Okay gang... I'm throwing my hat in to thread-injector ring. I just picked up a 1965 Gimbel's machine that works perfectly and weighs a ton. Simple straight-stitching no zig-zag. Will that do for snake skins? If so, you can send me the material and I'll do them for free. Please keep in mind these will be like my third DIY project save for a few stuff sacks. You have been warned. Let me know.