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Thread: Bucking Bronco!

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    My DS has not sewn for years and has lent me her sewing machine. I'd never look a gift horse in the mouth(What does that saying mean anyway *Shrug*LOL). But unless I am sewing at a snails pace or at the speed of light, anything in between the machine bounces like a bucking bronco! Anyone have any remedies?
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    Put a piece of the drawer/shelf liner(the kind you use under rugs so they don't move) under it and it won't walk away from you. I hope this helps.

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    I use the rubberized shelf liner under my serger and my Janome to lessen the vibrations. Other wise they try to "walk" away.

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    cool! thank you!
    David

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    Is the machine bouncing or is the tabler that you are using unstable and allowing it to bounce as you sew?

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    Use a mouse pad or two under the feet.

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    I always thought it was my machine that bounced ... but found it was the table. My magnifying Ott light is clamped to the table also - and when I first tried to overcast seams to make pillows, going really really fast, I thought my eyes would pop out of my head! Glad I'm a slow sewer otherwise.

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    I've got a small TV on my sewing room table, and a DVD player on top of the TV. The other day I had my serger out, serging the edges of the curtains I was making. The serger is normally put away; I don't use it all that often.

    I was speeding along, when suddenly: WHAM!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

    After I peeled myself off the ceiling, I realized the vibrations from the serger had rattled the DVD player right off the top of the TV, and it splatted on my table. Luckily it didn't get broken.

    Scared the daylights out of me, though! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    My DS has not sewn for years and has lent me her sewing machine. I'd never look a gift horse in the mouth(What does that saying mean anyway *Shrug*LOL). But unless I am sewing at a snails pace or at the speed of light, anything in between the machine bounces like a bucking bronco! Anyone have any remedies?
    Thank you!
    David
    Ok, second question, I believe the saying came from the practice of judging the quality(age, health, etc.) by checking the condition of the horse's mouth. Therefore, if the animal was free, you don't have to figure value. Glad I still have good teeth.:)

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    I too found that it was the table I was using....

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    Thats funny moonrise.Still giggling,sounds like something I would do

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    me too, BTDT! Had a whole pile of stacked storage boxes come crashing down, apparently they were touching the loveseat, which was touching my table... I just about wet myself @ 2 a.m. that night... hubby couldn't stop laughing when he figured it out.

    I would suspect the table.

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    It could be the table. Those folding tables can really make the machine bounce if you set it in the middle where there is no support. You could move the machine closer to one end over the legs to keep it from bucking so much.

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