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

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    Joe,

    I sent you a PM. As you suggested, let's take this off the forum.



    [QUOTE=J Miller;5043345]
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post

    Cathy,

    Studied this critter this afternoon. I can't adjust it via the cam. There is a longer lock screw 180 from the one you told me to loosen. The second screw locks the cam to the main shaft going to the head. It actually passes through the counter weight looking part, into the cam. The other screw you told me to adjust looks like it would lock the short hand wheel end to the cam. But if I change that it doesn't move the feed dogs just the other vertical shaft that drives the oscillating hook.

    Also when I ran the needle down into the needle plate as you instructed, just as the bottom of the eye entered the plate the feed dogs were just a hair over the top of the plate and only at the rear of the dogs. So I'm not sure that what little movement of the cam it would take to move the dogs would clear the stitch adjuster part.

    Sent you a PM earlier. Will now await your reply.

    Sigh, such a pretty machine to be so out of sorts. Perhaps an attitude adjustment is in order . Bwahahahahaha .....



    Joe
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ELNA...item3f147fa978Not a lot of time left on this cute little grasshopper. There are a several more further down, but one Supermatic has serious water damage. Also several puzzle boxes and buttonholers, including a Necchi buttonholer.I'm headed for the living room to talk to the Universal some more. It has to be a setting I'm missing to get it to straight stitch.
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    Charlee,

    You go, girl! You will never regret doing this for them.
    I "inherited" a 4 year old son with my marriage. Encouraging and nourishing the relationship between him and his father and the kid's mother was one of the hardest things I have ever done. It pays off big time. He is the "apple of my eye" 36+ years later and I love him as much as I love the son I gave birth to.

    Cathy
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    Thanks! In this case, this "step" is going to fly them in and then fade to the background. I'm planning for him to take them to see his mother in Idaho while I continue to work...
    Should be an interesting visit!
    Cathy

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    Cathy,

    Got the pm and responded. I screwed up my own email. Go figure. ......

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ELNA...item3f147fa978Not a lot of time left on this cute little grasshopper. There are a several more further down, but one Supermatic has serious water damage. Also several puzzle boxes and buttonholers, including a Necchi buttonholer.I'm headed for the living room to talk to the Universal some more. It has to be a setting I'm missing to get it to straight stitch.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vintag...sewingmachines has a manual for a univeral and a generic zz machine. May help you. Also take the top off of the machine and oil it well, checking to see if everything appears to move and adjust as you move the dials and knobs. Something may be frozen up. Hope this helps.
    Melinda

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    Melinda, I've had the top and faceplate off. Everything moves very nicely and is spiffy clean. I'm thinking it's a position thing with the levers and knobs. I know my Elna has her own little sequence to SS. Neither machine has a SS icon, which would help. I am a member of that site, but for some reason can't open any 'member only' items, but thank you for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny View Post
    Oh, my, I hope not. My kids keep threatening to call in the "Hoarders" crew. I keep telling them they need to move out.
    Hehehehe!!! My DH is more nearly a hoarder than me...his garage is so full of stuff he never uses that we can't put anything else in there. Plus we had to put a bunch of his stuff in storage out of our extra bedroom when we had to move Mom in with us in December....and he still has the whole top of the closet in there full of "stuff". I have one bedroom with all my quilting equipment, fabric, etc., and a couple of machines in the dining room/living room. He says we don't have any more room for any of my "stuff". Hummmppphhh!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ELNA...item3f147fa978Not a lot of time left on this cute little grasshopper. There are a several more further down, but one Supermatic has serious water damage. Also several puzzle boxes and buttonholers, including a Necchi buttonholer.I'm headed for the living room to talk to the Universal some more. It has to be a setting I'm missing to get it to straight stitch.
    Actually that's not the Grasshopper model...the true Grasshopper was the very first Elna, which is very squarish in shape. This is the Supermatic, which superceded the Elna 1.

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    I always like to check the CLs posts in Frederick, MD since some very pretty machines get posted there every so often, less more than often.
    Here is a pretty Minnesota: http://frederick.craigslist.org/atq/2883303729.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Ok, did you see this one? A 319 in treadle!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cD1f...eature=related
    Yes, I like the music to this one too!

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