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Re: Adjusting the hight of the walking feet on a 211W155 Singer

 by Revv Up ¦  Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:23 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Adjusting the hight of the walking feet on a 211W155 Singer ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 357

Only thing I can think of it shorten the feet posts by the same amount, I’d buy a cheap set to experiment with.

Re: My first project - single seater

 by Revv Up ¦  Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:37 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: My first project - single seater ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 332

pretty complex for a first job, nice work

Re: Machine Advice Please

 by Revv Up ¦  Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:14 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Machine Advice Please ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 712

I have found the best servo motors to buy have a digital controller that allows you to adjust speed and needle position. Mine can be cranked up to the highest speed yet still crawl one stitch at a time when needed. Don’t know if you can add one to your motor but if you can they are well worth it. ht...

At the risk of sounding like a skipping record.... learn how to check your hook timing. A good cleaning and oiling always helps and if you have been sewing through glue or tape a lot check for sticky residue on the needle/ hook assembly. It doesn’t take much to get the timing off if your pounding th...

Re: Help with machine problem

 by Revv Up ¦  Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:15 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Help with machine problem ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 384

I had a similar problem the other day, figured out I used mismatched feet and the heights were different causing feed problems, put the proper pairs in and problem solved.

Re: Thread tension seems off...

 by Revv Up ¦  Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:07 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Thread tension seems off... ¦  Replies: 12 ¦  Views: 1359

I also have a Juki 1541, my bets are
1) the timing is off
2) hook too far from needle
3) your thread is wound too tight on the spool and requires too much effort to unspool.

Re: uneven feed

 by Revv Up ¦  Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:06 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: uneven feed ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 463

I would think foot pressure and feed dog height would be the adjustments I’d be looking for.

Re: Shift boots - Audi A4 and Volvo C30

 by Revv Up ¦  Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:32 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: Shift boots - Audi A4 and Volvo C30 ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 463

Those look great, nice work!

For straight line projects I will use Tyvec paper (house wrap) it’s thin, cheap and resists flexing and stretching. For curved shapes I use boat top clear, the nice part is you can see through.

Re: Getting low speed control with clutch motor

 by Revv Up ¦  Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:06 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Getting low speed control with clutch motor ¦  Replies: 12 ¦  Views: 1490

A longer throw for the rod from the treadle to the clutch and or a different pulley will help but...... servo motors are relatively cheap, easy to install and just work awesome. You won’t be sorry.

I’d try increasing the foot tension and see if that helps.

Re: Cutting Tool

 by Revv Up ¦  Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:18 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Cutting Tool ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1240

How do you like it? Faster than shears?

Re: Questions about Shears and how to care for them

 by Revv Up ¦  Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:18 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Questions about Shears and how to care for them ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 554

I hav e 2 sets of Wiss shears, every now and again I add a couple drops of mineral oil on them and wipe it in, the mineral hasn’t stained any of the fabrics I use (yet). There’s sewing machine mechanic that sharpens shears who comes to town a few times a year, I alternate mine and they generally get...

Re: Recommendations for Oiler/Oil Bottles

 by Revv Up ¦  Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:09 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Recommendations for Oiler/Oil Bottles ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 929

My Juki came with a oil bottle with a long nose that you could probably buy at any dollar store, it also came with a couple quarts of mineral oil (for the pump) so I just use that.

Re: Recent job pics

 by Revv Up ¦  Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:28 pm ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Recent job pics ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 960

Looks great, nice work.

Re: Stitch length for marine vinyl?

 by Revv Up ¦  Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:29 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Stitch length for marine vinyl? ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 1015

I’m in the 6 mm range to sew pieces together, then a longer top stitch more like 9 mm.

Re: Time to upgrade?

 by Revv Up ¦  Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:43 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Time to upgrade? ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 1947

I had a Phaff 145 and it was a great machine and around here you would expect that to be worth the $600 so it would be a 2 for 1 deal. I would jump on it and sell one of them off.

Re: Juki 1541S material puckering

 by Revv Up ¦  Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:15 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Juki 1541S material puckering ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 470

I find some of my problems are self induced, things like changing foot pressure or putting in a bobbin that’s isn’t wound tight enough (or too tight) changing needle and getting the wrong one or running through a lot of basting tape and gumming up the needle. Try to remember if you made any changes ...

Re: Sewing Perforated Leather - Help!

 by Revv Up ¦  Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:03 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Sewing Perforated Leather - Help! ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 507

Same as Sandmanred, no experience with this but I would think a compound feed machine and the smallest sharp needle you can use for that thread may help. Another thing you could try is printer paper or mashing tape over the perforations and rip it off on the dotted line when done, may be fiddeldy ge...

Re: Bond leather to sew foam?

 by Revv Up ¦  Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:15 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Bond leather to sew foam? ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 1019

Looks awesome, nice work!

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