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  1. I was hoping you could answer a couple quick (hopefully) questions on this machine.  I bought this one from the Post Falls Filson auction a few years ago, but just got around to setting it up. 

    It sews good, but looks like it need a new shuttle, as the point had been hitting the needle.  I purchased one, but after looking at the machine, it looks like the feed bar needs to be removed in order do the replacement.  I can't really see how it attaches and was hoping you could shed a little light there.

    Also, it doesn't appear to be getting much, if any oil at the shuttle.  I turned the dial to max and cleaned out the pump filter, but still not getting oil on a piece of paper under the shuttle.  The top is getting plenty of oil (I removed to the top covers), and  I see a drip of oil about ever second in the window.  Not sure if that is correct or not.  I also don't sew at full speed (ever) - should I do something to set it up for slow sewing?

    Thanks for your help.


  2. Wanting to buy a logging boot last. I know what I want, but I'm not sure how to go about purchasing it. Can I just call up J&V and tell them I want a last just like X or do I have to have a design of my own? Or do I need to call a supply house? What I am hoping to get is a reasonable facsimile to a White's #55.
  3. Eric, Tried to send you a message, but your box must be full... John
  4. Have him send the buckle so you can get the measurement correct. You also don't need a slot for the tongue.
  5. I have an 18" Randall #2 Splitter, and I was wondering if anyone could give me a value on it. Thanks
  6. Quick question for you...can you adjust the lift on the walking foot? I am trying to stitch through some foam, and it would be nice if the foot would go a touch higher than it does right now.
  7. Thanks for the info. If you happen to run into a bunch of seconds in a size 42 Short let me know! Or some Tin Pant/Chaps in a 32-34 Waist. Love me some Filson.
  8. For some reason I can't see the pictures, but my 18 has an extra hole as well. If you can post a link to the photo I'll take a look and see if they are identical. Also, where did you find your parts? Always looking for new sources. John
  9. I don't think you can come up with a formula, as all manufacturers of pants are not on the same page either. I wear a 34" jean, but I usually wear a 40" Belt (end of buckle to center hole). Measuring is the only way to be sure. I have them measure the belt the currently wear, from the hole they use to the end of the buckle.
  10. I would try it with something solid as a core. I bet the tubing is kinking and causing the wrinkles.
  11. That really turned out nice. How durable is the cork? I looked into a while back after seeing something on a TV Show. Seems interesting, but not sure I would invest in the material.
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