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

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    MW Machine

    Ok Miriam I am sorry I know you need to get organized and you should know you are not the only with this problem you should see my workshop. Of course that is not what Pat is calling it these days. Here are some pics of the MW monster.
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    I would really like to learn how to thread this monster
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    Crewsemj, you can buy spool pins from sew classic
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    Or if you can't wait that long, cut a small twig from a tree and jam it in the spool pin hole. Might have to whittle the end for a proper fit.


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    Crewsemj, you can buy spool pins from sew classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    That one is worth the money just for the disks.
    Those pulleys aren't that time consuming to fix. You do need the tool. Ray White has the pulley in stock. He has to do something to them to get them centered right and he rents the tool for $5.
    I know, Miriam, but it still is still a too expensive a fix for some machines. Total cost is still $35-$40.

    I don't think the discs are worth $100. To me they're not, as they seem to pop up around here often enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish View Post
    My DD just called and told me she picked up a Singer 306 for me at a garage sale. Can someone plese tell me what size needle and bobbin the 306 takes. Thanks in advance.

    They take 206 x 13 needles and you can buy them online through several resellers. I bought my bobbins for my machine through Sew Classic.

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    Love it! Looks like a little locomotive! Laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I would really like to learn how to thread this monster
    Glenn, It threads like some Nationals and Eldredge. The threading looks close to how my Two Spools threads.

    Google Improved Eldredge Rotary Sewing Machine to find Sew Old- Sew New blog. She has a photo that you can enlarge to see the threading of this machine.

    Hope that helps you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Glenn, It threads like some Nationals and Eldredge. The threading looks close to how my Two Spools threads.

    Google Improved Eldredge Rotary Sewing Machine to find Sew Old- Sew New blog. She has a photo that you can enlarge to see the threading of this machine.

    Hope that helps you!
    I think you are right. I always called the one I had a stealth sewing machine. Everything is hidden. Threads around the back to the front inside the secret compartment - something like that.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Speaking of Elnas have you seen this one, Nancy? http://sacramento.craigslist.org/hsh/3003633736.html I'm betting it will need the inner pulley resurfaced, but it looks to be in nice shape with lots of discs:>
    No I hadn't noticed this machine on Craigslist! I don't check Craigslist that often anymore - too tempting. I am trying to stop my sewing machine addiction!

    I don't have an Elna so I thought you were talking about the friction motor pulley system on the old machines. The tire on the friction motor pulley system is sometimes missing - you can't just buy the tire alone - you have to get the whole friction wheel - but, they only run about $5. I just have this thing about putting all my machines back together with all their parts working. Another reason I need to quit buying machines. I have moved most of my machines into my little museum. I have about 20 in the house is all - the ones I use, but I just can't stand making any of my machines parts machines!

    The one old New Home, I could not fix - wasn't going to spend money on repairs - I gave to Hospice! I do understand about the money and the worth of the machine, I just get rid of the ones I can't fix! Candace, if I had one as nice as the Elna, I might consider keeping it for parts - not sure I could though!

    Nancy

    Oh Happy Mother's Day all you mothers!
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