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George3

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About George3

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  • Birthday July 5

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    http://Unionlevelleather.com

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Southside Va
  • Interests
    Leather work, woodwork, sign making, horses, bird dogs, art, painting, cooking.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Horse and dog tack

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  1. Are you using the same thickness thread. Do you have the corresponding spacer?
  2. Hi Christopher, my name is George. I'm in South Hill Va, my website is Unionlevelleather.com stop by if your in the neighborhood . HI NEIGHBOR !!!
  3. I can't find the unread content? where do I look?
  4. I like W&C but delivery can be a pain in the #%%. If your not in a hurry give them a call, ask for Mat he's the sales manager and ask him if he has it in stock and if it can be delivered now. I use their leather as a first choice, and their prices are a little less than weaver. Weaver will set you up as a wholesale account with little or no trouble. They have some good leather and if it's worth your while they'll cut the straps to your specs. Hope this helps... George Unionlevelleather.com
  5. I've been using the Osborne punch for 3 years and still going strong with every day use. Don't punch anything that's not leather such as nylon webbing as it will dull the cutting edge. Tip # 2 you can sharpen the tubes by putting them in a drill and holding a stone against it and work of the inside burr with a drill bit😎 You made a good choice... I've been using the Osborne punch for 3 years and still going strong with every day use. Don't punch anything that's not leather such as nylon webbing as it will dull the cutting edge. Tip # 2 you can sharpen the tubes by putting them in a drill and holding a stone against it and work of the inside burr with a drill bit😎 You made a good choice...
  6. Osborne all the way, had the cheap ones, had to use a hammer to make it punch 12 oz leather. Bought the Osborne leather punch with replaceable tubes and never looked back. Cuts through thick leather with little or no effort. cheap tools cost more in the long run...
  7. Well now! I purchased a Consew 206RB5, It's a nice machine, I can be fussy about equipment and I haven't seen the Juki or the Premier series to be able to compare. The Consew was supposed to come all set up, it didn't! The finish on the machine, well, chipped paint, the table that came with it, well that's on the flimsy side. I spent a day setting it up with a couple of calls to Zamir. He sent me some photos to help assemble. Now on to the sewing, On the slowest speed I couldn't make it crawl and I might add I don't know how anyone could sew on the highly speed, it can fly! I was sewing some heavy Cordura and when I started on a hemmed seam sometimes I had to help it along as it didn't have enough torque to penetrate the seam, so no power at slow speed. Then after reading many posts I called Bob Kovar at Toledo Sewing and bought a speed reducer. Now, the machine does everything you could ask it to, with plenty of low end torque and still all the speed and more that I could ask for. In my opinion, I think it's a great machine, but still shows signs of being a Chinese built machine. I hear all the machines, Juki, Consew's etc. are all made in China. I have a bigger Durkopp Adler 205/370 and you can see the difference in workmanship but you'll have to pay almost 5 times the price. Bottom line is I'm happy with the machine the way it is now. George
  8. I make chaps out of 1000 and 1200 cordura I used to sew it on a 205-370, it did okay down to 138 22/140 needle, even with 277 on top and 138 bottom, I think I used a 25 needle. The material wanted to bunch up with the lighter material, but did a passable job I recently bought a Consew 206 and never looked back. Bottom line is, yes. You can. My wife is a graphic design teacher and her favorite quote is " just because you can, doesn't mean you should"
  9. I use a piece of aluminum angle stock 2" wide, also from Home Depot. If you can clamp it or weight it down, all the better.
  10. I get 6oz W&C bridle and its flexible, I make totes and bags with it. Are you covering a hard case with leather? If so 3-4 might work. Staking will soften it even more. Call W&C and speak with Mat, he's the sales manager, or Dave, he's a new guy on the team but really helpful, they can answer all your questions. If you call weaver ask for tn leather Dept manager and he'll make sure you get what your looking for George
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