Presser Feet Customization Test.1 [bummer]

The feet are back. So the story goes – in short. They are not correct, nor were corrected, but rather modulated(?). Considering that the idea was to leave the feet with a machinist who could use the proper tools for the job it is kind of educational to know that they did what was already being done. Although using a Dremel tool is much more delicate and slow compared to the grinding wheel that the machinist used. They simply took the eight feet to a grinding wheel, jammed them in and pulled them out. Most of the cuts appear to be wide enough, but none of them look to be wide enough in the right places. More often than not, the groove is cut too far to the left hand side of the original slot. Not to mention that due to using the grinding wheel there are certainly sharp edges which must be filed down. So after all this – it is back to the Dremel tool and the already slow process is back in play. Hopefully with a little time and patience the feet can be resurrected, because at the moment they are a sad sight and almost embarrassing to admit to having to use. There are a couple that need replacing because whatever they clamped them down in, clamped them down too tightly and ended up pinching the area where the hinge is – and now they do not pivot freely. Hopefully those two are not hard to replace. Fortunately there are a few good sights for this;

the first is – which is dedicated to the walking foot machine, although if you look closely you will see other presser feet for sale, in many different shapes and sizes. This page is amazing if anything just for the immaculate machine work done for all of the feet. If your the kind of person who enjoys truly amazing and well crafted tools or components, then this is a place to see. It is a shame that this page on the internet is not displayed to more audiences in the mechanical world.

another is – which is a more broad retailer of presser feet out of Liverpool. This page is very complete. It is hard to say if the shipping costs from Liverpool are worth the variety of the feet or vice-versa, but look for yourself.

there is yet one more, but at the moment is in hiding apparently. It turned out to be a good source for Linko 211, 212, 214, 220 and other split-foot_asymmetric feet (compensating feet) often used for curves and pockets that travel on the inside radius of curves. Well, it is nowhere to be found but at least there is also,,

1 Comment so far

  1. vs.vs.vs October 3rd, 2007 12:11 pm

    a new old down-home recipe:

    – one part Solidworks
    – one part computerized metal mill