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  1. Hi! does anyone have recommendations for a pulley to use on my servo motor to slow it down even more? (Brand/size/where to purchase?) any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. yeah - ive battled in that tug of war a lot! . and ive learned once the knot is tucked into both sides and the stitch looks "correct" then i stop and just start sewing. Im currently using a brother ls2-b837
  3. Please note - To give you an idea of what I'm open to do, here is a trade I made with another person who happens to live reasonably close. Value-wise, I think it was reasonable...But the big picture is that I need a few things, and I don't "need" anything in the list I sent. If you do...offer away! I gave him: 145w304 212g141 Singer 18-3 (I regret this one...it was my first machine ) Singer 31-15 Techsew 2900 Singer 111W155 (with some issues to fix) He gave me: Brother LS2-B837 Singer 29-4 Cobra NP-4
  4. yessir! but i have to be totally honest here....i fiddle with everything so much to get everything "dialed in"...the split second the stitch "looks right", I forbid my kids from breathing on or near the sewing machine until im done. Sometimes the bobbin passes the drop test...sometimes its loose. If it looks correct, I dont change it. Sooooo...would that cause sub-par stitches or snug stitches perhaps? (snug meaning nice, secure stitches)
  5. Hi all, I mentioned a while ago a few machines I was given as part of a shop closing. Well, I have a final list I thought I'd post to see if anyone wanted to buy one or some of these...or (even better for me) you have some items I need and would TRADE. As you might guess, I am an entry level hobbyist in leather and don't sell ANYTHING. I make stuff for me and family/friends. I could argue I need NOTHING on this list, and my wife often argues this very point. Some of these were given to me, so I'm happy to "pay it forward" if possible. These machines are currently at our home in Northern Indiana / Elkhart area. I will be grabbing them in the next few weeks and bringing them to SE Wisconsin / Milwaukee. I don't really want to ship these...but could look into it (or you could arrange it). Here is the list of machines. PM me and I can share photos and further detail. (All of these have tables and motors) Brother LK3-B439 Singer 112w139 Juki DDL-5550-6 Singer 145wsv27 Singer 144w204 Singer bartack Singer bartack Singer bartack Reece button hole machine Wilcox & Gibbs Serger Wilcox & Gibbs Serger Wilcox & Gibbs Serger Singer 145w304 Singer 145w304 Singer 145w304 Singer 145w204 Singer 212g140 (no reverse) Singer 112w140 Ace automatic strap cutter (fabric) Here are some things I need. To get these, I'm happy to "bundle" some of these and try and make the deal one-sided (in your favor!). A Quality STRAP CUTTER - (this doesn't have to be a machine, although thats preferred..it could be a plough or draw guage, but heavy duty/high quality) A Quality SPLITTER ONE awesome "daily driver" machine that sews medium to heavy leather with thread up to 207 Thanks! Jason (ps - this is an incredibly helpful site, and the community built around it, and the administrators of the community and site, are so awesome! Thanks for everything you all do!)
  6. i hadnt considered that for some reason! thanks for the recommendation!
  7. Im using pretty heavy thread....bonded nylon, size 138. I think the need is a 20 or 22? i do all of these often as well, but i havent tried leaving it long and hand back stitching. that might be nice as back stitching often looks a little messy
  8. Hi everyone! I’ve been saddle stitching a while and it works great and importantly it rarely budges once finished. I’ve recently started machine sewing and my question is this…I normally add a lock stitch to beginning and end, I sometimes groove for the stitches to sit down in, and hammer it when done. With all of that, it still seems like it’s on the verge of coming apart. Are there additional ways to really lock that stitch line down? CA glue? Something else help?? thanks for any tips! Jason
  9. I think I will post a short video and show you the parts im referring to, and how it all performs. There's not much to these, but for some reason I'm not seeing where its binding. More to come!
  10. I am currently looking for a sewing guide that would fit that model machineHello all, I’ve been looking and found a few places that have the basic parts for a brother, LS2 – B837. I am currently looking for a sewing guide that would fit that model machine. Does anyone know of a guide that would fit that machine or are there generic options that I should be looking at? Also, I just purchased some Vinymo mbt thread in size 1, 5, and 8. Would anyone know in this group whether or not this brother machine would so with number one or number 5 thread? I am told number five thread for this supplier is similar to 138. Thanks again, everyone!
  11. Yes, I oiled those points and there is a little play back-and-forth with the shaft. It definitely feels a little sloppy. Is there a way to tighten up the shaft or the function of that mechanism? By the way, thanks again for all the help and advice everyone! This forum is incredibly helpful to people like myself who are just getting started in this work!
  12. Update: I noticed with the shuttle out, the binding doesn’t occur. With the shuttle in, it gets “stuck” at one point in the cycle and binds. Do I need a new shuttle? (It looks fine…no sharp or rough edges, etc). Or is this something else perhaps?
  13. Thanks @Wizcrafts and @Constabulary! I will try your suggestions right away! (by the way, I wasn’t sure I could use a heavier oil in these machines…I was always warned to only us sewing machine oil. That said, when I opened the window in the rear and look at the cam and where it connects to the shaft that rotates the shuttle, it’s coated in a very thick grease of some kind. And when I tighten the large screw below that window, it just spins and spins. That might be a culprit as well I’m guessing. )
  14. Hi all! I just became the proud owner of a 29-4. As I was oiling and beginning the cleaning process, I threaded it up and tried to sew with it. Anyway, every time I move the wheel and the needle is about to pierce the leather, it sounds like the internals are bumping together and the needle “bounces”, but never touches the leather. It’s gotta be something inside the machine, but I can normally push things around and at least get the machine to move past the point where it’s binding. anyone have this issue with the 29-4?
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