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    DIY Marine Canvas and Sail Repair

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    Dürkopp Adler 167–V73

    Try this link. https://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/76664-pdf-adler-167-service-manual/
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    Where to buy this L Shaped Table Top?

    Here is a link to a German company that makes industrial sewing machine tops and stands. https://www.kessler-ergo.com/us-en/table_tops/
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    Singer 307g2 zigzag limited

    Could the problem be that the machine had been unused for a long time and is gummed-up? I bought a used Bernina 217 zig zag sewing machine in excellent condition but that apparently had been stored for a long time. Zig zag worked erratically. A sewing machine repairman soaked the machine in a solvent -- kerosine maybe -- and the sewing machine worked perfectly. A few other folks on the forum seem to have had similar problems Try the following in google to see those threads. gummed up zig zag sewing machine site leatherworker.net
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    Just got a Sailrite Fabricator

    Judy, You've probably already found the Sailrite pdf and video information. In case not, try the following query in google. sailrite fabricator manual site sailrite.com
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    Just got a Sailrite Fabricator

    Wizcrafts seems to be correct. According to the following Sailrite chart, the Fabricator is a compound walking foot machine. https://www.sailrite.com/PDF/Straight-Stitch-Sewing-Machine-Comparison-Chart.pdf
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    Cylinder arm seiko LSC 8BHC

    Link to download Instruction Manual https://www.supsew.com/wpfb-file/seiko-lsc-instruction-manual-pdf/
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    111w152 through 154 identification

    I also did mostly vinyl and marine canvas for my sailboat. As for the type of machine for that application, I strongly favor a compound walking-foot machine vs a walking-foot machine -- the addition of needle-feed to walking-foot makes a huge difference. My first machine was a 111W155 that could do almost everything I can do with my current Juki 1508.
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    111w152 through 154 identification

    The 111w class brochure link in the following thread might help. https://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/88340-singer-111w155-or-singer-111w154/
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    Suggestion for a new sub-forum

    Frequently I think that that in general the searches provided by web sites are not very good. Accordingly, I almost never use them. Instead I use google and the "site" keyword, as in: [search subject, which might include quotes for phrases or other arcane google search syntax] site leatherworker.com
  10. Contraire -- what what works for some folks might not work for other folks. The OP seems to offer a repeatable solution for varying situations.that might appeal to some users.
  11. Here are two links on using a spring scale to measure tension: http://jukiindia.com/Item-List/Adjustment_Procedue.pdf http://sew24.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-to-measure-thread-tension-with.html
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    Juki LU 563

    Tammy, here is a link to very good pdf copy of the 563 user manual just in case you don't already have a copy or the machine doesn't come with the manual. http://keysew.com/Webpages/DemoImages/Juki_LU-563_Instruction_Keyfooter.pdf
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    Sewing Through Plywood

    Gymnast, if I understand correctly, at the end of your video you mention a youtube video you made about your machine. Would you please post a link to that video.
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    Adjusting walking foot height

    Attached below is a copy of that entire document. 111W155_Repair_NAVEDTRA_14217_01032011.pdf
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    Checklist of Common Machine Troubles

    Here are a few more. sewing_troubleshooting_chart.pdf SewUSA TroubleShooting.pdf Troubleshooting.pdf