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  1. DanTwoLakes
    07-11-2016 08:39 AM - permalink
    Hi: Everybody's password was re-set, even mine.
  2. Coodeville
    07-03-2016 03:31 PM - permalink
    How r you ? Why was my password reset ?
  3. brickyardboy
    12-18-2014 11:48 AM - permalink
    Dan, check out "The Darnell" in the Lounge. He's posting some illegal crap. None of the mods are on line...
  4. Billblyth
    12-08-2014 09:55 AM - permalink
    Billblyth many stitch's per inch will your 206r make?
    I have a 206rb5 and get about 3 per inch but it seems to bog down in heavy stuff.....maybe I need a bigger motor?
    Thanks for all you do
  5. rustyjvan
    04-14-2014 07:43 AM - permalink
    Here is a picture of what I am wanting the design of my bucket seats to look like:

    No foam I am going to use will be pleated. The only foam I will buying/using is foam for the seat bottom, and sew foam for the pleats I will make.

    Thanks for the advice, the problem I foresaw (and its hard to visualize) was over time the vinyl will stretch out over the channel foam and make indentations in the pleats that will not be symmetrical. Almost like you can see the channel foam "bleeding through the seat."

    PS: I got my sewing machine, getting ready to oil it up and start practicing on some scrap fabric.
  6. rustyjvan
    04-12-2014 08:52 PM - permalink
    I am going to reform the seat bottom foam from scratch, (I wanted to talk you to about who is your supplier, maybe they can drop ship me some high density foam?)

    The seat back is is good shape and I didn't plan on redoing the backrest, just the seat bottoms and armrests. And since I didn't plan on refoaming the backrest, my main concern is for the 2" pleats that will go over the channel foam. Just so you know, I am going to use 1/2" sewfoam behind the pleats.

    Since I am laying these pleats and sew foam over existing channel foam on the backrest, do you see any foreseeable problem with this?
  7. rustyjvan
    04-10-2014 12:37 PM - permalink
    Awesome!!! I am going to go pick it up tomorrow. The guy told me had it serviced a few weeks ago, and has all of the servicing records. Something neat he told me about this machine, and you will notice it if you look back at the pictures is the NASA sticker. He bought it directly from NASA when they cancelled the space program. Supposedly this is the sewing machine that they made the space suits with! Pretty neat history.

    I know I will have some more questions on the passengers seat about pleating over the existing channel foam. I dont know if I need to fill it with some sort of batting, or foam strips. Here's a picture:

    Also do you prefer we talk over IM or would you like for me to open up a thread?

  8. rustyjvan
    04-03-2014 07:24 AM - permalink
    Dan, sorry for being cautious about this machine I inquired about. Before I drop $750, I want to be sure this machine would be able to sew leather and pretty thick vinyl with 1/2" sew foam for interior correct?

    I looked up the specs and here they are:
    Needle bar Stroke: 1.386"
    Take-Up Stroke: 2-27/32"
    Clearance under presser feet: .315"
    Sewing Capacity: 5/16"
    Maximum Stitch Length: 3SPI

  9. rustyjvan
    04-02-2014 07:52 AM - permalink
    Thanks Dan. I am going to try and pick this machine up. The guy isnt answering his emails or phone. I am super excited to get to start sewing on this project!
  10. rustyjvan
    03-31-2014 12:28 PM - permalink
    Hey Dan,

    Rustyn again here asking you a question. I really appreciate the distribution of your wealth of knowledge to newbies like me.

    There is a guy selling this sewing machine, it is a Singer model 211 u566a on Craigslist for 750. Wondering if that is fair considering the condition.

    here is the link:
    singer commercial sewing machine

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  • About DanTwoLakes
    Live in "God's Country", northern Wisconsin
    Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
    Golf, fishing, boating, snowmobiling
    Professional upholsterer
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