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  1. Servo rocks! Very happy with it. Tinkered with urethane round belting instead of round leather or v belts. This is much nicer! Speed reducer arrived! Installing it now. Thanks, Bob @ Toledo. Table adapter designed and ordered to be laser cut and etched in stainless steel. Mostly disassembled the needle and bobbin area, tested a few different presser feet and feed dog setups. Cleaned it all up and aligned the parts anew. Problem: Trying to detect what needle is in there since I’m not sure it’s correct but I seem to need a jeweler’s loupe to see it. Tiny letters! Problem: the hook is kissing the needle, strangely even more when no thread is threaded in. Need more research. It’s hitting the area below the cutout. Testing out some Serabond 30 (size T90) thread from a friend at an upholstery shop from way back (Josh @ Relicate Leather) Have read a lot more of @Wizcrafts generous wisdom articles. There’s always more to learn. More sewing excercises! Hand eye coordination. Thanks for reading.
  2. Speaking of pulleys and reducers, I prepared a urethane belt to fit with a torch and razor blade. It worked out well and it grabs the small 45mm pulley rather nicely:
  3. As far as that site is concerned, I linked to their metals section and it describes cold roll steel, hot roll steel, aluminum, etc. and all various thicknesses. Clearly aluminum would be lighter weight, yes. Let us know what you dream up! Also, I just sized some urethane round belting for the new motor since I had to find the exact size of a new belt to get it to fit, I figured I’d check this stuff out. There are videos explaining how to melt the urethane to make a belt, in case you’re interested. This is .5” solid. It grips the new 45mm small motor pulley really well.
  4. Not specifically, no. It’s for my old Necchi 840 cylinder arm, which is similar to Adler 69 and Pfaff 335 machines (I suspect) so it’s certainly not identical.
  5. Okay, the manufacturer sent a pic of the finished prototype in stainless steel:
  6. There's no way I have the equipment in the garage to come up with something that impressive, @rchaven. Nice job! Spokane! Another Washingtonian. Welcome to the forum!
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    Time capsule 206RB

    Dang, what an incredible find.
  8. In my limited view the makeup of the pulleys and belts is also important. Slick pulleys and worn out belts is a potential point to consider. My machine has like a 3.5” handwheel. Installed the consew 3000 servo yesterday with the 75mm stock pulley. The 45mm pulley just arrived. Both pulleys seem to be made of rough cast aluminum so they’re sticky. Also, the SR2 “3/6/9” speed reducer arrives imminently. This servo has the lowest speed setting of 200rpm. I’m fabricobbling my own urethane round belts to fit. This topic is interesting to me but I haven’t seen how slow I’ll be able to sew yet. I’ll find out in a few days. Will report.
  9. So, after having that video in my brain it occured to me that having a steel table, you could use all sorts of guides and alignments that used magnets (simply because a swing down alignment guide is not available for my machine). So I'd remembered that you could get various metals laser cut from this one site for a relatively low cost. So I did it. I drew up what I thought a table adapter should look like and drew it up in Illustrator (my favorite app). Creating an order on their site for what I designed was like $39+shipping. After making the order I received the receipt that mentioned they do etching as well. So i requested that they etch it with a grid and alignment lines on another file, as well as my company logo. We'll see how soon they ship it out and i'll post a pic of it here. Finding common sizing for specific machines might work, but it would take some time and finicky revisions to get them just right. So i'm starting down that path with my machine, and you're welcome to have me order one for you if you're interested as a favor. Attached is the die cut for the laser as well as the grid etch pattern that will go on it (the vertical lines are .1" apart and line up with the needle moving away to the right) around 11" x 19" wide (the holes are for the needle plate and binder attachment plate bolts to move freely). It will need a lot of sanding and testing, to make sure it works and is stable, but I'll keep you posted here. Die: Etch:
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    Flatbed table attachment for Adler 869?

    Absolutely, Uwe. I had no intention of hiding it, but didn't want to be labeled as a silent promoter of any site or service beyond mentioning them. The final quote was around $50 for the adapter, but $140 shipping to Seattle. :O The setup for ordering products was quite a bit different than I've ever witnessed, but I guess it works for them (create an account, join program, request offer, serious offer, quote, comitment, pay, etc.) They had more than twenty or so different styles, too. Here it is:
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    Pressure foot issues with Cowboy 3200

    Not to muddy this up with beginners (like me) jumping in, but is it possible there is a presser foot tension that is too high? That mixed with the style/brand of veg tan you are using a possible culprit?
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    Flatbed table attachment for Adler 869?

    Watching this thread. I found a Polish site that sells at least 30 kinds of table adapters but my old Necchi cylinder is not likely among them. Pricing was competitive but the cart system seemed really odd. So I passed. Looking to make my own but I’m sure that is likely not realistic for most people and a diversion from work.
  13. Thanks for the info, @Gregg From Keystone Sewing. I’m on the lookout. So, yes, looking for the best way to have an edge guide for consistent results. I’m also looking to make a table adapter for my machine. Currently the options on the table are sheet aluminum or steel. servo arrives tomorrow! Ordered the SP2 speed reducer from Bob @ Toledo IndSew. It’s not on his website but he has them at a great price. ; spent some time doing stitch lessons and getting accurate on the machine. I’m a noobie but I’m learning. Cylinder arm is the way to go for me!
  14. luxuryluke

    Time capsule 206RB

    That looks beautiful. What year do you think it is? I love seeing old equipment put back to use.
  15. Hello, @Gregg From Keystone Sewing, Great to find that you’re on here! Do you think there’s any chance this might fit my 355 style machine? Let me know if I should take a pic. I’d appreciate your advice. It’s been troublesome finding a flip down roller guide for my machine (no screw holes).