George1520

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  1. George1520

    Ideal Clicker Machine Model C

    Are there replacement parts available? My biggest concern is the clutch. Does it need to be replaced? Thanks
  2. George1520

    Ideal Clicker Machine Model C

    I’m not buying that one, and I don’t have the money to ship it or buy it from a dealer. The one I’m looking at is local and probably from the 40’s or 50’s, most likely without safety standards. If I get it, I will ad a second switch if I figure out how to do it. Since it runs on momentum it will probably not be electric.
  3. George1520

    Ideal Clicker Machine Model C

    That is tall. Do you know how much it weights? I guess the force is not that important because I can click it twice. Also, what is a good price for a press like this?
  4. George1520

    Ideal Clicker Machine Model C

    When this happens does the press clicks at random? While setting the die or moving the head to the die or just after pressing the button to click. I would like to own ten fingers. Looks like they still sell those presses on http://www.shoesmachines.com/5-ton-clicker-press.html and they say it is a 5 ton press. I'm looking at getting one of those clicker, to use in cutting shoe uppers. Will it have enough power to cut a full upper? Thanks George
  5. George1520

    Skiving machine tool

    Screwdriver and a hammer will work too.especially if you heat it up with a touch
  6. Like new sewing machine Made for shoes and softer leather. Pfaff design sold by Nick-o-sew. Ball bearing, automatic oiling, 5mm stitch length. No reverse. 800 plus shipping
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    Pfaff 145

    Sold
  8. George1520

    Pfaff 145

    1000 plus shipping. I’ll build a wood box for shipping
  9. George1520

    Pfaff 145

    I have an extra Pfaff 145 in great condition that I’m trying to sell to finance a post roller feed machine. Complete and like new machine, no worn parts. The head of one of the big screw that adjusts the hook is a little scared. It works fine,it is just cosmetic. Please see the image. If you live in Colorado, I have a table for it.
  10. George1520

    Pfaff 145

    I have an extra Pfaff 145 in great condition that I’m trying to sell to finance a post roller feed machine. Complete and like new machine, no worn parts. The head of one of the big screw that adjusts the hook is a little scared. It works fine,it is just cosmetic. Please see the image. If you live in Colorado, I have a table for it.
  11. George1520

    Zig Zag Machine Advice

    Im surprised no one mentioned Consew 146 or 199, that are used in the shoe industry for joining leather. Like in the heel area. The 146 will be better because it is a walking foot and it will keep the pieces together in place before starting to sew. there is also the the type that sailrite sells or Reliable Barracuda but it is small and one of the foot is really close to the material. In any case you might want a machine that will make a zigzag wider than 4mm
  12. George1520

    Thread help

    Can anyone help me identify this thread? It is nylon but not bounded. I just need a name for it to find some. Thanks
  13. My father said that my grand grandfather used hard red seal wax to modify lasts. That was before plastic lasts. If you are in a hurry plastic lasts are a lot easier to work with. You just melt some milk gallons , spread it with a butter knife and grind it to shape. You can also look for George Keloff’s Last Designing and Making Manual book and video it has step by step instructions on making lasts But why not use leather like everyone else? I’m sure you can find some on the leatherworker.net ;-)
  14. George1520

    Pfaff sewing machine

    I was surprised to find plastic gears in my 230. The Pfaff 130, 230 or 360 type of sewing machines have two plastic gears one driving the hook and one at the zizgzag fork. I don’t think it matters that much because it doesn’t require much to turn the hook and make the needle from left to right. But those plastic gears get old and crack. I do like the build in knee lift option and I think that makes a big difference sewing small pieced. The problem I found with domestic machines is that, they don’t feed as well and you have limited choices of needles. If you don’t sew thick leather a sewing machine like Singer 20U with a servo motor would work
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    micro and real suede supplier

    I'm looking for a supplier for micro suede and real suede. I would like to use both in combination in making shoes. Find thin micro fiber but not is not a problem, but I need micro suede around 1.4 or 2 mm thick and real suede the is 5 oz. Thanks