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

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    Ok...I'm thinking I NEED a SuperNova!! That's nice Annamarie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Nancy, absolutely no rush. I have a feeling it's something I should intuitively be able to do, but I'm also a bit hesitant when it comes to changing the original machine and tinkering with electricity. So, I've just put it off. Cathy was really sweet to gift it to me. And I like to try to fix it .
    Candace, I hate to tell you this, but I e-mailed the owner of A-1 Sewing asking him what the left - female - side of that plug was for; and, do I even need to use that side since the machine and light run without it! Well, what he said now makes perfect sense. He said yes, you can't sew without that 'whole' cord plugged in. The left side is what gives your foot/knee control 'control!' If nothing is plugged into the left side you go full speed all the time, you can't control stops, starts, slow, fast, it just goes! Well, after I got his e-mail back I remember that when we plugged in the machine - it ran. Now, I need to get it out again and see if I can control anything with just the left side plugged in using the knee controller! He told me that I would not be able to sew like that - with no speed control!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    Okay, I picked up the Necchi Supernova, that my sister, with help from Monica, got for me. It is Super heavy!! It is dirty with the usually dust, grime, etc. If you look past that, It looks to be in very nice condition, a very unique base that it sits on, which adds to the weight. She also picked up a manual, a Necchi accessory box, Necchi bobbins, an extra Necchi bobbin case. There are two foot controls; will have to see which one works.
    If it was not for you Monica, I would not have this machine, once again Thank you!
    Anamaria, I love it! What an awesome looking machine! I want to find one now too! Monica, great find for Anamaria's sister!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Jan, unless I'd have torn those legs the rest of the way apart, there was no way to just squeeze the glue into the cracks, so I put a thin line of glue over the cracks between the wood and used a business card to "push" the glue into the cracks. I repeated it 3 or 4 times until I felt I had enough glue to do some good, then clamped the pieces together, used a damp cloth and wiped off the extra glue that squeezed back out. When it was dry, I sanded to make sure that the external glue was gone before I stained the wood.

    I can see that working for veneer!
    You can also us a feather if you have one handy. We had birds at one time and used there feathers in tight places with the glue.
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    I finally put pictures of our weekend finds in the photo section. Had computer troubles most of the day.
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    Wow, congrats on the Necchi. Dang, guess I should have gone to that sale after all!

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    I'm wonder about the supernova's I see some saying a lady kenmore is the same machine, but the kenmore looks bigger and I have yet to see the kenmore with the flip extention, plus these nova's look more the size of a FW ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Candace, I hate to tell you this, but I e-mailed the owner of A-1 Sewing asking him what the left - female - side of that plug was for; and, do I even need to use that side since the machine and light run without it! Well, what he said now makes perfect sense. He said yes, you can't sew without that 'whole' cord plugged in. The left side is what gives your foot/knee control 'control!' If nothing is plugged into the left side you go full speed all the time, you can't control stops, starts, slow, fast, it just goes! Well, after I got his e-mail back I remember that when we plugged in the machine - it ran. Now, I need to get it out again and see if I can control anything with just the left side plugged in using the knee controller! He told me that I would not be able to sew like that - with no speed control!

    Nancy
    Well, let me know how it goes. I had hoped yours was rigged and I could copy it:>

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    Quote Originally Posted by notsureif View Post
    I'm wonder about the supernova's I see some saying a lady kenmore is the same machine, but the kenmore looks bigger and I have yet to see the kenmore with the flip extention, plus these nova's look more the size of a FW ???
    The Lady Kenmore model 89 is for sure not the same machine as a Supernova. The Lady Kemore is actually the same machine as the Pfaff 280. Both were made by Gritzner-Kayser. Though Sears sold the Lady Kenmore and Pfaff the 280. I know all this because I've been searching for a decent priced Lady Kenmore for about a year!

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    Well, I FINISHED my nemesis machine, the Pfaff 332. It had countless issues when I got it. I had someone very familiar with this model tweak it and it still had problems. This machine has been loved HARD. It has many war wounds and love bites:> It was a big lesson to me to have patience and not force things. I forced the belt in it a little too hard and snap. There went $55. I had to completely remove the motor, resolder some connections, clean it. Then I had to remove the hook and do some adjustments. It finally sews a straight stitch and zig zag without problems now. Yippee! It's so heavy that it will kill me to take out of the house. But, dang it. I'm going to use it!
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