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  1. I was going to post a new thread asking the same. Thank you so much @Uwe The manual says to make any adjustments with the stitch dial set on 6mm. I managed to match both forward/back stitches at 6mm like a charm, but I noticed it begins to change (offset) when I set the dial to 4mm or below. Is that normal? Thank you for your help.
  2. Thank you for your help @Wizcrafts
  3. @Wizcrafts I'll work on it asap with the information provided. Really appreciate your help. Is there a "minimum" combination of thread+needle relative to the thickness (or layers) of leather or is it just a matter of aesthetics? Or both? I mean, if I'm working on a 4-5 layers of 2oz wallet, from a functional and practical perspective (durability), is it a good practice to use #69 thread with an 18 needle to minimize the puckers or should I stick to #92/19? I'm asking because I'm realizing it's a balance of many elements: Leather type, thickness, thread, needle, tension, etc. Very interesting btw. I'm presuming that leatherworkers have their preferences when it comes to thread+needle choice for a specific project, but is there a starting point on that? Sorry if this has been asked before. Thanks again for your time and help.
  4. Hello, I'm Mike and I'm 100% sure I'm the rookiest member on the forum. Before I type anything else, since this is my first post, I just wanted to say how grateful I am to all of you for sharing your time and knowledge. This forum has been a great resource. I'm looking for some guidance on getting good stitches on a 1341 clone. I'm experimenting with #92 bonded nylon thread and size 18 and 19 needles (Organ DPX16DIA Ti coated) and a left zipper foot. At this point I don't know if I have the tension balance wrong, I'm doing something else wrong, or if it's the natural behavior of the leather I'm practicing with (remember, I'm a newbie at this) but I am seeing the stitches looking kinda weird. Don't know how to describe it, but it's as if the needle pushes/pull the leather and creates domes around the stitches. I tried to capture this in the pictures, but it's hard. I know dark brown leather and black thread might not be the best combination to illustrate my concerns, but that's what I have at the moment. I'd really appreciate your opinions, help and criticism. Left stitches on the pics were done with a 19 needle, right stitches with 18. Stitch length is set at #5 on my machine. I'm currently working on wallets. Sorry if this was posted on the wrong side of the forum. Best, Mike
  5. Sorry for hijacking this thread... Has anyone used the binding attachment? I pulled the trigger on a 4800 a few weeks ago. Hopefully it will ship soon. Great customer service so far.
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