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About AA3JW

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  • Birthday April 6

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    Palm Bay, FL
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    Shooting, Reloading, metal detecting, hobby gunsmithing, leather working.

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    Search for cutting sight channels in leather holsters.

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  1. I have a Techsew 3650 HD and it has worked really well up until about a week ago. The bobbin ran out, and I refilled the bobbin and reinstalled it, several different ways. The machine was doing good until then. Now the machine will not feed the leather. The feed dogs go up and down, but will not go forward. Any one got any suggestions?
  2. Thinking about a new sewing machine. I have narrowed it down to either a Cowboy 4500, or a Techsew 5100. I currently have a Techsew 3650 HD, and it is a good machine but it will only do up to approximately 3/8 inch thick. I really want to be able to sew up to almost an inch. I do mostly holsters and knife sheathes, so the extra thickness will definitely make it go easier on my old arthritic hands. Any one got pros and cons on both machines?
  3. Having been a friend of Bill for over 17 years now I would really appreciate it if you could tell me where you got your stamp. Thanks in advance.
  4. I would be interested in the 66, and the glock 19
  5. I am building Tom Threepersons holster from the Will Ghormley 1911 100th anniversary holster pack. His pattern does not include a safety strap. The Pictures I have seen of the early holsters do not have a safety strap, but all the ones I see available to day do. so my question is Should I put a strap on it or not?
  6. Nice Threepesons holster. Did you use the Will Ghormley pattern from the 1911 pack. I haven't been doing much leather work lately. Been fighting cancer. How ever I started one of these today. Very nice job.
  7. Made this for a friend’s Creed. 6-7oz leather, USMC black dye 50/50 thinned with alcohol. 4 coats of Parade Gloss shoe polish. Any comments, suggestions, critiques welcomed.
  8. 938 Legion Redux Several months ago I posted a picture of a holster I made for my 938 Legion. Lots of people pointed out the problems with it. I took everyone's advice, and although because of illness, it’s taken a while to get back on it I finished it today. I am pretty happy with it. Cut on a 20 ton press from harbor freight, using dies I got from J S Leathers, combination of hand and machine sewn (still need a lot of work on my sewing) I am pretty happy with it. It is still not perfect. Any comments are still appreciated. They don't hurt my feelings, I am still learning as much as I can.
  9. Yes, I do want to use it a clicker press. Thanks for the response.
  10. Has any one used the 12 ton harbor freight H frame press for cutting leather?
  11. Making a card holder for my PCM, used Fieblings Pro Die in Royal Blue. It came out darker than I really wanted but still a nice blue. I will post a picture when it is finished.
  12. I bought a used techsew in Ocala about a 3 hour drive from my home on the east coast of Fl. I took pictures of the machine as it was set up in place, then removed the head, and put it in the cab, and strapped the table down in the back. It traveled just fine that way. Got home and put it all together, worked like a champ.
  13. Not a great job, but functional and comfortable to wear. I want to thank JLSleathers for the dies I got from him for cutting the pieces. Even though I do not have a press, a 2x4 and a dead blow hammer sufficed. 10 0z leather was right on the edge of thickness that my techsew will do, so the sewing is not perfect. I think when I do it again, I may skive the edges to make sewing a little more even. I am still learning to use the sewing machine. Sewn with 207 bonded thread.
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