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  • Birthday 08/14/1956

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    St. Paul, Minnesota
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    History, Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction, 19th Century Historical Re-enacting, Costume, Cosplay, molding leather

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    small leather goods & sculptural art
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  1. Does anyone remember using a product called Uni-tak adhesive? I believe it was either a contact cement or something very similar to neoweld. Thanks
  2. For those of you who know how to repair Singer 29K machines, are the parts I’m pointing at with the red arrows the parts I need to fix the sloppy stitch length of my Singer 29K-58? There are a couple of videos on YouTube on restoring a Singer 29K-33, and Singer 29K-51. On both of these videos they show removing the balance wheel and the drive wheel? Is removing this piece necessary to remove the section of the machine that houses the parts I need to replace? Thanks
  3. Have you considered making your own? I made my own from some maple pieces glued together and then cut to size with a bandsaw. As you can see, mines a bit heavier than the ones you can buy, and if I were to make another one, I’d definitely go thinner. The ones you get commercially made in England or France are much lighter in weight, but all function pretty much the same.
  4. Your best option is to look online for information on the care and feeding of your machine. One thing to keep in mind is that most of the 29K models work the same. When I just looked, there was quite a bit of information about the 29k70. I currently have a 29k58 in need of a rebuild, but I was able to download a copy of the owners manual from a couple of different sources, and found it to be quite helpful. In fact, following the instructions, I was finally able to resolve an issue that I’d had problems with for many years. So, clean off the crud, read the manual and have fun. Also, I believe there are still quite a few parts available for this machine.
  5. It’s been quite some time since you originally posted this. Have you found the time to make it yet, or succumbed to purchasing another craftsman’s work? Though I’ve not taken the time to read through all of your replies, did you ever mention what bra size your recipient wore? I’ll attach a couple of the pieces I create should you be interested?
  6. One of the best sites you'll find for all things Cowboy and other nineteenth century Old West topics is www.cascity.com. I did a bit of checking for you, to make sure they had what I think you want. Once on the site, you'll want to check out the forums button. Then "the Leather Shop" page. Type in "chaps" and you'll be all set. There are several varieties listed, and photos of originals to assist you in your project. Have fun. Oh, you may have to become a member, but it's free. I've included a photo of a pair of 1895 Meana chaps.
  7. Just a thought, but since the color is bleeding off in the rain, have you thought about just wetting them down and letting all the excess dye wash out, and then redying them? It sort of sounds like either they used the wrong dyeing process, or perhaps too much dye was used. Since they're biker leathers, I'm guessing they're made from a chrome leather, so the problem may have originated at the tannery.
  8. If you're still trying to color match for this, I suggest angelus dyes. The color they call spice.
  9. Thank you for this. It took me awhile to find the original post, but I eventually found it and made copies.
  10. Looks like you're a bit busy, but when you're able to find some time, I'd be interested in seeing you post some more of the workshop handouts that you did with your husband, John Henry (hope I got that correct).

    Thanks for all that you do to keep this site up & running.


  11. Eagle View patterns sells a gloves, gauntlets & mittens pattern. I made it once, I believe by sewing machine and found the pattern piece for the middle two fingers a bit challenging. But it could have been a bit of craftsman error on my part. Taking apart other makers gloves is instructive, and may aide you in your goal. If nothing else, it will show you which styles of glove is best suited to your purpose.
  12. Sorry, don't have any yet. Just what I've seen on the net. It's about 60 miles to where I have to see this machine.
  13. Does anyone have any information on a Politype #3? An acquaintance has what I believe to be the #3. I've sent her some photos I found on the web, and she indicated the sewing head resembled a Singer 29 series more than the Claes style. Thanks
  14. Jomax: almost all of your questions, and more are answered in the leather sewing machines forum. The Wiz has a very detailed explanation as to how travel you should expect prior to rebuilding.
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