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

    Is tension discs wear an issue?

    My Consew 206 discs wore a groove/channel through the tension discs that were causing all sorts of sewing issues. I replaced them, and all was well again. I am assuming these were the originals, so 30-40 years old
  2. Colt - thanks for the offer to take some photos of the wick placement in the top of a Consew 206 - hoping this reminder will spur you to action!

  3. Colt W Knight

    Cleaning a vintage Adler

    Warm soapy water ( with Dawn dish soap) used in conjunction with a scrub brush will clean damn near all manners of dirt and grease with absolutely zero health concerns. Just dry it off when you are done to prevent rust.
  4. I can send pics tonight when I get home
  5. Colt W Knight

    Just pulled the trigger on a Cowboy CB4500!!!

    I really enjoy using my Cowboy 4500. I make a lot of GPS Tracking collars, and the 4500 has been a life saver in labor. I use the wax pot(silicone) and it glides through biothane and thick leather effortlessly.
  6. Colt W Knight

    Do-it-all machine

    I second Wiz's response, the Consew 227 or similar machines would be great for bags, wallets, and belts.
  7. Colt W Knight

    Bandolero for my father

    This came from Weaver, but I generally get leather from Hide House
  8. 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
  9. Colt W Knight

    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.
  10. 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.
  12. Colt W Knight

    Time capsule 206RB

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

    Time capsule 206RB

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

    Horse Padfolio

    Wish I could do horses that well. I sell mine for 150
  15. 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