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    Leather, woodcarving, broommaking

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  1. I am writing to ask for input about two choices of Bell Skiver. One choice is the Consew DCS-4, being sold by a sewing company in Brooklyn for $1330.00 with free shipping. The second option is the Leather Machine Co. Cobra NP-4, selling for $1620.00 plus shipping (over $1900 total). I was told the Consew has a 90 day warranty, and have no idea what the follow-up service support will be from the company. The Cobra has a limited lifetime warranty, and both the Leather Machine Co., and Springfield Leather have great track records of service. My dilemma is the $600 difference in cost. Between the two machines, is the Warranty and any differences in machines worth paying the extra $600 for? Thanks for any input you may have.
  2. Hello, Can anyone advise the equivalent of the Cobra Class 20 flatbed machine for other brands of sewing machines. I am exploring getting another machine and want to make comparisons between companies’ machines. Thanks.
  3. Hello, I am considering buying a Skiving machine. I see many machines available including the Consew DCS-S4, FAV AV2, Fortuna, Leather Machine Co NP4, and the Techsew SK-4. They all seem very similar. Are the limits of Skiving leather thicknesses the same for all? Do any of you have advice as to why I should look at one over the others? Or why I should stay away from a particular device. Otherwise I may go with price, which I know is not always the best. I am interested in Skiving leather for making hats (3 - 5 oz.), bags, wallets, etc.. some of the veg tan may be a little thicker. Most of the leather is chrome tanned, but some is veg tanned. Thanks for any input you may have.
  4. Hello, I have an Artisan Toro 3000 with a servo motor. It has stopped working. When I turn on the on/off switch nothing happens, and neither that light turns on nor does the on/off switch on the servo. I checked the fuse and it looks ok. I even put a new fuse in it. Also, when I pull the fuse while the switches are on, they both illuminate. Any idea what is wrong? Is there a reset switch somewhere I am missing? Thanks.
  5. Can anyone advise where I can get a last jack used for making moccasins? They appear to be different from a regular last stand as the last is mounted in an upright position to aid in sewing. I would appreciate any information on where to get one or plans for making.
  6. Thank you all for your responses. I ordered needles today from Bob at Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines. I appreciate the help.
  7. Hello, I just picked up an Artisan Toro 3000 machine and I am looking for a source where I can purchase 794 D needles by the pack and not full boxes. In particular, I am looking fir 784 D, NM: 160 Size 23 needles. Thanks for any help. Dave
  8. Tom G, I would appreciate any info you may have. Dave Carverdw
  9. Dollywood theme park is in need of a leather craft apprentice to work with their team to create leather belts, knife sheaths, and other products for guests to the park. If interested, please go to the Dollywood website to apply. This is a full-time seasonal position.
  10. Hello. I make cowboy style hats. These hats have a wire sewn into the folded edge of the brim. I currently manually fold the brim with my fingers as I sew on my machine. Is there an attachment that I can install on my machine to automatically fold the leather around the wire as I sew? I am using 3.5 - 5 oz. leather. Thanks.
  11. Attached are the style of numbers I am naming as standard. I am looking for a full set that are 1 inch. Any help would be appreciated.
  12. Hi, can anyone advise where I could get a set of one inch number stamps to match the one inch standard alphabet set? I believe Craftool used to make a set, but I can’t find any after searching many resources. Thanks.
  13. In a recent online search, I recently saw a leather strap cutter that can use a verity if blades including craft knife blades, and box cutter blades. The handle on the cutter was beige or tan and shaped like an old style gun. When I went back online to order one, I could not find it again. Does anyone know the source of this cutter that takes a number of blades? Thanks.
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