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  1. Wiring Diagrams

    by , 06-07-2012 at 07:38 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    OK, I scanned in the three wiring diagrams I have.
    >The first one is a generic drawing that applies to most machines. It's fairly easy to follow. If you refer to it when you look at the two Singer diagrams it might help.
    >The second one is the diagram to the 221 series machines. It shows how the block on the machine and the cord is wired. The biggest difference between the 221 and other Singers is the 221 has a separate switch between the block and the light. Most other Singers
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  2. Rewiring a SM Motor

    by , 04-18-2012 at 07:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    My friend just purchased her first vintage machine...a Universal Japanese clone. Serial #Z77218 Can someone give a date? She plugged it in last night and sparks flew!! She asked me to look at it. Bare wires coming out of the motor and then black tape to the plug in end to the machine case, about 8 inches long. I've never done any motor rewiring. Is there a tutorial for this, or do I need a more experienced person to work on it? Any help would be deeply appreciated!
    sew wishful,
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  3. Sewing Machine Needles - Various Sizes

    by , 04-03-2012 at 07:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    I was playing/ sorting some sewing machine needles this afternoon.
    The differences are amazing. I shot a picture of a few of them.I
    thought some of you might like to see the picture.

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  4. Cover Plates for Various Singer Models

    by , 11-11-2011 at 09:21 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Picot hemstitcher cover plate numbers:

    Class 15 machines take the 121388 plate, the attachment thumbscrew number is 51347A
    Class 66 (EXCEPT the 66-1 or 66-3) take the 121389 plate.
    Class 99 machines take plate number 121389
    Class 101 machines take plate number 121390
    Classes 127 and 128 takek 121391 (including screw number 202)
    Class 221 takes plate number 121392.

    They all take the same attachment thumb screw. The Singer part number for the
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  5. refinishing sewing machine cabinets

    by , 11-02-2011 at 03:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by zelda2 View Post
    most old finishes that are original and are just lacquer(shellac), can be removed with just lacquer thinner, steel wool and rags. I did an entire buffet in about 3 hours and an entire closed sewing cabinet in about 1 1/2hrs. When removed, just wipe on your favorite finish (I like than wipeable poly satin varnish) and you're done. Much easier than messing with stripper, etc. I used to own a refinishing shop so have used this very often. Good luck!
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  6. refinishing sewing machine cabinets

    by , 11-02-2011 at 03:43 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I want to show you what can be done with a little stain and shellac. Aniline dye (alcohol soluble) You can order this from Rockler or any good woodworker cat. You can also order the water soluble anilind dye I mentioned in the refinishing a cabinet above. I usually order the brown walnut for the oak and the walnut cabints. Mix the dye with denatured alcohol as stated in the instructions on the dye. Pour a cup in a container and add two or three table spoons orange shellac to the stain and stir well.
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  7. refinishing sewing machine cabinets

    by , 11-02-2011 at 03:41 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Zelda has a very good technique for refinishing. It is quick and wipe on polystain is great. I have done this on refinishing new pieces and it is a nice looking finish. However, I would never use it on antique or vintage sewing cabinets or anttique furniture. When restoring and if I must refinish I will use historically correct products only. I try to keep the piece as original looking as I can. I always prefer to restore rather than refinish unfortunately refinishing is a must on many sewing cabinets.
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  8. Tips for Vintage Machines

    by , 10-27-2011 at 11:51 AM
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1121.htm Testers Black pen for touching up paint on black machines.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1148.htm Repair manual for Elna Supermatic
    http://www.treadleon.net/oldtreadleo...ls/decals.html Some info on Singer decals
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1157.htm source for vintage parts
    http://www.thesewbox.com/free_sewing...tructions.html Attachments & other information
    http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...r-machines.htm ...

    Updated 05-03-2012 at 07:48 AM by jljack

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  9. Patterns

    by , 10-24-2011 at 10:49 AM
    http://cheryl.thisbe.org/Patterns.html#mini Free patterns, including great minis.
    http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/cu...9-f134f101f104 Quilt Pattern design site. You design & pick fabrics COOL!!
    http://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/free-stuff/ Free pantographs
    http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/sewt...-tutorial.html ...

    Updated 04-17-2012 at 08:02 AM by jljack

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