 Mm but the last puncture looks to be closer to 8 mm. Then when I go in reverse and pray that I go through the same holes ..well I dont I make new stitching holes..check out this photo.. All and any help is welcomend
  5. What am I doing wrong?

    Yes thought I fixed it..guess I didnt do it properly
  6. What am I doing wrong?

    I did a paper test.I used the hand wheel to check my stitching spacing and its off.I'm not getting correct stitch spacing. 1)why is the happening? 2)how do I fix this?
  7. What am I doing wrong?

    Got a questions for everybody since I'm new and still learning about sewing machines. Shouldn't the needle and middle foot touch the material your sewing/feed dog together in sync?Becuase mine do not .
  8. What am I doing wrong?

    Ah that makes sense.Thank you
  9. What am I doing wrong?

    Ill have to keep this in mind and double check.I was using #69 with a 18 needle but just bought some bigger needles for #92 thread Can you explain what you mean when referring to consistency and sewn face up?
  10. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks man.I thought I was doing this but perhaps I did bring the needle up enough
  11. What am I doing wrong?

    Thank you I will keep this in mind..not sure my needle point type.I just bought some new bigger needles. How do you turn corners with no tension realse Thanks Ron.The pressure foot would stick before I switched them out,they still stick matter of fact but will give them a email.
  12. What am I doing wrong?

    Hey Matt I am using leather spefic needles.But thank you. I am glueing my leather.Using E600..I was using leather cement from tandy but I wanted to try something different. I have the pressure feet as lose as possible when this was sewed.I suppose I should have practiced on a scrap for 3 layers.I did a practice run for 2 layers and it was perfect.Thank you for the tips I will try this out.I'm confident its fine tho!
  13. What am I doing wrong?

    Hmmm..maybe I'm not sure lol.Need someone smarter then me to confirm
  14. I been having this issue on every wallet I try.I recently bought my first sewing machine.A techsew 1460..When I see my wallets the top side looks great.However the bottom side is horrible.Especial the corner look bad on the bottom side.When I approach a corner I hand wheel it untill I get to the turning point.Leave the needle in then use the knee clutch and then rotate my work. I am using tandy leather.2-3 oz..I didnt skive this leather.Using #69 thread with a size 18 needle 135x16 needle system...please help..burned about 10 wallets.I have tried different pressure feet pressure combo.New needles..nothing has helped..its always the corner and the back side of my wallets. https://www.dropbox.com/s/iq6fiyji5uwcfdu/0109191541a.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ysifjlgakmb9s8w/0109191541b.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ku0bafeeqmplao1/0109191541.jpg?dl=0
  15. Ammo butt stock

    Hello everyone.Hope everyone is having a great new years.My nephew got his first riffle for Christmas.A Remington 770 308.I want to make him a Ammon butt stock carrier. I think I have a idea on how to do it but could use some advice.Here is what I was going to do. Use 6 oz veg tan ,that's the total is..2 ,3 oz panels. Trace the stock on some paper for my pattern.Tool the top layer.Add my eyelets.Then glue that layer on to another layer so the eyelets wont scratch the stock. I was going to cut a strap and some slots out .Then weave the strap in and out the slots for the Ammon belt. Some questions.. How do I figure out how far apart to add the slots for the ammo. Do you guys add extra room on the pattern for the leather thickness?