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    Regina, SK Can.
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    Tack and saddle repairs

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  1. HI. I'd almost be willing to give up my Pearson No.6 for a shop like that. Beautiful, room to move around and set up a shop like it should be, not a cubby hole like many of us have where you have to leave the room to change your mind. Very nice set-up. Layo
  2. Hi Tbiglug I remember my Grandpa had a tobacco pouch made out of a cat,s bladder. No seam, had a draw string and very soft to the touch. Now if you're a heavy smoker and know a butcher you could request the size you need i.e sheep, goat, yearling bull, largest of all ask for "Ferdinand's"Jewelry box". Make compartments for you pipe, lighter and whatever else maybe a wedge of apple to keep the tobacco fresh. Still have room for a drawstring. Good Luck!! LOL Merry Xmas and a Better New Year to all Layo
  3. Hi, McMuck. I live in Regina just east of you and have a lot of equipment that may be of interest to you.. The list too long but here's a short sample Cobra 3, Juki 563, Singer 132k6, bench machines, etc., etc. After all is said I'm selling as a package only. If interested let me know. Leo, 306-five 4 five four 1 three 9, cell 306 five 3 six 8 zero 2 five. Stay safe, Leo
  4. Google "Simplex Sole Stitcher". Too bad so sad, I had one with manual and all. Donated to under privileged country. Leo
  5. Hi; Just last nite I was making a Cov 19 mask and my Kenmore 8 was acting up just like you've described. I lowered the needle bar as shown on other machines on this site and the problem was partially resolved. I will now check the needle plate and maybe readjust the needle bar. One last point, this site is incredible, any problem one may have whether it be heavy duty harness or domestic machine someone from around the world is willing to pitch in and help. Wish the rest of the world would show the same willingness Layo e
  6. H;i Grandma's old washing mangle will work, so will an old wringer washer, rare now a days but can be found. Worked in a leather goods shop and that what was in use. Worked very well. Good Luck Layo
  7. Hi, Have you tried Singermania, he's in Australia and has many post on this site. He may have a used one or may direct to the right party. Good Luck, Layo
  8. I agree with JCUK. The #6 is renowned for quality of stitch and reliability. These machines are 100 years old and still bring in a good price. You indicated the price of the shuttle almost equals the purchase price of the machine. You could almost triple your money should you decide to sell. Apart from Aaron Martin in Canada, I would try Singermania in Australia by Googling the name. Good luck Leo
  9. Hi; Needles for the 6 are rare as hen's teeth. Buy them no matter what LRW stands for and please share your source with the rest of us 6 owners Thank you Layo
  10. Hi; J I've done this to several of my machine tables. The leg tabs are not very study so I use a 1x4 strip of 3/4" plywood and fastened them to the tabs with bolts, I extend the plywood about 1-2 inches beyond the tabs then install casters with brakes and two without. This raises the work surface about 3" but for me does not create a problem. I can now move machines around with little effort. Good Luck. Leo
  11. Check the gearbox, whatever you do, not force it. If possible get a manual and study the action of the bottom mechanism. Could be as simple as a broken needle point that fell in the gears or a major overhaul. These machines are relatively simple and can be fixed if you follow the guide. Good Luck Manuals are available online on this site, check with Toledo for availability Leo
  12. What is that picture of???

    1. Greenwood

      Greenwood

      Hi Doc

      Sorry I have no idea what that is.  When enlarged the unit  is stamped CS Osborne, it is crank operated and has two rollers.  I am not the person who added the pic.  I am now interested in finding what it is.  Have a good day, Leo

    2. Doc Reaper

      Doc Reaper

      Thanks, I didn’t know that this part of leather worker existed 

  13. I use a hockey puck on steel backing works great. Pucks may not be available in all parts of the world but are plentiful here in Canada.
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