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  1. So, I bought a Consew 206RB-5, and I'm excited to get started. Table showed up preassembled, servo motor looks cool, whole thing seems neat...but, hey, anyone know how to set this thing up? I've read a ton of posts here, and elsewhere, watched near endless videos on Youtube, so, of course, now I know how to assemble the table that came preassembled, and how to thread the machine 80 different ways. Thing is, none of that is how to take the machine from cool parts in a box to actual, working machine. How do I install the bobbin winder? I need to drill new holes? There's a sheet metal housing that, I think, covers the belt, is that so? What are these curved springs with copper wire in them for? Or this wee metal piece lined with cork? Generally, what is all this unexplained crap, and what do I do with it all? And, of course, why is the instruction manual slightly less useful than a screen door on a submarine? I'll take my answers off the air, thank you!
  2. I have sold my CB 3200 and ordered a used reconditioned Adler 69. The 3200 was a great machine but just not what I needed. The 69 has a lot smaller dia. cyl. I will post some pictures when i receive it and get it mounted on a table that I am making for it. My question to anyone using this machine do you run a 138 thread top and bottom or a 138 on top with a 92 on the bottom.
  3. Hello all, I bought a singer 119-2 cylinder bed sewing machine and it is working fine after some tlc and a new servo motor. I would like to replace the walking feet with ones that would allow me to see the needle. The one i have now the needle goes through the front foot and makes it hard to see where im sewing especially around corners. Is there a replacement foot that will fit this machine? Having a hard time finding info on this. So far all i have seen is a foot that comes on the 78-3 but it has some teeth on the bottom and i was trying to stay away from that if i can since im sewing leather. Also i have my tension really high. I works fine but just seems really tight. I had to tighten it that much to get the seam right just doesn't seem right. Im using 138 size thread. Should i replace the tension assembly? Any info would help thank you.
  4. I read today that China is to be charged a massive amount starting at 10% and going next year to 25% on US import duties, so you guys in the states can expect massive increases in the imported sewing machines very soon, so if in doubt probably a good time to rush out and buy now if you want a new machine Not sure how it will effect the rest of us but as I imagine the US is the largest market, there could be a flood of machines on the market
  5. refurbished sewing machine

    Found this online a guy bought a house and it was in his barn. Got it for 75 dollars and refurbished it. No more hand sewing yay!
  6. Thanks a lot for ALL the great advise we get here. I just got a Singer patcher 29K58 and my issue is that I am not able to change the stitch length, I have moved down the piece in the back of the presser foot all the way down as indicated on the owners manual and the youtube videos but that doesn't change the length of the stitch. Is there any other setting that can help me change the length of the stitch? I thought that this one would be an easy one to fix but after adjusting the piece all the way down still does not work. As always, any advise will be appreciated.
  7. Hi There Folks! This is my first post, after lurking on this board for quite some time. After doing some research (mostly from Wiz and Uwe's extensive post history and wealth of knowledge) it seems like I have an idea what my needs are for my first commercial sewing machine, but still lost for which direction to go in, as it seems like I'm looking for something that may not exist. I would like to be able to sew using threads that range from #138--#277 (maybe but the need hasn't expressed itself yet). I would like to be able to sew medium and soft temper leather, as well as tooling veg, bridle, latigo in thickness that range from 1/16-3/8". I make bags, wallets and belts. Not holsters or sheaths. I also will occasionally be sewing fabric linings and canvas, wool or denim. The CB 4500 looks like the best choice for heavier weight materials and thread but I think it's overkill for what I need, and based on info from Ryan Neel, it doesn't sound like it will handle the thinner work. I do like the 16.5" arm on those machines. Based on some other posts, it sounds like I might be in no man's territory and there aren't really machines that can work in the thread weight range. Do I understand that correctly or am I missing something? Any suggestions would be great to hear! Thanks! Patrick, The Masses
  8. Enduro pro sm645-1p

    I recently purchased a juki lu563. It came with an extra motor, a enduro pro sm645-1p. It was missing the fuse cap and fuse. I contacted enduro and they can’t tell me what amp fuse is used with this motor. Does anyone know what amp buss fuse is used with this motor? I’d like to get it running. thanks
  9. Enduro pro sm645-1p

    I recently purchased a juki lu563. It CSM with an extra motor, a enduro pro sm645-1p. It was missing the fuse cap and fuse. I contacted enduro and they can’t tell me what amp fuse is used with this motor. Does anyone know what amp buss fuse is used with this motor? I’d like to get it running. thanks
  10. Treadle Based Machine For Sale in NavasotaTX

    I have a machine we bought to do shows and it just did not work out doing shows(not the machine,the shows) So we added a treadle base and made it usable as either a hand cranker or a treadler. It sews light leathers, uses regular machine needles (including the home type leather points). Easy to clean and take care of and would be great if you wish to use it out front at a ren faire or the like. I have video of it going and all on FB so using the link to my page there for pictures ETC. Email me dancethellano @ hotmail. Asking $300.00 for it https://www.facebook.com/pg/Cassandras-Dragonworks
  11. I found a walking foot machine with reverse that fits my budget ($450). It's the CONSEW 118. I haven't found too much info on YouTube for this machine. The seller claims it was a back-up for him and has been stored indoors for the life of the machine. The pictures seem to support his claim as it is a clean machine. I intend to use this machine for leather wallets, backpacks, messenger bags using thinner leather. I'd like to do some basic holsters and upholstery in the future. I would very much appreciate your honest opinions, especially information regarding; space parts vendors/availability, needle recommendations, where to purchase additional presser feet, etc. Thank you all. Mark in Colorado.
  12. Hi all! I am new to everything sewing... so you can bet that I have watched every tutorial out there that I can find. However, I cannot figure out why my machine sews 2 full stitches before my skipping many, many stitches. I have a Rex607z (shh! I am poor). I have been trying to learn for its equivalent machines like barraccuda 200z amd sailrite LSW. I have rethreaded, changed the needle (135x15 tri and upholstery thread...should be #69 but it does not say clearly), re-done bobbin, changed needle bar height, checked for burrs and bent things, and re-oiled everything. The kicker, the sewing machine will sew through jersey knit fabric (1 layer) with no skipped stitches. When I sew deer hide with a straightline, the ol' Rex makes two stitches then skips everything after. If it is in zigazag, it will only pick up the bobbin thread in a straight line..not in zigzag. Anyways, if anyone has any auggestions at all about what is going on and how to fix it, please let me know! Thank you all!
  13. I've seen many helpful topics on leather sewing machines, but what hand cranked machines (especially older ones) are good for, say, up to 2 pieces of 8 ounce veg tan? Any advice would be much appreciated! Did Jones ever make one btw? Apologies if this was covered and I missed it.
  14. I have a Techsew 5100 se and I need to adjust the height of the presser foot but I have no clue on how to do this, watched the dvd read the manual and neither mention how this is done. Any help is appreciated. I'm trying to lower it all the way down.
  15. I’ve never used a sewing machine before and just stitch bags and wallets by hand. I am considering a second hand Juki LS-341N as my first machine, and I have a few questions. I’m really hoping you could help me out. Is Juki LS-341n a good machine for stitching 2 to 3 layers of 2mm vegtanned leather? How about oil or chrome tanned leather? Denim? Thick canvas? Do I really need a servo machine with it? I was told by a local dealer that it is more expensive than a clutch motor and since electricity in our country is not that stable, any fluctuations will damage the computer board of the servo motor. Will using an AVR solve the problem? Also, what specific things should I look for in a servo motor? I also remember the dealer saying that locally available servo motors are too weak. We use 220v here. Can I use a 110v servo motor from the US and just have it shipped here? Is that a good idea? If yes, what specifications for the transformer should I use? If I won’t be able to get my hands on a servo motor immediately and have to use a clutch motor, what should be the specs? What should I ask the dealer/mechanic to do with the clutch motor so I could use the sewing machine while waiting for a servo replacement? If I use the machine with denim, or denim and leather, do I need to switch to a clutch motor? For 2 layers of 2 mm thick vegetable tanned leather, what kind of needles should I buy? How about for 3 layers? I plan to use Vinymo thread. What’s the thickest size I could use with the Juki 341n and what kind/number of needle is appropriate? If I go a size thinner, what’s the corresponding size of needle should I use? I’ve read that some sewing machines tend to leave marks on the leather. What is that part called? Is there a special tool I could use to avoid that? I’ve also read that some people had to file down the ridges. Could I buy an already-smooth one? What other things/attachments should I buy so I could maximize the use of the machine? Sorry for bombarding you with questions. Although I’ve read some posts pertaining to this specific machine, I wasn’t really able to find out if it’s okay to use it with vegtanned leather. Thank you so much!
  16. PFAFF 30

    Hi. I’ve just been gifted a 1953 PFAFF 30 sewing machine and I’m in the process of cleaning it and restoring it in the hope that I can use it to sew small leather goods. It’s the Australian version and has a Wernard 240v 0.38amp motor which still works. The US version came with a 1.5amp motor which, according to the YouTube videos I’ve watched has a lot of punch power (torque) making it a great modification for sewing leather. Is issue I have though is that this motor is only 110v. Can anyone help with shedding light on this machine specifically with using it for sewing leather? Are there other 240v motors which would be appropriate and what other modifications should I consider for it. I’m in the process of cleaning it so haven’t tested the punching power of the 0.38amp motor yet. It’s such a beautiful little machine and I’d love to bring it back to life and put it to use. My step father, who has late stage Parkinson’s, gave it to me and I’d love very much to have him see it working and making things again. He remembers it working from when he was a child. Thanks in advance.
  17. Youtube video of a sewing machine setup

    Concept Setup efka dc1550aB321 durkopp adler model 366 Hope you enjoy, maybe a little technical for some to follow for seven minutes, thanks so much for watching. A lot of work went into this for sure. 1080P Available within settings, clear video of control panel gauges buttons presser foot roller
  18. Juki LU-1508 for sale

    Hey there folks, My parents have asked me to help them sell their Juki LU-1508 to help pay for medical expenses. I believe we've had this machine since early-to-mid 2000's. My folks re-upholstered our boat with it, I re-upholstered my dad's bench-seat in his toyota pickup for my senior project, and other than that it's not seen a ton of use---I'd say under 150 hrs, and most of that very light use. I don't know a ton about the machine, but it is in excellent working order and was recently serviced. There is a crack in the plastic belt-drive cover, but other than that it is in excellent cosmetic shape. My mom mentioned that they paid extra for the variable speed and to make sure that feature is noted. This machine is located in Lake Tahoe, California. My dad is currently in no shape from chemo-therapy to deal shipping this item, so it is local pickup for now. BUT: if there is no local interest, I will likely transport it down to Pasadena, CA where I can either sell it there or arrange for shipping myself. Asking $1600 PM me for more high-res photos Thanks!
  19. Toro 3200 For Sale

    I have an Artisan Toro 3200 for sale. I purchased the machine new in 2010 and estimate it has been used 150-200 hours. It comes with pedestal stand and table top, left, right, and double presser feet, and roller guide. I'll also include extra needles and bobbins, as well as several spools of thread and machine oil. The machine has been well cared for and is in excellent condition. Asking price is $1600. I won't be able to ship so pick up will be the only option. I'm located in Colorado but am willing to meet within a short distance for delivery.
  20. Purchased it three years ago from Bob Kovar, with intention of making knives sheaths (I am a knife maker) and knife rolls, but ended up not using it. Machine is available for viewing and pickup in New Rochelle, New York 10801. Shipping freight will be about $200 to a home address, $135 to a business. Will deliver for free within 60 miles. Comes with a stitching guide. Would consider a reasonable offer. Thanks for looking. Marko
  21. Hi Guys, Need some help. I am making a ostrich handbag for a customer but when I sew the leather it is dropping several stitches in a row. From 24 stitches only 7 was not dropped. When I change the leather to chrome tanned or veg tanned - no stitches are dropped. The ostrich leather is very soft and somewhat fuzzy. Could you help me understand why stitches are dropped. I use a Typical (GC2603) Cylinder bed walking foot sewing machine, DPx135 x 17 (18/110) needle with M39 polyester thread. Look forward to your help.
  22. How's it goin' everyone! I'm a newbie here and just recently found this sight a couple weeks ago. I've always wanted to get into leather craft a few years back and just recently bought me some stamps! I'm mainly looking to make belts, knife sheaths and the occasional wallet. When it comes to sewing machines I am lost! What type of sewing machine do I need for these types of projects? anything that I can buy at the store and readily available? Or do the older/vintage machines do better for these types of projects? Any info is greatly appreciated!
  23. Consew 227R

    Consew 227R, not sure of age but in good working order. Speed reducer, table, flat top attachment. Moving shop to a smaller location or it would not be for sale. I am out of room. Pick up in Western, NC. $1050.00
  24. Please help ID this machine. Front flywheel like a Frobana ...but too much difference???? Swiss made. does anyone have a manual? The curved needle is really a hook to pull the bottom thread to the top where it engages the upper billhook and shuttle/bobbin holder. Bottom thread is held in 2 "fingers" which present the bottom thread to the needle/hook. how do I adjust the needle to catch the bottom thread ....now it just misses.
  25. Selling near new Cobra Class 4

    Due to my health, I am giving up the trade. Selling my nearly new Cobra Class 4 standard package. It has 12 hours of use on it. I was just starting to learn the machine. Didn't even use up the spool of thread it came with. Still has 7 of the 10 needles and everything else is totally new and unused. This is an awesome machine that can handle up to 1 3/4" thickness in leather as well as sew canvas, biothane etc. Everything is perfect on it except one tiny nick on the feed dog where I broke a needle when tension was too tight. It does not affect sewing at all, didn't even buff it out. If you are looking for a heavy duty workhorse, that will make you money back in production, this is it! Asking $2000 flat for pickup in the Ohio area. Willing to drive a ways to meet. Shipping is possible but you arrange it and pay and I will take it to the shippers. It will need to be crated and sent freight through one of the freight shippers. It is heavy! I cannot send it in a cardboard box. I accept paypal or cashiers check. Near new condition $2000 Shipping NOT included. Minimal transport included upon agreement. Standard Package-https://www.leathermachineco.com/product/cobra-class-4-s-standard-package/