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04-07-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,463
Posted By J Miller

I never did find manuals for either of the ones I...

I never did find manuals for either of the ones I had. They've both been rehomed and I've quit looking.

Joe
02-13-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,905
Posted By J Miller

Patricia, The reason I use the little rolls of...

Patricia,
The reason I use the little rolls of veneer is because it pretty much allows the screws to center in the old holes but fills in the torn out wood. You can get veneer in small rolls at...
02-13-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By J Miller

More than likely the oil that was used to...

More than likely the oil that was used to lubricate the machine has gummed up. It will take a thorough cleaning and re-oiling to make it work.

Bernina 930s are not simple machines, but certain...
02-13-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,905
Posted By J Miller

I like it quite a bit. The first thing I'd do...

I like it quite a bit. The first thing I'd do is replace the lid screws so the lid would close properly.

The technique I use is to use small pieces of scrap veneer, roll them up and cut them to...
02-10-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By J Miller

Hopefully you did grease the motor before...

Hopefully you did grease the motor before returning it to service. The gear seen in the pic above and the motor bearings use the same grease source; the grease pots. Run them dry or with...
02-06-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,094
Posted By J Miller

I built one of those some years ago when I...

I built one of those some years ago when I refurbished a rusted up 99. The Chinese HC is less smooth than a genuine Singer but works fine.
I have the same problem with the case interference fit. ...
02-06-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,920
Posted By J Miller

The top one uses what we call the top clamp...

The top one uses what we call the top clamp system. Where there is a big nut that holds the foot or attachment. The nut is held to the presser foot bar by a screw. To use them you have to...
02-05-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,282
Posted By J Miller

This is true. Hopefully it's just a simple...

This is true.

Hopefully it's just a simple adjustment that's needed.

Joe
02-04-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,282
Posted By J Miller

It looks to me as if the presser foot is not...

It looks to me as if the presser foot is not aligned properly. It looks to be twisted to the right. The sides of the foot are not parallel to the feed dogs. This will cause the fabric to...
02-03-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,331
Posted By J Miller

I wonder if April 1930s lube is made by the same...

I wonder if April 1930s lube is made by the same company as Nova Montgomery's?
{ http://www.novamontgomery.com/shop/Singer-Featherweight-Parts/p/Novas-Motor-Lubricant-x4312153.htm }

I've got a...
02-02-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,611
Posted By J Miller

You might try Bernina USA { ...

You might try Bernina USA { http://www.bernina.com/en-US/Home-United-States }. I didn't see that model # listed, but a phone call to them might be successful.

Joe
02-02-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,576
Posted By J Miller

During the 50s-60s and maybe the 70s the Japanese...

During the 50s-60s and maybe the 70s the Japanese used high shank feet on lots of different machines. I don't know if those high shank feet are the same as the ones used on industrial machines or...
01-31-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By J Miller

Yes, I have a bunch of them. They're...

Yes, I have a bunch of them. They're referred to as 15 clones because they are copies (albeit slightly modified) of the Singer model 15. Great machines and made in many colors but dozens of...
01-28-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,613
Posted By J Miller

Sammie1, I use Evapo-rust a lot. I've...

Sammie1,

I use Evapo-rust a lot. I've never poured it on something like the rusted needle bar though. It might be worth a try. After all, it's job is to dissolve rust. At the time I did the...
01-28-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,613
Posted By J Miller

The reason to use heat is to expand the parts so...

The reason to use heat is to expand the parts so penetrating oil can get inside to do it's job. Sometimes a hair dryer is not enough.

Miriam gave me a Wizard brand sewing machine that had...
01-26-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By J Miller

That tiny little spring can stick in it's hole. ...

That tiny little spring can stick in it's hole. I've had to use a paper clip with the end bent to carefully pull it out.
If not stuck they can also launch out to who knows were without being...
01-25-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By J Miller

If you are careful and don't loose all the itsy...

If you are careful and don't loose all the itsy bitsy pieces you can take those bobbin cases apart to clean and oil them.
They're not really complicated, but those small parts are a pain. In the...
01-24-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By J Miller

If it's a low shank machine, Sew-Classic and...

If it's a low shank machine, Sew-Classic and other places sell Left Homing straight stitch feet. As long as you leave the ZZ needle plate in you can use most any ZZ compatible feet and accessories...
01-20-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By J Miller

Ken, That plug looks familiar but I can't say...

Ken,
That plug looks familiar but I can't say why. It looks as if it can be rewired. I can see the slots in the connectors where they can be unscrewed for a new wire. You might be able to...
01-20-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,340
Posted By J Miller

Cari, That 'lil thing is cute :D . Joe

Cari,

That 'lil thing is cute :D .

Joe
01-19-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,340
Posted By J Miller

If you have deep enough pockets and are lucky...

If you have deep enough pockets and are lucky enough to find one, a Singer 431G is direct drive, all metal, and has a free arm.

Joe
01-18-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,213
Posted By J Miller

I have one. It's my second one. The first got...

I have one. It's my second one. The first got rehomed to a forum member. What I'll use it for when I get it serviced and cleaned up, I'm not sure.
I used Rain's blog instructions to rewire my...
01-18-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By J Miller

When one undertakes a project like this, one must...

When one undertakes a project like this, one must consider it is not going to be a profit making job. So it's a project done because you want it done for personal reasons. What others think is...
01-18-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,916
Posted By J Miller

Bobbiin is OK ..... but, in recent years there...

Bobbiin is OK ..... but, in recent years there has been a lot of variation in the grove that fits over the peg on the winder. Some of the newer bobbins have a groove that's so small it won't...
01-18-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By J Miller

Paint stripper on the cabinet, but on the machine...

Paint stripper on the cabinet, but on the machine I'm not sure. I think I'd try with pain thinner first then go stronger.

But I would take the time and effort to fix it.

And sadly, yes I...
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