My new Cowboy wheel feed machine has taken some time to understand. without a conventional presser foot it is very likely to skip stitches. The little hold - down foot that came with it was not easy for me to figure out so I invented and made my own.
Often my hair brained inventions don't work as well as I hope but in this case I really think I dun good!
When you are working near the edge of leather you have to hold that edge down; because there is no wide presser foot or walking foot there is nothing to keep the material from lifting.
I think it will be a great help, the 3/8ths dia. roller bearing from a router bit adds no friction to the movement of the piece while the spring can be adjusted to add plenty of hold-down pressure.
It does limit the max thickness of material that can be put thru but no problem with the usual thicknesses. So far I have run one whole shoe project thru it and I think it is a very nice improvement.
This quote from Solomon Adler sums up my personal feelings regarding invention and art perfectly:
"When an idea is conceived by an inventor, it never leaves him in peace,
it possesses him day and night until it is expressed, after which he
enjoys a sense of relief and accomplishment."
Also: found this interesting little historical tidbit about BIC