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I'm the same way about that texture on a sewing machine - it just ain't right...
NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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After I work on this one my fingers feel like I have been using muted sandpaper,I can live with it for a short time, then have leave and do something else.
Awww come on now, they aren't that bad. I've got a bunch of crinkles in several colors and if you use a soft cloth, tooth brush and oil they clean right up.
Maybe it's a guy thing ..... I like 'em.
Oh my! The spousal unit just got back with my new machine...a 15-30 (?) in a #24 cabinet. Serial # AB084394 There's a shine on the front edge of the machine, but no chips, and the decals are perfect!
Gonna have to replace the top of the cabinet tho...looks like Fido had a snack...and there are a couple of healthy chunks of veneer gone from the inside surface when it's open that will have to be fixed too.
Beautiful machine. I'll bet it sews as good as it looks.
The cabinet corner looks like a rodent of some sort gnawed on it. I'm curious how your gonna fix it.
Joe, I think I'm going to have to replace that wood...the whole top. I'll try a filler and see if I can make it look decent, but I'm already thinking that I will probably have to have it replaced. You can see the one chunk of veneer missing under the handwheel, and there's another larger one on the inside of the lid. The base of the cabinet is in great shape...it's got the embossed #24 cabinet...