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  1. You might have collected too many machines if...

    by , 08-19-2014 at 08:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by redbugsullivan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    I may have the opportunity to display some at next year's fair in the 4H sewing exhibit. I'm hoping to have a few older ones set up that people can sew with if they want. I'll have to try to get a good variety before then. I'm hoping it works out.
    Rodney
    That is exactly what my husband wants to happen. Too many of our young folk dismiss machines that are not push button. Our hope is that real machines, with opportunity, will turn the heads of our youth and increase their creativity
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  2. Rehoming and A Sewing Room

    by , 08-19-2014 at 01:38 PM
    Climax Kate is happily rehomed. Good thing, because my new sewing room is already filling faster than I ever imagined. Tonight, a Domestic White is going to a family so their Granny can teach the kids how to sew. More to do, and less time than I ever imagined.

    At least I know what I love and act accordingly. Time is just that, time. My machines wait for me. Somedays, I wish the rest of the world would.
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  3. Climax Kate's Fate

    by , 01-20-2013 at 10:51 AM
    Kate makes a beautiful stitch and is extremely easy to treadle. But, Lordy is she noisy!! When compared to a National VS and early White VS, the shuttle is a rattle trap. As a result, I am not sewing with it anymore.
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  4. Climax Kate

    by , 06-27-2012 at 08:01 AM
    The treadle irons have had the rust scrubbed into submission. They are painted and back together. After the repeated on and off, the top is fitted and screwed down. The treadle wheel no longer rubs away at the side panel thanks to washers and a bit of planing I did to the side.

    I learned a bit about french polishing the shellac yesterday. The bit of linseed oil does help keep the surface workable a WEE bit longer. The process went well until a phone call. One section sat too long, and ...
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  5. Heads, Irons, and Cabinet Refinish


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