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    Georgia US
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    Laser etching, hand carving, pattern making. Learning my Nakajima 341L

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  1. DAMN son! I had to do an orientation for the Glowforge but it was free. All of this being said one day when I can afford one I'm leaning toward the Dremel DigiLab. I don't want my laser to stop working one day because GF goes out of business. I know the overseas ones are just as good but I've gotten burned on an industrial sewing machine like that. Its a Juki clone and its just too much tweaking for me. For someone used to these machines I have no doubt it would be great. Wish I could sell it and I might try to.
  2. That sucks. Mine is $25/mo no commitment
  3. Try a local makerspace. That’s where I use(d) one in the before time... long long ago (pre-covid)
  4. After reading all these replies I have my speed turned down to 3 or 4 and I have the ramp up time turned off to try to help with stalling out. But still playing with it for sure and I appreciate your input.
  5. After reading all these replies I have my speed turned down to 3 or 4 and I have the ramp up time turned off to try to help with stalling out. But still playing with it for sure and I appreciate your input.
  6. Nakajima- though I call it Bruce because I keep saying Nakatomi by accident. (Die Hard. Nakatomi Plaza. Bruce Willis)
  7. Lots of interesting information guys! Thank you all so much! I've slowed it down quite a bit, and the torque drop off was helped somewhat by turning off the slow start (it wasn't helping much anyhow), but in order to get me into where I want with the speed, I'm still getting some stalling out. Sounds like the easiest thing for the non-mechanically inclined might be to replace the hand wheel. Unscrewing a couple wheels and replacing the belt seems doable. Unfortunately, my guy doesn't have any idea how to get a new hand wheel or servo motor pulley. I've got a Nakakima 341L (I'm lead to believe its a Juki 1341 clone) and a Enduro SM600-SP. Can anyone recommend a dealer who might have these parts?
  8. I need a book called “So you just want to sew slowly and don’t understand motors or pulleys” also what’s this about occluding the light to slow it down? It was referenced in a linked thread but I’m having trouble understanding how putting a sticker on it is the solution to any problem??
  9. Gymnast- Yes. This is what I want. I have no idea how to make it happen.
  10. sigh. My machine guy replied to my text: “you don’t need a speed reducer with a servo motor” um. I think I’d be the one to know. Maybe not how to slow it down but that it’s too fast for me. I feel like I’m getting “now see here little lady”ed. anyone wanna buy a cylinder bed machine - Atlanta area. Not completely joking ☹️
  11. You have to crawl under the table and enter the setup mode to change speed and startup speed. I have the overall speed and the length of time the startup speed lasts turned to the slowest possible. There is no knob. It just seems like there’s no “play” in the pedal. It’s off or it’s ON. I think I could pay the guy I bought it from to swap it out, but I don’t even know what I’m potentially buying. Or how much of an investment I’m looking at. (Thanks Wiz, I always like to hear your thoughts on things)
  12. I’m a newbie to the industrial machine game and I’m feeling really defeated. I have a Nakajima 341L (Juki 1341 clone cylinder arm machine) with a new Enduro SM600-2P. I’m having the usual uphill battle with figuring out a new machine (I’ve owned several domestics and can sew fabric on those just fine) but I’m feeling like even adjusted all the way down (which I’ve done) I’ll never be able to keep up with this machine’s speed. I’ve read some peoples posts about welding speed reducers which is totally outside my wheel house. Do I look for one? Or a new motor? I don’t even know what I’d be shopping for. The man who sold it to me is incredibly nice and sells and services machines- he’s been out here once and didn’t even charge me, says he’s really invested in making sure it’s up and running- but I don’t know what to do. Do I keep trying? Throw some more money at this problem and buy another motor? There’s no returns it was a Craigslist purchase. I’ve got some serious buyers remorse. I want to love this but I’m mostly just cussing and stubbing my toe on it.
  13. Used hair dye- no worries
  14. Recipient loved it. Asked me to dye her hair the same color. It seems I have a niche.
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