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    Okay, I was in North Carolina, went to a Flea Market and found a Singer 99 that did work when I tried it out. When I got back to Ohio, I ordered the spoke wheel and hand-crank from Sew-Classic and converted from electric to "no Electricity Necessary". The machine and case were $44.00 and then about $30.00 for the hand crank and wheel and here she is after several hours of cleaning her up and converting her. She purrs like a kitten with a perfect stitch.
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    YOU GO GIRL, GREAT JOB. YOU HAVE FUN.

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    She is very pretty

    Did you use the tutorial on this site to clean it? I have been reading it, but haven't had the nerve to try it yet

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    awesome...want to come and clean mine up???
    she also needs a tension take up spring!sigh

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    All I can say is, wow, I sure do LOVE electricity! Just can't imagine how many turns on that wheel it would take to make a quilt, haha. But definitely do love those old machines (to look at)

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    Yes I used the tutorial here plus other information from other sites - oiled/lubricated and used a mild soap on the actual machine (dish detergent, very diluted) then polished her up with car wax.

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    That is exactly what I want to do, convert a Singer 99 to a hand crank. Have fun.

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    Beautiful job!

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    where is the tutorial to clean an old sewing machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by fatquarters
    She is very pretty

    Did you use the tutorial on this site to clean it? I have been reading it, but haven't had the nerve to try it yet

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    Sweet! Great job. It looks brand new.

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    Nice job

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    Wow, very nice! Was it easy to convert it to a hand crank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    where is the tutorial to clean an old sewing machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by fatquarters
    She is very pretty

    Did you use the tutorial on this site to clean it? I have been reading it, but haven't had the nerve to try it yet
    Click on the bottom of the page, Topic Lists. Right at the bottom is a link to here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1013

    Scroll right down and it will take you to the cleaning tutorials

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    That type is what I learned on 4 or 5 yrs old then mom got an electric so I was 13 before I was allowed to use it

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    YAY!!! I did the same thing with my 1928 99...she needed a knee controller, and they are hard as hen's teeth to find. I also wanted a portable no-electric machine, so I put an open spoke handwheel and handcrank on her. She sews so quiet!! Wonderful and fun!!

    Great minds think alike!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :D

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    Lucky you!

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    That's fabulous! What a pretty little thing she is, too.

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    One of my 99s is on my list for putting on a hand crank. Yours looks very nice!

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    Cute little gal. I like my no electric, foot powered gal myself - don't think my arms could take the crank but am happy for you.

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    I don't understand the hand crank, do you have to turn the wheel for every stitch and have the other hand to hold your pieces ?? I need both hands to hold my work and keep pieces together.

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    She (Fancy) sews perfectly straight with one hand and you can make it go very slowly or very fast so piecing for the quilts would be nice on the and possibly on learning FMQ (haven't tried that yet on ANY machine). But may help me learn that more quickly and quiet....wow....I thought my other vintage's were quiet...this baby is unheard at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingHaven
    Okay, I was in North Carolina, went to a Flea Market and found a Singer 99 that did work when I tried it out. When I got back to Ohio, I ordered the spoke wheel and hand-crank from Sew-Classic and converted from electric to "no Electricity Necessary". The machine and case were $44.00 and then about $30.00 for the hand crank and wheel and here she is after several hours of cleaning her up and converting her. She purrs like a kitten with a perfect stitch.
    Congrats! I have a hand-crank Singer. I have never used it yet. I am trying to figure out how you keep the fabric straight under the presser foot, and crank at the same time, kinda like walking and chewing gum. :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol:

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    Love your machine! I want to do this too! :)

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    wow, that is wonderful.

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    great job. love the new baby.

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