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  1. Nice one fibersport such a simple thing causing so much grief. My machine is a large bobbin top loader but the cover plate is flat, no bumps. I am waiting for a new timing belt because it looks like it might be the original and has a bit of slop in it, I'm hoping this will help. The machine is not stitching too bad now but still has to have a lot of upper tension and very little in the bobbin.
  2. The base of my Brother B837 looks a bit different to the 211g156 but there must be something similar to adjust but cant see which bit Thanks everyone
  3. Thanks Quade, I have adjusted the reverse lever stop to make a bigger stitch but this doesn't make any difference. Still not the same as forward. I still cant find the adjustment to equalise forward and reverse stitch length
  4. Hi, My Brother LS2-B837 won't reverse into the same holes, the reverse stitch is smaller. I have adjusted the reverse lever stop to make a bigger stitch but this doesn't make any difference. Does anyone know if there is something else to adjust to balance the stitches Many thanks
  5. Thanks Garyak, I started from the beginning several times and bobbin is in the correct way but the upper tension always ends up really high and hook has to be retarded to get a decent stitch Cheers
  6. Thanks for the response, I though I was the only one... I cant retard the hook anymore because it will hit the needle eye area. I have tried various distances from the needle but still I have to use excessive upper tension. One thing I noticed today was the the timing belt seems slack and can easily be slipped off the gear and with the flywheel aligned with the marks on the machine the timing mark on the lower gear doesn't quite line up, seems about half a tooth out. I will order a new belt and hoping that will help. The belt looks original so maybe its about time it was changed. Machine is a Brother LS2-B837 Many thanks
  7. Hi, Can anyone shed some light on why my Brother B837 needs the hook timing retarded to sew, the upper tension also needs to be very tight. The hook needs to be right at the bottom of the needle scarf if the hook is timed by the book the bottom thread loops. Could this be a main timing issue or belt slip? Thanks
  8. My singer 201k will sew 3 layers of leather but if I want to sew 4 layers it seems to struggle with creating a nice stitch. My questions are: can I make this machine more heavy duty or do I need a walking foot machine can the maximum stitch size be increased by modifying Many thanks
  9. I have sewn a seat cover and the lighter leather colour under the top colour is showing between the stitches, Does anyone have an idea what's happening here please. Picture attached it explains it better. Many thanks
  10. Thickness is approx .056" (1.42mm) and 32"x20" straight sided
  11. Can you advise the best option for stretching please?
  12. Maybe cow hide cant be stretched? its not thick enough for a belt HS, so thick belt leather stretching may be different to cow hide stretching. Maybe I posted in the wrong forum but I do appreciate all your inputs.. All the best
  13. Here is the other side, quite soft leather
  14. Hope these help. Cow hide.Thanks cant seem to upload the reverse side picture
  15. Hi, Thickness is approx .056" 1.42mm and 32"x20" I don't know how tanned or kind, I'm not that experienced, the leather was given to me
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