Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 468 of 561 FirstFirst ... 368 418 458 467 468 469 478 518 ... LastLast
Results 4,671 to 4,680 of 5608

Thread: Vintage Giggles aka What are they smoking????

  1. #4671
    Senior Member amcatanzaro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Springfield, OH
    Posts
    628
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

  2. #4672
    Senior Member manicmike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    791
    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    That was a few months ago now, it didn't throw me, but after I "released" I had to lay down, and the floor was good enough for me. Felt it for almost a day in muscle aches and pains.
    As a kid I played around with electricity *a lot*. I've felt the force of 220V (UK where I grew up) then 240V (Australia) and it wasn't that bad. I believe the rest of the world went with a higher voltage because although higher voltage gives you more of a jolt, the current is proportionally lower and is less likely to kill you (it's current that stops the heart and damages the nerves). If it weren't for this I'd have won a Darwin award at about 3 years of age.

    EDIT: Maybe it's all those jolts that made me a sewing machine collector
    My Singers: Model 12 (1883), VS2 Painted Red and Cream Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Model 15 (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 66 Lotus (1922), 96k41 (1949), 96k41 (1947), 103k (1950), 201k (1953), 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 306k, 319k, 320k2, 401a, 411g
    Others: Necchi Supernova Ultra 2, Climax, Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Bernina Record 830, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260

  3. #4673
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    11,138
    Blog Entries
    2
    I had my jolt when I put my finger in a lamp socket... Maybe it does cause you to collect sewing machines.......
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  4. #4674
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    11,138
    Blog Entries
    2
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  5. #4675
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    11,138
    Blog Entries
    2
    http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/chl/atq/4058398598.html
    hand crank sewing machine for only $25
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  6. #4676
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    11,138
    Blog Entries
    2
    http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/col/clt/4064016027.html
    someone needs to go steal this one
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  7. #4677
    Senior Member Vridar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    438
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    That model is the only machine I've sold - for $69 and I paid the shipping from MO to TX. Mine was cleaner than this one and I showed 10 pictures from all angles. Maybe I should have not cleaned it and shown only one picture of part of the machine. However, mine's gone and theirs probably will be donning their premise for some time.
    Ron in NW MO

    "I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger, then it hit me."

  8. #4678
    Senior Member manicmike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    791
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Wow steal is right: Great value!
    My Singers: Model 12 (1883), VS2 Painted Red and Cream Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Model 15 (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 66 Lotus (1922), 96k41 (1949), 96k41 (1947), 103k (1950), 201k (1953), 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 306k, 319k, 320k2, 401a, 411g
    Others: Necchi Supernova Ultra 2, Climax, Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Bernina Record 830, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260

  9. #4679
    Super Member ArchaicArcane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Central Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    2,241
    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    As a kid I played around with electricity *a lot*. I've felt the force of 220V (UK where I grew up) then 240V (Australia) and it wasn't that bad. I believe the rest of the world went with a higher voltage because although higher voltage gives you more of a jolt, the current is proportionally lower and is less likely to kill you (it's current that stops the heart and damages the nerves). If it weren't for this I'd have won a Darwin award at about 3 years of age.

    EDIT: Maybe it's all those jolts that made me a sewing machine collector
    I had a handyman we knew once tell us that 240 is more dangerous than 120, because 120 will make you let go when you get shocked, and 240 tends to make the muscles contract, so you hang on. Based on what you said (and since you live with 240, I suspect you're more familiar) It sounds like this was wrong? He used to do wiring on the 220 and 440 washers at the laundromat that his family owned.

    What is the amperage (current) per breaker at the fuse box in the average house in Aus? Here older houses are 15amp, and newer I think are usually built with 20amp. Considering it takes less than an amp to stop your heart, I don't think I want to tempt it anymore regardless.

    It's possible successive jolts may flip the switch back and forth. I haven't worked on nearly as many machines since I zapped myself. Of course they've all be character building machines, so that may have to do with my reluctance too. One win, that's all I want. One win occasionally.

    Successive jolts may also just weld the switch in the "hoarder" position too...

    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    It looks really clean too. I agree. A theft needs to occur!
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 431G, 411G, 503J, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99k, 99, 115, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, Ultralock 14u64a (Serger), Pfaff 130-6, and a Kangaroo coming Nov 2013.

  10. #4680
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    918
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/4029345186.html

    Well, Heather dropped the price to $4, which is actually $400 when you read the ad copy.

    Heather also asks you to give her a call, but neglects to put a phone number in the ad.
    Mark

Page 468 of 561 FirstFirst ... 368 418 458 467 468 469 478 518 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.