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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Just noticed that Harbor Freight sells a sewing machine:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92966

    That should handle anything a DIYer could hope to use it for.

    The table is here:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3929

    Both would give you a real sweet machine.
    That is one monster of a machine. 2000 stitches per minute. That's rediculous.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    That is one monster of a machine. 2000 stitches per minute. That's rediculous.
    Not for an industrial machine. Some industrial machine can get over 3000 stitches per minute. Imagine being in a factory sewing hammocks all day on a home sewing 800 stitch per minute machine, you would never sew fast enough to get the product out the door. Industrial sewing is very different than home sewing.

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    Wow! $600, man I want that. I don't have room for it though, and I already have a nice machine.

    I was thinking I should actually figure out what my machine can do and see if I can do it. I know it can use 3 needles at once. It can overcast! Manual button hole. But not quite sure what else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    That is one monster of a machine. 2000 stitches per minute. That's rediculous.
    Wow, 2000 stitches per minute, multiplied by how many mistakes I'd be making trying to go full speed for a whole minute= some horribly bad looking equipment.

    I'm not sure I'd even be able to tell what it was supposed to be when I finished.

    I think I'll stick with the slower machines for now.

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    I noticed that when I go faster I make less mistakes. It is when I stop that it gets ugly, but I need to stop to replace my hand to keep the fabric steady. Hence the reasoning for a walking foot. I really should get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Wow, 2000 stitches per minute, multiplied by how many mistakes I'd be making trying to go full speed for a whole minute= some horribly bad looking equipment.

    I'm not sure I'd even be able to tell what it was supposed to be when I finished.

    I think I'll stick with the slower machines for now.
    Could be some good looking modern art.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Could be some good looking modern art.

    Comfortable art, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    I noticed that when I go faster I make less mistakes. It is when I stop that it gets ugly, but I need to stop to replace my hand to keep the fabric steady. Hence the reasoning for a walking foot. I really should get one.
    I've noticed that too, but only after I got fairly comfortable with my machine(s). There seems to be a "sweet spot" on the speed that lets me get much straighter with the stitching.
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    i just picked up the smc desending rings at rei. yeeeepyyyyy
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    Quote Originally Posted by peanuts View Post
    i just picked up the smc desending rings at rei. yeeeepyyyyy
    sounds like you're getting your set-up right.
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