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thechavez

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    http://honestcarrygoods.com

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    Columbus, OH
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    Machine and Hand-stitching leather

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    Wallets and carryalls
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    All things leather
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  1. Selling a Singer 112w140 (I think) double needle machine. It is in very good shape, bought it from Bob at Toledo Sewing last year. Clutch motor, forward only lockstitch. Asking $600. Must pick up in Columbus, OH.
  2. Selling a used Durkopp Adler 269-373. Comes with binder attachment and new servo motor and speed reducer installed. I’ve had this machine for a few years, but haven’t really been able to use it as I would like. Bob from Toledo Sewing serviced it last summer, but it has been mostly sitting idle since. Asking $1000, would need to pick up from Columbus, OH
  3. Hi guys- i need some recommendations on a servo motor for my DA 269-373. I have an Enduro Pro 5000rpm on my Consew 206rb, along with a speed reducer. It's a 110v motor, and I'd really like to do something similar on my other machine as well. However, I'm having trouble locating another motor like the one I currently have, so I'm wondering if anyone would recommend others. Or at least which ones to stay away from. I see several models with brakes (as far as I know) floating around eBay for around $100-130, but I'm not sure what to make of them. I also see several that look smaller and have a digital control on the control box that is separate from the motor itself (Iike the Consew CSM1000). Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks!
  4. Much appreciated, Uwe. Bob Kovar has it right now, so I'll see what he comes up with when he's done cleaning it up. I also need to get it set up on a better table and servo, but that should be much more doable than trying to find these parts so far. Thank you for the references!
  5. Anyone know of any clones for the 269-373? I'm looking to replace feed dog and throat plate potentially, and didn't know if it might be helpful to do some searching of other makes or models. I've had no luck finding what I need online so far. Thanks for any help.
  6. Forgive my ignorance on this type of thing, but I've never worked with alligator before. I have a customer who has a belly that he'd like made into a small collection of items. Does anyone know if it is possible to wet form alligator, or if I would need to use some sort of solid piece to give the skin shape. Particularly, they are requesting some molded cigar cases. Thanks for the help!
  7. Yes, a lapped seam would be what I'm referring to, wasn't sure if that would be familiar term with everyone or not. Essentially, what I'm looking for is some pointers on how to achieve a lapped seam on any particular machine, as it is a lot more difficult to maneuver than a standard seam. Is it helpful to tack at both ends, or how does one feed the piece under the foot while keeping the rest of the material out of the way? I'm guessing it just involves a good deal of cementing and tucking/folding along the way.
  8. Looking for a working Landis 30 to split wallet pieces. Thanks.
  9. Curious if this is still available? Thanks.
  10. I am looking for some advice on how to sew a flat seam on a bag. I have been sewing a regular seam on my bags by sewing them inside out with the grain sides facing each other, but I would like to know how to do a flat seam with grain side to flesh side so that the seams do not stick out into the bag. I current have a flat bed Consew, a cylinder bed Adler, and a post bed Pfaff at my disposal, but the trouble comes when I get to sewing too close to the base or when the bag is being sewn together on the second seam and doesn't fit under the machine. A good example of what I'm trying to do is shown in this photo. I'd like to have a flat seam on both sides of the bag if possible. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  11. As far as I know, it is a medium duty flat bed machine. It is the heaviest of the 211 U machines, and has a fairly high presser foot clearance (I don't know the exact numbers off the top of my head though). Here is a video of the same type of machine if you're interested: Also, here is a link to the user manual: http://www.manualslib.com/products/Singer-211u566a-353178.html Thanks again for looking.
  12. Just a quick update: all machines have sold except for the Singer 211. It is still available.
  13. @yourforeversummer I'm in the northeast corner of Columbus, OH
  14. I have tried using a screw on binder with my Consew 206RB, but haven't been too pleased with the results. It is a double fold straight on seam binder. I also have some custom Dan Ray binder attachments for my Durkopp Adler 269-373 that each have their own throat plate and presser foot. I'd like to use grosgrain webbing or similar to bind interior seams. I have some 1" leather binding that I have yet to use.
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