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

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    Evaporust

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    Vinegar bath with salt added.

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    Thanks guys - heading over to Home Depot to see what I can find for my refurbishing project. Will let you know how I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Skip, if you are ever out this way you can stop by here - we have about 10 of Dad's clocks. He had been collecting/repairing clocks for over 30 years so he had quite a collection. All of the clocks are antiques/vintage - some over 100 years old. All of them work. Between the siblings and grandkids lot of the clocks were kept, but there were probably 60 left that we had to get rid of - we just didn't have room for them all even though a lot of the clocks Dad had kept were rare, extremely valuable and very old. You would have been in heaven I am sure, plus he had some really rare old clock repair tools - tons of clock repairing tools! My FIL really wanted my DH to take up clock repair, but Rod was just never interested. I think that is a shame, as those old clocks are so charming - kind of like the old sewing machines!

    Nancy
    Oh Nancy I would love to have seen those clocks and tools as you know I collect antique clocks and have about 50 or 60 of them most are from the 1850. I know it was hard to part with them. I don't know what I would do if I woke up and found my old sewing machines and clocks gone. It is funny how we become attached to these things. I am sure I would think I was in heaven. I know you and your DH are going thru a tough time. Anyway may you happy days to come.
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    With gas at $4.25 a gallon it is unlikely that I would drive clear over there but this looks like a cool machine. I've never seen one like it. http://dayton.craigslist.org/for/3865609937.html of course it needs a lot of lovin'
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    With gas at $4.25 a gallon it is unlikely that I would drive clear over there but this looks like a cool machine. I've never seen one like it. http://dayton.craigslist.org/for/3865609937.html of course it needs a lot of lovin'
    I just saw one of these on the Portland Oregon CL! Tried to find it to show you, but it must have sold already...I almost called on it, but that's a 3 hour drive for me, and probably not a real good idea right now with the two I just got!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    gragra,

    I don't think Billy is here any more. At least I haven't seen him post in a very long time.

    A couple pics would help us with our on-line diagnosis.

    There are maybe three or four methods to remove presser feet, and most of them use a thumb screw either from the left side or the rear. Always turn the screws counter clockwise to loosen them.
    However the machines that use the top clamp feet have a big nut on the presser foot shaft right above the foot. Turn that nut counter clockwise to loosen it. If needed wrap it in a piece of leather and gently encourage it with a pair of pliers.

    Also WD-40 is not a good penetrating oil or lubricant. You'd be better off with Tri-Flow oil. It really does what the others claim to do. Make sure you clean the WD-40 out of your machine and re-oil it with sewing machine oil or Tri-Flow. You'll be happy you did.
    Tri-Flow can be had at Sew-Classic { http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/ } and some bicycle shops.

    Joe
    Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Been busy tearing apart sewing room for remake. I looked at my machine and it has the big clamp at the top of pressure foot. Never thought of wrapping it with the leather to use pliers on it. Will try that.. Also did not know about the Tri-Flow oil. thanks for all the help. Will keep you posted. Gragra

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    So...I couldn't stand it anymore and got the electrical tape out and taped up the breaks in the power cords for the 206K. The spousal unit had to "check my work", and I got a "that'll do for a test run, I'll get the new cords tomorrow" (he'd been ignoring this one because he wasn't happy that I brought it home.)

    She *is* a little noisy, but not enough so to discourage me from using her...makes lovely stitches, and runs like a race car....fast! (or slow, but this girl can "pick em up and put em down"!!)

    All in all...I'm pleased!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    So...I couldn't stand it anymore and got the electrical tape out and taped up the breaks in the power cords for the 206K. The spousal unit had to "check my work", and I got a "that'll do for a test run, I'll get the new cords tomorrow" (he'd been ignoring this one because he wasn't happy that I brought it home.)

    She *is* a little noisy, but not enough so to discourage me from using her...makes lovely stitches, and runs like a race car....fast! (or slow, but this girl can "pick em up and put em down"!!)

    All in all...I'm pleased!
    I knew you would be pleased. I a black got one in a nice home made looking cabinet - the drawers were full. I love getting drawers with junk. I think it would treadle nice but it does have a cool well made cabinet. I got one of it's needles mixed up and into another machine - eeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww................... I thought the timing was out...
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    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I love it when the drawers are full too! It's fun to sort through that stuff and see what's there!!
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    We could start a drawers picture gallery or something but it would get buried in people liking it or get lost because nobody posts on 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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