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Thread: About Convering a Motorized Machine to a Handcrank

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I learned on one - they are nice if you want to go slow.
    I think a hand crank would be a great thing for my kids to practice on. Especially the 6 year old who really wants to sew but I'm still a little scared to let use the big machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    I think a hand crank would be a great thing for my kids to practice on. Especially the 6 year old who really wants to sew but I'm still a little scared to let use the big machines.
    After i vaccinated myself, my mom made me use the FW - actually it was easier
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    Looking at my WFR in the crinkle finish with a motor, it doesn't look like there is any place to attach a hand crank. These do still have a spoked wheel, but I'm not sure how you'd retrofit a hand crank to it. The motor attaches to the back of the machine with screws. There is nothing like a "motor boss" as on the ends of most Singer machines.

    The only one I've seen is here: White FR hand crank pic.

    I read somewhere (can't remember where) that White's were sold in the US, so not as many were made with hand cranks, mostly treadles and motorized versions.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Looking at my WFR in the crinkle finish with a motor, it doesn't look like there is any place to attach a hand crank. These do still have a spoked wheel, but I'm not sure how you'd retrofit a hand crank to it. The motor attaches to the back of the machine with screws. There is nothing like a "motor boss" as on the ends of most Singer machines.

    The only one I've seen is here: White FR hand crank pic.

    I read somewhere (can't remember where) that White's were sold in the US, so not as many were made with hand cranks, mostly treadles and motorized versions.
    I have several that will not hand crank. I have a Cinderella, 319, 306 that the motor boss does not line up with the wheel so that it will turn properly. I have some old machines with no motor boss and some with a motor that attaches on the back of the machine. These will not HC. There are newer machines that will HC and newer machines that won't because they don't have a motor boss. Some machines that will not HC will treadle. Go figure.
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    So, Pumpkin Patch, did you get the White Rotary with the crinkle finish? (I've got one in my garage...)

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