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by bobcann
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51271

Re: sewing machines

<t>Jonathon, <br/> <br/> A second thought is to check the bobbin case. If it has been squashed, it might be holding the bobbin from spinning. Thread it up and pull the thread to see if it gives resistance to your pulling. There should be some resistance, but not an excessive amount. Also, make sure ...
by bobcann
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51271

Re: sewing machines

<t>Jonathon, <br/> <br/> Also, make sure that you have the presser foot lever up when threading between the tension discs. The upper thread must be all the way in between the discs for them to operate correctly. Like DWFII says, check the threading. Best advise there is to unthread the machine compl...
by bobcann
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51271

Re: sewing machines

<t>Cody, <br/> <br/> Are you sure that you're using using a "leather" needle? These have sharp wings on the sides that cut thru the leather - similar to an awl. If you are using a standard "fabric" needle, it certainly will dull up quite fast, as you have discovered. If using a fabric needle, you wi...
by bobcann
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51271

Re: sewing machines

<t>Cody, <br/> <br/> Did you change thread or needle before this project? What thread size are you running, what size and type of needle? Are you getting any loops or strange stitches on the underside of the leather? <br/> <br/> Looks like you might be running a thread that is too large for the need...
by bobcann
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51271

Re: sewing machines

<t>Cody, <br/> The Singer 404 is a great machine for certain reasons and for certain work. One of the main reasons that it's great is the direct gear drive from motor to main shaft. All the rest of the drives are also gear, not belt, so there is no slippage or jumping out of time unless you break so...
by bobcann
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11857

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

<t>My Gracious!!! What an offer from Trefor! And a great opportunity for members (and non), and possibly for THCC. I'm unsure of procedure, however I'd like to suggest that this be further discussed here on the Colloquy and possibly at the annual meeting the end of this month. Should we move this to...
by bobcann
Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1853
Views: 61780

Re: Tools of the Trade

<t>Geri, What a great little gizmo you've got there! It's surely a winner in the "what is it" contest. I have no idea what it might be, however one guess is that it isn't for making twine, or string, or rope. Usually in that process the 3 (or more) parts like the eyes would be around the edge but fa...
by bobcann
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51271

Re: sewing machines

<t>Jesse and Eric, I hope I can be of some help, I own a 29K; and more importantly, I'm a sewing machine mechanic. Most of my time is spent on home machines, but they all work on the same principle. I agree with DWFII that it could be timing. It can also, and I think in Eric's case, that the needle ...
by bobcann
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: One "Last" Question
Replies: 1811
Views: 53628

Re: One "Last" Question

Nori, LOVE the idea of printing chocolate!! Back on track - where/how does one get scans done? I have wide/short/high instep feet (not quite as short and wide as yours) and would love to have them scanned and "print" my own lasts. Also, any idea of cost of scans? Thanks, Robert
by bobcann
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: The Gentle Craft
Replies: 189
Views: 11781

Re: The Gentle Craft

<t>Hello All, <br/> <br/> This type of sandal has been around for centuries. It is shown in a book by Margrethe Held entitled "Primitive Shoes". The ones that she shows were found in peat bogs in Denmark and date from (if I remember correctly) about 500 a.d. Unfortunately only photos and sketches of...