Colt W Knight

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About Colt W Knight

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  • Birthday 01/16/1984

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    West "by God" Virginia
  • Interests
    University, Luthiery, Firearms, and leather work.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Guitar straps, padfolios, and purses
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    Leather tooling, sewing machines, and leather
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  1. Colt W Knight

    Sewquiet/workhorse vs FamilySew

    Brushless motors are more efficient than brushed motors, but not sure how that translates to real world sewing differences. I have 2 FS 550 motor, and I have no complaints. It will sew slowly, or faster, and has never given me any trouble. One on my consew206 and one on my cowboy 4500
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    rivet machine with auto feed hopper

    I have the Weaver with autofeed hopper. it is a bit finicky, and gets stuck frequently. But it saves me so much time, I still love it.
  3. Colt W Knight

    Bandolero for my father

    Sure thing. The Bandolero is 5/6 oz double shoulder lined with 5/6 oz double shoulder. I cut it in the V shape so that it flow around the shoulder better than a straight strap. The bullet loops are 2/3 oz kipskin leather. The holster is 7/8 oz double shoulder lined in 2/3 oz kipskin. Dyed on the front with fiebings pro oil dye black. Then finished with air brushed mop n glo thinned with water. the edges were burnished first with saddle soap, then beeswax. The bandolero is machine stitched, except for the where the holster folds over and meets. I had stitched that with some really thick thread for strength. My big sewing machine is on campus, and I didn't want to drive all the way out there for such a short stitch. The holster was wet molded, and baked to make it hard so it will keep its retention and shape for as long as possible. When I case my leather, I take that opportunity to give a good wash with saddle soap. I find this conditions the leather, and removes all the oils and dirt that can screw with dying. Before dye, I gave it a good coat of oil, let it sit overnight.
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    Bandolero for my father

    A few years ago, I got my dad a Ruger Blackhawk for Christmas. At the time, I wanted to make a holster to go with it, but I was finishing up my post doc. Simply, I didn't have enough time to get it done. He asked me for a shoulder rig earlier this year, and I said, how about a bandolero. That way you dont have buckles and snaps to fool with.
  5. Colt W Knight

    Time capsule 206RB

    M class bobbins, I think they are pretty common among machines.
  6. Colt W Knight

    Time capsule 206RB

    I really like my 206rb1. It will sew 3/8" leather with #138 thread
  7. Colt W Knight

    Horse Padfolio

    Wish I could do horses that well. I sell mine for 150
  8. Colt W Knight

    consew breaking top thread on 4 layers not 3

    Sounds like the needle is getting hot and breaking tearing up the thread - my first thought
  9. Colt W Knight

    Making a maul - question?

    Ive used Delrin and HDPE, and I think they both have their advantages. The Delrin will break if its thin and you hit it hard enough.
  10. Colt W Knight

    cb4500 stitch issue with webbing

    Is this new spool of black thread? I've gotten black thread in the past that just wouldn't sew
  11. Colt W Knight

    Which sewing machine ?

    The GA5 machines are popular for folks sewing horse blankets.
  12. I have a 206, and it is super sensitive to needle alignment. Also, I have had to take the tension discs apart and clean/polish the inside to make it sew correctly.
  13. Weaver has discontinued their 1 1/2" solid tongue/double bar SS and brass buckles. I use these to manufacture gps tracking collars for livestock, and and I have a big order coming up. I can't find any anywhere. They are all 1" or narrower.
  14. Colt W Knight

    Best stuff to buy to sharpen swivel knives

    Keep in mind, not all manufacturers use the same colors for the same micron grit
  15. Colt W Knight

    Just picked up a Consew 206RB-2 for $300

    I have some #25s I bought for mine(206-rb1) to sew biothane. I never could get 206 thread to work on mine, so I use 138 with a 23 needle. Have a hard time sewing with a #22 needle. But my machine has definitely been used hard for 40 years. Oh yeah, edge guide is a god send, especially on long belts. I turn the speed up and mine actually sews better. It will sew very slow, but it prefers fast.