If you're into making leather goods then you'll appreciate this high-value clone of the vintage Bradbury A1 machine. The Bradbury A1: http://www.sewmuse.co.uk/bradbury/a1 repairing.htm Here's the chinese clone after it's been disassembled, cleaned, painted, reassembled, and tuned. I threw the wood base together quickly just to tune and test it but it turned out to be very functional so I'll probably just keep it as is. For larger projects I might make an accessory "flat deck" to slide over the bottom arm but I'll wait for when I actually need it. The clone works really well and it's affordable enough for the DIY'er. The instructions are useless but if you already know how a sewing machine works you can figure it out, or there should be enough youtube videos to help you. The prices vary from around $115 to over $200 but I believe they are essentially the same machine. The different sellers specify different sewing thickness which were 3mm, 5mm, and 15mm. This was my biggest concern because 3mm to 5mm isn't useful for any leather projects I'd do. I want it to sew up to three pieces of 7-8 oz leather for knife sheaths. I bought the lowest cost machine that stated 15mm just so I'd at least have something to base a return claim on. It stated 15 mm sewing thickness but it only has 11 mm clearance under the needle tip so it's max sewing thickness is probably around 9-10 mm which is good enough for what I had in mind. Anyway, I found this machine to be very affordable and after tuning it sews really well. What used to take me an hour by hand, will now take just a few minutes!