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    That's a good idea thanks!

    That's a good idea thanks!
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    Very nice work! I have one I made years ago and...

    Very nice work! I have one I made years ago and love it
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    It's a low shank snap on foot it didn't fit my...

    It's a low shank snap on foot it didn't fit my kenmore when I got it but if you order a snap on attachment for your machine it will fit. It's really easy to use with slippery and thin fabrics because...
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    That link may not work here's one that should...

    That link may not work here's one that should https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/106774-VIDEO!-Rolled-hems-grosgrain-binding-Rotary-Even-Foot!
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    Here's a post I made a while back. It's a rotary...

    Here's a post I made a while back. It's a rotary even foot and I absolutely love it for use with thin fabrics. It's almost like having a dual feed and keeps good tension on both layers of fabric....
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    Hold your top thread in the back as you start...

    Hold your top thread in the back as you start your stitches initially it we'll help prevent the thread and fabric from getting tensioned down towards your bobbin. And those small rolled hem foots are...
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    That's a beauty!

    That's a beauty!
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    Yea and like I said I've got a brand new singer...

    Yea and like I said I've got a brand new singer heavy duty 4423 on my desk I've barely gotten to play with but for $100 I was just going to play with it. Plus my dad does a lot of leather crafting...
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    Sewing close to a zipper is a dream with an...

    Sewing close to a zipper is a dream with an adjustable needle position.
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    Booooooo! I called the guy back and he told me he...

    Booooooo! I called the guy back and he told me he did a little more research on the machine and is asking $400 now. What a jerk! I had my trailer hooked up to my truck and everything to go get it...
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    Here is a link to the PDF instruction manual I...

    Here is a link to the PDF instruction manual I found... super old school!
    http://strongbolt.work/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Rex_Chandler-26-188-and-TDU-N62.pdf
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    You guys might be right. Plus I really enjoy...

    You guys might be right. Plus I really enjoy learning how new machines work and taking something older and restoring it. I guess I'll pull the trigger on it tomorrow.
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    Haha it's funny you should say that because when...

    Haha it's funny you should say that because when I was looking for my next machine to replace the kenmore I thought the exact same thing. My wife even said "that one looks more like a mans machine...
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    The only reason I was thinking it would be easier...

    The only reason I was thinking it would be easier is because my machine has a 1 step automatic buttonhole that works really well and it's faster and easier to do that than to use the corner fold...
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    Well I won't be able to really test it out with...

    Well I won't be able to really test it out with different threads, the guy has another lady looking to buy it so. You don't think it'll handle Mara 50 and 70?
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    Do you all think I can manage to clean and oil...

    Do you all think I can manage to clean and oil most of the machine myself or will I have to have it professionally serviced?
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    Yes everything, and the same machine is going for...

    Yes everything, and the same machine is going for $500-$800 online
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    Industrial machine Craigslist advice!

    Hey all just came across this listing on Craigslist and was wondering what you all thought about it for $100? It's an industrial walking foot machine made by Nakajima branded for Rex. It is in pretty...
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    I'm going to do some testing later on, I was...

    I'm going to do some testing later on, I was worried about perforating the fabric so much it just rips.
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    Hahahahahahhaa

    Hahahahahahhaa
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    Awesome thanks!

    Awesome thanks!
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    Whoaaa that thing looks awesome! What is it...

    Whoaaa that thing looks awesome! What is it called lol? And does it feed the material or do you feed it by hand? I'd like to know more about this machine!
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    I was thinking about grosgrain as well, I love...

    I was thinking about grosgrain as well, I love working with Tyvek also so I'm wondering how well this method will work on a tyvek stuff sack. Problem with tyvek is you want the stitch length as long...
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    Sage advice! Thanks!

    Sage advice! Thanks!
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    Just another update on this machines...

    Just another update on this machines capabilities... I've seen quite a few videos on people sewing leather with this machine so I knew I had to try it myself. I did a straight stitch first and then...
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    Awesome just what I was hoping I could do! Thanks!

    Awesome just what I was hoping I could do! Thanks!
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    Buttonholes for stuff sack channels?

    Just wondering if anyone has tried using the buttonhole stitch to create the hole that the cording on a cinched stuff sack comes out of? My new machine has an automatic buttonhole setting that I've...
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    Nice and fancy with that need position switch!...

    Nice and fancy with that need position switch! Left right and center! Haha I've just moved my 1970's kenmore as my backup machine. It is a great machine but it started to get shotty stitches...
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    That's exactly my situation to the tee! My...

    That's exactly my situation to the tee! My kenmore is also a 70's model and has unexpected stitch quality haha. It's a great machine but like you said it can't handle the heavier stuff. I am still...
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    And here's a link to the page where I found a guy...

    And here's a link to the page where I found a guy cleaning and oiling the machine... http://www.menwhosew.com/how-to-clean-and-oil-the-singer-heavy-duty-sewing-machines/
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    Here is the link to the service manual ...

    Here is the link to the service manual

    http://videos.jennys-sewing-studio.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=17316
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    Thanks! I just found a few other videos on how to...

    Thanks! I just found a few other videos on how to oil this exact machine.
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    Yea my Kenmore has a super detailed map of the...

    Yea my Kenmore has a super detailed map of the machine and where to oil it. I wonder if there is a way to find out how to oil the machine. I'd sure hate to throw it out due to it burning up on me. It...
  34. I used a loop turner starting out but realized...

    I used a loop turner starting out but realized that floral wire is actually easier for me. My loop turner would occasionally slip backward somehow inside the amsteel and snag me up. Floral wire is...
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    Yep that's exactly what I use it for. I have the...

    Yep that's exactly what I use it for. I have the speed controller always plugged in now I actually bought another one today just for the machine. I turn it to the variable side and turn it all the...
  36. Thread: New tree straps

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    Those are sweet straps!

    Those are sweet straps!
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170216/62635efe...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170216/62635efe93c0c855f224eb88413f4ccb.jpg

    Update! Just got the machine today and man am I impressed. For $130 it sews like a dream. When I first got the...
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    Man nice job on the boat recover! That's a tough...

    Man nice job on the boat recover! That's a tough task! And thanks for the post; my machine comes tomorrow so I will be testing it out tomorrow night with some sample fabrics I have here and see how...
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    Well I ordered it just now for $130 I couldn't...

    Well I ordered it just now for $130 I couldn't find it anywhere else cheaper except eBay for $100 but Amazon prime's returns are worth the extra $30 if something does happen to it upon opening and...
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    I'm 6'1 as well and I don't notice a comfort...

    I'm 6'1 as well and I don't notice a comfort difference between my 10 footer and 11 footer to be honest, and yes post some pics as you create! Good luck!
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    Thanks guys for the responses and I will try out...

    Thanks guys for the responses and I will try out the speed controller tomorrow Mathineer since I didn't and won't have time to try it tonight sorry. And from the sounds of the posts here I may go...
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    I have also looked into this for my 1970's...

    I have also looked into this for my 1970's Kenmore. I have one of these http://m.harborfreight.com/router-speed-control-43060.html that I use to control the speed of my shop vacuum that is used to...
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    Awesome thank you all for the replies! I will...

    Awesome thank you all for the replies! I will hunt around to try and find it cheaper than $130.
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    Singer 4423 heavy duty sewing machine?

    Hey guys just wondering if anyone has this machine or knows anything about it? Any comments, suggestions, or feedback is much appreciated. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on it on Amazon for...
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    Awesome I really appreciate the help! No rush!

    Awesome I really appreciate the help! No rush!
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    If it's not too much trouble for you I would...

    If it's not too much trouble for you I would really appreciate it! I really like the look and design of this!
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    Man this looks great! I'm trying to get my...

    Man this looks great! I'm trying to get my sister-in-law to take me to Costco on her card so I can get some of these down throws. I would like to make a top quilt just like this, do you have any...
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    Great idea!

    Great idea!
  49. Sorry to keep posting but a whoopie sling...

    Sorry to keep posting but a whoopie sling adjustable from 20" to 7'5" weighs 16 grams and 32grams for the set.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170209/7e2a930a7ffca8d52e1bd1ba3079cb78.jpg
  50. "Zing it" on Amazon for all you Prime junkies like me!!!

    You weren't kidding, this stuff is the definition of bubblegum pink lol! Also I really enjoy your YouTube video on the improved soft shackle here's one to...
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