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

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    I'll jump off the bridge and show my "hopeful" restoration of my Singer fiddlebase cabinet top. Glenn has been helping me along with it. In the beginning it has no finish, so I had to start at the filthy wood and work my way back. I love the oil stain on it that shows where a big round blade has been laid on it and left its greasy outline. Such stories this old girl could tell.

    First picture is as she was found, then glueing her back together, before lots and lots of cleaning with denatured alcohol and finally sanded and ready for staining(when my ordered stain arrives).

    Texas Jan
    Don't you just love tie-downs? So useful even without a truck! I didn't realize the cutouts for the fiddlebacks weren't curvy, just straight on the sides. That is interesting to me. Keep the updates coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    I did it again. This was was calling for HELP! Rescue me! The poor child was screaming help me!
    This machine was purchased as a restoration project that never got done.
    Someone started to clean the machine and silvered some of the decals, oh well...what is done is done.
    Attachment 288223Attachment 288224Attachment 288225

    This isn't the worst cabinet that I have picked up, but this will be the worst one that I restore. I have the other drawer pulls in one of the drawers.
    I have NO idea where I'm going to put this machine...but I'm looking forward to cleaning her up.
    Great cabinet--love all the curves! The irons with the feet are cool too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    I did it again. This was was calling for HELP! Rescue me! The poor child was screaming help me!
    This machine was purchased as a restoration project that never got done.
    Someone started to clean the machine and silvered some of the decals, oh well...what is done is done.
    Attachment 288223Attachment 288224Attachment 288225

    This isn't the worst cabinet that I have picked up, but this will be the worst one that I restore. I have the other drawer pulls in one of the drawers.
    I have NO idea where I'm going to put this machine...but I'm looking forward to cleaning her up.
    Spectacular irons and cabinet, definitely worth saving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Wow...on both the machine and the base! You've done a fantastic job!
    When you repaint, will you stick with black and maybe decal it or will you go with a color?
    Thanks Charlee. I will go with black. I'd love to have decals for it, but finding them is another matter. I'm no artist and haven't been able to find decals online that would work. Have you ever seen any? The only ones I have found have been the Featherweight decals.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    I did it again. This was was calling for HELP! Rescue me! The poor child was screaming help me!
    This machine was purchased as a restoration project that never got done.
    Someone started to clean the machine and silvered some of the decals, oh well...what is done is done.
    Attachment 288223Attachment 288224Attachment 288225

    This isn't the worst cabinet that I have picked up, but this will be the worst one that I restore. I have the other drawer pulls in one of the drawers.
    I have NO idea where I'm going to put this machine...but I'm looking forward to cleaning her up.
    I would have had to answer her call too. Now that is gonna be a beauty, and a challenge.

    Texas Jan

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    quiltdoctor, it looks wonderful so far. Am anticipating seeing more!
    Please post your pet's - past and present -pictures at http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...ds-t32280.html

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    I'd sure appreciate some help on ID'ing the model number for this machine. I looked on ISMACs, but it seemed all I could find was how to date it. I looked at another site suggested on another topic to identify it visually, but the picture will not let me see how the front looks to see if it is flat or rounded. The owner, when asked said, "This must be model number AL841238." We all know that's the serial number. .

    I tried searching here for the info, but it only tells you the thread it's in, and as we all know, this one is pretty long. I will read all this until I find something if I have to. . .

    I think I was able to post pictures the owner sent me, since he didn't put it in the ad.(http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/atq/2704867044.html)
    edited: I am not having any luck posting the picture. I click the "go advanced" button, manage attachments, tell it to upload then the only other thing I see on there is to close window. Bummer!
    Last edited by Celeste; 11-16-2011 at 12:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    I did it again. This was was calling for HELP! Rescue me! The poor child was screaming help me!
    This machine was purchased as a restoration project that never got done.
    Someone started to clean the machine and silvered some of the decals, oh well...what is done is done.
    Attachment 288223Attachment 288224Attachment 288225

    This isn't the worst cabinet that I have picked up, but this will be the worst one that I restore. I have the other drawer pulls in one of the drawers.
    I have NO idea where I'm going to put this machine...but I'm looking forward to cleaning her up.
    Monica, that one is going to be gorgeous!! But lots of work!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Am not Glenn but found the pattern. I hope this helps.

    Use steel crochet hook #7 and of course crochet thread.

    Chain 10, slip stitch in last chain to make the circle.
    Round 1-Chain three double crochet twice(first double crochet cluster) chain three, double crochet three times,chain three repeat five times. you will have have six double crohet clusters with chain three between each one.
    Round 2-slip stitch to the middle double crochet, chain six,slip stich in the center of next cluster repeat aroung bind off.
    If you have any question just ask.
    Glenn.
    Thanks. I remember seeing the pic now, but I didn't recall it from just the name Spool Pin Cover. Old brain!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman View Post
    Does anybody have a clue how these old needle threaders work?
    I have one with the original instructions PM me with your email and I send you copy of the instruction. It really works.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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