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06-03-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Rocketeer

I'm learning that sometimes these Spinet cabinets...

I'm learning that sometimes these Spinet cabinets were modified to accept other machines -- I have seen where the block is different than the one on mine. I seem to recall it was glued as well but...
09-27-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,939
Posted By Rocketeer

Hello and welcome -- I posted a while back...

Hello and welcome --
I posted a while back about my restoration of a 500A, including the motor and replacing the bearing. If the bearing is truly the issue, it's not an easy task to replace it, and...
09-27-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By Rocketeer

For those of us who enjoy using (or in some cases...

For those of us who enjoy using (or in some cases can only use) vintage needles, and don't love the idea of tossing them when they dull, there are ways to hone or even sharpen dulled needles.

Alex...
09-22-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,234
Posted By Rocketeer

Oh I didn't think you were minimizing the problem...

Oh I didn't think you were minimizing the problem at all -- and it *must* be rare, because these things are workhorses and not "notorious for problems" thankfully : )
09-21-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,234
Posted By Rocketeer

I know, this is what's making me crazy about it....

I know, this is what's making me crazy about it. In theory it should work just fine. But there are a couple of others who have had this exact problem.

All the parts were initially original to the...
09-20-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,234
Posted By Rocketeer

I tried multiple different bobbin cases, bobbins,...

I tried multiple different bobbin cases, bobbins, threads, cleaning, oiling, etc. I was almost ready to get rid of the machine. The problem seemed to come and go, but lately it was constant....
09-19-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,234
Posted By Rocketeer

Yes! but even doing that, it still hung up on...

Yes! but even doing that, it still hung up on that darn corner. No longer!
09-19-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,234
Posted By Rocketeer

At long last I believe I have solved the mystery...

At long last I believe I have solved the mystery of why my 500A was so frequently "hanging up" while stitching. It was truly disastrous -- sometimes the spool of thread would actually rocket (hehe)...
08-20-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rocketeer

Haha, has your significant other put a limit on...

Haha, has your significant other put a limit on machine number also?
07-17-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By Rocketeer

Could be! Doesn't look like a very strong clip,...

Could be! Doesn't look like a very strong clip, but I would be so curious to know what it was used for.
07-17-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,277
Posted By Rocketeer

Thank you very much

Thank you very much
07-17-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By Rocketeer

Hello, Having disassembled a few Singer...

Hello,
Having disassembled a few Singer 27/127s, I can tell you that is definitely not a part that belongs to the machine itself. The clip thingy is absolutely a piece of a tucker attachment, but...
07-05-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Rocketeer

Oh my goodness the 431G. It's a convertible...

Oh my goodness the 431G. It's a convertible free-arm machine, and truly a workhorse. Awesome in every way. Here's the manual:

http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/431.pdf
06-17-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,590
Posted By Rocketeer

I've become known in my friends circles as "the...

I've become known in my friends circles as "the guy obsessed with sewing machines," and have started to inherit (or be offered) some occasionally... the husband will not let me have too many more,...
06-12-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By Rocketeer

! Those are ! Matt

! Those are !

Matt
06-11-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,356
Posted By Rocketeer

Here you go. First, qualities of all the 24s can...

Here you go. First, qualities of all the 24s can be found here: https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/24/
I have two manuals; the first is one I found online; it has your thread takeup above the...
06-11-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By Rocketeer

206 was the first Singer zig zag capable machine;...

206 was the first Singer zig zag capable machine; (most) others before can be made to zig zag with an attachment. The 206 and later have solid handwheels and can be made to treadle, but handcranking...
04-30-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Rocketeer

Add to that list the 500/503 series! Matt

Add to that list the 500/503 series!
Matt
04-24-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Rocketeer

Hi Brenden, Sometimes thread or other gunk gets...

Hi Brenden,
Sometimes thread or other gunk gets trapped under the bushing. There's a great tutorial on how to remove it at the Singer Featherweight Shop. They make a special tool to help pull the...
04-19-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,541
Posted By Rocketeer

I'm just finding that the Gutermann cross-wound...

I'm just finding that the Gutermann cross-wound thread I'm currently using twists massively after several stitches when sitting on my 500's spool pins. What is causing this? I think it's 100% of my...
04-19-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,234
Posted By Rocketeer

! This. I just saw it. This is 100% of my...

! This. I just saw it. This is 100% of my problem! What the heck?

Also -- I'm using Gutermann cross-wound thread, and I notice it's just fine when I thread the machine, but after a row of...
04-14-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,489
Posted By Rocketeer

That makes a lot of sense -- and reflects some of...

That makes a lot of sense -- and reflects some of my mask-sewing difficulties this past weekend. Thanks!
04-14-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Rocketeer

Have you checked out the bobbin case tension as...

Have you checked out the bobbin case tension as well? Should be set to 1 oz or about 28 g. There are a couple methods to do this, depending on the equipment you might or might not want to purchase ;...
04-11-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By Rocketeer

Why is it the holy grail of T&S? Is it the metal...

Why is it the holy grail of T&S? Is it the metal gears?
Matt
04-10-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Rocketeer

photos? : )

photos? : )
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