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  1. Uwe

    Adler 105/64

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  2. [Infomercial alert] I finally got motivated to make an acrylic flatbed attachment for my Juki LS-341. I like it enough to make a few more for sale. Below are a few pictures and a video. I’ll call it the UT341AC and It’ll be available in my online store at http://uwe.store for $60 starting on February 1, 2021. I’ve only tested fit on my Juki LS-341. It may also fit other machines and clones of the 341 or 1341 designs (Juki LS-1341, Cobra Class 26, Cowboy CB-1341/6900, etc. TechSew 2750/4800 , etc.) If you live in the US and have one or more of these machines, please let me know via PM if you’re interested in a test fitting on your machine and taking a few pictures.
  3. Mainly the Adler 69 and 169 have very different arm and hook designs, each with its own merits and shortcomings. Both are light/medium duty machines. Relative merits of thin vs. thick arms, and horizontal vs. vertical axis hooks have been discussed in multiple topics previously. This question really belongs in a new/separate topic, as this particular topic is about Adler 105 vs.169.
  4. Those google drive links don't work for me. It's far better to upload pictures directly here for archiving purposes. The editor window will show a "Drag files here to attach, or choose files..." near the bottom. You may have to resize pictures if they're too large to upload here directly. The Adler 67GK373 are VERY nice machines and if in good condition are likely worth $800 or more, depending table and motor. It's hard to judge the true condition of a machine without sitting in front of it and seeing/hearing it sew. Drag files here to attach, or choose files... Insert other media
  5. My Pfaff 545 has the same presser foot adjustment spring design. What you described is all there is to it, I'm afraid. Pfaff designed the machine to have a "reasonable" foot pressure, you get a tiny adjustment range around that starting point. Pfaff engineer with fake German accent: "Vee vill set zee spring pressure for you and you vill like it!" Other versions of this machine have one or two spring blades across the top, offering a wider adjustment range. My recommendation is to just live with it and enjoy this fine machine as it is. Chances are it will hold most materials just fine. Presser foot design and footprint may have a bigger impact on marking leather than spring pressure. If you find yourself losing sleep over the limited adjustment range, shop for a version with the spring blades. @sandmanred: By the way, you have to select a user from the drop-down menu (it will look like this: @Uwe ) to make notifications work. A simple @uwe does not work.
  6. Congratulations on your Juki LU-563, they’re very nice machines. There’s plenty of topics here on LW about that machine to read up on (search Google for “site:leatherworker.net Juki 563”). Start a new topic if you have specific questions.
  7. What’s wrong with Weaver’s needle guide shims? International shipping will likely be more than the part itself. The earlier link pointed to a different part that is used for adjusting needle-to-hook distance. Based on your description, I’m guessing you want these: https://www.weaverleathersupply.com/catalog/item-detail/204-15-029-0/160-shim-for-the If they’re too expensive for your taste, just leave the needle guide off entirely. Chances are you’ll never know it’s missing unless you sew wicked tough material or have an entire saddle dangling off the arm. You can also make your own shims from aluminum scraps of suitable thickness (250=2.5mm, 160=1.6mm etc.) I’ve contemplated cutting some from acrylic sheets on my laser.
  8. @BattleAx you can hide a user’s signature by clicking on the little down-arrow pop-up menu in top right area of the signature. Embedding videos in the signature is perhaps not a recommended practice. It took me a few moments to figure what was going on and how Arnold infiltrated this topic, haha. I’ve hidden quite a few signatures over the years.
  9. The Pfaff 335 binding kits are readily available on Ebay. Since they come from China, they likely ship to Slovenia. Here’s one example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1SET-With-Binder-and-gauge-set-Complete-Binding-Attaching-fit-for-PFAFF-335-/152962537273?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 This picture from the Ebay listing shows everything you need to do binding on your Pfaff 335.
  10. The topic below has some details that may be of use. The KHF48 by Kwok Hing is a very nice option.
  11. @HannahWingateDesigns Welcome to the forum. Don’t be afraid to start a new topic for a new problem. It keeps the topics cleaner and more focused. List the machine and problem in the title of the topic just like this original post did (e.g. “Juki 1541S: can’t put cover back on”). I suspect you have to turn the knob (Juki calls it the alternate vertical dial) into a certain position in order to put the cover back on. The knob likely pushes aside some spring loaded lever underneath and when you take the cover off, that lever snaps back into its starting position. Try turning the knob to either limit and see if the cover will go back on without interference. Look at the mechanism and see if you can figure out how it works. Post some detailed pictures of the open machine and the underside of the removed cover. We might be able to use the pictures figure it out and add arrows to explain what you need to do. You’ll have to learn some essential debugging skills, otherwise you’ll be dead in the water every time some little thing goes wrong, waiting for a callback from tech support. Study the user, parts, and engineer’s manuals to learn as much as you can about your machine. Closely inspect the machine to see how things connect and move before you make changes. Resist the temptation to blame the vendor for something you did. Many companies are plain shut down over the holidays. No need to get agitated over a delay in response at this time of year. In general, don’t take things apart unless you know how they go back together (unless you can afford down time want to just explore and learn) Edit: I just found this snippet in the Juki 1541S Engineer’s Manual that describes how to put the cover back on:
  12. The walking feet only walk when you actually have presser feet attached. The rear foot can only lift up if the front foot steps onto something. Whatever “standard adjustment” you made to accommodate the thick stack caused this problem. I suspect you raised the rear presser bar. Undo that adjustment. Don’t raise it again. If the material doesn’t fit under feet, it’s not meant to be sewn on that machine. Raising the rear presser bar does not solve that problem, it just creates other problems. Attempting to sew material thicker than the design allows may cause a bind in the walking mechanism and as a result may cause an adjustment to slip (if you’re lucky) or something to break (if you’re unlucky.) When you raise the feet using the manual foot lift lever, the rear foot should lift a precise amount - no more, no less. That manual foot lift height varies between machine designs and will be shown in the adjustment manual for your machine. Bring your rear presser bar to the correct height before you proceed. There’s an adjustment on the back of the machine that may have slipped. The video below shows the basic concepts and adjustment procedure. It’s shown on a different machine, but yours should have very similar adjustments.
  13. Just compare them visually against a known v69 or v92 thread, or against each other. And if you can’t tell the difference, then it likely won’t make a difference in real life. Or just pretend they’re all v69, to be on the safe side strength wise. Then wind some new bobbins with v92 for when you MUST be certain it’s v92.
  14. This post sounds like a first world problem. It also sounds like some Guerilla advertising gimmick for Cobra. I’m not really sure what to make of it. You appear to have worked yourself into a state over a sewing machine you’ve never worked with but suddenly can’t live without. If nothing else is acceptable in your mind you will just have to wait. My advice is to spent he extra $500 on a good therapist instead.
  15. Durkopp Adler also put together a comprehensive guide to shoemaking and the machines involved. It’s good reading for anybody interested in making shoes. Here’s the link: http://www.duerkopp-adler.com/export/sites/duerkoppadler/commons/download/technology_praxis/Technologie_Praxis_shoes.pdf Here’s the PDF file in case the link stops working in the future: Technologie_Praxis_shoes.pdf
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