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

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    This looks very nice! The machine, not the painted cabinet.
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/atq/3014870326.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by greywuuf View Post
    NKlaura, I dont know if you are aware or not, but I think most of the modern industrial feet will feet these old 31's, they are a "standard high shank" some very interesting possabilities!
    i have also heard people talk of setting them up for FMQ and using them that way because all of the available area under the arm. ends up being sort of a "poor mans" long arm machine.
    I'm totally plotting this to be my FMQ machine. Right now i use my 201, but the table this machine came in has both a side and back extension, and I am totally psyched. I sanded the cabinet top this morning, and I keep running downstairs to the garage to see if it's dry yet and can I start with the shellac!

    and yes, today is the day I figured out how to post one picture. Not two, but one, anyway! Laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    I was just wondering if anyone knows when the first Singer 99 was electrified and put in the bentwood case. I just got one that is dated 1924, and was wondering if they were made much earlier. It is in the start of the AA serial numbers, and my sources of the serial numbers doesn't have any model numbers with the single letter serial numbers.
    There is a place on the motor where there's a little spring is sticking up. Will that bother the machine? What do I need to ask for to get it fixed? There was a screw top that fits the area, but won't fasten down on it. And the side plate bobbin cover needs the spring and the screw to fasten it down. Other than that the little machine just clicks along so nicely and is a joy to sew with. Thanks.
    good info here: http://vssmb.blogspot.com/
    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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    here's a before and after Skipper's shellac treatment:Name:  2012-02-24 20.55.14.jpg
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    Laura,
    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.

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    Wow Thats really pretty. Hurry up with the 31 I wanna see it in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    here's a before and after Skipper's shellac treatment:Name:  2012-02-24 20.55.14.jpg
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    Wow! That is gorgeous, Laura!

    pat

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    Wow, that looks like a completely different machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greywuuf View Post
    Wow Thats really pretty. Hurry up with the 31 I wanna see it in action.


    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    here's a before and after Skipper's shellac treatment:Name:  2012-02-24 20.55.14.jpg
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    That really turned out beautiful.!! You did a great job !!!

    Texas Jan

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