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Thread: Vlad the Impaler

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    Red face Vlad the Impaler

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    Love my family! When I first showed this pic to my son, he responded that it looked like coffins. Then I finally got it home, cleaned up, and he saw how dark it really was. After he commented on how much he appreciated how quirky it looked, he agreed that it needed a male name. "Vlad" was his immediate response and then he quickly added, "Vlad, the Impaler." I laughed so hard tears came to my eyes!!

    Meet my Godzilla finished Kenmore De Luxe Rotary. Vlad, welcome to the herd. Well worth the $20!

    Annette
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    Annette,

    I have one of those Kenmores too. They are made by White and are some of the best straight stitch machines made.
    Mine is brown crinkle rather than the OD green ( that's what it looks like on my monitor ) yours is.

    They work great with Tri-Flow oil and the motors take petroleum jelly for the grease pots. If you don't have a manual I have a scanned threading chart.

    Joe

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    Vlad the Impaler? I hope he doesn't live up to his name...OUCH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Vlad the Impaler? I hope he doesn't live up to his name...OUCH.
    Note to self: Keep fingers away from reciprocating sharp pointy thing.



    Joe

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    Vlad the Impaler is a wonderful for this machine. I like it.
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    I'd love a threading chart! Kind of guessed and kept in mind the fact that White is Singer, backwards. I knew it was a White (117?). That's why I made a bid on it. When it came home, I didn't even plug it in until Tri-Flow, and lithium grease hit all the right spots. It was amazingly clean! Even the feed dogs had little lint. I got over those flat spots on the friction wheel by loosening it and giving it a healthy slide out. Must come up with a "just right" cork to keep that motor back!
    Annette

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    he's cute! lol I have a thing for quirky Kenmores.

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    redbugsullivan,

    Here is your threading diagram:

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    The model # is on a label under the lip of the bed. My machine is a 117-812, but there are several models that have the same shape.

    Joe

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    Hi Red, what year would Vlad the Impaler be? I have had a couple of Kenmors but never anything like this. Very interesting.

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    Very cool!!!

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