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

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Sharon, glad to hear you are on the mend!

    Muv, beautiful Wilcox and Gibbs! I have two of those babies, but neither one is a hand crank! One of mine is a treadle, the other electric!

    Well, Miriam and Candace you shamed me into trying the timing myself on the FW! Didn't work! I actually thought I had the timing perfect a few times, but everytime I put the feed dogs back on, the plate back on - then tried I got skipped stitches. I finally called Cathy to the rescue and took that FW to visit Cathy. She had it timed in no time flat. Actually, the needle bar was out of time with the hook/needle - not just the hook/needle! I would never have never known that one - never had to try to time a needle bar! I learn more and more all the time! Thank you Cathy - you are a lifesaver!

    Nancy
    Well Nancy, at least you tried and you had Cathy... Timing is tricky the first couple times. To not try would be the real failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Thanks to my dear friend TX Jan I have a nice little HC with little work needed. She found it and I bougth it and she sent it to me. I was impressed with the packing her husband did. I am a happy camper today. 1939 Singer 28K HC with victorian decals in very good shape.
    Wow Glenn - that one is over the top.
    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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    Muv what a wonderful machine.
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    my 301 A that I got for 86$ looks exactly like that. two tone with the flip bed. I would like to get a black one tho. Saw a singer 99 I think in aa cabinet. cabinet was not the greatest. 45$. left it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Well Nancy, at least you tried and you had Cathy... Timing is tricky the first couple times. To not try would be the real failure.
    Yep, and I actually think I could of figured it out if the needle bar hadn't been out of time too! I didn't know about that one - couldn't find a service manual on-line for the 221 - but, I am learning tons thanks to Cathy.

    Ray White will be here in September and I am really thinking about taking his 3 day class! I know you are going to take it too Miriam. When is your class? I'd like to know what you thought of the class.

    Nancy

    Glenn, that is a really pristine 28! Congratulations!

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    Nancy,

    I actually said that the needle bar needs to rise about .92" (92 thousandths of an inch). Which is the distance between the two score lines on the needle bar. Once you know the theories and have done timing, it is very easy and quick.

    Cathy


    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Sharon, glad to hear you are on the mend!

    Muv, beautiful Wilcox and Gibbs! I have two of those babies, but neither one is a hand crank! One of mine is a treadle, the other electric!

    Well, Miriam and Candace you shamed me into trying the timing myself on the FW! I tried - it didn't work! I actually thought I had the timing perfect a few times, but everytime I put the feed dogs back on, the plate back on - then tried to sew I got skipped stitches. I finally called Cathy to the rescue and took that FW to visit Cathy. She had it timed in no time flat. Actually, the needle bar was out of time with the hook/needle - so it was more complicated than just the hook/needle timing! I would never have known that one - never had to try to time a needle bar with the hook/needle scarf! Cathy showed me the grid lines to time the needle bar - I think she said 3200 of a inch! I learn more and more all the time! Thank you Cathy - you are a lifesaver!

    Nancy
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    welcome to all of our new members. Lots of things going on here in the shop since I had surgery on Friday. I am on the mend; won't be sitting down to sew anytime soon.
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    Sharon W
    Sharon, feel better fast!! Will keep you in my prayers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Thanks to my dear friend TX Jan I have a nice little HC with little work needed. She found it and I bougth it and she sent it to me. I was impressed with the packing her husband did. I am a happy camper today. 1939 Singer 28K HC with victorian decals in very good shape.
    Beautiful machine Glenn! Looks much like my 28K from 1915....but yours is a 128K....high bobbin winder. It's so pretty and shiny!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Thanks to my dear friend TX Jan I have a nice little HC with little work needed. She found it and I bougth it and she sent it to me. I was impressed with the packing her husband did. I am a happy camper today. 1939 Singer 28K HC with victorian decals in very good shape.
    Wow, that is a beautiful machine! Beautiful decals and a handcrank, can't ask for more.

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    And I thought my Vinnie 128 was pretty. I was wrong. Your 128 is BEAUTIFUL.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Thanks to my dear friend TX Jan I have a nice little HC with little work needed. She found it and I bougth it and she sent it to me. I was impressed with the packing her husband did. I am a happy camper today. 1939 Singer 28K HC with victorian decals in very good shape.
    Cathy

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

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