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

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    We have a photo thread were we can post photos but not talk about them. Kind of awkward in my opinion to have to bounce back and forth between threads so I don't bother.

    This thread is sort of a continual conversation and is confusing as heck most of the time. So I tend to check it first every time I come on QB.

    The Vintage Machine section is where I spend most of my time cos I can make specific threads and keep tab on them.

    I do know that when I post a thread that has a question I need answered or one like my box repair thead and it turns into a long and productive thread I bookmark it because once it drops off the front page I'll never find it again.

    This is a very different forum format, but not unworkable.

    Joe
    I have trouble keeping up with all those new threads - mostly the same old same old. they expect NEW answers? I just send a link that should cover most of the potential problems. As far as it goes links can be made between here and the photo section - it isn't rocket science. Yes this can be hard to follow unless you keep up with the reading. I just don't bother to read all those new threads - topics go like, I found a vintage *** at the thrift store then they either want to know what it is or how it works or what it is worth or figure out what is wrong with it. What ever. Joe that should keep you busy answering all the questions - about once a week someone wants to know why their machine skips stitches or why the tension doesn't work. When I do catch it I refer them to a thread I spent a lot of time putting together so they can trouble shoot it themselves. If you have time to answer each question every time they come back up I guess you can stay busy.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have trouble keeping up with all those new threads - mostly the same old same old. they expect NEW answers? I just send a link that should cover most of the potential problems. As far as it goes links can be made between here and the photo section - it isn't rocket science. Yes this can be hard to follow unless you keep up with the reading. I just don't bother to read all those new threads - topics go like, I found a vintage *** at the thrift store then they either want to know what it is or how it works or what it is worth or figure out what is wrong with it. What ever. Joe that should keep you busy answering all the questions - about once a week someone wants to know why their machine skips stitches or why the tension doesn't work. When I do catch it I refer them to a thread I spent a lot of time putting together so they can trouble shoot it themselves. If you have time to answer each question every time they come back up I guess you can stay busy.
    Miraim, I agree with you!

    I forgot your helpful thread that you had started. That thread is one of the stickys...thank God...,since that took a lot of time to compile. Thank you!
    Last edited by vintagemotif; 09-26-2012 at 02:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Miraim, I agree with you!

    I forgot your helpful thread that you had started. That thread is one of the stickys...thank God...,since that took a lot of time to compile. Thank you!
    We may need more stickys - maybe something a bit better done than the ones I regularly refer to... I was getting very tired of answering the same old questions every couple days. I believe Muv did her video for that very reason. Also I found Muv's video as I was searching for things on line. Then later I found out she was a QB member LOL She has done a very fine job of presenting her information. Here are a couple I refer to regularly - maybe somebody could work them over into something worth making a sticky:
    Why is my sewing machine not stitching??? or maybe this one ? ???????????sewing machine not stitching????????????

    Has anybody got tension problems???
    Then about once a week people want to know what this machine is: Will the REAL 15 clone please stand up
    If you go into my profile you can find other stuff I started some of it stupid and some ok.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Miriam, It takes a lot of time to compile that information. First you have to google and hunt for what looks good, easy to follow, and then you have to spend the time linking or uploading to this site.

    And if you make your own tutorial that also take a lot of time, but well worth it! It is nice to be able to share what we discover or learn to the QB. Not everyone finds the same information; so, this type of sharing can benefit many.

    My best suggestion is to first google and search, and then if you can't figure it out ask. One would be surprised at what one learns from googling and researching.
    Last edited by vintagemotif; 09-26-2012 at 03:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Nancy, if I can help, let me know as I've rebuilt two Vikings. They're not easy machines to repair,so I hope you have a minor problem. Great machines and I think you'll like it!
    Thank you Candace!

    Sharon I like your new Avator photo of yourself! Nice!

    Now as far as my new Viking 6010 goes - it sews perfectly! I paid $35 for the machine and the 4 cams A, B,C, & D, along with a really nice blue case. It had no extra feet, attachments, and only 1 bobbin. It looks like an "L" type bobbin? Candace, Pat, Cathy? Anyway, it was frozen so we took it apart (DH and I) today as much as we could. Those darn things are cast in one piece! We could only get the free arm part apart, take the HW off and go in from the back! How do you get into those machines Candace? Ok back to my machine, after taking it apart and oiling everything we could get to we were able to turn the HW slowly. We kept working and working it until it would turn pretty easily. The machine was not dirty, not cruded up, just extremely dry! Well, DH went and got his drill, plugged the drill in - connected it to the HW bar and started the drill. The machine turned smoothly and sewed like crazy. He did that for a while, while I oiled some more then we put the machine back together, plugged it in, and pressed on the foot pedal. It sews perfectly, quietly, smoothly! It was just very very dry!

    I wouldn't recommend trying this on your own - we could have ruined this machine if it had been gummed up or something, but we could tell there was nothing broken, all the belts (3 of them) were in great shape!

    Nancy
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    Oh and on a fun note, the lady we got this Viking 6010 from said it was her grandmother's machine. She remembered being shut in the bedroom when ever her grandmother's customers came over for fittings. The grandmother was a seamstress for a group of strippers! The little girl had to stay behind closed doors until the strippers tried on their costumes to make sure the costumes would come off nicely! I thought that was hilarious!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Oh and on a fun note, the lady we got this Viking 6010 from said it was her grandmother's machine. She remembered being shut in the bedroom when ever her grandmother's customers came over for fittings. The grandmother was a seamstress for a group of strippers! The little girl had to stay behind closed doors until the strippers tried on their costumes to make sure the costumes would come off nicely! I thought that was hilarious!

    Nancy

    Oh my! How funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Oh and on a fun note, the lady we got this Viking 6010 from said it was her grandmother's machine. She remembered being shut in the bedroom when ever her grandmother's customers came over for fittings. The grandmother was a seamstress for a group of strippers! The little girl had to stay behind closed doors until the strippers tried on their costumes to make sure the costumes would come off nicely! I thought that was hilarious!

    Nancy
    Too cute! I like how your husband and you figured a way to get the machine turning, cleverly done.

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    I've used other message boards like this and each person, instead of "hijacking" a group thread, was encouraged to start their own, so, not knowing the history of this board, I did just that...started my own thread, and then when I had a question, I would post that as well.

    I usually start with this thread, the pictures, the giggles...then I go to my subscribed threads. That's where I put any thread that I've commented on or one that I have a particular interest in. It can be time consuming, but I always find it informative and appreciate the wealth of information here. Thanks everyone!

    Barb

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    I've used other message boards like this and each person, instead of "hijacking" a group thread, was encouraged to start their own, so, not knowing the history of this board, I did just that...started my own thread, and then when I had a question, I would post that as well.

    I usually start with this thread, the pictures, the giggles...then I go to my subscribed threads. That's where I put any thread that I've commented on or one that I have a particular interest in. It can be time consuming, but I always find it informative and appreciate the wealth of information here. Thanks everyone!

    Barb
    Hi Barb,

    "hijacking", another term to learn. Well when Billy started this thread, he stated it was open to discussion of multiple subjects, from vintage machines to food. I'm guilty of chatting about subjects other than vintage machines.

    What I enjoy about this site is that an attachment of a photo can be uploaded with a post, so that one reads post and immediately sees the subject matter, vintage sewing machine or quilt. It just makes the sharing more personal, easier to answer questions with a photo, and rewarding to all readers.

    All are welcome here!

    We do our best to try to answer all questions. And if we can't, we try to direct one asking questions to another site that could be of help.

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