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

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Cathy, why not jut put a knob on the balance wheel? Good for one crank around anyway
    Suicide knob?! I think one stitch per crank would get very tedious!

    Cathy, love that you've outed that FW window-crank guy! I notice that some people have begun selling FWs with those things but no motor at all, as though they were legitimate handcranks.

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    WOW Cathy! I will have to get that thing apart! I showed DH the crank... He rolled his eyes and said in his spare time... There has to be an easy way - maybe not as classy but easier... I already know the GDs would fall all over something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    Suicide knob?! I think one stitch per crank would get very tedious!

    Cathy, love that you've outed that FW window-crank guy! I notice that some people have begun selling FWs with those things but no motor at all, as though they were legitimate handcranks.

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    FW crank is probably cheaper than a motor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    FW crank is probably cheaper than a motor...
    At $6, yes. But what is the crank-to-stitch ratio of a normal, geared handcrank--3:1? Ok, I've just checked a Japanese class 15 hc, and it is about 3:1. So to get 100 stitches you would have to crank it 33 times, whereas with the FW 1:1 window-crank thing you'd have to crank it 100 times...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    At $6, yes. But what is the crank-to-stitch ratio of a normal, geared handcrank--3:1?
    I think I meant 1:3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    At $6, yes. But what is the crank-to-stitch ratio of a normal, geared handcrank--3:1? Ok, I've just checked a Japanese class 15 hc, and it is about 3:1. So to get 100 stitches you would have to crank it 33 times, whereas with the FW 1:1 window-crank thing you'd have to crank it 100 times...!

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    For a kid it won't matter on the Cinderella - FW it would be a waste of a good machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    For a kid it won't matter on the Cinderella - FW it would be a waste of a good machine.
    A good way to tire the kid out too!! FW would make a very nice gift for the teenager that loves to sew.

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    I just acquired my 2nd black FW from my sisters grandson who was helping clean out a house with a friend. She didn't want it and called me right away! She made an offer to start and then I gave my highest offer (much higher). We got it from the family for $25 (her offer). The bottom of the case was gone, and the machine bottom was oxidized about a quarter of an inch all around...paint just falling off all around. Not sure if it's the cold and hot of the attic it was found in, or what, but the rest of the machine is in great shape. Everything turns freely. I haven't tried it at all yet....just got it home and I'm beat and need a break...had a kid all weekend. I'm only working 2 days this week, so should be able to get it worked into my schedule sometime!! LOL!
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    I have a machine that is called Dyamic and looks just like the Cinderella and comes apart like it too. Mine came with a carring case. I call her Dinah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Chris, YUMMY! I'll take a couple of slices of the cheesecakes. I love NY style cheesecake. One of my favorite cheesecake recipes is from the "Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook".
    Now you got me wanting cheesecake with my morning coffee.
    Vintage; Have not yet taste-tested the cheesecakes but younger DD did taste the chocolate one. She said it was great but super-rich so the cheesecake turned out okay except it may be too rich to eat. Oh well, the guys at hubby's work won't care about that - if it's homemede and from my kitchen, it's considered as good as gold.
    What I wanted with my morning coffee was a piece of strawberry-rhubarb pie. I'll have to make some of that at a later time.
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