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    Diamondhead, MS
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    CAS, leather work, reloading, rv’ing

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  1. RS - nope haven’t been to Cali. I’ll shut up now I don’t want to take this thread off topic.
  2. Looks great! . Did you make the rig for a SASS shooter? I’m a SASS shooter and you nailed it, my alias is Tequila Shooter, I wonder if we might’ve met somewhere?
  3. Let me start off by apologizing, this has probably been asked and answered before. I’ve got a Juki LS341 clone, a Cobra 26, and I’m new to machine sewing, but I’d like to get the most out of my machine as I can. Can someone explain what the other presser feet do, i.e. left or right toe, upholstery feet, welting foot, etc. I’ve also been reading a thread on this forum about narrow needle needle plate/feed dog set which I’m slowly starting to figure out (I’m only on page 2 of 7) Also if you know a good source of supply for the feet besides Leather Machine Co. I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanks
  4. @suzelle I only have what came with the machine for now, but I’ll be looking for others just not sure where to look.
  5. @MtlBiker ok as you can see it’s going to take some trial and error to get the stamping the way you want it. Now on to your other questions. If your using veg-tanned leather the first step is to dye it to the desired color, if you’re using pre-dyed leather you can skip that step. About resist, you put a coat on to keep the antiquing from penetrating the leather. Resist can be any number of products, things like Resolene, Pro Resist, are just a couple. Here’s a link to Fiebing’s finishes: Fiebing After whichever product you decide on dries you apply a coat of antique, the Fiebing website has the colors that are available. LOOKS LIKE FREDK BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH Here’s a video that should help Don G is very talented
  6. @suzelle here you go nothing fancy but there’s plenty of light in the room and the LED light really brightens up the workspace. Oops looks like I forgot to close the latch
  7. @TheDavidLeathermanShow This is the butt stock cover I was telling you about
  8. I just went through the owners manual and the engineers manual and I couldn’t find any reference for that adjustment, sorry. Hopefully someone will chime in with a good answer.
  9. I found this video helpful. Instead of buying canvas I use some denim that was cut off pants, works just as well.
  10. Here’s a couple of things to keep in mind: 1. Keep your chisels sharp. It’s good practice to strop them before you use them 2. Use smaller chisels, in that I mean don’t go at it with a 4 or 5 prong use a 2 prong instead 3. When doing a saddle stitch be consistent, as a general rule my first needle goes in from the front, then once the needle and thread are through the hole pull back on that thread while doing that push the back needle through the hole, you won’t catch the first thread doing it that way. Repeat on the next stitch front side first then back side. 4. Make sure that your thread is waxed. If you see it’s starting to get dry or dragging through the hole simply re-wax it. 5. On really really thick pieces it may come down to 2 choices either very carefully chisel each piece separately or use a very small drill bit and drill through the leather (only had this happen to me once). Hope this helps a little and with practice it’ll get easier.
  11. You’re welcome, if you want a picture just let me know.
  12. I think you did a good job. The stitching is nice and straight and I like the contrasting thread. I made a rifle butt stock cover with a python inlay, and I kept the inlay depth even with the cover. Here’s the method I used in case you want to try it on another inlay project. I cut the shape (in my case oval) out of the cover, then I took the cut out and sanded the face and edges down. Go slow on this step because you want the cut out piece with the inlay on it to fit in the cut out hole, so sand a little dry fit etc. etc. until you get the fit you like. In my case I edged and burnished the hole before the fitting process. For the last step I used contact cement and glued the python to the cut out, I left the python oversized and when I put the cut out back into the hole I was able to glue the python to the surrounding leather on the backside, it added stability cut out.
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