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I have the same machine and am running A&E T-70 through a #21 needle, between 800-1200 SPM?
Along with thread tension as stated above, I had great results by replacing my hook with a new Juki branded one. It costs a few dollars but my stitch was noticeably better.
I also give the machine a good cleaning in the hook area as well as cleaning the gunk out from under the bobbin case spring when I notice problems.

Concept, design, and engineering / Re: 3d printed foot
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:34:30 PM »
Great idea!
I assume that youíre dimensioned for height are the same.
I wonder if the foot has too much flex, you may have to build up the dimensions to see if that helps.

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Bartacker jigs
« on: October 26, 2018, 03:57:36 PM »
Very nice idea, my machine just has pen marks scribbled on the deck and then I ďeye ballĒ it. LOL
Keep up the good work,

Iím out of the shop this week, but as I recall the hold down bar is located between the blade and the drive roller.
One more thing to consider is an ďauto retractĒ function that pulls the webbing back, away from the heat of the blade after a batch cut. This keeps the webbing from melting while parked between batches.

I had a chance to look at my Sheffield webbing cutter and the heat is set to 600 degrees C which works great for webbing, including 2Ē Scuba.
One thing I noticed is that there is a spring loaded hold down bar that comes down first to hold the webbing, then releases after the cut. I think it keeps the webbing from sticking to the blade.
Food for thought.

Events, news releases... that sort of thing / Re: IFAI Expo October 2018
« on: September 17, 2018, 01:33:41 PM »
My wife and I are attending, we would really enjoy linking up with members here to visit.
Thanks, Scott

Materials science / Re: Foam Foam Foam
« on: August 30, 2018, 06:22:16 PM »
Don't know if it helps but this is where we get our foam, nice people but shipping will get you.

if it matters their volara is not Berry
Kord, or anyone else.
Is there a friendly source for 1/8Ē foam that is Berry compliant?
I havenít done that kind of work yet, but want to get my ducks in a row, to be ready if that need arises.
Thanks, Scott

Introductions / Re: Hello from Norway
« on: August 23, 2018, 05:46:50 AM »
Welcome to GearMaker.
There is a wealth of information here, please donít hesitate to ask for advice or information, as we are a very supportive group of like minded people.

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: reese s2
« on: August 15, 2018, 06:08:24 PM »
thanks W24 ,I am now looking at a brother B430-2 in 42 stitch ,I hope that will cut the mustard ,any vices on this machine? Davy
I had a mechanical Juki as my first bar tacker and after some mechanic work, it stitched good, but every cycle it jumped around like it wanted to self destruct. After some sage advice I upgraded to a used Juki 1900AH, the ability to change the stitch width and speed with a simple button push is amazing.
My guess is that you might be in the low $3,000. for a used machine, but the reality is that you will get most of your money back if you decide to sell it down the road, as they are very desirable to the right people.
Just my thoughts,

Pouches / Re: Document bag.
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:06:10 AM »
Very nice, way to keep exploring and building new gear!!
The lighting on the pictures is a little dark so itís hard to get a good view of the bag.
I will make one suggestion in regards to the webbing handle that you show on the bottom of the bag with its burned raw edge. Next time, extend the ends so that beginning and end are hidden in the seam, I hope this makes sense.
I like your clear flap that you used to cover the pens with, it does itís job without being intrusive.
Keep up the hard work.

Right on.

Iíve  got some I can part with.
Iíll send you an invoice later today, Iím currently on the road.

Materials science / Re: Strong adhesive tape for pre-assembly steps
« on: August 06, 2018, 06:19:47 PM »
Will you be sewing through the tape?
Check out Sailrite and their seamstick product, I use the 3/8Ē wide for canvas, which is really sticky and can be sewed through.

The Boardroom / When did you know it was time to go all in?
« on: August 03, 2018, 09:37:01 PM »
I have a question, when did you know it was the right time to go full time in the sewing industry?
So far I have been sewing as a side business since 2012, lately it is standard to sew or prep packages to ship until 11:00 pm, Iím not complaining but juggling two jobs is beginning to wear on me.
My wife and I recently sat down and looked at our monthly home budget, and it kinda scared me, since it almost looks doable.
Please let me know what led you to sew as a full time job if you had to make the transition from a traditional job.
Thanks, Scott

Tutorials and techniques / Re: Messy stitches on tubular
« on: July 26, 2018, 06:45:39 AM »
What kind of machine are you using?
What needle?
What thread size?
Thanks, Scott

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