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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett
    Quote Originally Posted by mom2boys
    Ok so I started cleaning up my machine and something just isn't right with this area I wasn't planning on taking it apart but I saw a bunch of lint in between the disc. Can someone please help I think the problem is with the little wire part not being in the right spot
    I took mine apart and put it back following the information at TFSR. They have lots of pictures if you are more visual for working with 15s and 66/99s. Definitely a big help when I had to put all those little pieces back together!

    http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/
    Thank you so much for this link, Bennett. It's so thorough and certainly easy to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suedonnie
    I am in! Sounds like a great place to hang out.
    Welcome Suedonnie and enjoy the tea and lemon bars. Be careful about the water Billy serves......there seems to be something in it since this shop has opened. Many new converts to Vintage Machine Rescue addiction, oops I meant collecting.

    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Many new converts to Vintage Machine Rescue addiction, oops I meant collecting.

    ;-)
    There is a new TV show starting tonight called "My Collection Obsession" . It is on TLC channel at 10:00pm eastern time. It will be interesting to see what types of things that people collect. I saw a preview and one guy collects vacuum cleaners :-D .

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by lee231
    Need info, what's a vertical feed?
    No feed dogs are needed since the needle and the foot moves the fabric. This video show the machine in action:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rxpWrP5Wrc
    That was really neat--gotta love the reverse button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett
    Quote Originally Posted by mom2boys
    Ok so I started cleaning up my machine and something just isn't right with this area I wasn't planning on taking it apart but I saw a bunch of lint in between the disc. Can someone please help I think the problem is with the little wire part not being in the right spot
    I took mine apart and put it back following the information at TFSR. They have lots of pictures if you are more visual for working with 15s and 66/99s. Definitely a big help when I had to put all those little pieces back together!

    http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/
    Thank you so much for this link, Bennett. It's so thorough and certainly easy to understand.
    I was thinking I found that link here originally. I just found it so helpful with seeing how all the parts work together, I have to recommend it when I can! I don't think of myself as very mechanical, but if the information is detailed enough and has enough pictures, I can tackle it.

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    Great link, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Look what I found on Craigslist in Dallas. She asked $50, but when I talked to her, she said she would take $40 because it wasn't a machine you could really sew on. These are before pictures. She needs a good oiling, but I don't think she will need a full kerosene spa treatment.
    If this Dallas 100 + degree weather ever goes away, I'll be cleaning machines for weeks.

    Texas Jan :-D
    Texas Jan that Lotus is going to be a knockout when she is spit shined!

    Nancy
    Thanks!! I did a spa treatment on her EARLY this morning before it gets to 106 later on. I knew she would clean quickly, but goodness what a lot of gunk came out of the hidden places. Someone so nicely put straight pins down in the arm end. I found them when I took off the face plate. After I cleaned up the oiling places, I found a couple more pins wedged in one of the oiling holes. Really, people what are you thinking??? Or was it unwatched kids??
    She will have to air out for a day before I start putting her back together again.

    Texas Jan

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    Just called on the craigslist.org/atq/2556466737.html in RI. the featherweight machine. She doesn't know if it works, no cover, and has the light "bandaided" on the machine. The foot pedal and cord are with it. I offered her $35 and she refused it. Did I do O.K.? It is a 50-mile drive for us so I figuered I would subtract gas money. She says she has had quite a few calls but no-one has showed up. What do you think? Should I wait a few days and see if she is willing to dicker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelburn
    Just called on the craigslist.org/atq/2556466737.html in RI. the featherweight machine. She doesn't know if it works, no cover, and has the light "bandaided" on the machine. The foot pedal and cord are with it. I offered her $35 and she refused it. Did I do O.K.? It is a 50-mile drive for us so I figuered I would subtract gas money. She says she has had quite a few calls but no-one has showed up. What do you think? Should I wait a few days and see if she is willing to dicker?
    Would depend on how much you want the machine. I can't get the URL to pull up. If you want to stay firm with the $35, send her a message that if she changes her mind to please get in touch with you.

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    Thanks Charlee, Have emailed the person with the FW and given her my offer and e-mail. Will be gone until Thursday will check mail when I get back to see if she is interested. Shelia

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