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About AA3JW

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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. AA3JW

    Techsew Woes

    I have the same machine. Any problems I have had have been of my own making. Make sure that you are using the right size needle for the thread you are using. I was using 277 on a holster and was using the 160 needle as listed in the chart I have, and having the same type of problem. Changed to a 200 needle, and the problems went away. Love my machine.
  2. I ended up buying the one that Harbor Freight sells. It works ok for stamping, but not really for die cutting. I found a good deal on a techSew on Craig's list. It looks much the the Co;t in the above picture. It sews really well up to 1/2 inch leather.
  3. Do a subject search, this was brought up before, and there is a place you can get them.
  4. AA3JW

    Help Locating A Holster Swivel

    I am working on the exact holster in the picture. Looked at the web site for Standing Bear's Trading Post could not find that screw/rivet. What do they call it, and where would it be on their site?
  5. AA3JW

    Green giant sporran

    Very nice.
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    Have a friend who is Scottish, and wears his kilt often. I thought I would make a sporran for him. It has a couple of problems, but it didn't come out too bad.
  7. I use old newspapers. Have a bunch, and throw away after use. I have yet to get newsprint on my Item.
  8. AA3JW

    Tool Rack

    While not actually leather work, it does figure in. Got tired on storing my tooling tools in the bins attached to my work bench. Was visiting my sister who is really into rubber stamping. She had just got a new tool which requires the stamps to be unmounted. Had a lot of hardwood stamp mounts with no stamp attached. Used those for the rack. A lot cheaper than what you buy.
  9. Thanks for the replies. I would have machine sewn it, but I all ready had the holes punched before I got my machine.
  10. I am currently making one of JLS's pancake holsters for a 1911 BBQ gun. The holster has a rattle snake insert. I am going to hand sew it. Would 8mm tiger thread be heavy enough, or should I use 138 or heavier thread. I already screwed up by (A) sewing the panel on with waxed thread before I dyed it, and (B) Using white waxed thread. Have not got the back ready to yet, so this is just a in work picture
  11. Thanks, google didn't do much for me either. I will check out the suit stamps at SLC.
  12. I am making a small "player card" wallet for my sister for her many visits to Tunica MS. I am looking for either a 4 Aces stamp or a Royal Flush stamp for the front of it. If all else fails I would settle for a small slot machine stamp. Does anyone know where I might be able to find such a stamp.
  13. AA3JW

    Tech Sew 3650 HD

    Got my new toy today. $800.00 plus $40.00 gas to pick it up. Time to learn a new skill.
  14. AA3JW

    Tech Sew Machines.

    Thanks Ron. I really appreciate it.
  15. AA3JW

    Tech Sew Machines.

    Is the manual for the 3650 the same as the 3800? The manual I got was the 3800. I am picking up the sewing machine on Saturday. Got it for $800.00. From the pictures in the add it appears to be in great shape, and was used very little.