new to Leatherworker.net so forgive me if I offend any protocols. I make knives for fun, retired civil servant. Got myself a Singer 45K58 that was left in garage for 3 plus years, maybe longer. I know nothing about sewing machines, just want to make a few nice sheaths for my knives. However, the 45/58 is missing the lower tension assembly and I cannot seem to find a replacement on internet (in UK) or local sites. My query is whether I could make a tesion assembly that would work or is their other non singer tension assembles out their that I could fit.
An upholster friend has put me on to his sewing machine mechanic but I don’t want to ask him to give my machine the once over until I know it is complete. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated..
ps. The belts were missing but I used a bit of rope to confirm that motor and machine work work well ...as far as I can tell. The clutch on motor is a bit clunky but that just might be lack of use. Have ordered some leather off internet for replacement belts