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  1. Yes the first stitch joins the panels, the second goes through all three and subsequently hides the first stitch. The black leather is just a pebble grain cowhide, the red is calf. It was just random scrap. You may have goat, but generally speaking Goat isn't very heavy. Its usually 4oz or or less. That's not a rule, just what i've normally seen.
  2. Not sure if this will help you or not, but when I'm joining panels and need strength, I do a method that is is similar to a French seam. It leaves the panels sewn together on top of one another. It can be a little bulky if you don't skive the edges, but depending on the look you're going for its not unacceptable either. Here's a couple pics of an example I just did to show you. This may have already been mentioned. I noticed above in your pictures you did this, but another way to reduce the bulk is putting a groove in where you fold the seam. I know skiving it all manually would not be pleasant but a deep groove shouldn't be that big of a deal.
  3. I haven't posted in some time but thought this was worth it. I have a top and bottom feed skiver, it is excellent for heavy veg-tan, oil tanned leathers, etc as long as they are about 6oz or above. I have ALWAYS had trouble with this machine to skive lighter weight material. I needed it to behave more like a bottom only feed so that so much pressure wasn't being put on the leather and subsequently eating it up. Yes, I have had some limited success with various methods using both feeds, but not consistent. A couple different feed rollers are available, and a single top presser foot is available, but not nearly as many or in a wide variety as the single feed machines. So I finally got around to drawing one in CAD and after about 12 different versions I managed to 3d print one that works perfectly. The final version I printed it solid at the highest resolution available to me. There is no load being placed on it so it didn't matter that it was plastic. The biggest hurdles were just getting the sizing right. Particularly the distance from the shaft to the top edge of the foot. Now that I have this, it can be modified into all types of feet. It did take some sanding and polishing to get it very smooth (which now does not produce any marks on the leather). As a frame, I can add rollers, pins, channels, etc. I included the 3d file if anyone wants to download it for printing or modifying. I did have to remove the drive shaft from behind the top feed so that the gear cog didn't chew into the foot, but its not entirely necessary because I built in clearance to take care of that as well. If you do end up modifying it please let me know as I would like to see any other versions. Thanks. The first picture is of an earlier version before I worked the kinks out, the other pictures are the final version installed on the machine. presser foot v4 v1.stl
  4. You should take a look at pen plotters. Or, more specifically an AxiDraw V3. You can place any type of "pen" that you want in the holder (paint pens, metallic rollerballs, etc) and then place the machine directly onto the jacket itself. It's a very handy tool to have. You upload your design in the software and hit print. If you assign different sections of your design into layers, you can have multi color designs. The only downside is these things are pretty slow (similar to a laser engraver).
  5. philippe

    Machines For Sale

    These are not parts machines they are all in working order, they have been serviced within the last seven years. Extra needles come with a couple of the machines. Again I am selling this for someone a little less computer savy than I. Thanks for looking
  6. philippe

    Machines For Sale

    No More machines than those listed, he does have a fur machine with a table lights, motor, etc. But I am not sure he wants to get rid of that one.
  7. philippe

    Machines For Sale

    Selling some fur machines, singer stitcher, con sew double needle, and a staying or blind stitch machine. The big singer comes with table stand and motor as does the consew. Consew:400 obo Fur machines:300 each firm Blind stitcher:200 obo big Singer:400 obo I have more pics and like I said I'm selling for a friend he has a lot of stuff. I can get you models numbers and better descriptions just didn't want to type it all in with my phone. Thanks for looking
  8. 300 Brown lizard skins available as a lot. I will consider serious offers for the lot, kinda tight on cash right now so need to make it up someway. Anyone interested let me know. Again these are being sold as a lot in bundles, I still have others I cam selling individually but obviously you will get the biggest discount by buying the 300 lot. Thanks!!
  9. Dont know if anyone else does this but what I have done on numerous projects, (hats being the primary), is natural beeswax. I will put little clumps of beeswax over stitch holes and openings and then heat them with a lighter to melt the wax evenly. The heat also makes the wax clear (well almost clear). For the whole hat (this will apply to most larger projects) I will put beeswax in a little metal can and place that in a pot of boiling water to melt the wax and then coast the entire piece with a spine and the melted beeswax. The hats or whatever else I'm making is then as waterproof as I need them to be. Just make sure you don't microwave the wax as it will bubble and make a huge mess (cant buy experience). I am sure some people have other ways of waterproofing and will say my method won't work or whatever but so far it works perfect for me. You may need to repeat the process about once a year depending on what conditions the bike is stored and used but it doesn't take a long time to do this and it really works great (for me). Sponge not spine by the way.
  10. I do have larger skins. And i have not shipped out of the country but i am sure i can just not sure how to go about doing it. If you know the process let me know.
  11. I have never shipped to canada but I'm sure I can not really sure whats involved though
  12. HI I would like some info on the splitter machine, very interested please call me when you can (615)266-2058

  13. I have about 400 lizard skins available now and they are a bit bigger than before. They are still medium brown and dark brown. If anyone is interested let me know $60.00 per
  14. I do not know the name of the knot I was hoping someone else would know specifically what it is my best guess is it is a gaucho knot of two passes (ref. "leather braiding" bruce grant), but it needs to be two tone like in the picture. As far as them being braided on to the lanyards that may not be possible but if they have a leather collar inside then I should be able to slip the lanyard into them after they are made. I do need a rough time estimate and cost associated (rough estimates are fine) with making these. Thanks alot -Philippe
  15. I AM IN need of 100 of these knots to fit lanyards, they will have to fit very tight around two 6mm lanyards, as you can see in the picture. If you need more pics let me know but I will need a rough estimate on price and I need it as soon as possible. Thank you
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