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Thread: Well, I did it.....

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    Wonderful! She is a a beauty. I have one, Miss Fran, and she is a treasure. Enjoy.

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    Wow...now a wonderful statement.

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    what did you use to clean the machine with?

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    It looks really nice.

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    Now more great memories can be made with that machine. Good job on it and the cabinet.

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    Wow, great job. Hope you enjoy her.

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    Fantastic job. I'm a great fan of cleaning up machines (check out my profile) but I steer clear of rusty machines because I know how much work is involved. But if it's a family heirloom you have no choice, you have to tackle the rust! You will have hours of fun using that machine.

    A solution of white vinegar and salt is a good rust cleaner. If I remember right the proportions are 2 tablespoons of salt to a quart of vinegar - but I'll have to check.

    As for coke, if it cleans rust, what does it do to your insides? No prizes for guessing what I think of coke.

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    WOW :thumbup:

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    Got two to refinish gonna show DH this thread thanks for posting!

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    Wow! Don't even know how you could possibly removed the rust!

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    this looks wonderful just like my mom's, grandma's treadle machine. brings back a lot of memories. who would guess the beautiful change on machine and cabinet. sue

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    What a beauty!

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    What a beauty!

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    That was a big job but she is beautiful now.

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    Great job!

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    Great job! They just don't make them like that anymore.

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    We can see that you put your heart and soul into this project with great results.

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    Fabulous! I never would have undertaken such a project!

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    Wow! I would not have imagined anything that started out like that turning out so beautiful. Nice job!

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    Don't you just love it when you can restore something to it's original glory. She sure is lovely. Now use her.

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    Thank you all so much for the kind words. It was a lot of work but I am really proud of how it turned out. I can see where a person could get addicted to restoring things because it was very rewarding. I doubt if either of my Janome machines will last 100 years!!!!

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