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Thread: How do you treadlers do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    I read somewhere that a few spots of violin bow rosin adds enough "grab" for aquarium tubing. You probably don't have some on hand, do you?
    That makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Now that I can do.

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    I used sandpaper on the first oxygen tube belt I installed. I should really look for the violin bow rosin.

    Miriam, I haven't considered drinking the cheap vodka that I keep in a spray bottle. That would probably have a negative effect on my seam accuracy! I think I'll have to stick with coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    It's a quilt pattern that has little "spoked" pieces radiating out from a center circle. It's very vintage and one of my favorites. You have to sew across the little ends of the spoke pieces, so it's lots of stopping and starting. DH wanted to know why I was doing it on that machine instead of one of the electric ones. I just felt like doing it on a treadle. Yes, he thinks I'm nuts.
    Thanks for the explanation. Post a pic of it when you done. I'd really like to see one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
    Sorry, Joe, I wasn't paying any attention to who was asking for help.
    That's OK. I can always use tips and ideas.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    I read somewhere that a few spots of violin bow rosin adds enough "grab" for aquarium tubing. You probably don't have some on hand, do you?
    Ummm, no. No bow rosin.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    I used sandpaper on the first oxygen tube belt I installed. I should really look for the violin bow rosin.

    Miriam, I haven't considered drinking the cheap vodka that I keep in a spray bottle. That would probably have a negative effect on my seam accuracy! I think I'll have to stick with coffee.
    Just for my curiosity, why keep vodka for cleaning? Wouldn't denatured or rubbing alcohol be as good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Just for my curiosity, why keep vodka for cleaning? Wouldn't denatured or rubbing alcohol be as good?

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    I'm sure denatured alcohol would serve the same purpose as the vodka. Ever since my babies were born I've tried to use as few chemicals as possible in the house. So in my mind the denatured alcohol has chemicals added so I just stick with the stuff you CAN drink (although I don't drink this because it is such a cheap vodka that I bet it would give one nasty hangover.) I've never tried rubbing alcohol for cleaning so I don't know its affect but I don't care for the smell of that. That's all Joe - just my preference :-) I bet vodka is not better than the others.

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