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

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    Senior Member DanofNJ's Avatar
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    Hey Grant....nice job on the rehab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanofNJ View Post
    Hey Grant....nice job on the rehab.
    I don't see it
    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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    Grant,
    What did you use to put the shine on it?

    Miriam,
    You need to get your computer fixed or replaced. You're having entirely too much trouble with pics.

    Joe

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    Joe, I am totally inept when it comes to computers of any kind. One of my sons runs some kind of fax to phone systems for Amazon... he didn't get it from me...
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Grant,
    What did you use to put the shine on it?

    Miriam,
    You need to get your computer fixed or replaced. You're having entirely too much trouble with pics.

    Joe
    Dan, Thank you. Miriam, I will try to send them to you in a pm. Joe, I use regular car wax with no abrasives to clean the gunk off of them and have for years with 100% success. It doesn't mess up the paint or decals and gives it a nice shine when it is clean. It takes a bit more elbow grease but I think that preserving the paint and decals is worth the extra effort. If there is old tape or thick gunk on the bed, I use straight 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. On the "Chrome" I use a metal polish called Nevr-Dull Wadding Polish. You can get it at auto parts stores. And Murphy's Oil Soap for the wood.
    ~G~

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    Where do you find that wax?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231 View Post
    Geeeze, Lee that is an interesting machine. I did a search of the reviews and information about the machine. It weighs over 40 lbs - like most of our vintage machines. It is the standard length and width, but is suppose to be great for doing sails, leather, upholstery. It has a built in walking foot. Pretty interesting machine - all mechanical. Thanks for sharing.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    those seem to have a good reputation
    some man bought a HC 128 from me the other day to repair his sails - said it was either the 128 or that machine - the 129 was cheaper
    Miriam, I'd think he'd want a 27/127 not a 128! Did he realize the 128 is a 3/4 sized machine? Well, I guess if he only had to repair the edges he'd be fine. The 128, I'm sure, can handle repairing sails! He just won't have a lot of room to work and sails are bulky!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Miriam, I'd think he'd want a 27/127 not a 128! Did he realize the 128 is a 3/4 sized machine? Well, I guess if he only had to repair the edges he'd be fine. The 128, I'm sure can handle repair sails, but he wouldn't have a lot of room under the neck!

    Nancy
    It's what he wanted. I think it is going to sit in his living room anyway. I tried to match him up better.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Where do you find that wax?
    Miriam, I just use regular car wax. You can get it at any auto parts store or any store like Wal-Mart, Target, etc. too. The thing I want to stress though is it should be just a plain wax. Not rubbing or polishing compound and nothing with an abrasive in it. Abrasives are bad for sewing machines and their finish.
    ~G~

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