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Thread: Thanks to Miriam and a suicide knob, I have a new hand crank!

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    Thanks to Miriam and a suicide knob, I have a new hand crank!

    I have been looking forever for a while for a way to add a hand crank to my Minnesota B. it has no machine boss, and up to now I'd been out of luck. Last week Miriam had suggested the use of a tractor steering knob ( or suicide knob) to turn the wheel. Well I went in search of one in an auto parts store and found out they were illegal for cars, but they suggested eBay. The knob came today - it wasn't the black like it was shown (or new in box either) - but it worked out pretty good. Now the Minnesota can finally be counted as a useable machine. Yay!
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    Nice job on the creative fix! Looks like the machine already has a cute operator too!
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    I'm planning too to put a suicide knob on the spoked wheel of a Singer 15 for my DD who is 4 years old. Thanks for sharing this cute picture; it encourage me to go ahead with this project!

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    The suicide knobs/steering wheel spinners are pretty easy to install. Some machines will have less space between spokes and will need a smaller knob. My DGKs love the machines I set up for them to use. As a safety precaution, I would be sure to find a finger guard to put around the needle even though it isn't fool proof. It is easier to get the eyes off the needle when they are using a hand wheel to turn the machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    The suicide knobs/steering wheel spinners are pretty easy to install. Some machines will have less space between spokes and will need a smaller knob. My DGKs love the machines I set up for them to use. As a safety precaution, I would be sure to find a finger guard to put around the needle even though it isn't fool proof. It is easier to get the eyes off the needle when they are using a hand wheel to turn the machine.
    Love those needle guards! The 127 my other DGD uses has one - this one has the needle removed until I get another one!

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    Deplaylady, I imagined you to be a little bit older. lol Getting her started early, are ya? See's a cutie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinglady-1 View Post
    Deplaylady, I imagined you to be a little bit older. lol Getting her started early, are ya? See's a cutie.
    Lol - I am a bit older - well, depends on what you consider older. Grand kids keep you younger. Most days! My 5 year old DGD started making pillows when she was 2 1/2, so this this one has a few months until she actually will be allowed to attempt a seam. Maybe earlier, we'll see. She's happy to watch right now.

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    Take the needle out and let her have at it.
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    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Here is a close up of a suicide knob on a Singer 66 (redeye) The knob came from NAPA. You have to ask for a 'Tractor Steering Wheel Spinner' - they aren't legal on cars... if you have a smaller machine you may need a smaller spinner. That is one cute little girl - I would put her in my pocket and take her home.
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Such a good idea! How many times will the needle go up and down with one rotation of the wheel?
    ETA: Your granddaughter is adorable!!!

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