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10-01-2019, 04:57 PM
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Views: 6,426
Posted By manicmike

Bill's group is now at...

Bill's group is now at https://groups.io/g/vikingsewingmachinespre1980
09-03-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,372
Posted By manicmike

Sorry, didn't see this. The 320K2: 617017 ...

Sorry, didn't see this.
The 320K2:
617017
and the 206K10:
617018
06-04-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,571
Posted By manicmike

I have a 530 record that I removed the motor...

I have a 530 record that I removed the motor capacitor from when I got it, and ever since then it's been spitting when the motor starts and sparking a lot more than is comfortable.
A post from a...
01-14-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 44,789
Views: 4,262,989
Posted By manicmike

Singer 99K

Hi all. I'm just going to quote myself, as I excitedly told the story about this machine on Facebook:
Only a 99K, but given to me by the original owner (who bought it new when she was 15). She had...
01-10-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,426
Posted By manicmike

I bet you a million bucks it doesn't. It says...

I bet you a million bucks it doesn't. It says "Made in Great Britain". Every single 320K2 ever was made in Scotland, just like every 222K and 201K23 (all iconic models which were also designed in...
12-26-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By manicmike

Pleasure minibarn. I'm really useless at...

Pleasure minibarn. I'm really useless at remembering very much so I just remember very simple rules.

Needle or thread in the wrong way is the most common cause of bobbin thread not being picked...
12-25-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By manicmike

Tammi, there's a simpler way even than that. ...

Tammi, there's a simpler way even than that.

Two rules for threading a model 15:
1. If it has reverse it threads right to left, if it doesn't have reverse it threads left to right.
2. The flat...
12-01-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,574
Posted By manicmike

Bernina made one called favorit, like this one:...

Bernina made one called favorit, like this one: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mckinnon/other-antiques-art-collectables/vintage-bernina-540-favorit-sewing-machine/1096680315 540, 640 and 740
11-20-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,213
Posted By manicmike

Which one? I know most other Aussie bloggers

Which one? I know most other Aussie bloggers
11-20-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,470
Posted By manicmike

Vintage is generally accepted to be 25 years old....

Vintage is generally accepted to be 25 years old. Most modern machines are made of plastic impregnated with oil. The plastic/oil eventually stops lubricating and you're then expected to throw the...
11-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,213
Posted By manicmike

Why not? They're cheap and plentiful. You seem to...

Why not? They're cheap and plentiful. You seem to be in northern Europe, so I'd go for a European vertical bobbin machine.
I like German and Swiss machines a lot, 1950s Pfaffs and '60s Berninas...
11-17-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By manicmike

And all 222s are 222Ks. They were designed and...

And all 222s are 222Ks. They were designed and only ever made in Scotland.
11-14-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,213
Posted By manicmike

The 15 is fantastic at free motion work (and the...

The 15 is fantastic at free motion work (and the other failure of the 201 - sewing with thick thread).
11-13-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,213
Posted By manicmike

Horizontal or drop-in bobbin machines are...

Horizontal or drop-in bobbin machines are notoriously poor at darning and free motion embroidery. They always have tension problems due to the thread having to turn 90 degrees.

I tried free motion...
11-04-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,404
Posted By manicmike

Makes sense: The 15-1 was the 'Improved Family'

Makes sense: The 15-1 was the 'Improved Family'
11-04-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By manicmike

On a higher AC voltage power supply (all of...

On a higher AC voltage power supply (all of Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand etc. actually most of the world) the capacitors prevent sparking from the motor brushes and suppressed AM radio...
10-31-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,205
Posted By manicmike

Firstly, I assume you have it threaded correctly,...

Firstly, I assume you have it threaded correctly, that the needle is in correctly (flat side left) and that you are threading right to left. Skipping stitches is the strongest sign of threading the...
10-29-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,125
Posted By manicmike

I've bought 7 319s, 2 306s, 2 320s and 1 206....

I've bought 7 319s, 2 306s, 2 320s and 1 206. They're not all that troublesome, and all current ones use a standard needle.
10-25-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,125
Posted By manicmike

I would check the distance between the needle and...

I would check the distance between the needle and hook, which should be as close as possible without them actually touching. Last one I saw which was skipping stitches had a large gap. It should be...
10-22-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By manicmike

Check the foot controller which go out of tune...

Check the foot controller which go out of tune after 60 years. If you have a good spare, try it out. If not, you could make sure the copper bridge is making contact with both contacts (it's obvious...
10-21-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By manicmike

Almost. The picture lacks the word "improved" but...

Almost. The picture lacks the word "improved" but looks the same otherwise. A couple of people told me the shuttle will be about 5mm longer than a Singer one so it seemed unlikely. Someone is sending...
10-20-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By manicmike

She thought it may be beyond repair because of...

She thought it may be beyond repair because of the surface rust. I laughed :D
10-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By manicmike

New home VS machine

Hi all. Someone I know through FB owns this machine and wants to use it (it's her grandmother's) but it's missing the shuttle and bobbins. These are quite rare in Australia but a lot less so in the...
10-19-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,352
Posted By manicmike

There is, but QB doesn't host them, so you'd have...

There is, but QB doesn't host them, so you'd have to upload to, say, Google drive or something. There's a sticky post...
10-18-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,352
Posted By manicmike

Cari is our resident Brother expert. If it's...

Cari is our resident Brother expert. If it's anything like a Dodge Charger I'd expect great things :thumbup:
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