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  1. Speaking of the badges and painting, does anyone know if there is any source for the same or similar style rivets that were used on these old machines.
  2. Pretty sure now a days the 206 is a better machine overall. Also you may wanna ask about actually being able to use 207 thread. Probably be easier to resell if you needed to as well.
  3. Itll probably be on ebay soon for $3000 or so.
  4. Which is what I said earlier so 3 votes.
  5. Your dealing with oils and wax unlike wood where its just the oils and the thinner will remove the oils from the top and allow you to quickly glue to the top surface of wood. Horween say chromexel for example even if you split the leather there are oils thru out which will prevent good adhesion with glues. It can be done but IMHO you wont get the same adhesion as with regular vegtan. If you were using say sedgwick bridle leather you can split the back off enough to get rid of the oily/waxy layer and it glues like vegtan. Regardless your gonna have to split the back off of it to have a chance of good adhesion.
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    Pretty cool. I think a larger wing nut or a T handle would be better for the tightening but thats just from looking at it. Having that attachment for what I assume is going to the seat seems like it could be adapted so you could have attachments at your work bench/desk/seat. Wrap some leather on the ends and good to go.
  7. Yeah I know, I was talking about wholesale business also. We only had the family business for 20 yrs or so before selling it, us kids moved away and parents were having a hard time finding dependable employees, and wholesalers no longer gave two S**** about little shops anymore.
  8. I remember a time when wholesalers would drive around to business's and setup orders with them over lunch and a couple of beers (if they had time that day). They would deal with concerns on the buyers end and discuss new products and settle on prices and take the order back and fulfill as requested. If the quality wasnt what we thought it should be (like up to a standard) it would be returned with the person delivering the order or we would take it up with the wholesale representative next time they were around. Big house makers return large quantities just like small timers return ones and twos its just a matter of volume. Wickett and craig use to carry all those returns as overstock sales but I think the middle business's (like maverick) have setup deals to take those returns before they get dished out to the public so we little guys dont see those deals anymore. regardless if its a $500 or $5000 order there are standards that are kept buy the big boys or little girls just the same. Both require customer service (or atleast use to) the only difference is the big boys have a dedicated employee(s) whos sole purpose is to deal with supply and the quality/price of the supply.
  9. yeah wish I still knew someone in Georgia that I could pay to pick it up and ship for me. Ahh well.
  10. It seems the art of true bodgery repairs has been lost to the fine engineering of modern times. Such a shame. I guess that is part of growing up in outcast America, ya learn to make repairs and fix things with whats on hand regardless of what a PHD would otherwise say. Hopefully your return process works out for the OP.
  11. Has absolutely nothing to do with "rocket science" its leather working and supply, its not that hard. This is also the mentality that has done away with mom and pop type stores in favor of walmart and amazon. My parents were victims of this changing mentality. Unfortunately it was at the cusp of the internet revolution if you will. Once again the bottom dollar prevails, the 5-15% increase in sales/revenue every quarter. It is what it is and aint gonna change any time soon I guess. Just a good thing all the sewing machine suppliers we buy from dont have this mentality (yet).
  12. 97-10 singer Don't see these pop up much. Too bad its on that coast.
  13. Was going to leave a comment about just seeing watches but now your pictures are up instead of the video, thanks for sharing the pics and showing off the process. Alot of work in that case. Looks good.
  14. Careful weaver is a paying advertiser on the forum
  15. Cobra 26 maybe (not the same but middle of the road none the less) or the cowboy equivalent which is the same thing different color.
  16. So a few things on this that is just IMHO. Ebay can be a good resource for some things although for many the prices have gotten out of whack with most of it crap thats drop shipped from china. This could also be the case with your sewing machine (or basically they get it in, sort the boxes, and ship it right back out). If your experienced with sewing machines this is a none issue assuming your fine with spending more money getting replacement parts and know how to fix and adjust everything from scratch. Not saying its overly difficult once you know how and buying from a re-seller of a good establishment doesn't always guarantee a perfect machine but should guarantee support if it requires it. That being said I have bought a used sewing machine off ebay and had a decent experience but it was $300 not 1300. Now I dont necessarily agree with all the A--kissing banner board sales promotions in every thread that has someone inquiring about a sewing machine or countering against those that dont pay to advertise on the site (there are alot of other good dealers out there and alot of bad too). On the flip side some of them are on here answering questions and contributing even to people who never bought a machine from them. So boils down to what you can afford and how much extra you want to spend to ensure good post sale customer service. Also make sure you atleast call and inquire about a total shipped price. Sometimes a little bargaining can get ya a little. Theres always some leeway. Sometimes spending an extra 10-15% can be worth it, sometimes not. All up to you since your the one stuck with the machine after the sale noone else.
  17. Environmental protection agency. I said it as kind of a joke. Just another cog in a greedy political joke.
  18. The stamping is OK but the lacing is very nice
  19. Ya know if you made some copies of these I am sure a bunch of people would be appreciative and pay accordingly.
  20. I wouldn't order from ebay for a new machine personally. Have you checked with Bob at toledo sewing?
  21. Interesting Gregg I have never heard that recommendation before, also never had a problem with bonded nylon or poly feeding off the bobbin either. Is that more of a high speed cloth manufacturing issue?
  22. Or just take a short break and wind a bunch of bobbins.
  23. Sounds good I was just curious. There are only two or three "recipes" for L6 and the two big ones had slightly different heat treat but they were pretty close. Either L6 or 15n20 would make a good head knife with L6 obviously being the tougher one. Atleast you dont have to forge it because L6 is a bugger to forge ecspecially when all ya got are 3"x1/2" bars.
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