[Sewing] Making Notebooks on the Industrial Sowing Machine?

jim jim at systemateka.com
Sun Dec 30 17:47:17 UTC 2012


+1 
    Outstanding info, including your definition of 
hacking: ...to make your own tool. 



On Sun, 2012-12-30 at 10:28 -0700, Chris Murphy wrote:
> Mario,
> 
> 
> The term industrial sewing machine is misleading. It does not mean
> that the machine can sew through any kind of material. It just means
> that it will be reliable day in and day out when used for fabric. The
> Juki 5550DL at NB will not even sew threw Velcro very easily, let
> alone leather or a stack of paper (which is basically a block of
> wood.). You would very likely harm the machine while attempting to use
> it this way. I have had to repair it myself a few times and I have a
> good sense of what it can handle and how it gets abused. 
> 
> 
> What you need, I'm guessing, is the kind of machine that can sew
> through leather. I'm not referring to a standard 'walking foot' sewing
> machine. I'm referring to a machine you could find in a shoe repair
> setting. As far as I know, it is called a 'shoe repair machine'. It
> can sew through layers of thick rubber or leather. However, even this
> kind of machine may not be the appropriate tool for the job. 
> 
> 
> Thanks to my experience at Noisebridge, this leads me to an
> observation...
> 
> 
> Hacking is not to get away with the wrong tool for the job, it is to
> create the right tool for the job on your own. 
> 
> 
> Chris
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Dec 29, 2012, at 21:24, Mario Landau Holdsworth <mariolh at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> > Hi NB Sewing,
> > 
> > I recently posted to the discuss list and Rachel suggested I try
> > asking this list as well. 
> > 
> > Are there any Sewing folks who will be around Noisebridge in the
> > next few days and are willing to show me how to use the industrial
> > sewing machine. I have a few other people interested in this project
> > from the discuss list. Basically we'd like to use the industrial
> > sewing machine to make our own notebooks like this mini moleskine:
> >  
> > http://flic.kr/p/dFuXEX
> > 
> > I'd love to learn about your experiences if you've bound books
> > before. Please let me know if there's a time when you're available
> > to help me learn basic safety on the industrial sewing machine.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance!
> > 
> > Mario
> > 
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