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  1. Purchased it three years ago from Bob Kovar, with intention of making knives sheaths (I am a knife maker) and knife rolls, but ended up not using it. Machine is available for viewing and pickup in New Rochelle, New York 10801. Shipping freight will be about $200 to a home address, $135 to a business. Will deliver for free within 60 miles. Comes with a stitching guide. Would consider a reasonable offer. Thanks for looking. Marko
  2. I have a Singer 31-15. Had it sewing beautifully with #92 thread. Switched to #69 & the bobbin thread is looping BADLY. I noticed that after a couple of stitches, the thread is jumping out of the tension discs. I've tried adjusting the tension on the discs, thread still jumps out. It seems as if it needs more tension before the discs to keep it between the discs. I appreciate any suggestions you experienced folk have, however, I'm not a sewing machine repair person, or by any standard an expert, so simple answers will be the most helpful. I'm not up on the technical terminology. Thanks!
  3. I use a Cobra class 4 for sewing leather, but occasionally I need to sew a couple of layers of lambskin or deerskin. The Cobra doesn't like that thin a material. Can anyone suggest a sewing machine that is best for that thin a material? Should I be looking for a walking foot or not?
  4. chapelstone

    Consew 227 RB

    Consew 227 with reverse, It has some age but it is in excellent condition. Just serviced by a professional and worn parts were replaced. Table, variable speed motor, speed reducer and new belt. Pick up in Western NC or I can meet in the vicinity of any of these zip codes: 28746,29670,30605 $1200 OBO Moving shop to SC and trying to reduce the load.
  5. This is my first post, so hopefully I won't make an utter fool of myself! I've just purchased my first leather sewing machine (Cowboy 3200) after doing english bridlework and saddlery repairs for the past 2 years by hand and learning that I have fairly severe arthritis in my hands at the ripe old age of 32. Hah! I am aware that byusing the machine I won't have the lovely angled stitch, or the knot and stability of the saddle stitch, but I'd love to continue to use a thread with a traditional look to it. I have a background in textiles and fiber, so I'm really drawn to the outward look of natural-fiber threads (linen, cotton, hemp, etc) regardless of if they're core-spun around something more stable. Has anyone used Sajou polycotton "Spécial Maroquinerie" for their machine stitching? I fully expect it to be more finicky and less forgiving than a bonded nylon or polyester, but I'm a glutton for punishment. Are there other brands of natural-fiber core-spun threads on the market? If so, does anyone know how it stitches up, size-wise? The 28/3 is 0.45mm, while the 28/3 is 0.38mm, and I'm hoping to find something that stitches up similar to a #183 thread. Also, I'd assume the waxed threads such as this might gum up the machine over time despite being designed for machine use. Is there a way I can keep this from happening? I don't mind a little extra work cleaning it out now and then in exchange for the natural fiber thread. Orrrr... is this just a beginner's pipe dream, and should I just stick to bonded nylon or polyester? (Here is the link to the sajou website and the page with machine threads: http://www.sajou.fr/en/314--special-maroquinerie-fil-au-chinois)
  6. Leather Machine Company, Cobra Class 4 walking foot with all accessories! In Great condition! Local Pickup only - Phoenix, AZ $2400 I have tons of pictures but this site will not let me upload many.
  7. I came across this checklist. It is not specifically for leather sewing machines, but has many common problems listed. Hope it is of help to someone here now and then. Sewing Machine Common Troubles.pdf Tom
  8. Up for grabs is my trusty old Junker, perfect working order. Stitch length adjustment etc all works fine. It comes with.... Rare edge guide plate. 8 x Nr5 needles 10 x Nr8 needles 3 x bobbins Original parts tin with a few bits in it. An original old hire purchase a document. I've also got an original English manual which will be included if I can find where I put it! Open to sensible offers in Pounds sterling and happy to ship international from the UK....Buyer is responsible for any import duties/taxes. UK shipping £15 Europe £25 USA £60 .Canada £70 I will also be posting for sale a spare Shuttle/hook with 2 bobbins, a rare full width harness stitching plate with edge guide, a 5/6 needle strike plate and 14 used needles.
  9. jynelle

    Juki LS 341-N

    Hello Everyone, I'm looking to buy a used JUKI LS-341-N and wondering if anyone can point out it's advantages or disadvantages. Also, what improvements were made in the new (and improved?) JUKI LS 1341-N model? Thanks for any thoughts you might have, Janet
  10. I purchased a Consew 118 and it won't stitch. It's obvious from cleaning and observation that the needle is very deep when the hook passes above the needle. I have the operator guide but not the service manual. It's obvious I need to adjust the needle bar height and timing but I cannot find any documentation. Plus, I can't even locate the screws to adjust the hook timing, it appears to be one factory assembled unit. Can anyone guide me to a service manual, or video, or share any information to help me adjust the needle bar and timing for a Consew 118? Thank you very much for your help. Mark in Colorado. PS: One picture shows how deep the needle is and the hook is at the very top where the uppper notch is. The other picture shows the back of the hook assembly where I thought I would find the timing screws, but there are none. thanks again.
  11. chapelstone

    Consew 227R

    Consew 227R, not sure of age but in good working order. Speed reducer, table, flat top attachment. Moving shop to a smaller location or it would not be for sale. I am out of room. Pick up in Western, NC. $1050.00
  12. We are selling a brand new Artisan 335 B Ped 500. Purchased in November, turns out it wasn't what we needed. Selling for $1,300 OBO. Local pick-up only! We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Contra Costa County. Make: Artisan Model: S-335 BP Condition: New / Like New - 100% - Only has about 10 hours of use Description from Artisan: Cylinder Bed, Big "M" sized Bobbin, Medium/Heavy Duty Walking Foot, Compound Needle Feed, (Unison Feed) Lockstitch Sewing Machine with a Large Thread Capacity, Big Size, Rotating Hook Mechanism. Includes a lever operated stitch length mechanism with a reverse feed regulator for back tacking and stitching in reverse. Some additional features of the 335 B include a semi-automatic lubrication system, a synchronized binder mechanism (folder optional) and the machine sews thread from as small as size z-46 up to a large diameter size of z-207 in the needle with up to a maximum size of z-138 in the bobbin. All types of leathers or fabrics as light as a sheet or two of paper and up to just over 3⁄8" thick of leather or fabrics. ACF-625 Digital Electronic A.C. Servo Motor Drive System. Locking caster wheels, storage drawer and additional accessories: needles, bobbins, a spool of thread and operators manuals. Replacement spare parts are similar to the German manufactured Pfaff model 335 series sewing machines. Includes flat bed "Work Platform" which transforms the cylinder bed surface of the sewing machine into a flat bed surface converting the cylinder bed style into a flat bed style sewing machine. More information from Artisan: http://www.artisansew.com/cylinderarmandpostbedmachine.html Thank You, please reach out with any questions you may have.
  13. Banksy686

    Seiko Sewing machines (TF/TE-6b)

    Hello, Anyone know of any Canadian suppiers selling Seiko sewing machines? Thank you
  14. After a couple of pretty severe needle strikes my usually very reliable sewing machine (Seiko LCW-8BL) has developed persistent problems. Mostly thread jams and needle thread breakages. I've done the usual re-threading, bobbin changing and needle replacement to no avail. However I've noticed that the tip of the hook looks like it's been chipped and I suspect that it's piercing and cutting the needle thread. These are the best photos I was able to get. It looks like the hook is a little shortened, and the inside edge is very sharp. The outer edge of the hook is smooth and polished. A replacement good quality hook is not cheap but it's a cost I'm just going to have to swallow if that's what's needed. What are my chances of grinding and polishing the damaged hook into function? Should I just pony up for a Hirose?
  15. We are selling a brand new Artisan 335 B Ped 500. Purchased in November, turns out it wasn't what we needed. Selling for $1,300 OBO. Local pick-up only! We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Contra Costa County. Make: Artisan Model: S-335 BP Condition: New / Like New - 100% - Only has about 10 hours of use Description from Artisan: Cylinder Bed, Big "M" sized Bobbin, Medium/Heavy Duty Walking Foot, Compound Needle Feed, (Unison Feed) Lockstitch Sewing Machine with a Large Thread Capacity, Big Size, Rotating Hook Mechanism. Includes a lever operated stitch length mechanism with a reverse feed regulator for back tacking and stitching in reverse. Some additional features of the 335 B include a semi-automatic lubrication system, a synchronized binder mechanism (folder optional) and the machine sews thread from as small as size z-46 up to a large diameter size of z-207 in the needle with up to a maximum size of z-138 in the bobbin. All types of leathers or fabrics as light as a sheet or two of paper and up to just over 3⁄8" thick of leather or fabrics. ACF-625 Digital Electronic A.C. Servo Motor Drive System. Locking caster wheels, storage drawer and additional accessories: needles, bobbins, a spool of thread and operators manuals. Replacement spare parts are similar to the German manufactured Pfaff model 335 series sewing machines. Includes flat bed "Work Platform" which transforms the cylinder bed surface of the sewing machine into a flat bed surface converting the cylinder bed style into a flat bed style sewing machine. More information from Artisan: http://www.artisansew.com/cylinderarmandpostbedmachine.html Thank You, please reach out with any questions you may have
  16. Hello everyone, I found this forum a while ago but this will be my first post. I only had my Cobra class 26 for about 2 weeks but I love how this machine functions, I'm learning every day more things about it. My problem (well other then learning how to stitch better with it) is that the presser foot marks the material, on chrome tan is not that noticeable but on some of the vegetable tan sometimes it marks it pretty bad, is there something I can do to not marker it that bad, or maybe a new foot I can buy for this purpose? Thanks everyone. P.S. I tried to search for this on the forum but I couldn't really find anything.
  17. I'm having a little trouble with this new/old machine. It is a Mercury m-380b and is basically a nakajima 380 (from what I understand). I have it sewing, but it's definitely not right yet. I understand most of how to thread it, but the tensioner on top is a bit of a mystery to me, and I haven't been able to find a manual or identical enough system. Does anyone have any insights on the correct way to run it? And might it change depending on thread size? Lastly, I have run it several ways, not just how it is in the picture.
  18. I called Toledo Industrial sewing today and asked if they had a thread lubricating oil pot.. They do.. The Ferdco Pro 2000 has one that Mr. John Bianchi used in his western belt and holster making video set. That's how i know about an oil pot. I ordered one and am attaching it to my Cobra 4 machine.. This should help when sewing thick leather where the needle likes to stick.
  19. My son is looking for a leather sewing machine. I found one locally, a Sibbald Co. Troy NY - model W. The owner says it 'runs smoothly but has no needle'. I cannot find a any info on this machine. Does it take a standard needle? Is this worth buying, or will it be a waste of money? Thank you for any input.
  20. Hey All, New to the forum, but not quite new to leather working. Wanted to pick the brains of experts around here and get some suggestions as to the best machine and attachment for our needs. We're looking to produce our current leather bag line in-house along with a few additional styles in the coming months, but don't have the correct machine to sew leather edge binding on our bags....or even the bags for that matter. I've been sewing our smaller items with a Brother LS2-B837 walking foot honed in exactly where I like it, but it does not suit the purpose of sewing duffel bags due to the flat bed design. I've prototyped a few duffels in the past on this machine, but it's definitely not ideal for production use! I really have 2 questions. One is about machine selection and the second is about sewing leather binding. Question 1. What machine recommendation do y'all have for sewing our style bags. We use #138 polyester thread on 5-5.5oz veg tan, edge skived, 2 layers minimum, more where pull tabs, handles, etc attach. We're not sewing through anything crazy like 1" of thickness, but we do have a few spots like handle sewing where its close to 20oz of leather. Picture of duffel bag attached for reference..... Question 2. When sewing a leather edge binding, do most manufacturers prefer to glue then sew or use a binding attachment to feed it through? Also, is the binding sewn on the same time as the seam, or is the bag sewn, then the binding attached after? We're low volume at the moment (15-20 bag runs) so not vitally important we're the most efficient at this time, but still need to be able to grow into our machine. Thanks all for the help in advance and excited to see what else I can learn in the meantime! Regards, Joe www.blvd-east.com
  21. johnbigsby

    Singer 132k6 hook help

    Hi everyone, I recently purchased a singer 132k6 and have gradually been moving through the machine and fixing some minor issues. I'm stuck on how to set the hook-needle gap. At the moment I'm using organ 214 system needles and the hook grazes the needle which I'm sure is the reason I'm dropping stitches. I don't see a lot of room for adjustment of the lateral position of the hook, but I'm sure an adjustment like this must be possible. I see 3 screws on the hook itself which I imagine are used to set the position of the hook relative to the needle travel, but are these also used to set the gap? Has anyone worked with these machines before? Do I need to try a different needle system? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Best, John
  22. strathmoredesigns

    Can anybody identify this Consew?

    Can anybody tell what this Consew and on the back of that, any idea if it could do leather?
  23. kyleatherworker

    Like New - Cowboy 3200 with many upgrades

    For sale is a brand new (only used 2 times) Cowboy 3200 cylinder bed sewing machine. Seriously, I only made on holster and one belt on this machine. It's literally brand new still. I bought this new from Ryan Neele and within 1 week of owning it, I ran across another machine that is larger and that I originally wanted. Since purchasing the new machine, I do not need the Cowboy 3200. It come will all accessories from the factory. Plus, the belt makers kit ($180) and the flat top conversion table ($120). Asking $1700, (you can save $300 plus the normal $225 shipping on this one) I will drive within 3-4 hours to meet someone on this deal. Also, I will traveling to many place in upcoming weeks. I'm happy to meet anyone along the way. Western KY to Northern Western KY to Mobile, AL Western KY to central Kansas
  24. Blackbird

    Selling near new Cobra Class 4

    Due to my health, I am giving up the trade. Selling my nearly new Cobra Class 4 standard package. It has 12 hours of use on it. I was just starting to learn the machine. Didn't even use up the spool of thread it came with. Still has 7 of the 10 needles and everything else is totally new and unused. This is an awesome machine that can handle up to 1 3/4" thickness in leather as well as sew canvas, biothane etc. Everything is perfect on it except one tiny nick on the feed dog where I broke a needle when tension was too tight. It does not affect sewing at all, didn't even buff it out. If you are looking for a heavy duty workhorse, that will make you money back in production, this is it! Asking $2000 flat for pickup in the Ohio area. Willing to drive a ways to meet. Shipping is possible but you arrange it and pay and I will take it to the shippers. It will need to be crated and sent freight through one of the freight shippers. It is heavy! I cannot send it in a cardboard box. I accept paypal or cashiers check. Near new condition $2000 Shipping NOT included. Minimal transport included upon agreement. Standard Package-https://www.leathermachineco.com/product/cobra-class-4-s-standard-package/
  25. I have sold my CB 3200 and ordered a used reconditioned Adler 69. The 3200 was a great machine but just not what I needed. The 69 has a lot smaller dia. cyl. I will post some pictures when i receive it and get it mounted on a table that I am making for it. My question to anyone using this machine do you run a 138 thread top and bottom or a 138 on top with a 92 on the bottom.