Button Machine For Making Auto Upholstery and Furniture Buttons
Professional button covering machine for furniture upholstery and auto upholstering.
How to make and install buttons.
Osborne Hand Button Machine --- $142.00
Compare at $175 or more.
This Osborne (or the identical Handy) button maker is the machine most furniture, auto, and marine upholsterers use. Accepts all size Osborne and Handy dies. (We only carry the most used #22 and #30)
Heavy duty iron press. (I used mine for over 20 years-Ken) Can be bolted or screwed to a workbench or 2x6 piece of lumber for portability. We ship 2-3 day Priority Mail.
See bottom of this page for how to make and install buttons.
Button Making Accesories
#22 2pc die and cutter set
1 gross (144) #22 wire eye button molds
#30 2pc die and cutter set
1 gross #30 wire eye button molds
14" Button Needle
1/2 lb. Nylon button and tufting twine.
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We ship US Postal Service (2-3 days Priority Mail to most
US locations,). Air to Canada and Mexico requires 2 boxes (aprox. $84 total) other countries 2 boxes (aprox. $120 total).
Our order form may give you higher price but we will refund the difference and ship in flat rate boxes. (for example to Australia our shopping cart may give you $160 or more-we'll refund the difference)
You may also order by phone or mail. Use the BUY BUTTONS then fill out the order form and print out instead of hitting submit button. Send us check, money order or credit card info. Sorry, no C.O.D's
257 Manuella Lane
Sonoma CA 95476
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How To Make Buttons
Courtesy C.S. Osborne & Co.
This is the Osborne No.1 hand button covering machine. It can be bolted or screwed to a table or heavy board.
TROUBLESHOOTING BUTTON PROBLEMS
Fabric cut: 1. See that clinching die is smooth and free of nicks and broken edges. Remove nicks with emery cloth. Replace badly broken dies. 2. Use soft shell.
Plastic or vinyl cut: 1. Try above solutions. 2. Reduce friction by lubricating dies with light weight oil or silicone spray. 3. Warm material to create more "give".
Buttons come apart- thin material: 1. Add more pressure to covering machine. 2. Use thin material die. 3. Use two layers of material
Buttons come apart- regular material: 1. Add more pressure to covering machine. 2. Use regular material die. 3. Be sure springs on bottom dies are not packed with lint.
Buttons come apart- heavy material: 1. Add more pressure to covering machine. 2. Use heavy material die. 3. Some materials can be flattened without changing their appearance by pounding with a mallet or hammer.
Material is "bunched up" where shell meets back: 1. Use larger die 2. Some materials can be flattened (reducing bulk) without changing their appearance by pounding with a mallet or hammer. Try this before cutting.
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