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    Search regarding Singer 31-15 transition to leather machine
  1. Thank you 64Poncho! The safety clutch seems to be OK and in the proper position. I will watch the video and hope that I can apply the knowledge. I may be back with more questions. Hopefully with exclamation of success. It would’ve been helpful if I had any clear pictures in a manual, but I have reproductions and the pictures are sketchy.
  2. I am going to attempt to attach a picture here. Could someone please tell me if it looks like I need to adjust the needle bar height so that the hook is coming more in the middle of the scarf or not? Am I correct in thinking I need to do this? Would this be my first step to getting it to have the hook pick up the thread again? Does it look like the hook is close enough to the needle? If not, should I adjust that before the needle bar height please tell me the order in which I should proceed. Is there anything else in this picture that looks wrong or out of place? Does the needle guard need to be moved? please let me know if you need additional photos or video. thank you so very much for your time and knowledge! Valery
  3. My Juki LU563 mysteriously went out of timing after being put away perfectly happy after sewing great. So, I need to make adjustments to get it to start picking up the thread with the hook again which it is only doing once out of maybe eight or nine passes. Could you please clarify if these pictures are the examples of how it should not be or the examples of how you are saying it should be? Also, after having a head injury from an auto accident I’ve lost my confidence in working on machines; can you or someone, please point me to any other very clear pictures and or videos specifically for the Juki LU-563?
  4. Just in case, I didn’t see it before this information was so very helpful, and I continue to refer back to it, thank you, thank you, thank you!
  5. Am I understanding correctly that a 550 W brush type Servo motor would have more torque at a slower start up speed than a brushless servo motor? Can you tell me approximately how many stitches per minute a startup speed of 200 RPMs would translate to? In general, I have always had a very good understanding of mechanical and electrical items, but since my head injury from a distracted driver, hitting me, I have more difficulty remembering and grasping some information – – very frustrating – – I appreciate any help that you can give me here. if I took cost of the motor out of the picture (which is a definite consideration for me I am unable to work) but if I took that out of the picture, what would be the most reliable motor with the highest startup, torque and slowest speed? it would be very helpful to have a good functioning needle positioner, but I probably would not trade it off for slow speed and high torque. THANK YOU!
  6. Everyone has been very helpful and gracious in giving me the above information!!! As I am looking at some specific motors, I have a question I hope can be answered: What is the performance difference at the point of Sewing, at the needle, for Sewing, medium to fairly thick leather slowly (which will be on the Juki LU563) between the following two motors the first one has 3/4 hp and 12 coils/poles the other motor the second one has a 1hp with 8 coil/poles???
  7. Garyak: can you please tell me how thick of leather you can sew with the Reliable 6000sm and how slow can you sew with? does it have enough torque as slow speeds to sew through thick leather? i’ve heard some complaints about the reliable motor getting louder as it gets older. Have you noticed that to be true? I have a head injury from a distracted driver, hitting me in my vehicle and sound makes a huge difference to my ability to function. This is part of the reason I am transitioning from a clutch motor. Thank you for your information and input in advance, ValJ
  8. jrdunn: how thick of leather do you sew on your Juki 562 with that set up that you mentioned above? Also, how slow can you sew with different thicknesses of leather? Is it safe for me to assume, that you cannot use a needle positioner? Thank you very much for your input and information.ValJ
  9. Thank you so very much for all of this very useful information! I’m wondering if anybody has had specific experience putting any of these servo motors on a Juki LU563? I see that the needle positioner on the sewquiet motor does not fit Sewing machines?? Also, I have not yet gotten to the point of knowing the Juki LU563’s upper limits of what Leather to Leather it will sew. I’m hoping that I will not be losing any punch or torque by changing to a servo motor I want to sew within the limits of the Sewing Machine do what it was not made for – – if that makes sense I’m sorry with my head injury if I am not getting my sentence structure out quite right. If it were you, what motor would you put on a Juki LU563? Bearing in mind that I will be sewing canvas and leather; leather bags, journals, straps, some tent and canvas repair. This machine lived previously in a marina, and did all canvas repair. I am also interested in a slow start up speed. Also, I’m in northern Indiana is there any specific Sewing Machine motor dealer or sales people that you would recommend in the Midwest?
  10. Please contribute recommendations to the best currently available servo motors to slow down Juki LU563 (or other machines) for Leather Sewing. What is the best quality, reliability, and longevity for servo motor and is it worth having a needle positioning mechanism? I have a head injury and seem to have forgotten a lot of what I knew and greatly appreciate your help with this!
  11. Thank you for your tips. Unfortunately, the original leather pieces went missing when my son and the chair moved to Virginia, so I cannot use them as a Pattern. Therefore, I also don’t know if there was piping on the original seat is there a structural reason to include it? I have a head injury from a person talking on their cell phone hitting me with their SUV and therefore have memory issues which are affecting remembering some upholstery details that I used to do. I know that there is a sort of formula for the amount of leather to use something like: for every 10 inches of leather subtract 1/4 inch to account for the stretch of leather overtime. I am just plugging in some numbers there; I can’t remember for sure what they are. Have you had experience with this? I hope that anybody reading this could offer some help please.
  12. I am new to working with Leather. I have done some upholstery with Fabrics, but I know there will be some differences working with Leather. I will be sewing with a Juki LU563. Can you please tell me guidelines for cutting leather for the seat cushion? I know I will need to add the seam allowance, but how much do I subtract to accommodate for the stretch of leather? The Cushion is not square which may add a bit more of a challenge. When sewing on the Juki, what leather needle point shape and thread would you recommend for black, upholstery, weight leather? I managed to buy a nice sturdy side from a multi generation leather shop in Indianapolis, – just a side-note: If you’re ever in Indianapolis look up Landwerlen Leather (the d is silent). All help and tips on this subject will be very much appreciated! If I can figure out how to add pictures, I will add a picture of the cushion. I do need to go in and work on the springs before doing the upholstery.
  13. Thank you for sharing your experience with me and taking your time to respond! I have used Schmetz needles in the past for Fabric. Sounds like a good plan to go with them. I will refer to the Schmetz link that you gave.
  14. That’s very helpful, thank you for taking the time to respond to my questions. I will be consulting the Sailrite information.
  15. Is there a way to save or print this tutorial?
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