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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    This procedure will not hurt the decals but you stay way from them until the rest of machine is smooth. We will go over the decals with more shellac and linseed oil to protect. I don't want you to get get carried away with the rubbing and abrat the decals. When you have finsihed this smoothing then I will show you how to add more shellace to protect the machine. One step at a time. Jan is right don't over do things yet. Get the feel of melting the shellac smooth again.
    Did I miss where you add the shellac and smooth again?
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    New post: You've just gotta love the 'Little Old Ladies' (3/4 size or smaller vintage machine) lots of projects... please do add pics of your 3/4 size machines.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    185J, 3/4 size

    I just got this on eBay, hopefully it'll arrive safely. It needs work but it'll give me a chance to learn about fixing and cleaning a vintage machine. Plus I just love her. She's a 185J. I hope the picture shows up. I know I probably should have waited but it was at a price I could afford and it will be good practice for me, right. Did I mention I love her.
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    Generic question about shuttle machines.

    Yesterday when I was testing my Newhome Greyhound I noticed that when it was running slow, it ran smooth. Then as I sped it up it started vibrating badly. After it passed a certain point is smoothed down again.

    Is this normal or should I look for something wrong?

    All of the shuttle machines I have ( four I think ) have some vibration, but not to the extent of this one.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaninmaine View Post
    I just got this on eBay, hopefully it'll arrive safely. It needs work but it'll give me a chance to learn about fixing and cleaning a vintage machine. Plus I just love her. She's a 185J. I hope the picture shows up. I know I probably should have waited but it was at a price I could afford and it will be good practice for me, right. Did I mention I love her.
    You'll enjoy it. I have one and although I haven't taken it out for a while, it's a cute machine. I had to install new feed dogs on mine as the teeth were a bit uneven and caused the fabric to pull to the right. Have you been able to hunt down a bobbin cover plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Generic question about shuttle machines.

    Yesterday when I was testing my Newhome Greyhound I noticed that when it was running slow, it ran smooth. Then as I sped it up it started vibrating badly. After it passed a certain point is smoothed down again.

    Is this normal or should I look for something wrong?

    All of the shuttle machines I have ( four I think ) have some vibration, but not to the extent of this one.

    Joe
    I hope I'm doing this right, but Joe you mentioned "Newhome Greyhound" and I'm wondering if you have a picture of it somewhere. I have a hard time finding my way around all these board.

    Wanted to see if it is anything like my (one) machine. Mine has a Greyhound on it!

    While I'm asking questions, I've been going to ask about the machines that some of you are using to FMQ on. What is a good measurement to look for for the distance between the needle and the arm? Just curious I guess.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by crewsemj View Post

    While I'm asking questions, I've been going to ask about the machines that some of you are using to FMQ on. What is a good measurement to look for for the distance between the needle and the arm? Just curious I guess.

    Thanks
    The vintage machine I use the most for FMQ would have to be one of my 301's. They are one of the best FMQing, vintage machines because of the large throat and vertical bobbin hook. And it is gear driven vs. belt driven for more power through quilt thicknesses. You want the largest throat possible. My least favorite vintage machine for FMQ is the 401 series. The 15 type machines are cheaper and will do a great job too, but I still prefer the gear driven system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    For Easter, I am baking the 2nd of 2 cheesecakes. one is a ne York style cheesecake and the other is a test run of a chocolate NY style cheesecake. Also having prime rib roast instead of ham cuz younger DD hates ham and didn't want turkey.
    FYI: I bought a 2nd cheesecake pan (Nordicware) and it's got a smaller circumference than my Wilton springform (cheesecake pan). I am bummed but had no choice. Will try to find another Wilton pan or go up to a 10" springform pan if I cannot find another Wilton pan.
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    Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with family and friends. We had a lovely church service outside in the glorious sunshine. Then went to DD, DSIL & grands for brunch and egg hunt. I made BBQ pulled pork and a white cake with cocoanut frosting and jelly beans. The kids loved it!!

    I got nothing done with machines this weekend. I did make a new duvet cover out of queen sheets, as our old one got a hole somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    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.
    Trish, that's a cutie for sure!! Dynamic!! Really....some of those names the Japanese companies came up with are just too funny!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    I would just like a handcrank that's small and reasonably light-weight. Somewhere I have an aluminum 99; think I'll see how that works as a handcrank.

    pat

    Pat it should work fine, as Cathy put a hc on my 99, and it is just great!! But it's way heavy. I don't carry it around too much. My plan is to take it camping. Sewing room to truck to picnic table to truck to sewing room. Not too much moving around!

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