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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    Shes a pretty one!
    Thanks! DH shall receive a cookie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewpahDewpah View Post
    I've got some sewing machine oil from my local Elna dealer on hand. I'll use that to wash her outside. Can I safely use that for the insides, or should I get some Tri-Flow when I'm in town next?

    Thanks again for your input. I'm so excited to get her going, but safely.
    The Elna SM oil will be fine for cleaning and lubing. Basically as long as it is high quality oil such as Tri-Flow or oil intended for sewing machines it's good to use.

    Oh, just so you know, the 66-18 crinkle finished machines multiply while you're not looking. I got one, then two, now I have three. Sigh, I think they're breeding at night when the lights are out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post

    Oh, just so you know, the 66-18 crinkle finished machines multiply while you're not looking. I got one, then two, now I have three. Sigh, I think they're breeding at night when the lights are out.

    Joe
    We have placed a moratorium on all further sewing machine aquisitions for now since I have a Brother CS6000i that will only run 1/3 speed, a Riccar 3500 with no cams, a Brother PE-150 with no card or hoop and now the Singer 66. Until all of them are pulling their own weight, I refuse to take on any new hardware projects. Unless he stumbles across a Rocketeer, or a Bernina 830, or a nice Viking, or...

    On a slightly related subject, were you aware that paper clips are the larval form of clothes hangers? It's true.

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    SewpahDewpah,

    Paperclips the larval forum of clothes hangers ............... I believe it. LOL

    Just for giggles and grins check your Brother CS6000i for a tortoise and hare switch. Our Bernina 930 has a two speed on / off switch.
    First position is normal, second for slow speed. I've also read that some machines have this switch on the foot controller. It 's just a thought.

    Joe

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    Joe, just checked an online manual and it says some models do have a speed switch on the machine!
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/B1k-cfSTwXS.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    SewpahDewpah,

    Paperclips the larval forum of clothes hangers ............... I believe it. LOL

    Just for giggles and grins check your Brother CS6000i for a tortoise and hare switch. Our Bernina 930 has a two speed on / off switch.
    First position is normal, second for slow speed. I've also read that some machines have this switch on the foot controller. It 's just a thought.

    Joe
    Unfortunately, it's more grim than that. It locks up when attempting to run faster than 1/3 speed. It's clean and oiled, and will wind a bobbin just fine. We think it's a computer error. A trip to the shop would cost almost as much as a replacement.

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    I have a Singer 66, and in love with her. I don't know what the 18 is, but you will love her.
    Now I see the difference since you posted a picture.. She is very pretty. I don't have the luxury of back tacking, or stitch regulating. I still love her. She purrs like a kitten. Doesn't have any attitude problems, and she is my favorite machine. She was converted from treadle before I got her. The hole for the strap holds my scissors perfectly.
    I need to try the Triflow. I bought it for the bike chains. It wasn't cheap, but is needed for the bikes.

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    I bought the last bottle of Tri-Flow from my local bicycle shop. I've never used it on bike chains. Will try it if I ever ride again.

    Joe

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    I think she is a pretty girl! now when you clean her you can tell her that she is going to be happy with you, that you will make beautiful things together, and that she will always have a loving home lol

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    what a wonderful and fun machine. Gee, I was 11 when it was born. YIKES

    Congratulations
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