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  1. Auction this Sunday to include items from a closed saddle repair business including machinery, hardware, tools, books, patterns, buckles, hardware, lots of miscellaneous.... Many more items than shown on auction listing. I'll add more photos shortly. http://shyauctioncompany.com/sales Located outside of Bismarck, MO. Ferdinand Bull 900B - Works great! Built to sew up to 1 inch leather, down to 4 oz. with thread size 69 - 415 (6 cord). Was originally purchased new from Ferdco and used by a saddle maker building new saddles and doing general saddle and tack repair. Includes Standard foot, Right toed foot (stirrup foot), Left toed foot, Blanket foot, Buckle foot, Wax pot, Drop Down Roller Guide, Clutch motor with speed reducer, Table with Thread Spool Holder and Work Light, 4 bobbins, Instruction Manual, Extra Needles, Thread, Tools. I really loved using this machine. Easy to use and maintain. Singer 136w110 Post Machine I never used this machine so I can't vouch for how it runs. The original owner of the shop did use it. Comes with some spare bobbins. I don't have a good picture as it's behind a bunch of furniture and I can't get to it at the moment. It's mounted on a work table with thread spool holder. Randall Creasing Machine - with single and double crease flat rollers and stand. Two 5 -in-1 machines Landis Leather splitter Fudge wheel machine Not sure if this is now considered a novelty or if saddle fitters and saddle makers still use them. A Saddletech Gauge - including a wooden case, brochures, and assessment sheets. Was designed to assist with fitting saddles and to specify measurements when ordering custom trees. Will post pics of the gauge later today. Lots of buckles, hardware, tools, etc...
  2. Hi - I have a Ferdinand 900-B that hasn't been used in over a year. I oiled and greased it and I'm having a problem getting the tension adjusted. It looks like the bobbin tension is too tight or the top tension is too loose. I've adjusted the top tension but it isn't making a difference. I need to adjust the bottom tension but I can't figure out how. I don't ever remember having to adjust it before. The manual says to loosen the lockscrew, and then turn another screw (labeled D in the figure). The figure isn't very clear and I can't tell what screw D is... Can anyone help? Thanks, Ann
  3. Hi, Sorry , no I don't. I do still have the stitch marker. Ann
  4. that's really nice. thanks for sharing the pic.
  5. That's gorgeous. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. and fellow craftsman. I always liked seeing his work. Ann
  6. Almost a shame that you're going to be sitting on that. Beautiful work. Ann
  7. alb


    I sure like the look of these. How will they be used? Is there a forum post that tells more about them?
  8. He will certainly be missed. I loved looking at his work and appreciate his contributions to this forum. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Ann
  9. I appreciate you posting this. I can't figure out where you would put the lace to use this, however. ????? what am I missing?
  10. I'll have to pull that book out. I know it's around here somewhere......
  11. Very inspiring! Thanks for posting.
  12. Can you guys describe how you use your bargrounders. The times I've tried with mine, I was not at all impressed! I know it takes practice, but it would help to hear the technique from someone who has mastered it. Thanks!!!! Ann
  13. After the two pieces have been glued, if you have much leather to remove from the edge to even things up, and you don't have a machine, you can use a broken piece of glass, held at about a 30 degree angle to scrape along the edge. Use the glass to remove leather and get things pretty even, then use the sandpaper/sanding sponge. Ann
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