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chrisash

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  • Birthday 11/19/1946

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    Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk. England
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    Photography, Leatherwork 2 years

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  1. Ask for a complete new bobbin assembly rather than just the hook as you never know what strain was put on the rest of the assembly
  2. Have you done a search on Ebay in England and the continent for "Industrial sewing machines" you will be surprised what turns up that might fit your bill, and maybe a drive to pick up. Germany in particular has a great history of sewing machines
  3. I woukld suggest very thin Chrome leather maybe from goat, lots of stretch
  4. There are two main types of laser CO2 and Diode CO" types do what they say and the wattage shown is normally the true output power of that machine Diode lasers are cheaper and have many far east manufacturers disguising the power output by just quoting the input power rather than the output power when its the output power than does the work, often the quoted input power is twice the output power sometimes even less Do your research on diode lasers
  5. This is a good post on helping you chose the type of machine
  6. I spent a few years in the Gulf and Emirates, the problem is the whole of the emirate's only have about 9 million people who live there, and they have built Dubai up as a rich playboy area so quite unlike many other countries, high wages mean little need for repair type shops and i guess very few leatherworkers. Prices reflect the wages of the population and not the Indian workers who do much of the manpower May be worth importing a machine but guess it depends on the import tax, I still think a flat bed would have more chance of being available in Dubai than a cylinder machine and no chance of the US industrial machines You could ask around car repair garages who might know a upholstery person who could give you a lead
  7. For that sort of weight but not much thicker I would suggest the 1541 would be the easiest to find in Dubai and fit your requirements fitted with a speed reducer the noise at slow stitching would be low. not sure if they would supply to Dubai but this company may be a lot lower cost than typical; Etsy stores https://buyleatheronline.com/en/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=buy leather online&utm_campaign=S - Brand - UK&msclkid=fa0bc5195c5b15514243a50447ff2020
  8. You could make them in 3D using nylon Taulman 230 on most printers, should last much longer than PLA or ABS, and hopefully take more stress, nothing to loose and easy to replace if they wear out https://www.amazon.co.uk/Taulman-Nylon-Printing-Filament-Black/dp/B01MTK1JAG
  9. Getting on for nearly 200 years with probably millions of skilled engineers working on making the best machines, and Brian is the only one with lateral thinking to come up with the solution, well done Brian
  10. In the UK we tend to record Take off to Touch down and charge for that Taxi and engine tests are free. A good benefit when using main airports with long taxiways and runways, Engine hours are for the engine logs and checks
  11. One big problem can be the sun bleaching the rest of the woodwork whilst the wood under the sleeve remains dark. Maybe not a great deal on rifles but shotguns tend to have nice walnut but the good side is they are not often out of their sleeves
  12. Pricking irons do traditionally just have very short blades maybe 5mm at max whilst stitching irons have much longer ones to reach right through the leather often two layers at once, a pricking iron just does what it says , makes a small prick maker to give the equal spacing for the awl to follow
  13. My question is who is in charge Staff like doing funny things with company vans, like seeing how fast they can go in reverse, test out their drifting skills, see how far they can go with the red warning lights for oil and water burning and so on
  14. Looking around at hobby lasers and nearly all do not have a movable z axis driven by a stepper motor, you just focus on the surface and that's it With 3D printers and cad machines, they all have a stepper driven z axis and the price of steppers is peanuts If the lasers had a z stepper, then as you get further into the depth you could lower the focal point as you go to get deeper cutting depths, so maybe cut the first 3 or 4 passes at surface fixed focus then automatically adjust z axis up a small amount to keep focus at the new depth Just curious
  15. You have the wrong domain name you have a poer rather than port
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