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General Discussion / Re: Oil on the bottom of my material - help
« on: March 12, 2018, 10:17:55 AM »
Thank you and yes, this is an automatic oiler machine. I don't find any hook oiler adjustment screw anywhere....or at least it's not "obvious" to me and the manual for it isn't much help.
I'm going to review all the info at the link that you provided me Floyd. Thank you.

I'll drop back in after I research this a bit more.

General Discussion / Oil on the bottom of my material - help
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:47:00 PM »
I have a Yamata FY5318 sewing machine. It works perfectly except that it gets some oil on the bottom side of the material being sewn. I tried to see if there was an oiler adjustment on the bottom side near the bobbin area but I don't see one anywhere. I need your advice on how to end the oil getting on my material issue. BTW, the oil level in the bottom reservior is between Low and Full.


General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:09:39 PM »
I'm just glad this forum is here...

Thank you. I will research more and try to learn more about leather. So much to do and so little time it seems. :)

I'm branching out into leather for furniture. I've been researching it but it appears that suppliers for good leather at reasonable prices are hard to find. Do any of you work in leather and have a good supplier that you use? Please advise.

General Discussion / Re: My first experience with upholstery
« on: November 22, 2010, 12:04:26 AM »
Thanks.!! The old chair had a lot of folds, wrinkles, and such made into the chair. We stuffed a bit more "stuffing" into the old chair to make it sit better. Perfect...it is not....but it is 100% better than the old chair.  8)

General Discussion / Re: My first experience with upholstery
« on: November 20, 2010, 09:38:50 PM »
OK....here are a couple of pics to show that it's done....mistakes and all.  ;D


General Discussion / Re: My first experience with upholstery
« on: November 17, 2010, 11:46:11 PM »
Well, the LOML and I finally finished that (insert your favorite wordy-durd here) chair. All went well UNTIL we got to the back cushion for the chair. We almost came to divorce grounds over that stupid thang.!!!! The back cushion has been done and redone several times. We've both fussed and fumed as well as thought about throwing the stupid chair on the burn pile out back.

BUT....we persevered.!!!!!! It's not perfect and we learned a LOT..!!!! We also figured out that working with a heavy weight Naugahyde is NOT what you really want your FIRST upholstery project to be made out of and learning how to wrestle with a material that has a mind of its own!!!!

Anyway, I'll post a couple pics once I get them downloaded from the camera.

Now to allow the LOML's nerves and my nerves to calm down and just be glad it's over and done with.  :-[

General Discussion / Re: I Am Back
« on: October 30, 2010, 01:51:11 PM »
You mean you wuz gone??  :P  ;D

General Discussion / Re: Eerie feeling
« on: October 30, 2010, 01:47:54 PM »
I really feel for the kid. My dad has a very rare type of cancer and isn't doing well at all. He's on his 3rd special type of chemo treatment and nothing is making any change in his cancer.
My dad is a ham radio nut and a computer freak. One day, in the not so distant future, I too will have to make that journey to help get rid of all my dad's stuff. Really make one wonder why we work so hard all our lives to only collect "stuff" when it's stuff that really isn't all that important.....it's people.

I can only imagine how much "stuff" is in our local landfills from people's relative that have passed away and the survivors didn't want to deal with selling it....so they dump it and get the real stuff.....the real estate.

One day, my family will get to get rid of all my woodworking tools, collection of lumber, and my upholstery tools, machine, and items. Maybe one of the kids will want to keep one of my bass guitars, but I doubt it.

I'm just glad that I can step from this life and into the next for all of eternity.

General Discussion / Re: My first experience with upholstery
« on: October 08, 2010, 07:40:08 AM »
OK, The LOML and I are now "stumped" on this chair.

We used the old material from the old chair coverings to pattern the new parts from. Everything worked fine except for the seat top and the back. The seat was easy enough to fix but the back cushion is another matter.

We have the foam cut and wrapped in cotton batting. We can set that against the back of the chair and down on top of the seat cushion and it fits fine. Our problem is that the new pieces we cut for this chair back are too large (almost like the old pieces are stretched somewhat) and we know that the back has all those tears in it that are being held with duct tape.

The new back cushion is a nice fit, but how do we pattern the material for the new covering for it?
Also....trying to figure out how to pattern and sew the new back cushion material around those arms on the chair is yet another brain teaser.!!!

Just one final word...... HELP.!!

General Discussion / Re: My first experience with upholstery
« on: September 30, 2010, 10:26:04 AM »
Motor speed shows to be 1725 RPM on the motor plate.
I changed out the pulley to a 1-1/2" pulley.
I also adjusted the tension to a more "loose" adjustment on the spring that adjusts the tension needed to engage the clutch on the motor.
I guess we'll see how that goes next week when we start more sewing.

General Discussion / Re: My first experience with upholstery
« on: September 29, 2010, 05:42:37 PM »
BTW, what are you short people going to be when you grow up? Wink

  :D Die just like everybody else, DUH.  :P As grandma always said "it ain't the size of the dog in the fight---it;s the size of the fight in the dog"  ;D

I will see what I can do on more adjustments

Farm raised  8) ; you're on the short track. Physics is physics. Ten speeds or bailers or potatoe havestors or sewing machines. the longer you can make the travel on the treadle>>> the more "gears". The smaller the drive pulley>> the slower you go.But check that data plate please. If you have 3350 RPM instead of 1750; we're hooped until you and your better half get real experienced.

Nope...to tater harvesters for me, but I have hand-cranked many a tractors in my time.  ;)
I will check motor speed and pulley size tonight after work.

General Discussion / Re: How's everyone liking their servo-motor?
« on: September 29, 2010, 05:32:57 PM »
Servo motors are not new items. Take a look at the machine shop industry and even the home woodworking industry. My woodworking lathe has a 2 HP "servo motor" on it....it's called a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) and the torque is the same at 1 RPM as it is at 3400 RPM. The only real problem with VFD's is that they are sensitive to electrical spikes like lightening and severe spikes where the power peaks out all of a sudden at 150% power at the outlet. So I leave my lathe unplugged until I'm ready to use it.
I'm sure that a servo motor is much like a VFD....DC motor controlled by A/C power converted to DC voltage and fed to a motor that has the same torque at any speed.

Many items now use servo type motors.....lathes, table saws, drill presses, and etc....the list goes on and on....so I simply can't buy this idea that a "servo" motor is a New Deal that needs time to mature that "technology". It's the quality of components put into the control unit of that motor that makes or breaks the motor. Most all of them fail at the control board.

One thing I do know.....a VFD is "expensive" to get repaired. It just bugs the fire out of me when I spend $400 to fix a motor when I could have fixed it for about 3 hours time and less than $30 in parts.

Live and learn as I usually say.

General Discussion / Re: 1/2 hp too fast?
« on: September 29, 2010, 11:41:50 AM »
Motor HP has no influence on the speed of the motor. Your motor speed is commonly going to be either 1725 RPM or 3450 RPM. HP has to do with the strength of the machine and not the speed. But, if you want to split hairs here.....if you are sewing heavy leather with a 1/3 HP motor? Then yes, HP will play into the overall sewing speed because you would need a stronger motor to "maintain" motor speed/sewing speed and to help prevent motor stall.

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