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Thread: Will the REAL 15 clone please stand up

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    Senior Member grant15clone's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Glenn is our go to person for finish on a machine - his computer got hacked last week - he should be back in a while. I'm thinking some of the machines have shellac over what ever they have for paint - I rarely remember to take a before picture. It always amazes me how well those clones clean up and get ready to run another 50 or 60 year or more.
    Thank you Miriam. The paint is really resilient on them. That is what got me thinking about what kind of paint it is. I already have Blue Mo spinning freely and the paint is all cleaned up on it and most of the rust is gone. The machines themselves are resilient too. One more thing to like about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Thank you Miriam. The paint is really resilient on them. That is what got me thinking about what kind of paint it is. I already have Blue Mo spinning freely and the paint is all cleaned up on it and most of the rust is gone. The machines themselves are resilient too. One more thing to like about them.
    ~G~
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    I finished the machine itself late last night. I still have some wiring and a case to refinish, but the machine I bought two days ago is done. A new record for me for a complete tear down, clean, oil and adjust job. What a difference! I am calling her Blue Mo. Some before and after pix.

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    I just love Clones and Love this color.
    ~G~

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    She sure is pretty now. It is amazes me how well these clone are painted. I am going to hazard a guess that the paint used is some type of automotive paint.
    Sweet Caroline

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    allow me to add another pretty blue....

    I call it Semour.... the first pic does not show the color well, but it does show the machine.
    (BTW) ZERO cleaning, Flea market, found as shown...

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    Nice! Does your machine have a number on the plate below the stitch lever? Your feed dog knob is farther to the right than the ones I have seen. Maybe I haven't noticed them.
    ~G~

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    I swear they randomly place those feed dog knobs...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Nice! Does your machine have a number on the plate below the stitch lever? Your feed dog knob is farther to the right than the ones I have seen. Maybe I haven't noticed them.
    ~G~
    On the head
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    just below the deck when you open it.
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    A close up of the feed dog control
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    and just for SewMore 202 folks...
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    Thanks Steve. Interesting that the Sewmor Model 303 was advertised as a featherweight at 19 pounds. I have not seen one but will be watching, LOL.
    Sweet Caroline

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    19 lbs is NOT featherweight... LOL sounds heavy enough to me. I should weight some of the ones I have - some are heavier than others come to think of it. DH will think I've lost a few screws of the machinery.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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