Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3
Results 21 to 25 of 25

Thread: The Beginning of a New Project (1910 Singer 66 hand crank conversion)

  1. #21
    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Central IL
    Posts
    7,142
    Kittywolf13,

    I haven't commented yet cos I've been playing with Rusty and his new hand crank.

    Here is what I would try were I in your situation.

    Since you have the new box get a piece of solid steel, "L" shaped, and cut it wide enough to be a strong support, but not wide enough to get in the way. Bolt it to the bottom and to the divider for stability. Bend it so that it runs right up next to the pillar of the machine with a tab at the top bent to keep it from bending inwards. Put a rubber cushion on that.

    Drill a hole where the HC mounting bolt needs to be, then drill a smaller one above and below the mounting bolt hole to mount a small bolt or screw in to prevent the HC from pivoting. This is a substitute for the boss that's missing on your machine. Bolt the HC on and crank away.

    Harder to describe than to do it.

    Joe

  2. #22
    Junior Member Kittywolf13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Naples, FL.
    Posts
    265
    That makes sense. If the table I'm eyeing falls through then I will give this a try. :P
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

  3. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Gloucester Va
    Posts
    51
    Could you send me the link to the "Toga" too please? Thanks!!
    And your new machines are pretty!!!

  4. #24
    Super Member SteveH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    San Lorenzo, CA
    Posts
    3,978
    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    I wonder.... Any machinist out there?
    Ok, I'm up for the challenge! Let's think through what would be the most useful and do-able design for a hand crank for Machines without motor bosses, that will work with the most amount of machines out there

    Requirements:
    Should have 3:1 gearing
    Should mount to a portable case (or be able to be used WITH a portable case.
    Should be SOLID
    Should be reasonably priced

    Possibilities:
    Might be able to be made to work with solid hand wheels
    Adjustable/changeable gearing would be a plus
    Possibly reuse some existing crank (orig or modern) with adapter
    Last edited by SteveH; 12-12-2012 at 03:18 PM.

  5. #25
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    13,184
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Ok, I'm up for the challenge! Let's think through what would be the most useful and do-able design that will work with the most amount of machines out there

    Requirements:
    Should have 3:1 gearing
    Should mount to a portable case (or be able to be used WITH a portable case.
    Should be SOLID
    Should be reasonably priced

    Possibilities:
    Might be able to be made to work with solid hand wheels
    Adjustable/changeable gearing would be a plus
    Possibly reuse some existing crank (orig or modern) with adapter
    antique knife sharpener
    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

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.