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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Geeze, why haven't one of us thought of that! Candace you said you have one of those dohicky's? But, you haven't used it yet? I'd sure like to find out if it worked before ordering it, but it sure looks like it would work great. I think, I am going to order one and give it a try!

    Nancy
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    I'm going to see an Eldredge two spools next week. What are the important questions I need to ask? I remember many moons ago someone on the board said to make sure it came with the cylinder for the bottom spool, which it does. It doesn't have any attachments or manual. The piece was for show so the cabinet and irons look good in the picture. The machine will need TLC but seems OK. This has been on my wish list for a while but it's about 3 hours away and I don't want to screw it up.
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    Hootnannie,
    Monica, and Nancy are the ones to ask about the two spools. They have one.
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    OK Monica and Nancy, any help or hints are very welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Geeze, why haven't one of us thought of that! Candace you said you have one of those dohicky's? But, you haven't used it yet? I'd sure like to find out if it worked before ordering it, but it sure looks like it would work great. I think, I am going to order one and give it a try!

    Nancy
    I do have one that I bought to use for metallics, but my Bernina machine came out with an attachment for metallics that I got for free. So, I haven't used it yet. I've heard good things about it though and it was only like $20.

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    Been gone for a week so now catching up on the threads. This is my recomendations for maintaining the finish on these old cabinets or any good furniture. They should be cleaned by my method in the tutorial section or by your favorite method that works. I don't use any oils(Howards feed and cleaner any oil of any kind) it will just evaporate and while wet it will attract dust. I don't use endust or pledge on my furniture. The oil will eventually turn the finish dark and will have to be cleaned. I use Bri wax it has beeswax in it and it is easy to use. You can use any wax that has bees wax in it. You will have to buy it in antique store. You can use Johnson paste wax but it is hard to use. I wax mine once a year and then just dust with a soft cloth then with another soft cloth polish bring back the shine of the wax. You don't need any wax on the cloth to polish just buff. The wax does two main things control the moisture from going into the finish and out again and to form a slick surface which helps prevent scratches from whatever you set on it. You will need to apply two coats several days between each. You will know when a piece needs to be rewaxed when it no longer shines by buffing with the soft cloth. As I said in earlier threads wood does not need oil, it will just sit on top of the finish be it shellac or varnish and will never get down to the wood which is a good thing and the only thing. Remember we are protecting the finish not the wood. The finish is protecting the wood. Wood is dead and can't not eat anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Oh, I LOVE this article. Now to get some wax.
    This article is right on and I see he uses the bri wax too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misseva View Post
    Regarding using something else for belts. I'm like faaaarrrrrrr away from anyone that sells belts. I ordered two leather ones and could not for the life of me get one stapled together. In trying to make a hole - the belt kept slipping and hole went in crooked and resulted in the belt splitting. Soooo I read here on the board that someone used the leg of a panty hose and I tried it. Works like a charm and cost was zero. And was much easier to put on - just stretch it as far as it would go and tie a knot.

    Also I have a question. Can someone tell me the model number of a Singer electric machine - serial #AH300426. I think it was manufactured in 1947. It belongs to a friend and she needs a power cord that goes from machine to plug in. I've never seen the machine - just going by her description.
    Now THAT has got to be the BEST use of pantihose there ever is... Now tell me how does this work??? I'm having a problem visualizing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Geeze, why haven't one of us thought of that! Candace you said you have one of those dohicky's? But, you haven't used it yet? I'd sure like to find out if it worked before ordering it, but it sure looks like it would work great. I think, I am going to order one and give it a try!

    Nancy
    Couldn't you make one. Somehow have a longer piece of an object for the base and then attach a paperclip or safety pin to it for the thread to feed through. You could use pipe cleaners for base that extends out. What else would work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post

    The finish is protecting the wood. Wood is dead and can't not eat anymore.

    This article is right on and I see he uses the bri wax too.
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