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Thread: adventures in learning to love my slant-o-matic

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    Senior Member stillclock's Avatar
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    adventures in learning to love my slant-o-matic

    i was cruising kijiji today as i often do (i am amazed at the amount of stuff produced by this culture!!!!) and i saw a rocketeer for sale, totally refurbished and clearly a labour of love.the seller was listed about an hour from here, so i emailed him to find out if he had any tips for loosening up this elevator plate.

    after about 17 emails back and forth i have a mid afternoon meet up with a retired air force guy who loves to tinker with machines and is happy to tool about with mine and teach me some things. he's done about 4 rocketeers and three or four 401's, so he says he has all sorts of loose parts and stuff.

    i think i'll bake something delicious for the road and be thankful for a good long while.

    community. this is how you make it.

    yay!

    aileen

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    Junior Member Kittywolf13's Avatar
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    What a nice day! It's nice to make friends that way. Lately I thought about leaving my name and contact info at the local joannes to see if there is anyone out there looking for folks with older machines. Cleaning and oiling I can do. Just thought be interesting. Have fun with your machine!!
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle
    Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight
    my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758
    Flower, Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66
    Singer 99K
    Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    Gosh that sounds like a fun adventure!!! Be sure and report back!!!!

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