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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Busy day here. I'm late to the party, but I want to add my kudos to Glenn for the beautiful job on the 128 case. I'd like mine to look half as good. I like your pretty faceplate, too. Mine is just striated black, but I still love the cute shape of the machine.

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    Texas Jan, I used Evaporust on a rusted faceplate and needle plate of an old 66's and it really did a nice job. I am not sure if you want to use it on the entire SM or not as it probably will take off the existing finish.

    If you are interested, here is a video on you tube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWQZCJDBe14

    Hope this helps.

    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty1mom
    Hi everyone! Look what I brought home last Friday. $35.00, cabinet is almost perfect, machine is perfect, lots of attachments and the original book. Not bad for a Friday the 13th deal.
    Dirty1mom, what a great find. Lucky Fri the 13th for you!!

    I have a similar cabinet and use it all the time. I love the large sewing area. Sometimes when I am really lazy, I open it up and just put which ever sewing machine I am wanting to use on top. (BTW~I use a thin clear plastic cutting board to cover the hole and it works perfectly).

    Judy

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    Can any one help l have friends who have a Weltheim sewing machine with a boat shuttle and we cannot get the machine to pick up the thread we do not have a book either l have pictures of the shuttle and machine we don't know any thing about it can you please help we also have lots of feet we don't know what they are
    Thank you
    Elsie Blight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Billy, this might seem like a ridiculous question but I thought that some place I read about someone taking two vintage machines and making the right cuts, etc. to make a longarm machine out of it. Have you ever heard of that? Or, would you recommend someone who wants to play around with two machines to make a make-shift longarm? :oops: :oops:
    Just one and they used a Japanese 15! I have the article on how to do it and I was working on my version of the machine when I got side tracked and put it away. It is pretty easy to do if you have a access to a machine shop or have metal working skills.

    Billy
    Hmmm... we're interested if you can point us in the right direction, please. Thanks Billy. :-D

    I don't think we would use any of the vintage machines we already have but may wait to buy a couple for low prices and experiment. My DH said he thinks he can do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie Blight
    Can any one help l have friends who have a Weltheim sewing machine with a boat shuttle and we cannot get the machine to pick up the thread we do not have a book either l have pictures of the shuttle and machine we don't know any thing about it can you please help we also have lots of feet we don't know what they are
    Thank you
    Elsie Blight
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    Check the way the machine is threaded Elsie. I can't see everything, but something doesn't look right...do you by chance have more photos of the thread path?

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    not having much luck loading pictures sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Quote Originally Posted by HanNatNana
    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Billy, this might seem like a ridiculous question but I thought that some place I read about someone taking two vintage machines and making the right cuts, etc. to make a longarm machine out of it. Have you ever heard of that? Or, would you recommend someone who wants to play around with two machines to make a make-shift longarm? :oops: :oops:
    I'm not Billy but in the Brother PQ1500S group one of the ladies had her machine stretched so I'd say it could be done to vintage machines as well.

    I'm on my way out to an appointment just now but will post photos later, if you want?

    Bronwyn ;-)
    Sounds good. What is the Brother PQ1500S group? I haven't heard of that. Will look forward to your posted photos. Thanks. :-D
    PQ1500S is a 1500 stitches per minute, straight stitch (only) machine with pin feed, 9" harp and best of all for quilters, drop feed. It's commonly used on a quilting frame although I use mine on a sewing table at times when I feel the need for speed!!! I bought mine secondhand on eBay (with reservations) but would never part with it...what a fantastic machine!

    They are being stretched by Rick of WOW Quilts, just googled and found is website along with a message about stretching Singer 201's.... <http://www.wowquilts.com/aboutus.htm> I got a quote from him to stretch mine but shipping to/from Australia was way too much...oh well!!! LOL

    Here's a couple of photos, look along the top cover for an insert which is about the only visible evidence the machine is anything other than stock standard.

    Billy and Glenn, would be interested to hear your thoughts too? I think (given the correct tools and workshop) this could be done easily, problem is I don't have this access these days. Oh well dreaming is free!!

    Bronwyn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie Blight
    Can any one help l have friends who have a Weltheim sewing machine with a boat shuttle and we cannot get the machine to pick up the thread Thank you
    Elsie Blight
    South Australia
    Did you try turning the wheel backward instead of forward? There are a few old machines that sewed in that manner.
    Tommie

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    Thank you for your help l at last got it sewing right just before they made the 3 hour trip home it was a fun day showing them my vintage machines and trying to figure how to thread and sew with this machine they bought in a shop, no book and l couldn't find out anything on the internet for them so l was very happy to at last get it working for them.
    Elsie Blight
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