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Last edited by purplefiend; 01-24-2012 at 07:08 PM.
I'm stating to refinish a Raymond, does anyone have any info on this machine?
Wow I go away for a little while and we are up to 3000 pages! I cant remember what page I was on when I started getting sick but I am going to have fun trying to catch up LOL. I will be dropping in from time to time to try to catch up on the machines and all that you have rescued and to show you a few of mine that I need to refurbish still. Thanks to my daughter she has gotten into the buying role and she has brought home several scores that I am proud of. She is like a nomadic trader when it comes to what she will pay and I will say she is really good at it. I think she has watched one to many "American Pickers" LOL!
Yes I am getting a little better but I still have my days here and there but I promise to be around more! I just never thought that when I started this thing that it would take off like it has. I am glad that everyone is having a ball and that there is so much enthusiasm for the vintage machines especially the treadles.
Couldn't have done it without you!! Hope you are feeling better!
Welcome back, Billy. I have a question for you. I haven't seemed to get a definitive answer to and I can't access the pictures on your tutorial. My computer won't open any pre change pics, but that's not the problem. Will kerosene remove the decals on a 1918 machine - a Redeye to be exact? It's not coming clean and I'm getting impatient. I'm thinking from the smell that 'Grandma' kept the machine very close to a oil burning space heater. I'm ready to soak it in kerosene, but will the decals survive? Thank you, Billy, or anyone else who can give me a clear answer on this. Judy
Ok - thanks to the internet I think I have it figured out...
REDNECK HOME SECURITY SYSTEM
1. Buy a pair of size 14-16 work boots.
2. Put them on the front porch with a copy of Guns & Ammo.
3. Put some giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazine.
4. Leave a note on the door: "Bubba: Me & Bertha went for more ammo and beer. Back soon. Don't mess with the pit bulls; they messed the mailman up bad this morning. I don't think Killer took part; hard to tell from all the blood. I locked all four of ‘em in the house. Better wait outside. Be right back. Cooter"
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