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  1. Ah! Maybe that was my problem. Will go bigger needle and try again soon. I should know better than to trust the first result for me on google https://www.servicethread.com/blog/industrial-sewing-thread-needle-sizes
  2. Forgot to mention: The above pictures are with #138 thread and a size 21 needle. However, I get just fine results with #69 thread and a size 18 needle.
  3. My highlead GC-0618-1SC is having an issue I'll describe as two steps forward one step backwards. When I get to a narrow section of a piece of leather, when the machine goes to walk the leather, it doesn't work quite right and seems to back it up a little bit before going forward and making the next needle hole. It only seems to happen on a narrow section where the leather probably isn't touching the needle plate underneath. The first picture is the underside of the stitch, where it suddenly starts looping on the bottom. The only reason why I can figure it does this, is because the leather doesn't touch the needle plate. Is that the right idea or am I going in the wrong direction? Could this be a tension problem or a mis-adjusted machine? The second picture shows the underside where it sews perfectly and no loops, and the third shows how it loops where it goes to a thin section. Any suggestions on whats happening here and/or how to fix this?
  4. Thanks for the replies guys, after I made this last item I switched it over to #138 thread and didn't have any issues like shown. Gonna switch it back to #69 thread this week and play with it some more.
  5. I'm using #69 thread on a Highlead GC0618-1sc and while the topside of my stitches look awesome, the underside moves around at random, one stitch will be perfectly in line, and the next will be a smidge above it, and it's driving me nuts! Attached is a picture of the wonky backside of stitching on this wallet I've made for myself, 4 layers of 3/4oz veg tan, while the topside looks just fine to me the bottom side like I said keeps "moving around". Any idea what is causing this? I can't seem to find any similar issues when searching the forum.
  6. Hi, I picked up a used Highlead GC0618-1SC, couldn't refuse it at the price. I'd like to replace the clutch motor with a servo motor. I've used a CB3200 for a while now, and really REALLY love how I can go at a snails pace if I need to. This clutch motor is turned up to 11, I cannot really use it very well at all. No matter how gingerly I tickle the pedal, it is FULL BLAST. I would rather sell the old clutch and replace it with a servo than have to put up with this. Is it possible to slow it down somehow? or am I just stuck with this FULL SPEED mode? What am I looking at as a replacement? I would appreciate some advice on what to replace it with, maybe a cheap option and an option that would be like my CB3200? I have no clue about motors. What's on there now is a "frontier clutch motor, HP:1/2HP, Cycles: 60HZ, RPM:1725RPM" Also, does anyone know if juki 1541 parts fit this machine? It currently has the feet for fabric, and I'd like to replace them with smooth feet, along with getting an edge roller guide. I appreciate any help y'all can give me, thanks!
  7. I appreciate your thoughts! I may have to contact them. I talked to the only other supplier of these linked in a past thread, aplus I think they're called. They do not carry them anymore, unless you want to order 5,000 pieces or more. Sent some emails out today to local sheet metal fab shops to see about getting some made, but most around me make big agricultural items so I am kinda doubting they'll be interested in small potatoes but we will see! May have to learn to make some myself in the mean time. I think more than anything it's bugging me that I can't find these anywhere, LOL! Seems like it must have another name than a "tape measure holder", used in another industry or something. Seems like it'd be next to the $2 holster belt clips at Tandy, but alas no.
  8. So far I've found this https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Tape-Clip_109487865.html?spm=a2700.galleryofferlist.0.0.3a1d1ea3loqYB7 Which is a "D/C tape clamp" or a "Bare Copper Tape clip" which seems to be a attachment system for flat copper wire, however I can't find any in the USA, only Alibaba. But I am not looking for 1k+ of them right now lol
  9. Any suggestions on a supplier for tape measure holding clips? I know another member of the forum sells them for $7ish a piece, which is fine for one offs but I'm looking for the bulk sellers. Does everyone get theirs made overseas? Seems like this clip could be for something else instead of just tape measure holders.
  10. Realized I totally posted this in the wrong section, if a mod could move it over to the laser section I'd be very appreciative
  11. I'm looking to purchase a Laser Engraver ( or make one? ) and I'm wondering if y'all have any input/suggestions or links to forum posts on the subject, I didn't find much useful when I searched the forum. Not looking for the $12k top of the line model, just a small unit to engrave logos onto coasters, keychains, small things/small logos. I have 0 experience with lasers, well.. except for the one I own for my cats to chase
  12. Thanks for the replies! Looks like I'll just have to order it and live with the price lol. Atleast the machine itself was a deal! The blades were apparently sold on Amazon at one time, but I can't find one there anymore. Oh well!
  13. Hi I recently purchased a Landis 3 in 1, and it did not come with the skiving blade? It seems it is the same blade as the 5 in 1? I found it on only one supplier (http://www.shoesystemsplus.com/Landis-5-in1-Flat-Skiving-Blade_p_503.html) and I'm wondering does anyone know of alternate suppliers? I am having a hard time coughing up $60 for this blade and another $15 to ship it. Thanks.
  14. I'm starting to buy more and more hides to make belts and wallets and while Tandy is OK if you pick through the hides, it's just OK. Do any of you know of any veg-tan or chrome/oil tan suppliers in the Houston area? I'm hesitant to order from the big online warehouses sight unseen but it's looking inevitable. Also, are there any Texas-based Veg-tan tanneries? For the longhorn state I'm surprised nothing shows up on google.
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