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    Northwest Ohio
  • Interests
    Sewing and restoring old machines

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Small Leather goods
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    keeping machines running and new techniques.
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  1. I am local to Toledo Industrial Sewing Machine and I have messaged Bob from this site several times and he always responds within a few hours usually has what I need and I go in and pick it up later in the day. He is always willing to give advice and help out if You have any questions.
  2. I have used a polished up Ball peen hammer and eventually Bought an Osborne Cobblers Hammer the cobblers hammer has a much more pronounced crown and while could have been polished better for the price. Once I polished a small nick off the head it works great and no fear of leaving a small smiley face that happened occasionally if I wasn't extra careful. Whit all the work you put into a project it isn't worth saving a few bucks using the cheaper hammer. I have multiple hammers in my shop and the only 1 that hits leather is the Cobblers hammer.
  3. This is what I use works good I cut with my normal leather working tools and it holds up fairly well https://www.springfieldleather.com/Sheet-Poly-Clear-023?quantity=1&page=1 This is what I use works good I cut with my normal leather working tools and it holds up fairly well https://www.springfieldleather.com/Sheet-Poly-Clear-023?quantity=1&page=1
  4. I had one fitted to a 111W154 that I just let dangle from the hand wheel and never had any trouble with. Just removed it when I added a box style speed reducer.
  5. T2 laser is a good program easy to use very limited free trial but enough to make sure it is compatible with your machine . Light Burn is also a good program a little more powerful longer learning cure but more feature 30 day trial then like 40 bucks so very reasonable. I have paid for both and use them both at same time but I also have two lasers that I run. Before the world shut down I was burning Leather all day on Sunday then stitching wallets and money clips riveting key fobs together.every night after work all week. The laser certainly opens up new avenues of leather work.
  6. You may be able to use a nylon footy until your netting gets there
  7. I think there are better deals out there I have a 30x18cm cnc with a laser head I started with and mover up to a 50x65 cm laser engraver you have to assemble them yourself but definetly the possibilities are endless. I am currently using a 3500 mw laser and it is plenty for leather work. There is a learning curve but once you get the hang its am amazing tool.
  8. Yes they are available I bet Cowboy Bob Toledo Industrial Sewing has some if not google part number easy to find. Bob is an advertiser and great help here on the site.
  9. You can buy that piece of leather all ready die cut pretty cheap cuts waste and labor down. I make some using a laser and it keeps waste down to nothing . Even with a clicker die you will have considerable waste.
  10. I use a 20U for my linings and other Fabric needs it is a very solid machine. Mine is setup with a servo motor and runs very smooth. When I first got it it had a clutch motor I don't think I would have any fingers left if I tried to sew at those speeds. I just ordered a single hole needle plate from Amazon it arrived in 4 days and came with a feed dog. I was having issues making masks to donate the thin fabric was trying to get stuck in the needle plate hole
  11. Maybe you could open the seam up on outside pinky side of glove then with the additional room you maybe able to stitch on a patch then after ward close the seam back up.I have done the same thing to repair pants and pockets on coveralls.
  12. Check to make sure the needle is not twisted slightly if you have replaced it lately. Also double check the thread path and verify it is correct after thread change. Both of those things have caused me thread breakage and much aggravation in the past.
  13. I would try Oxalic acid. I had some rust marks show up on a case I was wet molding from my clamps and mixed a small batch up it took all the dark spots of. I ordered mine from Amazon it was pretty cheap.
  14. Here is a picture of a Box style I purchased from Bob recently it is awesome. I am using it on my 111w154 which has a small motor pulley and a servo motor. This thing is awesome slows machine down to a point where I can stop at any point during the up or down stroke. I am lucky enough to live about 8 miles from Toledo Industrial Sewing so I can drive over and get parts and great advice easily. I bought a CB3200 that had one installed and that really showed me what control i. I thought using my Needle position sensor was giving me good control but I realized that while it allowed me to stop at bottom or top of stroke I didn't have good control of the speed it went up and down only that I could go one stitch at a time. I believe I paid around 200 for the box reducer.
  15. Always thread machine with presser foot in raised position to release tension and allow the thread to drop properly into tension disks Also remember to hold both top and bottom tread securely in your hand when starting the first couple stitches to prevent it from getting tangled and making a mess My 2 cents
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