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  1. I ended up getting the machine for 1500. The gentleman included a stitch guide, a new motor he had as a backup, a new belt, lots of bobbins and bobbin assemblies and thread. machine works beautifully! thanks for all your help!!
  2. Thank you wiz and kgg i am going to have a showing of their entire shop today! i will keep you guys updated as to whether I get the machine or not. Thanks for all your feedback, it is sooo helpful to be able to have you share your knowledge and thoughts! thank you again
  3. What do you think would be a good price for the machine, just based off pictures? i know you mentioned a lot of variables, but was wondering if it you could mention a price JUST based on pictures. Thanks
  4. Here is the link. https://www.westernstarleather.com/ARTISAN-TORO-3000-SEWING-MACHINE-art3000_p_2011.html the owners retired last December.
  5. I have an opportunity to look at a artisan toro 3000 for $1700. the machine is being sold by a leather worker who is retiring. They are including extra bobbins needles etc.. is this a good deal, what should I offer?
  6. Hi I have an opportunity to look at a Consew 206 rb 1 for a listing price of $750 the current owner has had it for seven years and is the second owner. The motor is a clutch motor not a servo motor. Is this a good deal? I want to use the machine for belts, wallets and purses. thanks
  7. Thanks, do you have a picture of the carved/tooled ones?
  8. Hi everyone. I tooled a leather coaster (constructive critique welcomed) and someone wants to order some. I know it’s an age old question, but what do you guys charge for tooled coasters like these? thanks
  9. That’s a beautiful belt!!! thanks for sharing
  10. Thanks for all your feedback
  11. Everyday wear belt. I’m planing to stitch it in sections. What thickness of thread would you recommend?
  12. Hi, I am about to make the long term commitment to hand sewing a belt. Any thread types and sizes you recommend? thanks
  13. Thank you, will have to try this
  14. This is what I have: Size 2 (002) Length: 54mm / Outer Diameter: 1.0mm Thread Pairing Tiger: 0.8mm Lin Cable: 432, 332 Other Thread: 0.4-0.5mm Corded
  15. Hello, I have been making knife sheaths sewing through three layers of 8oz leather. Using a vergez Blanchard 2.45 mm wide diamond awl, 002 John James needles and 0.8 ritza tiger thread. It is so tough to pull the needles through the leather, is the awl size to small? thanks in advance leather2
  16. Thank you, watched some people and added some tools to the list.
  17. thank you zuludog and everyone else. Can’t wait to get started!
  18. Thank you for all your help, can’t wait to get started!
  19. Thank you, at this point I plan to get a groover.
  20. So what size needle and thread would you recommend for making a knife sheath out of 8 oz leather?
  21. Thank you, sounds like I should get a #2.
  22. Thank you, this exactly what I needed to know! Thank you everybody, especially mike02130 for all your help. I am excited to start going!
  23. Hello, planing on making some knife sheaths out of 8oz leather. Should i use a #2 or #3 size edger? thanks in advance
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