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About SonDog

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    Crozet, VA
  • Interests
    Wood working, painting, sculpture, boating, fishing, hunting, too many DIY and crafts to list

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    Archery equipment, brain tanning (I know, not "tanning")
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    Sewing machines, everything
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  1. Here's a link to the post for the Adler 105/64 I'm heavily leaning towards. I think it a 1948. A simpler, vintage machine like this just appeals to me aesthetically, and for some visceral, tactile reason I can't explain. https://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/97643-adler-10564/ I'd love to hear any thoughts about it as well. I understand it isn't a triple/compound feed walking foot, but rather a needle feed. After hearing and seeing what the owner can do with it in leather, I'm not too concerned about it's limitations; but I definitely need to be able sew marine vinyl and canvas (at least for my one boat project).
  2. Thanks for all those replies! I'm going to steer clear. I definitely don't need the bells and whistles, and would much rather have a cylinder bed. Fast speed is also not a big concern. I looked over the manual, and it is definitely a lot for me to process. Seems like its capable of a lot of specialized tasks depending on how it's configured and set up. I found a vintage Adler 105-64 on this sight that isn't too far from me and might be perfect. The gentleman I spoke with was incredibly helpful, and a real kindred spirit as a craftsman/artist. I realize no machine will do it all, and knowing me I'll be wanting to push my limits again before long; but this 105-64 seems to check more boxes than most.
  3. I'm very new to machine sewing anything heavy. I have been looking for a walking foot machine that I can use for a boat project redoing vinyl cushions and repairing/customizing a canvas enclosure; but that opened up a Pandora's box of other potential projects I want to be capable of, from quivers, arm guards, and sheaths to repairing tarps or my wife's hand bags. I may even end up getting into leather work in a more general and artistic way. I was leaning towards a cylinder bed machine, but I have the opportunity to buy a Durkopp Adler 367 for $1300 that I was told was $5000 new. I'm very mechanically inclined, and comfortable with lots of different types of tool repair and setup, but admittedly haven't worked on anything more than my basic home machine, and an antique Singer. Any info about whether this is a potentially good buy, or a machine versatile enough for my needs would be greatly appreciated!
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