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General Discussion / Re: Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: October 26, 2017, 05:55:28 PM »
I had surprisingly good luck last night posting some photobucket shots I have to Ian's post about leather. I had less pop ups and problems than usual and  I copied the line above Thumb nail ,and pasted it directly into the body of my post. It behaved like we used to do with the "Copy thumb nail--insert photo---paste" drill that we used to use.

Works up here. Somebody want to try down in the States or overseas?

Thanks again for the ongoing hard work Inger

General Discussion / Re: XL
« on: October 26, 2017, 05:39:31 PM »
Sorry to hear about the little "set backs". You have worked so long and so diligently on this master's piece that you deserve a better break. Hang in there Steve---You'll get  'er dun! Are you still ahead of the DIL's schedule??? [cheesy/wink]

General Discussion / Re: Leather
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:58:54 PM »
there is also another method of skiving leather without of buying a skiving  machine that was $3000 back when I apprenticed in early 90's. You can sand the edge. I've had to do that with deer hide (too stretchy), split pig skin ( too weak), etc.. You aren't going to go out and buy a finisher, obviously, but I have done it on a number of sanding devices. Here is my portable finisher.

I have also clamped a belt sander into a workmate and used one of those bench mounted belt/disc sanders. Simply hold the project on a flat semi flexible surface like a piece of 1/4" plywood or a leather half sole and draw it up against the rotation of the sander on an angle a few times until you have your skive.

General Discussion / Re: Leather
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:30:31 PM »
Hopefully this is a FB pic of a tina knife.

that was cool! here is a pic of my 31K20 with the rolling foot

General Discussion / Re: Leather
« on: October 25, 2017, 06:45:57 AM »
Short of buying a kit from Tandy with all the special tools, does anyone have any suggestions?

Tandy has some nice toys, but they are more gheared towards leather carving etc... not sewing chrome tanned leather.The one thing that would be nice from there is a marble slab although a square foot of 1/4"plate glass works just as well. You'd be better off talking to a ocal shoe maker or shoe repair person and find oujt hwerer they get their shoe findings. You'll need a tina knife and and a quart of cement. I prefer Helitin or Renia but even Barge will work for booking those edges.

Whether post machine or  flat bed the biggest difference in machines for sewing that close to the edge is the foot.Any machine I've made shoes on had a rolling foot. It is a wheel just to the left of the needle instead of a conventional foot. This allows you to see the needle and the edge with nothing in rthe road. I'll try to upload a picture of mine from photobucket when I have a chance. In the meantime try using a zipper foot.

Gonna be late for work. See you tomorrow.

General Discussion / Re: Ottoman
« on: October 25, 2017, 06:20:03 AM »
Any time I go on a service call like that the small compressor. stapler etc,,,in case I have to rip something down to the frame. Oh yeah---and a drop cloth grin,

General Discussion / Re: Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: October 22, 2017, 08:51:00 AM »
Hi Inger. Thank you for keeping this board going as well as you have. I've been having my morning coffee on here most every morning since Feb. '04. I've learned a lot, made some very good friends and hopefully have been able to help some here and there. Loosing this board or having it compromised would be very sad indeed.

 I do however have a problem with you're being in Norway---Now I can't whine about our Canadian winters. LOL. Hopefully we get more snow than you and I can whine about that from my little "smoking tent" on the back deck.

General Discussion / Re: Headlining
« on: September 23, 2017, 10:39:22 AM »
if Alcantara is the stuff I'm thinking of * I've seen it fail as auto headling in that ten year time. The dense foam backing just turned to dust.

* The stuff I'm thinking of is sold here for auto headliners. It's about 3-4 mm (3/16") thick with a velour type fabric and dense foam  rubber backing.

General Discussion / Re: Tufting
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:23:24 AM »
yardage estimation has been fairly accurate but does anyone have any tips?

I was taught to add 35% for tufting. There is also a chart for pattern repeat. I'll try to find a link to it tonight.

General Discussion / Re: Onward We Go
« on: September 09, 2017, 09:10:06 AM »
I still cannot believe we started all this inside a 22 ft enclosed trailer with a cheap ass chinese machine.

You've come a long way my friend. Well done.

if you ever decide to distribute Coachguard internationally I have a 10 X20 tarp shed that can be our first Canadian warehouse. That should allow for rapid expansion LOL

General Discussion / Re: 33 years ago, Sept 1st
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:24:10 AM »
Congrats and happy anniversary Ed and Rose. 33 years---If I'd of joined the board a coupe of weeks sooner I could have been invited LOL.

Winnie and I must be the "newly weds" here. We've only been  together for 26---but we're working on that.

General Discussion / Re: Juki DNU 1541s - Making it mobile
« on: August 28, 2017, 06:20:39 AM »
I've got casters under one of the machjnes. Works wel butl I can't lower that table enough so I made a platform to sit on. Just a piece of plywood on some 2X4's .

General Discussion / Re: Storm
« on: August 26, 2017, 09:50:12 AM »
We'll get a lot of rain, but that's about it

So if a case of bottled water is worth $90 to some schuck to lazy to fill a couple of 5 gallon water cans ahead of time, what would a tanker truck of 'organic hydration" sell for?  In the drier regions you could market it as steer fuel. For the snobby centres you could promote it as "imported spa and pool liquid" . Throw in a large roll of poly and sell them in Minnesota as "ice skating rink kits" . I'm not sure where you'd get funnels that big to fill them on this short notice---but???

Glad to hear you're gonna be alright. I haven't really followed it up here but thought of you and our members in Oklahoma,Nebraska etc...and wondered how much would impact you.

General Discussion / Re: Can I add a knee lifter to my 111w101
« on: August 24, 2017, 06:18:10 PM »
I thought maybe my coffee hadn't kicked in yet when I looked at that picture this morning. My Sargeant-Major vision went "that's wrong", so I had a look at my machines today and closer look at the picture. In their ad they have the knee lift at 90* to the pivot point of the hinge. Installed as illustrated it would not move and you could not mount it anywhere near usable. When you get yours, the two holes at the one end go to the left and the single hole to the right. Line it up with the rod from the machine sitting on the left end of the "table" from the lift assembly and then adjust back to your knee. And then turn the pad LOL. 

General Discussion / Re: Can I add a knee lifter to my 111w101
« on: August 20, 2017, 10:51:34 AM »
item (F) i believe to be the rod that normaly is used for presser foot lift

Quite right Floyd. It's not a great picture, but it does show all the components for the machine end of the knee lift. That rod connects to a short piece of flat bar that is bolted to the body of the machine like a teeter totter. It moves a second piece of flat bar bolted about 2/3 of the way across that is attached to the shaft the presser foot sits on. The table end is an  assembly that bolts on with 3 lag bolts or large screws.

I've never done business with them personally because I'm in Canada, but Bob  T and his son Bobby from Toledo sales have been getting rave reviews and accolades on here longer than I have been a member. You can find them in our member list or PM Mojo. I know Chris has them on speed dial. They should be able hook you up with what ever components you are short.

If you need any help aligning it , drop me a line once you get your missing pieces.

Oh, before you order your parts, make sure the little wheel on the bottom of that shaft Floyd pointed out is in good repair.

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