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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Pat! I couldn't remember who owned the Cinderella. That was cool seeing how the cute Cinderella can be quickly open for view of its guts.
    That one wound up being Cathy's, but I do have another one...ok, I have several! I think at least one of them is called 'Margaret' instead of Cinderella. But my plan was to make a lightweight handcrank, and so far that hasn't worked.

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    The Cinderella and Margaret can't be converted to a handcrank with out a lot of jury-rigging. The motor boss doesn't line up with the long axis of the main shank. Also the bushing on the main shank is the wrong sized outside diameter to fit with a spoked hand wheel. On my LOOOOOOOOOONG to do list ( ) I plan on replacing that bushing with an old Singer one, which hopefully will fit. IF it fits, I then plan on making an adapter so the I can attach a hand crank. Someday I'll get around to it. Those Cinderella and Margaret machine are such cuties.
    They do sew fairly well, but are made very cheaply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    Great pictures! I have a Cinderella, and what is interesting to me is that the body that is cast in one piece on most machines all comes apart. Does make it a lot lighter! I wanted to make it into a handcrank, but apparently the handwheel doesn't line up right.

    That Alden is a cute little machine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    That one wound up being Cathy's, but I do have another one...ok, I have several! I think at least one of them is called 'Margaret' instead of Cinderella. But my plan was to make a lightweight handcrank, and so far that hasn't worked.

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    OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I wanna see Cinderella's guts!!!!!!!!!!!! How do ya do it?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    That one wound up being Cathy's, but I do have another one...ok, I have several! I think at least one of them is called 'Margaret' instead of Cinderella. But my plan was to make a lightweight handcrank, and so far that hasn't worked.

    pat
    Oh see! Your machines do have names!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    The Cinderella and Margaret can't be converted to a handcrank with out a lot of jury-rigging. The motor boss doesn't line up with the long axis of the main shank. Also the bushing on the main shank is the wrong sized outside diameter to fit with a spoked hand wheel. On my LOOOOOOOOOONG to do list ( ) I plan on replacing that bushing with an old Singer one, which hopefully will fit. IF it fits, I then plan on making an adapter so the I can attach a hand crank. Someday I'll get around to it. Those Cinderella and Margaret machine are such cuties.
    They do sew fairly well, but are made very cheaply.
    Cathy
    Cathy, why not jut put a knob on the balance wheel? Good for one crank around anyway - keep a kid happy and busy. I suppose the trick would be to get it to come out straight. http://www.ebay.com/itm/FEATHERWEIGH...item2c62f937d4 seems like a stiff price though. Has to be a way to do this for much less money. Maybe a window roller part...
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    Miriam,

    A knob screwed into the handwheel would work, but I'm lazy and don't want to drill if I don't have to.

    Consider the guy on eBay OUTED!!!!. Here is a pix of the window crank he uses and it even has the same patent number on the handle. It does take a fair amount of work to make one like he is selling, but you could do it considerably cheaper. I think the crank that I took a pix of was around $6.00.

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    crank1.jpgcrank2.jpgcrank3.jpg



    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Cathy, why not jut put a knob on the balance wheel? Good for one crank around anyway - keep a kid happy and busy. I suppose the trick would be to get it to come out straight. http://www.ebay.com/itm/FEATHERWEIGH...item2c62f937d4 seems like a stiff price though. Has to be a way to do this for much less money. Maybe a window roller part...
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Miriam,

    To remove the front and rear covers you need to remove one screw on the back and unscrew the stitch length lever.
    The bed plate is also held on with screws. I attached a few pix.

    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I wanna see Cinderella's guts!!!!!!!!!!!! How do ya do it?
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Is this machine as light or less than a FW? I got to see this one's guts at Cathy's house. Pretty cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Oh see! Your machines do have names!!!
    I didn't name them! They came that way!

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    Candace,

    The Cinderella head without the motor or base weighs about 12 pounds. the base and motor weigh considerably more.
    So the Featherweight is still the featherweight.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Is this machine as light or less than a FW? I got to see this one's guts at Cathy's house. Pretty cool!
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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