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Off Topic / Carry websites?
« on: December 04, 2018, 01:52:42 PM »
Hi all,

Just wondering if there are any other dedicated carry websites that aren't Carryology, which just seems mostly like a big ad for sponsored posts and for pushing Bellroy?? What other sites are you gear heads checking out on a regular basis?


Off Topic / Re: Craftsmanship Porn and cool videos
« on: October 27, 2017, 03:33:35 PM »
Been a while since this thread was updated! Came across these Yoshida & Co / Porter videos you guys might enjoy:

Will do, thanks mate.

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Let me know how you go, keen to get some myself.

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Smoking needles
« on: October 14, 2015, 04:11:44 PM »
Interesting - thanks all. I will try out some silicone spray. Not sure if I can slow down the Singer 269, or that I want to touch it, it is finally working properly after much tinkering!

The little air cooler is neat though... Maybe a summer project... I could get a little hobby compressor and rig up some small diameter copper tubing... Projects...

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Smoking needles
« on: October 14, 2015, 02:20:18 AM »
Don't worry, I haven't started smoking my needles!

I've noticed on some of the webbing I use - higher quality type 1 webbing (hence thicker) - that the needle is heating up enough to smoke during a bar tack. At first I thought it was dust, but then I realised it was actually heat, and the needle was very hot... I don't run a factory, so I can wait for the needle to cool between stitches, but I wonder what impact it might be having on the thread? I'm using a nylbond nylon thread, and I'm wondering whether I should be using a cotton sheathed nylon, as the cotton is probably less prone to heat degradation?


I have all my regular attachments already set up on extra slide plates.  Takes about 5 seconds to switch out to what I need. I just use the factory 1508 slide plates.  Oh, and all the attachments in that picture are the cheap $20-$25 ones you can buy from any industrial sewing place.  So total cost is about $40 each with the slide plate.  I have custom made binder sets for my 1508 also, but 90%of the time these work just fine for anything I need to do.

This is awesome, and exactly what I was thinking of doing, but you've already been there and it's working, nice!

I checked out Rainman's recommendation, and got a price back this morning - $440... I'm going to drill press my plate this weekend. Cheers!

Off Topic / Re: Craftsmanship Porn and cool videos
« on: October 11, 2015, 02:42:45 PM »
Love this thread - here is a video I came across a month or two ago - Misty Mountain making a climbing harness:

Hey mate,

A lot of good attachments out there, I have one for my 1510 which is extremely similar to the 1508.

I got this from Sewing Machines Australia and it's a swing away one which saves me so much time because I can keep it constantly attached.

I've done a video for it if you like to have a look.

It was a bit pricey but saves me money through time of attaching and removing every time I need to bind.


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Hey man this is really helpful - have you got a link or any contact details for Sewing Machines Australia? I tried Googling but the phrase is a bit too generic to find anything useful. Cheers!

Thanks Gear Dynamics - I was hoping I could find a $30 ebay special! I guess not! :)

I think I'll get a tap and die set, and place a pair of attachment holes in the bobbin plate, then I can use standard attachments. Tap and die might even be overkill, and the plate may not have enough purchase - a small bolt set could work too.

Thanks for your help, I'll let you know how I go!


There's a bunch of thread regarding attachments around here.


Thanks Fouinard - I did see most of those threads (I even started one of them), but I can't see any obvious answers to my question about how attachments work on 1508s - I can see on SuniseTacticalGear's 1508 he appears to have a special bobbin plate. On the 555 they bolt right on, or replace the feed dog/foot/plate etc and are easy to find.

Hi all,

Seems to be quite a few Juki 1508 owners here - just wondering how your binding attachments are attached to your machines? I'm just getting mine setup and having to buy new attachments since I won't be using my Juki 555 for binding any longer - but, 1508 bobbin plates do not have any obvious methods for attachment, and I can't seem to find much information on it.

Any help? Almost tempted to get a tap & die set to create to holes in the bobbin plate myself so I can use the attachments I already own!


Tutorials and techniques / Re: Binding help - corners
« on: October 01, 2015, 02:44:35 AM »
Thanks guys, you're all legends!

After reading your advice, some tuning with a pair of pliers to shape the mouth a bit better + watching vids above, I have:

@Dave interesting tip on the grosgrain v herringbone - I'll pickup some herringbone when at my supplier next week and give that a shot too!

Looking forward to the weekend with this binding stuff sorted, I've got a project I can now finally complete as I've finally managed to get all the pieces required (materials, hardware, etc - it takes a lot of time and patience to get it all together and setup)...

Tutorials and techniques / Binding help - corners
« on: September 30, 2015, 04:07:21 AM »
Hi all,

I've recently put a right angle binding attachment on my Juki 555, however I'm having real difficulty getting around corners (even large ones). I'm using a nylon grosgrain and it doesn't have any stretch in it - is this possibly part of the reason? I'm either causing corner creases/folds in the binding, the stitch is jumping off the binding altogether, or the under stitch is falling off the edge. I saw WTF's binding video, and while good technique and practice is no doubt a strong factor, it doesn't appear as though using an attachment should be hugely difficult. I wonder whether I have a really crap binding attachment, or I'm missing some key setup details?

This is the attachment I have:

Any thoughts?


Introductions / Hello from Australia
« on: September 30, 2015, 02:31:33 AM »
Hey all,

I'm working on creating a little outdoor equipment brand - I'm still prototyping and only a couple of products are ready for production, but when there is something to show, I'll show it :)

I found this place because I know BOGear Dave, whom I've been making threats to for the last five years about buying a sewing machine - well... Now I suddenly own four... It's an addiction, I probably need help already. Singer 269 bartacker (plus a whole spare for parts), Juki 555-06 and Juki 1508. I look forward to learning lots!


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