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

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/coloured-ele...item2c6519d99e

    http://blog.makezine.com/2011/04/22/...-cable-dyeing/

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    shipping would be a killer...
    I like the idea of the dye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I think the 401 is one of the best of the genre of complex Singer machines. I pretty much consider this bunch the 319, 306, 401 that basic group. Very good machines but the operating systems are complex. Lots of things to do to get what you want. Once you do get it down pat, they do an excellent job.

    Joe
    Oh, great...I won't be getting a book of instructions with the 306 I'll be getting. This lady is cleaning out her house little by little as she's disabled and she "might" run across it. Can I get one online somewhere? Complex might just mean impossible for me without a reference book.
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    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/...manuals/search and put in your model number. I saw there is a free downloadable 306 manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/...manuals/search and put in your model number. I saw there is a free downloadable 306 manual.
    Dang...I don't have the model number...she couldn't find it...so I won't know that until I get the machine from her. Thanks for your help, tho. I'll keep this page number so I can refer back after the machine comes home.
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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    Say one wanted to thin one's herd for whatever reason. How does one go about figuring out which machine one wants to keep and which ones to move out? If I go by the ones I use, I can thin to about 7 BUT is there another method of thinning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Say one wanted to thin one's herd for whatever reason. How does one go about figuring out which machine one wants to keep and which ones to move out? If I go by the ones I use, I can thin to about 7 BUT is there another method of thinning?

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    YUP. Get rid of ALL of them at a really exorbitantly high price on Craig's List or Ebay. Then go buy some more at a really low price...
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    YUP. Get rid of ALL of them at a really exorbitantly high price on Craig's List or Ebay. Then go buy some more at a really low price...
    Miriam, Unbelievably helpful. Can't believe I didn't think of that before.
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    If it is a 306 put that in the box. You don't need the serial number. Is it a 306 that you are getting?

    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Dang...I don't have the model number...she couldn't find it...so I won't know that until I get the machine from her. Thanks for your help, tho. I'll keep this page number so I can refer back after the machine comes home.
    Melinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloNickels View Post
    Oh! thank you so much for the information!

    I spent all day yesterday just scrubbing and polishing the cabinet -it's in really good condition and it looks like I can just polish out the faint water rings in the shellac. I spent last night after the kids went to bed, cleaning the inside of the machine and it was REALLY REALLY clean. I couldn't get over how little dust/ lint/ oil residue was in her. Now to decide what to do about the iron.... I

    love that Wilcox and Gibbs, BoJangles! What a beauty! Maybe I'll just try cleaning it first to see what they look like. Stove polish sounds like it would be a good choice. Lehmans carries it. I've never heard of Liquid Gold though - do Lowes/ Home Depot carry it?

    http://www.lehmans.com/store/USA_Mad...lish___BSB#BSB
    I just started restoring one of my treadle cabinets and i scrubbed the irons to clean them with dawn and water then took steel wool to them. I used rustoleum appliance paint to redo the irons and it is turning out wonderfully.

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