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

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    OK, back to my 3/4 size question....I measured my AG Mason New Glenwood last night. The bed is 13.5" long, 7.5" wide. The throat is 8.5" from needle to front of column. I measured the height of the machine but now I don't remember. Anyway, she is close to full size, but I think because of that curved off bed behind the column she just looks really small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    WAHHHHHH!!! William is going to San Jose on the 14th and I don't get to go with him!!
    Well, that doesn't seem fair! Think of all the machines that won't be able to follow you home!

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    This is what our DS gave me over the weekend. It is a Singer Merritt and I don't think the lady ever used it. It came with all the attachments, manual, and 30 flat cams. I know you can treadle with this machine and the manual shows you how to set it up. Also this is one of the machines that has to always have a cam in it when sewing. There is even a rebate check that she never cashed. Still had the sample cloth under the needle where the factory test the machine. I tried the machine out and it sews just like a new one.

    Wow, Trish. It looks so new.

    I hope you enjoy it. What year was it manufactured?

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I just want to let everyone that Jan(TexasJan) will not be posting for awhile. Her husband Dick is in the hospital with leukemia and will be there for sometime. Her days are spent with him at hospital. She will keep me posted and I will keep you guys informed to. Say a prayer for him. Skipper
    Please let Jan know I will be praying for her DH and her through this ordeal.

    Linda

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    Jan would like me to tell you her husband is stable and good so far. Also to thank you for your kindness and prayers.
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    Charlee the cabinet came out nice and looks great. Are you still having problelms with those gray areas or are you done with it. I still think it was the wax.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Charlee the cabinet came out nice and looks great. Are you still having problelms with those gray areas or are you done with it. I still think it was the wax.
    I haven't put anymore wax on it after I stripped off what I did put on it...and yes...there's a gray spot or two, but I'm so done with this one! Maybe after I get better at this kind of thing, I will re-do this one yet again... but not now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Wow, Trish. It looks so new.

    I hope you enjoy it. What year was it manufactured?
    Don't know when it was manufactured. But the manual was copyrighted 1977. I straight line quilted a lap quilt today and it sewed great.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Charlee, what do you mean by "gray areas"? I'm asking 'cause I refinished that same cabinet for my 403. Mine was a REAL mess when I got it. There were thick sloppy layers of varnish over dirt. Someone replaced a screw on the right front leg with one that was so long it was sticking out the side. Veneer peeling with a gummy glue just rubbed on top to stick it down(?). Unbelievable mess!

    Anyway, it took a lot of work (stripping, filling, even some false graining) but it looks really nice now. I finished it with tung oil, buffing with fine steel wool between coats. And after the 2nd coat, the left front leg developed some light whitish-gray streaks. I've refinished a lot of furniture & NEVER had anything like that happen before...kinda looked like it was waxed over a damp spot! I had to buff them out & blend stain over those spots twice before I got rid of them. I was thinking that there was some kind of filler in the wood that stripping & sanding didn't remove...& that it reacted either with the tung oil or the mineral spirits that I wiped it down with after buffing with the steel wool.

    Like I said, I've been around refinishing forever...my folks collected antiques. And, I've redone a lot of pieces myself & I've never had this happen. When I saw a mention of gray areas on the very same cabinet, it made me wonder if the same thing happened to you.

    By the way, I think your's turned out great!

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    This sure is pretty, wish it was pink! http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/atq/3059813389.html

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