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Thread: Know your Vintage Machine

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    Senior Member emmah's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by emmah
    Is your table a hollow core door with a machine insert set over a treadle base? Did you add support to the underside? A store nearby sells slightly damaged doors for $5. I might want to get another one. I already use one hollow core door on three filing cabinets :supplies and patterns in the file drawers, and huge ironing mat and cutting mat on top.
    Yeah its a hollow core door with a filing cabinet on one end and a cabinet under the other. I put 3/4" MDF on the underside and mounted my treadle under it sitting on a stand. I am going to have a solid plank for the next quilting table in the addition. It will be 48x140 finished and I will be able to walk around it on 3 sides.

    Wow, nice to have that much room. My sewing room doubles as a guest room, so am always looking for better configurations for sewing and storage.

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    Super Member tammy cosper's Avatar
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    Does anyone have any info on the singer merritt machines?
    If so please pm me.

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    Super Member TacoMama's Avatar
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    Thanks so much for the info!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    It looks like your lever has much closer contact with the back of the tension than mine does. That thing doesn't come close on mine. The tension in the pic was robbed off a donor machine from the same flood probably off a very rusty Singer 66. I'm thinking that lever should hit a pin in back of the tension. I wonder if there is another spring or something inside.
    Thats why it isnt working because it is the wrong tensioner. The 15 is a completely different animal than the 66. I can have the tensioners for the 15 if you need one. Just PM me and I can give you the details.


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