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08-05-2015, 09:19 AM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

tiny-umbrellas, the only thing I didn't like...

tiny-umbrellas, the only thing I didn't like about the spray shellac is that it dried before it could level out very much, leaving a shallow pebble texture.

I tried for days to work that down...
07-05-2015, 10:50 PM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

Morganfam7, if you get a chance, try to take some...

Morganfam7, if you get a chance, try to take some pictures with the macro setting on your camera or phone. I'd love to see what this crud looks like now that you've been working on it..

I'd love...
07-04-2015, 10:46 AM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

Morganfam7, did you try acetone on a patch of the...

Morganfam7, did you try acetone on a patch of the really hard stuff? If the brown starts coming off on your rag, it might be lacquer?
07-03-2015, 10:12 PM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

That's definitely odd behavior, even if the...

That's definitely odd behavior, even if the sewing machine oil had been baked on!

What if someone polyurethaned it?
07-01-2015, 10:12 PM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

morganfam7, I'm new to this particular process,...

morganfam7, I'm new to this particular process, but I have used a lot of different materials and I know that you can go from thick grunge to silvered decals quicker than you could ever imagine.
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06-25-2015, 09:14 PM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

I guess that explains why the decals look like...

I guess that explains why the decals look like they've had that resin stuff poured over them.

No idea how many coats I put on. 40? 50? They were very thin until the last two coats, which I did...
06-25-2015, 10:57 AM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

Tammi, I looked for a decent red eye for eight...

Tammi, I looked for a decent red eye for eight years, but any that popped up here were thrashed or cost a mint or both.

A couple of months ago, this one popped up, horrendously dirty but good...
06-24-2015, 08:42 PM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

Ah, so it's my technique that's wanting. It was...

Ah, so it's my technique that's wanting. It was so pleasant to blame it on the heat, but I suspected it was my lack of practice! :D

I just bought another red eye, today, and the decals are in...
06-24-2015, 10:58 AM
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Views: 278,493
Posted By thepolyparrot

This 66 is almost done - another couple of coats...

This 66 is almost done - another couple of coats of Briwax and I can put her back together.

I don't know how many coats of shellac are on it, but I never could get the swirls out of it. Probably...
06-14-2015, 07:24 PM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

Thank you, Sabine - it's been a lot of work, but...

Thank you, Sabine - it's been a lot of work, but I've wanted a red eye for years - never saw one I could afford until a couple months ago and it's worth every bit of money and elbow grease I've put...
06-14-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

Okay, so I can stop worrying! :D Thank you...

Okay, so I can stop worrying! :D

Thank you so much - I have really loved this process; reading the thread several times, ordering the stuff, reading the thread, again... ;)

The cleaning part...
06-13-2015, 07:52 PM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

Thank you for this tutorial! You gave me the...

Thank you for this tutorial! You gave me the courage to try to protect three gorgeous machines before time can take a further toll on them.

The first one is looking pretty good. After getting it...
Forum: Main
02-17-2015, 02:15 PM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/03/11-lond...

http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/03/11-london-square.html

I think it's 3163 in BlockBase and was called London Square in the mid 20th century, according to Barbara Brackman.
Forum: Main
03-19-2014, 02:04 PM
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Views: 1,304
Posted By thepolyparrot

I've been wanting one for a long time, so I've...

I've been wanting one for a long time, so I've been buying the dies and mats that I want as I find them on sale - Quilt in a Day just had a big sale and I saved a lot over the regular retail price.
...
Forum: Pictures
12-06-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 38,625
Posted By thepolyparrot

I like this one better than the original. :)...

I like this one better than the original. :) Congratulations on finishing such a gorgeous quilt!
01-27-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,383
Posted By thepolyparrot

Well I just turned pea-green! LOL! I've been...

Well I just turned pea-green! LOL! I've been searching for this machine with these decals for a long time. I think that the lid should lift right out when you push the tabs aside.

The back slide...
01-27-2013, 08:13 PM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

How wonderful! I would love to find a vertical...

How wonderful! I would love to find a vertical feed!

And that bill of sale is gorgeous, too - $1.25 for a ruffler and 20 for a hemmer or binder. Can't make out that top item right under the...
01-27-2013, 08:07 PM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

This is a simple machine to work on. :) ...

This is a simple machine to work on. :)

shop.sew-classic.com can sell you a replacement motor, cords and foot control, all wired up for you for about $25 - piece 'a' cake to replace them and...
01-27-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,874
Posted By thepolyparrot

The manual for the Singer 15 should work for most...

The manual for the Singer 15 should work for most or all functions of your Hoover. It's a clone of that model probably from Japan and probably sold under more than one name.

Some of the Japanese...
Forum: Main
01-20-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By thepolyparrot

LOLOL! Well, we asked!!!! :D Darn, I'm not...

LOLOL! Well, we asked!!!! :D

Darn, I'm not old enough to remember when that movie came out, am I????????
01-20-2013, 08:00 PM
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Views: 3,434
Posted By thepolyparrot

Yayyyyyyyyy! How cool is that???? :)

Yayyyyyyyyy! How cool is that???? :)
01-20-2013, 12:39 PM
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Posted By thepolyparrot

I was just going to say it looks a lot like some...

I was just going to say it looks a lot like some Morse machines.

I had a chance at a gorgeous blue Morse Foto-Matic once and I didn't jump on it and I have kicked myself ever since. I'm glad you...
Forum: Main
01-20-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By thepolyparrot

I keep mine about five or six stitches to the...

I keep mine about five or six stitches to the inch. Closer if I hit a "tight" spot, where I didn't sew the attachment seam quite right and getting the fold to cover the machine seam is a little...
Forum: Main
01-20-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,991
Posted By thepolyparrot

I would second that! My LQS has this made up in...

I would second that! My LQS has this made up in Civil War repros and it's GORGEOUS - the photo here doesn't do it justice, at all:...
Forum: Main
01-20-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,506
Posted By thepolyparrot

I like the Moda and the Kaufman Kona solids....

I like the Moda and the Kaufman Kona solids. Black is crazy hard to hide, but you will have a second layer of white between the top and the black seam allowance, so that will help.

I'd probably...
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