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Thread: Can this machine be rescued?

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    How much time do you think this Singer 15 would take to refurbish???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    NICE! good job Joe! I agree about the paint. Although I have to say the decals look pretty straight line.... I might go for it...
    Last edited by SteveH; 03-20-2013 at 12:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    How much time do you think this Singer 15 would take to refurbish???
    While having a job, 2 weeks, on vacation, 3-4 days.

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    I have 6 or 7 in much better shape in line ahead of that one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Put it in a bucket of ATF and leave it for a while. Let the oil soak in.

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    What is ATF?.

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    There are machines that I see - no brainer - fix it. Then there are machines like that Singer 15 - something compelling about the machine yet an awful lot of labor. A little rust or a lot of dried up oil can be overcome - and rather quickly most of the time. A LOT of rust??? Days??? Weeks??? Bent tensions no problem. Rust intimidates me I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccorazone View Post
    What is ATF?.
    Automatic Transmission Fluid

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Automatic Transmission Fluid
    What does that do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    What does that do?
    It's the oil in the transmission of your car that makes it go. No ATF, no zoom zoom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    It's the oil in the transmission of your car that makes it go. No ATF, no zoom zoom.

    Joe
    does it take off the rust?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
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