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Awesome workspace, it would be great to have that giant table adjacent to the machine but not happening in the current house. Spare bedroom works for now.

What are the two machines on the very end?
 

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Jesus Christ, you bellends can derail any thread. Im going to delete this whole thread if it devolves any further. This was meant to be a place for folks to share tips and tricks they have learned. Honestly this whole place is overrun with toxic armchair QBs that spray shit far more than they spend time on the water.

Get on with it...seriously.
 

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You didn't miss anything... MG's reaction was to the previous spat between Charley and Marshall. Kinda wish the mods deleted the entire interaction between them but at least they got rid of the worst post of it.

You do good work already... I imagine a machine upgrade would up the quality even more.
 

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Soooo.... I'm finding out that Sewing machines are kind of an addiction.... just picked up this old beauty for a very reasonable price...

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It had been sitting on Facebook marketplace for months for more then I wanted to pay considering its missing some parts and hasn't been run for a while. There is a note in the manual that is dated 1985...but a bit of research about serial numbers and their dates turns out this machine was likely made between 1963 and 1964... pretty cool stuff. They still make the Pfaff 335 in this basic configuration but the casting is much newer.

I will likely use it for binding 90% of the time...but it'll be nice to have something that do tube shaped stuff more easily too. Definitely needs a good cleaning and some grease and lubrication (don't we all). Since it came with a big ole 3 phase motor I'm going to upgrade it to a Servo Motor and get a binding attachment and bobbin cover for it and see how it does. I'd actually really love to do binding with thick webbing for a lot of stuff....I guess I'll see if I can make that work.

At this point...the only other machine I can sort of think of needing would possibly be a Surger.
 

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Cool old machine! After making some mesh tote bags recently I was wishing I had a cylinder arm machine for the top edge webbing.

I did end up buying a swing away binder from Sailrite (likely made by Suisei) and holy shit what a time saver, I can't believe I did so much binding by hand...binding by hand suuuuucks.

So many quesions...
  • Is the "cylinder" by the thumb screw some sort of binding routing thingy?
  • Binding attachments are readily available?
  • Is the machine in time?
 

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In this instance the motor is what is called a "clutch" motor, it has one speed (fast as hell) and continuously spins. No electronic control at all. When you push on the foot pedal the clutch plates (traditionally cork and one obviously spinning) start to rub on each other. Then what usually happens is the machine goes from 0 to 50000 rpm in an instant. Adjusting the clutch throw can help but they are much more difficult to control than a servo setup. My machine came with a clutch motor and I could use it but it was noisy and not forgiving at all. Heavy too.

I suppose you could think of a servo motor "package" as a variable speed drive with a controller (closed loop.) For hobby/home use they offer much more control. My cheap-ass servo setup has a bit of a jerky start but I have gotten used to that, I haven't taken it apart but I now wonder if it's actually using a closed loop stepper.

Basically for home use the servo motor is quiet, controllable (fast or slow) and saves electricity.

Note that this is all my semi-educated opinion.
 

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Lol, toxic bellends...

I bet a treadmill motor would be higher quality than the crap I got from Amazon with the Consew label slapped on.

Made a copy of the Down River crossbar bag recently, holds the sand stake, k-pump, DB hammer and stern line, used a giant #15 zipper. It hangs from crossbar with 3/4" straps - used cheap 5/8" brass grommets, larger grommets/install tools are pretty expensive.
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Interesting and kinda complicated design by @GeoRon - it took some time to reverse engineer it and a lot of thought about dimensions...

Simplified steps:

  • Create rectangle assembly that includes seam in Phifertex Plus sewn to zipper on each end and 1" webbing on either side of zipper
  • Teardrop shaped end pieces are sewn to the rectangle assembly (including pvc or hypalon protective liner) inside out after being careful to offset the assembly for upcoming 1.5" top webbing piece
  • Assembly flipped right side out and top 1.5" webbing sewn on the top-front
  • Grommets installed
 

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I did similar, but just made mine slightly longer than needed...skipped the teardrop ends and just made it "envelope" style.
I'll have to find a pic.

the bags that come with K-pumps are an awful design. K-pump needs to ship a bag like these, even though they'd cost a bit more.
 

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I did similar, but just made mine slightly longer than needed...skipped the teardrop ends and just made it "envelope" style.
I'll have to find a pic.

the bags that come with K-pumps are an awful design. K-pump needs to ship a bag like these, even though they'd cost a bit more.
I had made one of those early on too, I just hated how hard it was to zip up when it was full. Just went looking in the DIY thread for it and was reminded of the beautiful oar locks you designed, wow:

Funny thing is that I just bought some Sawyer Canyon locks that look like a version of your design!
 

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Funny thing is that I just bought some Sawyer Canyon locks that look like a version of your design!
The ones MT4 made have larger balls on top than the Sawyers do, but it's nice to see they make these. Interesting thing is they describe it pretty much like they do the cobra, which I'm not a fan of...
 
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