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

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    I just read this about Tri-flow:
    "The first thing I did with this was remove the squirt top and drop in a small, clean rock about the size of a garbanzo bean. Put the top back on and then I shook it, and shook it, and shook it…until I could finally hear the rock rattling around––and it took a lot of shaking."
    What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I just read this about Tri-flow:
    "The first thing I did with this was remove the squirt top and drop in a small, clean rock about the size of a garbanzo bean. Put the top back on and then I shook it, and shook it, and shook it…until I could finally hear the rock rattling around––and it took a lot of shaking."
    What do you think?
    If it settles that hard in the bottle then what will it do to our machines after a while????
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    If it settles that hard in the bottle then what will it do to our machines after a while????
    So far I haven't had any trouble with one setting up like 3 in 1 oil does make you wonder.
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    Miriam,

    I have for years dropped a small stainless steel bolt into all of my Tri-Flow bottles. It really helps with the mixing.
    A clean pebble will work the same.

    Cathy


    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I just read this about Tri-flow:
    "The first thing I did with this was remove the squirt top and drop in a small, clean rock about the size of a garbanzo bean. Put the top back on and then I shook it, and shook it, and shook it…until I could finally hear the rock rattling around––and it took a lot of shaking."
    What do you think?
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Hmmm... turns out there are two of these screws and they are just attaching a tensioned plate. Still can't see how you would get the whole thing out to get to the area behind where the thread is stuck. Can anyone else offer any insight? I didn't manage to get to see Mike this week so I need some leads.
    Thanks in advance!!

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    totally not up on these "new fangled" machines, but is it perhaps a left handed screw?

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    Glenn,

    I found this: http://website.lineone.net/~lindave/manuals.htm

    but I am not ready to pay $25 for a copy yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    totally not up on these "new fangled" machines, but is it perhaps a left handed screw?
    Thanks Steve. Turns out I've completely stuffed up the timing of the machine. That little plate looked so innocent

    In happier news, I got the feed dogs off after about 50 attempts and got behind the mechanism to clean out the thread and also found a giant lint creature from the deep.... So that was satisfying! Such a shame now the machine doesn't work!! ..... Oh well, learned my lesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Thanks Steve. Turns out I've completely stuffed up the timing of the machine. That little plate looked so innocent

    In happier news, I got the feed dogs off after about 50 attempts and got behind the mechanism to clean out the thread and also found a giant lint creature from the deep.... So that was satisfying! Such a shame now the machine doesn't work!! ..... Oh well, learned my lesson.
    shoot a pic and see if we can help you figure it 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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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    shoot a pic and see if we can help you figure it out
    Hey Miriam

    Thanks heaps... but it turns out it wasn't the timing. I'd accidentally knocked the plate that holds the bobbin case cover closed and it meant the needle was hitting the bobbin case because it was out of alignment. Once I tightened it back up again, it shifted the bobbin forward and opened up the space for the needle again.

    Now I'm all about tension assembly issues! Can't figure it out, but should be able to from yours and Cecilia's tips from the other thread so I won't bother you about it here

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