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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Didn't he do a fantastic job? He needs to hurry up and have a WONDERFUL time fishing so he can come back and write the tutorial for us so we can finish our machines too!!
    If I had known he was going fishing I would have offered to go along to clean the fish. That might have hurried him up. Perhaps we can do a collective mental shout out to him, "alright already, that is way to many fish, it is TIME to come home".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    If I had known he was going fishing I would have offered to go along to clean the fish. That might have hurried him up. Perhaps we can do a collective mental shout out to him, "alright already, that is way to many fish, it is TIME to come home".
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    [QUOTE=Crossstitcher;5101671]Buslady, keep at it until you get the sewing area the way you want it. The whole upstairs really sounds good to me. Enjoy!

    it is nice. I have a friend that comes over and we have a ball. DH has been very helpful, but I need my kids to come over and move some machines around. I want a couple of treadles set up so I can use them. The two bedrooms I am using are small, and still have "leftovers" in there. I am slowly going through everything and making room for the sewing stuff, while not turning the third bedroom into a storage room. LOL I've been giving hoards of stuff to the kids. I had totes and totes and totes full of decorations, especially Christmas. Kids each went home with a truck load. And I still have some for me (and prob 2 other houses) left. The hallway betweent he two rooms has my design wall hanging there, and quilt rack at the landing at top of steps. Last winter DH had knee replacement and we moved our bed down to the dining room. We like it there, and we both have trouble with the steps, so we left it down there. We don't get much company and the house is too small for family get togethers now that we have 'multiplied'; so we do all that at one of the kids. I have machines all over the house and in the garage. So, I want the two spools, the Davis VF, and the Free in a circle so I can use them all. I teach sewing to friends and pretty much anyone that wants to learn. Latelly, they all learn on my vintage ladies, they don't have to carry a machine when they come. I've had as many as four at one time. Crowded, but fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    I have you tried the Necchi yahoo group for the manual? I own a Necchi Supernova;so, I can't be of help for you on the BU.
    I actually belong to the Vintage Necchi group and hopefully signed up to join the Sewing Circle last night so I can access the files. What size bobbin does your Supernova take? I asked yesterday if Singer 15 bobbins will work because they look to be about the same size but haven't heard back from anyone yet. Thanks for your suggestion.
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    [QUOTE=buslady;5102110]
    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    I have machines all over the house and in the garage. So, I want the two spools, the Davis VF, and the Free in a circle so I can use them all. I teach sewing to friends and pretty much anyone that wants to learn. Latelly, they all learn on my vintage ladies, they don't have to carry a machine when they come. I've had as many as four at one time. Crowded, but fun.
    Those are very nice machines, Two Spools, Davis VF, and Free, to have for teaching since each is different in design.
    A little bit of history, art, mechanics, and sewing all in one class, now that's cool!
    Last edited by vintagemotif; 03-30-2012 at 07:29 AM.

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    I agree with Vintage. It is neat to use the different machines. I love useing each one of my special ladies but we have sew many it would take me a month to use each one if I used it one day. As I said before DH loves collecting machines and getting them to work and he enjoys watching me sewing on them when he gets them running. I have one of the older Davis's with the odd tension on top want to get to that one soon because I enjoy the one set up in the sewing room now. I wish you all could come and sew with me. Most of my friends have the newest machines and think I am crazy to use my ladies.
    Last edited by Crossstitcher; 03-30-2012 at 07:57 AM.
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    Irishrose,

    From the picture it looks like you should be able take it apart.
    The machine controls aren't electronic. The electronic part is most likely just the motor/ foot control. Is the wire going into the foot control double or a triple strand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    I got excited over a box of cams at SA today and bought a Montgomery Ward J1561 machine - probably from the late 70s. It doesn't have a bobbin case, but the second one I tried from other machines fits. I plugged in the machine and it won't sew. It has a switch for 'electronic' or 'normal'. Can I take the bottom off and take this machine apart myself or am I in over my head? It's a heavy well made machine - made in Japan by Juki - so far that's all I know.
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    Irishrose,

    You said the machine won't sew, but I forgot to ask you if the light comes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    I got excited over a box of cams at SA today and bought a Montgomery Ward J1561 machine - probably from the late 70s. It doesn't have a bobbin case, but the second one I tried from other machines fits. I plugged in the machine and it won't sew. It has a switch for 'electronic' or 'normal'. Can I take the bottom off and take this machine apart myself or am I in over my head? It's a heavy well made machine - made in Japan by Juki - so far that's all I know. Attachment 323662
    It sounds like you solved the problem with the bobbin.

    Does it not work because it is an electrical problem or a mechanical problem? Can you turn it by hand? If you thread it, does it make a stitch when you turn it by hand? Does the light switch work? I don't know how taking it apart will fix it if it is an electrical problem. If it is mechanical you will need to oil the moving parts like you would a vintage - just be very careful if you have plastic parts. It could also be a broken plastic part somewhere jamming the whole works.
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    I just got two Japanese deluxe machines - both have frozen up knobs and back stitch button. Any ideas how to get the knobs working?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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