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09-16-2020, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Jay401

Thank you. The finished parts are cleaning with...

Thank you.
The finished parts are cleaning with a damp cloth and a drop of dishwashing soap, this will remove any grime. The unfinished wood is just wiped with a damp cloth and left to dry outside....
09-16-2020, 06:50 AM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

Thank you Mickey and WIChix. I'll order some...

Thank you Mickey and WIChix. I'll order some treadle belt from Amazon and some needles while I'm at it.



Thank you. For now it's on Amazons court, but as soon as I'm finished I'll post about.
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09-14-2020, 12:28 PM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

Thank you. I've been watching videos and it seems...

Thank you. I've been watching videos and it seems like a lot of skill and practice goes into it. I just couldn't understand if the thread breaks if you too fast, don't keep a good rythm or because if...
09-14-2020, 12:12 PM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

No test stitching yet, altough I can't wait. I...

No test stitching yet, altough I can't wait. I still need to clean the treadle. Today I cleaned the machines covers.
I'll be needing a new belt definitely. The original one snapped close to were...
09-14-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

Thank you. Liquid car polish worked. It didn't...

Thank you. Liquid car polish worked. It didn't make brand new, but that's not what I wanted either. It's an old machine and despite the good condition you can tell it has a few years on it, badges...
09-13-2020, 10:55 AM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

Isn't it? :) Time well spent bringing it back. ...

Isn't it? :) Time well spent bringing it back.
Tomorrow is back to cleaning and oiling and starting on the treadle.



Good call on the skeewers+rags, thank you. Those extra long cotton swabs...
09-13-2020, 05:05 AM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

Thank you! Thank you so much. ...

Thank you!



Thank you so much.

​​​​​​The treadle is in great shape just in need of a cleaning.
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I've read here about that knob being difficult.
I'm trying to avoid removing it for...
09-13-2020, 02:53 AM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

Update time, but first here's a picture of the...

Update time, but first here's a picture of the treadle:
https://i.ibb.co/Km70Wh2/IMG-4620-1.jpg (https://ibb.co/4JMmpt8)

Here's the machine after two days of cleaning and oiling. Everything...
09-12-2020, 11:56 AM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

I've never tried electric or treadle but I do...

I've never tried electric or treadle but I do have memories associated with treadle machines. When I was a kid I us to use my great grandmother's sewing machine as a desk and would keep my feet on...
09-12-2020, 11:24 AM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

Wonderful news: After 4 hours of cleaning the...

Wonderful news:
After 4 hours of cleaning the insides with machine oil and a lot of rags and paper towels I'm happy to say all moving parts are moving! Work is not even close to done but it's no...
09-12-2020, 03:03 AM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

Thank you! Those videos have been really...

Thank you!
Those videos have been really useful.

I suspected that. I have the base and the pedal for it. Is the treadle the base+pedal/cabinet? Or just what you call the way it operates.
09-11-2020, 03:35 PM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

Thank you so much. This place is an amazing...

Thank you so much. This place is an amazing source of information.
A lot of people love these machines it seems.
Hopefully in a couple of weeks it will be running smoothly and I'll be sewing my...
09-11-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

Thank you, I'll stick to machine oil for the...

Thank you, I'll stick to machine oil for the cleaning. Hopefully tomorrow morning I'll start the cleaning process.

I usually use wd40 to clean grease and old oil in my job, so it comes naturally...
09-11-2020, 09:42 AM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

:O that's a huge project. I'm afraid if I...

:O that's a huge project. I'm afraid if I attempted such a thing I would be left with a bag of spare parts.
Thank you for the tip, it's a really good idea.
​​​​​​I was planning on using WD-40,...
09-11-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,470
Posted By Jay401

Hopefully bringing a Singer 401g back from a long sleep

Hello,
My grandma died a few years ago and I found her old sewing machine, a Singer 401g.
I can sew by hand but never used a sewing machine, but since I'm absolutely fascinated by them I decided to...
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