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  1. I'm with jls on this, slots cut to belt size, I use oblong punches from Weaver, seem to work well, holster stays put on the belt.
  2. This is a holster I did for a gentleman that wanted something to help advertise his business at gun shows and to have a conversation piece in his shop.
  3. Thank you for the positive feedback!
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    Looking for Cowboy Outlaw reviews

    Looks like no real people have one of these machines either. Kinda like a 8020 splitter.
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    Cowboy 8020 splitter

    Other than the people that sell them does anyone have any firsthand experience with the 8020 splitter? I'm thinking about getting one and was wondering how much tinkering and how steep the learning curve is to get it to work as it should. Thank you
  6. I'm looking for finished length of Traces and breeching for a farm style pony harness. Thanks in advance, John
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    Pony Traces and breeching

    Big Sioux, thank you for the reply, that's the information I was looking for. My little guy got a pony last week and he wants a harness for it, and in all the information I have there's dimensions for everything but a pony farm harness. Thanks again, John
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    Cowboy 8020 splitter

    Jls, that what I'd like to do, but it seems nobody actually has one, The Leather Guy in St Charles can order one in, but it's special order only. The price is the same as the Cobra 14, but there would be any additional freight to get it to me since I could pick it up. Youboob has some really good stuff, but I agree anything can be made to look good. I'm a little Leary of the Chinese stuff after buying a cb4500, seems like any accessories I get for it need a complete refit to make them work the way I think they should.
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    Cobra class 4 vs Weaver 205

    I don't have any experience with the Weaver 205, but I have used a real Adler 205 at the saddle shop, I wish I would have saved my money and got one rather than the cb4500, the Adler runs so much smoother and quieter than the cowboy and seems to make a nicer stitch. When I got my flatbed I waited till I found a Adler 467, accessories and parts are a bit more expensive, but it works very well.
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    Cowboy 8020 splitter

    Apparently nobody actually has one in captivity.
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    Cowboy 8020 splitter

    Yes, they do look easy to use, I think support from any of the Chinese manufacturers if pretty slim, the quality of support depends on the selling dealer, some are very knowledgeable, some sell the machines, I had to do a lot of fiddling with my cb4500 to get it to work like I think it should.
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    Cowboy 8020 splitter

    No, nothing other than what's on YouTube, I sure would like to hear from someone with one.
  13. blue62

    efka variostop troubleshoot

    When I changed mine it was pretty straightforward, the servo mounted in the same holes as the efka, I needed a different belt and had to lengthen the rod to the pedal.
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    efka variostop troubleshoot

    I would put a servo on the Pfaff and call it good, it seems everything for the Adler machines is very expensive in comparison to others.
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    efka variostop troubleshoot

    When I bought my adler 467 it had a efka motor on it, that was 220 volt 3 phase, it worked ok for awhile running it with a phase converter but something happened with the electrionics, and it was easier to convert it to a servo than fix it, I think a 3 phase motor will run on single phase power but the electronics might do strange things, servo installation was straight forward, on my machine i lost some of the automatic features such as the thread cutter, auto backstitch, and footlift. i built a switch box to control the air footlift and reverse.
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    stitching question

    That's what I do if i run out in the middle of a run.
  17. Looks great, Nice ,clean and simple
  18. The loops are a bit low it was going to be floral carved and I wanted to show that off but I changed my mind on that, the bump was just the way I drew the pattern, nothing special under there. Thanks again, John
  19. Made this one awhile back, looking for any comments or criticism. Thanks again, John
  20. Thank you for all the positive comments, I try and improve something on each item I build. John
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    Recent Builds

    What do you use for dye and top coat? Thanks, John
  22. 7oz HO for the outer and the liner, dyed in multiple coats of red and brown fiebings dyes applied by spraying, top coated with tankote, sticker with 277 bonded nylon thread on a CB4500 at 5 SPI Thanks
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    Second saddle

    Thanks Randy, I knew the rear rear rigging looks a little weird, the patterns I made for the rigging work well with that tree, I should have ordered some different Dee's but I got kinda lazy, yes it's rigged 3/4, seems to work well with the short seat. Here is a picture of the first one I built, I didn't like how the rear housing looked, I used the same rigging patterns for the second one, I was happy how the rear housing turned out but I should have redesigned the rigging a bit. John
  24. This is the second saddle I've built, it's a 12" seat for a 10 year old girl. I'm looking for constructive criticism, I know there are a few design issues, any feedback is appreciated. Thank you
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    Second saddle

    Billy H, thank you for the input, the small seat was difficult to shape, not much material and it needed to go a lot of different places. I will try you method on my next one. Here is a better picture of this one. Thanks again