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  1. Yep! That worked, no idea why, but I can reach the banners on Mozilla. Another Windows 10 mystery, I guess.
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  4. Springfield Leather in Springfield Mo. is a Cobra dealer: 1463 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804 | 1 (800) 668-8518 | Mon. - Sat. 10 am to 6 pm
  5. You are correct about educating yourself about the expensive decisions in choosing and getting the right machine, not for just now but the future. It can be daunting. I think most of the members here, that machine sew, have gone through the very same maze. My first machine was a Sailrite LZ, nearly 15 years ago. It was fairly expensive and was slightly better than hand sewing everything, but it was still not what I had hoped. One flaw was the thicker the material you sewed, the less upper tension you had, because the presser foot height controls the tension feed. And with no servo to slow it down it was always a juggling act to control speed and not ruin seams. So, I got a Cobra 4P, from Leather Supply Company, WOW! I thought, geez this is my dreams come true. Total speed control and ease of punching through hard, thick leather. It was all I wanted until I started making a lot of wallets, purses, pouches and bags. It still worked well but because the needles were so large the thread choices and stitch locations were hard to completely manage. You have to be very careful about how close the stitches are from the edge without blowing out the holes, with the huge needles. So, in October I bought a Cobra 26, from Dave at Leather Supply Company, WOW! Now I have upped the quality and my pleasure in putting pieces together. It is much better and faster, and I enjoy the process again. I still have the big machine set up to handle holsters, bullet loops and thick belts, etc., and the 26 for quick stitching, not needing to reset anything for everything else. Long story short: Talk to dealers like Dave at Leather Machine and all the other dealers that advertise, TechSew and Toledo (Cowboy), on this site they are all straight shooters that care as much about you and your needs as selling you the machines. They want you to come back and to endorse them. I am convinced they strive to make everyone a satisfied customer. I am sure they all will listen and take your needs and wants seriously. One issue I am sure you will run into is availability. The supply chain problems are plaguing everyone. It could be months to get a Cobra 26 or comparable TechSew or Cowboy (they are all similar or identical units). So, if you decide to get a new machine, decide exactly what you need and get one ordered soon. The longer you wait the farther back in line you wind up and the longer it will take to really enjoy the pride of good, quality crafting.
  6. It sounds like this is what you may be looking for. jr CONCHO SNAP ADAPTER 10 PACK BY TANDY LEATHER $3.99 or4 interest-free paymentson orders over$35with SKU 11383-00
  7. e-mail Steve ASAP, @:Leather Machine Co, Inc. 2141 E. Philadelphia St. “U” Ontario, California 91761 Hours: 7 am to 3:15 pm (PST) Monday thru Friday Customer Service 866-962-9880 For technical or mechanical issues please email: info@leathermachineco.com
  8. Contrary to one curmudgeon around here, whom seems unsatisfied with anyone but himself. I consider Steve and Leather Machine one of finest, most honest and caring vendors I have ever encountered. I am old enough to know a fine honorable person when I meet them. You will not regret your choice. When I was down with my second encounter of cancer and lost all hope of anything good ever happening again, I sat waiting to just go away Steve came to me, unsolicited and offered me a deal I knew he would never expected to recoup, because of my health, and condition. He fulfilled a dream and gave me purpose and reason to keep trying. I did completely reimburse him, but I will never be able to repay him. He has given me 15 years o fulfilled joy!!! jr
  9. I've had mine for 6 years and never regretted the move, not once. Congrats!
  10. I bought a 28", comfortable bar stool with a back. It puts you a little above your work. I have the same bench setup. jr
  11. I have purchased and used successfully the 1/4 double sided tape from SAILRITE, (The canvas and boat people in Indiana) Part #20306*1. I tried other sources but this SAILRITE tape has always held. Several times, when my BARGE had been neglected and congealed I used the tape with no problems. This SAILRITE 1/4 tape is good stuff! However, on projects with moisture issues I think I would still prefer contact cement. jr
  12. I would give Steve or his staff a call at: Leather Machine Co. Customer Service 7 am to 3:15 pm (PST), Monday thru Friday 866-962-9880 jr
  13. I thought the Forum was much more friendly and amiable when JLS took his hiatus a couple of years ago over getting his feelings hurt. During that snit he wanted all of his content pulled from the Forum, too. I dislike the cute little digs and epithets, and being so damn condescending. His work is impeccable but bitching over and over again about not, being able to easily get super duper leather any longer and how hobbyists will neve be able to see the differences in very good and crappy shoulders and sides (no bellies), and if they do and can't afford to buy 20 hides at once, they can't relate to his anguish and the offense. Or how he goes on for a week about not getting exactly what he wants or expects off of an inter-web site. Or holding a grudge against any vendor that disappointed his ultra high, perceived standards. I researched the top quality leather situation and it's not just Springfield or Wickett & Craig or H,O, it's worldwide, mostly because emerging economies are using more and more quality leather, for shoes and belts and clothing, they have an opportunity to afford now. And less and less people are eating the quantity of meat they used to, thus diminishing the availability. Tried a veggie-Whopper lately? I very much enjoy seeing Jeff's work but I can't stand the rants. I know I don't have to read them and I could delete his ubiquitous posts but I do enjoy constructive threads that the shared, usable advise and shortcuts. No use doing everything the hard way because you don't know what you don't know! Sorry for my rant but I just had to add my piece! Just saying! jr
  14. Sounds to me like you did get A+ customer service! jr
  15. I live in Utah, and got my Cobra 4-p from Steve Tayrie at Leather Machine in Ontario Cal. in 1914. He was so understanding with my personal problems and made sure to see I got exactly what I dreamed of. Call him at Leather Machine Co, Inc. Warehouse 2141 E. Philadelphia St. “U” Ontario, CA. 91761 Business Hours: 8 am to 3:00 pm (PST), Monday thru Friday Contact: Customer Service 8 am to 3:00 pm (PST), Monday thru Friday 866-962-9880 Email: cobra@leathermachineco.com I promise Steve will find out all you need and make sure you get what will do the best job. I cannot feel any better endorsing Leather Machine Co. Great knowledgeable service and they take all time needed to answer every question. Great owner and staff. Good People! jr
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