An upholstery style machine is probably your best bet; but I doubt that you’ll find a shop that will take on that project. I think most would be very fearful of a liability issue. Just my opinion and worth what it cost. Good luck
Yeah, the more I look at it the more it seems like I'm gonna learn to sew. Which, I don't mind! The weight bearing portion of the saddle is already complete, I just wanna attach it to the rest of the rig, if that makes sense.An upholstery style machine is probably your best bet; but I doubt that you'll find a shop that will take on that project. I think most would be very fearful of a liability issue. Just my opinion and worth what it cost. Good luck
I've got a buddy who happens to be a former swat officer, who happened to sew some rappel rigs for his team. So I think I'm gonna hook up with him and get some sewing lessons, cause none of us have fallen to our death...yet. Lol.Might check with a tack shop. They normally have a variety of sewing machines that could easily handle it.
As badlander mentioned, you might not want to tell them what it is due to liability.
I'll keep an eye out! I was cruising facebook and craigslist last night and found some relatively cheap machines that came pretty highly recommended from the guy I know who sews. I do have just a little experience with sewing from homec. I still have those boxers I sewed as a matter of fact, but they don't fit anymore!I have a couple of commercial sewing machines and it is not at all hard to learn how to sew. You will find it to be a very handy skill to have.
First thing I would get is a single needle lock stitch flat bed machine. Look for a compound walking foot style.
I haven't looked in awhile but you used to be able to pick up industrial machines cheap because most are 220 3 phase. It is easy to replace the motor with 110v and then you have a beast of a machine that will sew through about anything, including your fingers.