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Will the Real 15 clone please stand up

Old 09-04-2015, 05:08 PM
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Grant, it's getting to the point where I can identify your work before I read a word. It's like my husband and his handgun trigger jobs. Twenty guns, pull through the triggers and I can separate his out in a heartbeat. You have no idea what a compliment this is. He is nationally renowned for his trigger jobs.

So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for making these sweet machines not only function but look beautiful as well.
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by redbugsullivan View Post
Grant, it's getting to the point where I can identify your work before I read a word. It's like my husband and his handgun trigger jobs. Twenty guns, pull through the triggers and I can separate his out in a heartbeat. You have no idea what a compliment this is. He is nationally renowned for his trigger jobs.

So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for making these sweet machines not only function but look beautiful as well.
I am honestly humbled by your post Anette.
I try to do my very best on every machine I work on. I respect them in ways that I bet you husband does the guns he works on. Thank you for your kind words. I love what I do and I hope it shows. I think you implied that it does. I hope you have seen my page. I try to help as many people as I can because I got a lot of help her on the QB. I have been trying to pay it forward ever since from this site.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:09 PM
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here is my orphan..........its a boat anchor as far as sewing.......but its a pretty color...........
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:59 AM
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I have revived worse that that. It would run just fine if it had some TLC. Some times it takes a couple hours. They usually need to have the tension cleaned and rebuilt. The bobbin case will need to be cleaned under the spring. Then it will need your normal dust bunny cleaning and some oiling. Those aren't usually very hard to remove the shuttle and clean all the lint out - about a 5 minute or less job. Some times I see a clone that will not turn. I love making them turn. Usually it takes awhile with some tri-flow. You need to oil every single part that remotely moves rotate the wheel as much as you can get it to turn as you oil. If it doesn't turn at all rotate the machine let it set for a while then oil it again. What is cool about making one turn is that they might start to turn a little but once the oil gets where the bad spot is you know it and the machine will suddenly turn and run like crazy.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:36 AM
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I just wanted to share this from my page. I see Judy, 4dogs slideplate and it reminded me that I had not shared this here.
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Singer 15 and Clone Slideplate Installation made easy and no damaged paint.
1. Put two small screwdrivers under the retaining spring.
2. Put the slideplate into the slot it goes into and move it until it stops. Push the screwdrivers in until the spring can go over the end of the bed. You can also pry them up a little, but be careful not to bend or break the spring.
3. When the spring is over the end, remove the screwdrivers and slide it closed.
4. No paint chips from twisting it into position. Simple, Fast, Easy.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:40 AM
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I'm curious whether all of you still use these machines. Does anyone make anything that lasts like this nowadays? My Bernina is an oldie but still sews like a dream. I assume their new ones work as well.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:45 AM
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Selena, did the machine look like that when your son rescued her? It's BEAUTIFUL!!
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by lue View Post
I'm curious whether all of you still use these machines. Does anyone make anything that lasts like this nowadays? My Bernina is an oldie but still sews like a dream. I assume their new ones work as well.
I sure do. They sew through anything. Some people like them for free motion. You do have to work out the quirks.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:02 AM
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Gorgeous machines!! I have a couple but they are in storage. Love the ones I've seen so far!
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:33 AM
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I posted info about how to do stuff with the tensions on the clones...........
http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t269712.html
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