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

    Mystery machine

    The RB-1s were made in Japan, and they had gun metal gray finish. Looks like a lot of levers, dials, and covers are missing from this casting.
  2. Colt W Knight

    Cowboy Dealer in Ontario

    I don't know anything about the dealer, but I very happy with my Cowboy sewing machine
  3. Colt W Knight

    Luberto Wyndham Cub

    Windham Cub December 22, 2018 · Sorry about not posting. Weaver Leather has purchased the rights to produce the Windham Cub from us. They are a much larger company and I expect will be able to produce the Cub in larger quantities than we can. This will be good for you the consumer. Not sure when production will be up and running yet but it should be soon. Weaver Leather is based in Ohio and they are a wholesaler so I expect the machines will be available through their retailers. Advertisements for the Cub should be out soon. For more info you can contact me, Tony Luberto at " classiccub (at) frontier (dot) com. Ignore the linked Frontier below.
  4. Colt W Knight

    Is goldstar tool a known trusted supplier?

    I have one of their rivet presses I bought a few years ago. Worked great, and no problems with shipment
  5. My dad had one almost just like that. Super comfy saddle
  6. 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
  7. 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!

  8. 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.
  9. I can send pics tonight when I get home
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Colt W Knight

    Bandolero for my father

    This came from Weaver, but I generally get leather from Hide House
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.