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

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    How long do you suppose it will be before OSHA is requiring that machines have finger guards?
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    My accident happened when I was a child of about 7 or 8 and sewing doll clothes. The needle went clear through my left middle finger at the knuckle. I couldn't get it off the needle and had to have my mother push my finger down off the needle. I only did it once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    I'm looking for a source for them. I don't think they are still made. I usually find them in cabinet drawers, parts boxes, etc. There is currently being made a Schmetz Universal Spring Needle. The spring comes on the needle. I do think that the needle can be changed out. I have not had any feed back about them. I can order them from my wholesaler
    and you should be able to find the "needle spring" at quilt stores.
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    I found this needle spring and the Darning Spring from a source on eBay last week. I ordered 2 of the darning springs, as they were really cheap. They don't look exactly like the one you had pictured before, Cathy, but attach and work the same. When they arrive I'll put up some pics, or you can search for Darning Spring on eBay and it comes right up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    Aha, I found you all. I think the video has been speeded up, and the machine isn't running at top speed all the time, but it is still amazing!

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    I am really glad you found us! You really think the video was sped up? I am not sure, it looked to me like he was just going full throttle like Candace does. He is a very talented guy. I wonder how many finger piercings he has gotten?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    I found this needle spring and the Darning Spring from a source on eBay last week. I ordered 2 of the darning springs, as they were really cheap. They don't look exactly like the one you had pictured before, Cathy, but attach and work the same. When they arrive I'll put up some pics, or you can search for Darning Spring on eBay and it comes right up.
    Ok Janice, you and Candace can try those springs! Let us know when you get pierced or how safe you feel using those springs. I am just not sure I want to go there! I really like to FM, but I just don't know about the spring thingys? There are lots of people who think I am crazy for training horses and maybe they are right because I have had almost every bone in my body broken/fractured at one time or other - but, those springs just look dangerous! If you sew your finger, how hard is it going to be to get your finger out with that spring on? My daughter sewed all the way through her finger when she was 9. She has not touched a sewing machine since. I have been 'lucky' and not sewed a finger, although, I did a number on my finger with a rotary cutter once! I want to keep it that way!

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    When I was about 7 or so my mom sewed her finger into something she was working on. It was one of her right hand fingers and she couldn't get her finger off the needle while it was still on the machine. I had to unscrew the needle clamp screw and then once the needle was out of the machine she use a pair of pliers to pull it out.
    I was a bit traumatized by that. Needless to say I do keep my digits away from the needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I am really glad you found us!
    Thanks!
    You really think the video was sped up? I am not sure, it looked to me like he was just going full throttle like Candace does. He is a very talented guy. I wonder how many finger piercings he has gotten?
    I do think the video is speeded up (check out the way he uses the scissors to snip the thread), but even if he isn't going full throttle all the time, he's still a very talented guy (and hopefully has avoided too many body piercings). I wonder if he sketches his doodles beforehand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denise_the_Quilt_Lady View Post
    Attachment 321187This is my favorite machine. LOL. It is in wonderful condition in spite of it's age. Light, and easy to carry, sews perfect straight lines. and will look nice displayed in my soon to be studio which will have a vinage look to it. This machine once belonged to my 83 year old mother's aunt. She bought it when she was in her 20's. I'm guessing it is about 90 years old.
    Welcome Dennis! Regardless of age of the machine it is still a vintage. Enjoy that pretty gal!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    How long do you suppose it will be before OSHA is requiring that machines have finger guards?
    LOL Like that is really the upmost safety issue these days!!!

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    Pat, Welcome too ...and anyone else I have missed!!

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