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

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    So where do I start???
    What would you do first?

    Right now I need to get some work done.
    I would start by watching Muv's wonderful videos!!! http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-155695-1.htm
    She has a series of 8 on U tube. I would watch them all before I did too much. She has really good info.

    If the machine is locked up - then you may need Billy's "spa treatment" or a partial spa treatment . .

    Just be sure and use sewing machine oil. Avoid 3 in 1 oil.
    Thanks one of them is locked up, what is Billy's spa treatment, I will search for it later, time to make dinner now.
    How bad does it look? Just because it is locked up doesn't mean you have to strip it down. Is it locked up from rust or from 3 in 1 oil? I trust you can tell the difference. Not every machine needs the total tear down and soak
    Sorry I dont know the difference, it doesn't look like rust but I haven't gotten into it yet.
    The rust is going to be a bit gritty. The 3-in-1 oil is going to be a bit gummy - prod it with a pin or needle to feel. The rust dissolves with some vinegar and the 3-in-1 oil takes kerosene or other solvent - check Muv's video

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing
    Quote Originally Posted by hootnannie
    So has anyone seen this sewing machine before??

    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/fuo/2608376676.html
    I think it's missing the bobbin case...the spool pin...tension spring...

    Nice cabinet though.
    I wonder what size needles it uses???

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by wesing
    Quote Originally Posted by hootnannie
    So has anyone seen this sewing machine before??

    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/fuo/2608376676.html
    I think it's missing the bobbin case...the spool pin...tension spring...

    Nice cabinet though.
    I wonder what size needles it uses???
    Shouldn't need pens (pins) with it tho! ;) Do the feed dogs drop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammydar
    My sister saved this singer from the junk yard, her coworker's DH was going to pitch it (it's worthless)
    So she called me and of course I took it.
    All these accessories were with it, 2 instruction manuals, oil can.
    But it smells of cig. smoke, ahhhhh.
    Cigarette smoke is oily, so use something that will cut through that oil--Murphy's is probably the best thing to start with. Be careful and don't leave water on the old cabinet, wipe it dry, since it's probably shellac and will get cloudy if water stained. Very nice save!

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    Well, it's late, but I just had to share. Finally got some pics of the White I was so excited about this weekend.

    The only thing I can't get back on is the little thread cutter on the presser bar. The tiny little screw (no others left, pretty sure it's the one) just will just not get started in the hole.

    What detailed decals! I like the little touches with the lock stitch borders and what looks like a tiny bobbin assembly in the bottom of the 'S' that makes up the center bed decal.

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    And...the after pics. Spent my Sunday on her. :) Had to really be gentle with the decals. I noticed a few places where the detailed shading was starting to come off, so had to lay off a bit.

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    Bennett, you did a BEAUTIFUL job on her!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett
    And...the after pics. Spent my Sunday on her. :) Had to really be gentle with the decals. I noticed a few places where the detailed shading was starting to come off, so had to lay off a bit.
    You did an excellent job cleaning! That should be a fun machine to sew with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
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    So where do I start???
    What would you do first?

    Right now I need to get some work done.
    I would start by watching Muv's wonderful videos!!! http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-155695-1.htm
    She has a series of 8 on U tube. I would watch them all before I did too much. She has really good info.

    If the machine is locked up - then you may need Billy's "spa treatment" or a partial spa treatment . .

    Just be sure and use sewing machine oil. Avoid 3 in 1 oil.
    Thanks one of them is locked up, what is Billy's spa treatment, I will search for it later, time to make dinner now.
    How bad does it look? Just because it is locked up doesn't mean you have to strip it down. Is it locked up from rust or from 3 in 1 oil? I trust you can tell the difference. Not every machine needs the total tear down and soak
    Sorry I dont know the difference, it doesn't look like rust but I haven't gotten into it yet.
    The rust is going to be a bit gritty. The 3-in-1 oil is going to be a bit gummy - prod it with a pin or needle to feel. The rust dissolves with some vinegar and the 3-in-1 oil takes kerosene or other solvent - check Muv's video
    never mind the vinegar - try oil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Bennett, you did a BEAUTIFUL job on her!! :)
    I'll just say DITTO!!!

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