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A Present From Miss T

Post by BrokenolMarine » Wed May 11, 2022 9:18 pm

As many of you know, I have been watching the various leather working videos on line to improve my skills and learn new techniques. I had decided that I would save my money and eventually I would buy a harness / leather machine rather than a cheap Chinese hand crank sewing machine. I could sew all the projects I was doing and I could also repair Tina's harnesses and those my daughter has for all her horses. ;) (Yeah, that's the ticket. :twisted: )

I had seen the Cowboy 3200 in several of the videos in a number of the Professional shops and done some research. I mentioned to Tina that I would love to buy one down the road, to use to sew the holsters and sheaths, but for now, I was good with the hand stitching... it was a Pro Level machine and I never intended to go pro. She laughed...

Unknown to me, she called the guy who OWNS the brand now, and worked out a deal... Guess what was delivered to us at the local post office parking lot... on Tuesday. Tina met the freight driver there with the tractor and took delivery, I followed in the UTV for grins. We had put the pallet forks on the tractor and just scooped up the pallet and drove the mile back to the farm. The 18 wheeler might have had a bit of an issue on the narrow road leading to the farm, and especially the turn going back out. :) He appreciated the consideration and thanked us for the note on the delivery orders saying call from the post office parking lot.

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This is a look down the hill on our long lane. Ah, this is most of our road. We ... live in the country. Fun in the winter with snow and ice on the road. You may remember me saying we pull folks out of the ditches each winter with the winch on the UTV...

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If you look down the property line, you can easily tell where our lines start, we maintain our frontage. The renters in the adjacent property do not, but ... they rent.

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Our frontage runs from the white corner posts on the left here, to about forty feet past the gravel drive and the mailboxes coming out at the bottom of the hill there in front of the house. I have commented on several posts that you see more tractors and UTV/ATV traffic here. Funny, Tina and I fit right in today... her on the tractor and Fiona and I on the UTV. :D

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When we got the pallet home, being it was 99 degrees that day, we moved the boxes into the woodshop, where it was 68 degrees. Much more conducive to assembly. There were a number of boxes containing all manner of parts, plus the last box containing the machine.

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We worked slowly, from the pictures and notes written on the bottom of the table, but NO written assembly directions. Funny, it was actually a lot easier than trying to assemble IKEA stuff. In less than 90 minutes we had the machine together and installed in it's slot, and had tested it. Works great. You can make it sew a stitch every ten seconds, or cook right along. I am very impressed.

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Will I hand sew any long. Certainly. There are some small projects that I will enjoy hand sewing. But when I have larger projects, like the upcoming gunbelt and holster project... I will enjoy knocking that out on this machine. Miss T will be giving me lessons.
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Post by RanchRoper » Wed May 11, 2022 9:20 pm

Sweet!
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Post by markiver54 » Wed May 11, 2022 9:38 pm

Awesome! I know where a lot of your time will be spent! Pretty exciting!
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Post by BrokenolMarine » Wed May 11, 2022 10:48 pm

The new owner of the brand is no stranger to it. He holds the patent for the design for the 3200 model.
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Post by brm4450 » Wed May 11, 2022 11:14 pm

Way cool
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Post by BigAl52 » Wed May 11, 2022 11:17 pm

Looks Awesome Jim. Im sure you will have fun with that
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Post by BrokenolMarine » Thu May 12, 2022 1:45 am

I can't wait to learn to do all the cool stuff it will tackle.
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Post by Dahliathemeh » Thu May 12, 2022 9:39 am

Very nice!
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Post by Hatchdog » Thu May 12, 2022 10:04 am

Nice looking machine that will bring you pleasure for sure. That’s some beautiful country in your pics, green, green, green.
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Re: A Present From Miss T

Post by BrokenolMarine » Thu May 12, 2022 1:19 pm

Hatchdog wrote:
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Nice looking machine that will bring you pleasure for sure. That’s some beautiful country in your pics, green, green, green.
Yup, that's why we chose the mountains rather than the plains where our daughter lives. :D Brown, brown, red clay. ;)
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