This looks very nice! The machine, not the painted cabinet.
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and yes, today is the day I figured out how to post one picture. Not two, but one, anyway! Laura
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
here's a before and after Skipper's shellac treatment:
You did a really nice job on the Free. I am glad you tried the technique it really works. I think everyone should try Skipper's shellac treatment on these old machines that need to be dolled up a little.
Glenn W. Cleveland
Wow Thats really pretty. Hurry up with the 31 I wanna see it in action.
Wow, that looks like a completely different machine!
Just got the second coat of shellac on the table, have to sand before the next and hopefully final one. The machine is clear and moving smoothly, but need a needle before I can sew with it.... I think I will do SST (Skipper's Shellac Treatment) on the head, as well, as I have some pin scratches that thankfully don't go down to the metal, but could use some smoothing. It cracks me up that there are decals with arrows at each oil point that say "oil". Don't know why I find that funny, but I do!
Thanks for all the kind words on the Free- in the first picture, that's baby oil all over it, learned that from Mizkaki