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  1. Well, I'm not trying to be silly, but for $69 you can my what you want minus the A4 ring binder at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/740320934/personalized-leather-organizer-custom?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_ts1-a-books_movies_and_music-books-blank_books-journals_and_notebooks&utm_custom1=a3fa0a84-efac-462b-8e09-ebabb756f5cf&utm_content=go_2063076140_76452840935_367965823149_aud-459688891635:pla-314954651893_c__740320934&utm_custom2=2063076140&gclid=Cj0KCQjwzN71BRCOARIsAF8pjfioT7psNFIEHLJs2up64qIFO0xShGdfekwLoKgyPJtMhC--1zJxSNsaAumTEALw_wcB Otherwise I would suggest the Al Stohlman books: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004APDZBM/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4 that show you all the steps and methods to make leather projects. Also, the Al Stohlman book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1892214911/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2 is the hasic primer for hand sewing. And , the Al Stohlman book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1892214903/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3 will explain all the tools you are asking about. Hope this helps, because to answer all your questions would take way too much time to explain.
  2. WOW! 7.5 hours of labor, just for the sewing. At minimum wage ($19 in liberal state/cities) would be $142.50. Not counting the doctors visits for tendon issues. I wouldn't wish that job on anyone. Good luck.
  3. Wished the hand holding the book was gloved.... Wonderful condition for its age.
  4. Thank you for the offer of Bonis fur sewing machines. I think, after viewing several videos and reading others comments, that I will start making small items and hand sew to get the assembly process and see if I really need a sewing machine. I know me and I get into new projects and wind up not pursuing them as I initially envisioned after spending too much money.
  5. Sorry for the question. I found some references by searching for "sewing fur". Without the search with both words together, I got too many unrelated entries. I'll look them over and see if there is the information I need in them. BTW, I need to change my signature, I'm back to "Former Editor, RawHide Gazette, 25 years of doing it was enough...
  6. I've acquired a Washington State Fur Trapping License and joined a local Fur Trapping group and now have access to local fur. My walking foot sewing machines (Ferdco 206 and Ferdco 1245) are not suitable to edge sew panels of fur together to form clothing or accessories. I've researched specialized chain stitch sewing machines for sewing and would like some comments or suggestions. There seems to be a very limited number of current manufactures and seem to be specialized to specific types of leather fur (coyote, raccoon, etc). Since I am new to this, I would appreciate and experience or places to find more practical sewing machine information.
  7. Go to PSLAC.ORG and go to one of their meetings. They are south of Seattle.
  8. https://www.google.com/search?q=Pro+Series+Tools+by,+Robert+Beard&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS715US715&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=FjywTvCJv2PomM%3A%2CQ2vzG6oIcw5odM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kRFa55AckClxsY1GkSRMhmT2ZMtxA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwid5OvY1sjhAhXWpJ4KHZU8DHgQ9QEwCHoECAkQBg#imgrc=FjywTvCJv2PomM: https://www.google.com/search?q=Pro+Series+Tools+by,+Robert+Beard&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS715US715&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=FjywTvCJv2PomM%3A%2CQ2vzG6oIcw5odM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kRFa55AckClxsY1GkSRMhmT2ZMtxA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwid5OvY1sjhAhXWpJ4KHZU8DHgQ9QEwCHoECAkQBg#imgdii=70uhjXXp41PZfM:&imgrc=FjywTvCJv2PomM:&vet=1 https://www.google.com/search?q=Pro+Series+Tools+by,+Robert+Beard&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS715US715&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=FjywTvCJv2PomM%3A%2CQ2vzG6oIcw5odM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kRFa55AckClxsY1GkSRMhmT2ZMtxA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwid5OvY1sjhAhXWpJ4KHZU8DHgQ9QEwCHoECAkQBg#imgdii=3q3MXHObY7QD3M:&imgrc=FjywTvCJv2PomM:&vet=1
  9. https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-rehab/articles/283219-Cyanide-poisoning-poses-hidden-threat/
  10. I have to say that way one of the best "how to" articles I've ever read. Clear, informative and easily read. KUDOS
  11. Veg tanned stuff I make shrinks after wetting, tooling, coloring and finishing, but it sounds like you are using chrome tanned finished leather which should retain its size unless exposed to moisture (Maybe gluing the leather with acrylic, water based glue to the matte boards) Or exposure to high heat or bright lighting. That's my guess. Bob Stelmack
  12. I have the Weaver 4 -ton press and I use it for my 1-1/4" dies and also for my .918 inch letterpress type. Works fine got both. Bob Stelmack
  13. Hell, it's less than $15, what have do we have to loose?
  14. I went to my local "old/new hardware" shop where there nut, bolts, fittings, barrels, etc. See pictures of the shop: https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x549878d6916d69bf:0x95dacdfe91069a4f!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipPlJO7mZ93YGG1h7jqEOpEiuHdkwnWOXaDyzpsU%3Dw213-h160-k-no!5sart+carpenter+kennewick+-+Google+Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipPlJO7mZ93YGG1h7jqEOpEiuHdkwnWOXaDyzpsU&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjH7MTftPXfAhXKwVQKHd6PDhkQoiowCnoECAYQBg ...and purchased a roll of rubber conveyor belt. I used 3-foot wide, because my table was 3-foot wide. The belt is smooth rubber, about 3/8 inch thick and has bias ply construction like tires.
  15. See page 13 of the RawHide Gazette for ornaments made from scrap leather: http://pslac.org/public/02_feb05.pdf Bob Stelmack
  16. I don't do purse repair unless my wife tells me too. ;-) The main reason is, every time I've tried to install a zipper It always goes wrong and looks crooked, so even the bible covers I make do not have zippers on them. Bob Stelmack
  17. "So the switch has 3 connections one is labeled C the other O (both red wires) and the third has no markings (it had the blue wire). When I removed all the wires and tested the switch I got a change when touching the unmarked one and on the "C" but no change when on the "O"...pictures of switch attached. " The unmarked connection is a common wire of the switch, when the switch IS NOT depressed the (C) section (called the normally "closed" position) is electrically connected to the unmarked connection. The unmarked connection is a common wire of the switch, when the switch IS depressed the (O) section (called the normally "open" position) is electrically connected to the unmarked connection.
  18. Google says: https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+make+leather+bound+books&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS715US715&oq=how+to+make+leather+bound+books&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.18135j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  19. Greetings, You may or may not find this interesting: http://leatherbigbookcovers.com/training/Tutorial--Typography in Leather Article.pdf Bob Stelmack
  20. After the bobbin is placed in the bobbin holder, then run the thread though the cut slot and exit between the spaces on the bobbin tension spring. I couldn't see from the video if you did it right. Then DO NOT pull the the thread the way you show in the video. The thread is meant to come out of the bobbin from the top, otherwise the thread will fray. Make sure the bobbin is not too full or rubbing one the bobbin case. The tension discs will loose tension if you have raised the foot, either by the manual latch or by the pedal on the floor. If neither is the case then the pin that opens the tension discs is stuck. Hope this helps. Bob Stelmack
  21. Ask Earnie at http://www.chholderby.com/ . They are the best at repair and can advise on all types of sewing requirements. I suspect that he will recommend one of the sewing machine sponsors at the top of leatherworker.net
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