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  1. Scharf-fix 2000 used twice in pristine condition. There is also 5 extra packs of razor blades included. Price is $290 plus shipping
  2. Thanks Ken. I think that Mike lost sight of the extras included.
  3. Vergez Blanchard round knife: $50 A pair of Vergez Blanchard L'Indispensable Brass Knives with extra blade: $25 each Vergez Blanchard skiver: $40
  4. They are $1610 at the Keystone sewing site. Mine is just over a year old, it isn't a worn out older machine. I have installed a speed reducer and drop down guide.
  5. Price reduced to $2300. Can't edit original.
  6. A pair of GoldstarTool snap presses for sale. This press also does rivets. With these you can get it right every time, no more using a hammer and hoping for the best. I also have two sets of dies for snaps, #20 and #24. Additional dies can be purchased directly from goldstarttool: http://goldstartool.com/home.php These are normally priced at $60 each. $45 each for the presses Both dies for $30
  7. Juki 1541S with speed reducer and drop down edge guide. Sews up to #138 thread and about 6 layers of 5 oz leather. I'm including left and right zipper feet; binder foot; 1/8, 3/16, 1/4 edge guide feet; 25 bobbins; 15 #18 needles, 100 #20 needles, 13 #22 needles, 49 #23 needles; several cones of thread, #69 and #92. Selling for $1450 I'm located in Longmont, CO. Local pickup or shipping at your cost.
  8. Another 441 clone similar to the Cobra 4, Cowboy 4500. Uses the same 794 needle. It has a smooth needle plate and feed dog. 550 Watt servo motor and speed reducer to go really slow. Has a removable table for doing flat work Glue pot included along with the feet pictured, extra bobbins, 6 cones of #207 thread, 4 cones of #138 thread. I added two lines of LED's to have more light. Owned it for a little over a year, selling for $2500. Paypal accepted. Located in Longmont, CO. It can be picked up or shipped with you paying the freight. Call or text 720-201-7991 kirk
  9. French plough guage, brass, 15 cm or 5.9 inches. There is a small crack above the blade which doesn't affect the handle or operation. $275 plus $14 shipping 4" Antique draw guage, brass handle with trigger. Bundled with Leather Wranglers blade. $120 plus $7 shipping Cowboy 6" Deluxe Leather skiver/splitter. Bought new less than 6 months ago, only used a few times. $320 plus $20 shipping
  10. Combination burnisher and sander. This is a two speed motor, with max 1400 rpm at high speed which makes it perfect for efficient burnishing. I made the burnisher myself from a block of Purpleheart wood I brought back from South America. Moving overseas and changing direction, so selling my equipment. Including the 3 extra sanding sleeves, all 220 grit. Asking $120
  11. This has been mentioned many times, one machine doesn't do it all. A 441 clone will be overkill for sewing soft, thin leather. The needles are much bigger and the smallest thread they use is a #69 size. A 794 #20 needle will leave holes in some thinner leathers. So, the ideal is to have 2 machines if the plan is to sew a range from thin to a few layers of 7oz.
  12. The Cobra, Cowboy, Techsew, etc are copies of the Juki 441 and cost a lot less. As a class of machines they share the same needles and attachments are interchangeable. It all comes down to the package that a particular vendor offers, support, shipping cost etc. That said, it depends on what you plan on sewing. If you are only doing flat items, or close to flat in fabric grade or softer upholstery leather, then a flatbed machine would serve you well but not the one in your post above. The computerized features aren't necessary for leatherwork. The non-computerized version of the same machine would save you some money. The 441 class of machines are good for sewing multiple layers of stiffer leather like veg tan, chrome tan, etc and products both flat and curved. They will easily punch through several layers of greater than 7oz of whatever you choose. Given your space limitations, you would need a custom, reduced size table. Tables which come with flatbed machines are much bigger. Standard table size is 119.38 cm long by 53.9 cm wide approximately.
  13. My vote for light stuff. The machine you chose is primarily for fabric. Like dikman said, simple is better, easier to maintain. http://www.chinahiled.com/enproductslist.asp?id=555 For heavy leather don't know what the price difference would be, but the HL-441 is a great alternative http://www.chinahiled.com/enproductslist.asp?id=545
  14. You're welcome. Happy to help.
  15. Guys, dxf available for download here:
  16. DXF file of my improvised press which is in the main gallery. If you have any questions, just ask. press layout with notes.dxf
  17. The two plates on top don't flex or move when pressure is applied. It did move up a bit with one plate when pressure was applied from below. The bottom plate is rectangular, and so are the top two. The plate which sits directly on top of the jack is the one that is closest to a square shape. Moving the jack closer to being in line with the screws would have made it difficult to get bigger pieces stamped. The center of the jack is just over 2 1/2" from the center of the screws.
  18. From the album: leatherisfun

    Needed something better than A framed hydraulic press I bought from harbor freight. There just wasn't enough room to put bigger pieces to press my stamp into pieces of leather. Not an original idea. But I will be able to stamp bigger pieces problem free. I have a pattern as a dxf file if anyone wants to make their own. 3/4 steel plates, 3/4" threaded rod, 12 nuts are all that it took. The two plates on top keeps it from flexing.
  19. Needle/thread is way too big. You can still get the effect using smaller thread. Try 69 thread with a #20 or #21 needle. I found using #46 thread with 2oz veg tan glued to lambskin works great. I tried thicker thread and it was a nightmare getting the stitches to look right. One tip I picked up there was to decrease the stitch length, doing that helped a lot.
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