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

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    Oh I have been off the board for a couple days and just came back to read all the stories about the guys learning to sew! I love it! Steve, Grant, Joe, and CD kudos to you guys! I know why Glenn started sewing - it was his grandmother who taught him how if I remember right! Love it!

    Nancy

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    I soaked this in Evaporust and all the rust is gone. Now it is a dull gray finish, will this ever be shiny again? Help!!Name:  photo(4).jpg
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    well, Joe motivated me with all his dirty machines. I just got a treadle from a junk yard. Drawers and racks ok, metalwork rusty, pittman in good shape. Top is totally shredded(and I don't mean that like my teenager does). Machine is a godzilla finish old white, not sure I want to mess with it if anyone wants it.
    so 2013 projects are stacking up lol
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    Pam,

    Now you need to get some metal polishing compound and get with the polishing. I've had the same thing happen when I've left stuff in Evapo-Rust too long. I've never gotten it to shine like it did when new. The Evapo-Rust will pit some metal and of course the rust it removes leaves pits too.
    Evapo-Rust will will also remove plating if the part is left in too long. I have a stop motion knob that's losing it's plating because I forgot and left it in too long.

    Joe

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    Hey Joe thanks. What metal compound and polishing technique would you recommend? I tried Brasso and its still in its ugly dull gray! At least the rust is gone....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam1111 View Post
    I soaked this in Evaporust and all the rust is gone. Now it is a dull gray finish, will this ever be shiny again? Help!!Name:  photo(4).jpg
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    If you figure out how to shine it up let me know... Maybe Glenn knows.. His computer got hacked so he is off for a while. I'm thinking clear coat or something to keep it from rusting more. At least it would be clean.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Well I am back on line with a new PC and newly installed operating system. What a chore to restore all my info but almost done. Yes Nancy my grandmother taught me to sew starting a age six. I lived with my grandparents for several years and had to spend an hour a day learning a sewing technique. Fom sewing on buttons to quilting. I had to learn to chrochet and knit too. I would have rather been outside playing ball but know I had to have that hour of learning but so glad I did have my grandma to teach me. While in the army did not do to much sewing sewing because I did not want the fellow officers to make fun of me. So in the closet I made all my wife's formals for the many military balls we attended thru the years of my service. Now that I am retired I cont to sew, crochet, knit and embroidery. Of course collect a few old machines along the way
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Glenn, I have started to teach my son to sew. He's almost six and is so keen to learn to sew and to knit. I've got him a 99k hand-crank to learn on but her prefers to use the 201 hand crank.
    After reading your post I am now envisioning all the outifts he might make for me when he is grown up!!

    Clare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Well I am back on line with a new PC and newly installed operating system. What a chore to restore all my info but almost done. Yes Nancy my grandmother taught me to sew starting a age six. I lived with my grandparents for several years and had to spend an hour a day learning a sewing technique. Fom sewing on buttons to quilting. I had to learn to chrochet and knit too. I would have rather been outside playing ball but know I had to have that hour of learning but so glad I did have my grandma to teach me. While in the army did not do to much sewing sewing because I did not want the fellow officers to make fun of me. So in the closet I made all my wife's formals for the many military balls we attended thru the years of my service. Now that I am retired I cont to sew, crochet, knit and embroidery. Of course collect a few old machines along the way
    Yep grandmothers a grand bunch! I have taught all my grandkids how to sew! I am now teaching our 4 year old grandson! All the kids, including the boys, have made at least one small throw sized quilt, totes, placemats, etc.! The ones that wanted to learn also know how to knit and crochet!

    Clare, your 5 year old is the perfect age to teach to sew. Even the boys at that age are interested because it is fun to use a sewing machine! Most of the boys that know how to sew in my family are now teenagers and won't sew anymore, but hopefully they will come back to it one day when they don't feel it threatens their masculinity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam1111 View Post
    Hey Joe thanks. What metal compound and polishing technique would you recommend? I tried Brasso and its still in its ugly dull gray! At least the rust is gone....
    Pam,

    At this point I don't have anything to suggest. So far what I've tried hasn't put much of a polish on it. When and if I find something I'll post it.

    Joe

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