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09-12-2016, 05:25 PM
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Posted By NapaJohn

The original link for the sale was found on this...

The original link for the sale was found on this site (but I had never seen it before someone else shared it): http://www.yardsalesearch.com/

However, closer to the date of sale it appeared...
09-11-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,391
Posted By NapaJohn

Estate Sales Are Dangerous

Stay far away from them unless you want to suffer that rush of adrenaline as you pile things into boxes and scurry them out to your car. I thought I was getting better. I thought I could start...
02-03-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,358
Posted By NapaJohn

It needs lubrication and probably some cleaning....

It needs lubrication and probably some cleaning. Your instructions tell you to only oil the bobbin case because you're expected to take it to the shop for an annual service where it would be...
02-03-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,783
Posted By NapaJohn

If you're on Facebook, join the Vintage Bernina...

If you're on Facebook, join the Vintage Bernina Sewing Machines group. Wait to be accepted and then click on the "Files" tab and you'll find your manual as a free download.
01-22-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,531
Posted By NapaJohn

While those two machines are newer than the...

While those two machines are newer than the Pfaffs I have, my best guess is that the 6122 is probably the better machine of the two. I think it's one of the last ones made in Germany. Check for "Made...
11-12-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,603
Posted By NapaJohn

You can go to searspartsdirect.com for parts list...

You can go to searspartsdirect.com for parts list and manuals for many Kenmore machines. See if this link will take you directly to the listings for the 158.1980:
...
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11-04-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,831
Posted By NapaJohn

The best stain remover I've found is called the...

The best stain remover I've found is called the Magic Wand:

http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-20125-Clothing-Remover-2-5-Ounce/dp/B008RJW8II/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1446698978&sr=8-5&keywords=magic+wand...
10-31-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By NapaJohn

P.S. Once you get to the pdf, you can right click...

P.S. Once you get to the pdf, you can right click it and "Save As" to your computer.
10-31-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By NapaJohn

Try this site: ...

Try this site: http://s2.vsmgroup.com/VSM/Pfaff/pfaffmanual.nsf

You have to scroll down to Pfaff 1212 and click the link, then scroll down the page again to Pfaff 1212 and click English and then...
10-09-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,109
Posted By NapaJohn

Have you considered Grass Valley? ...

Have you considered Grass Valley?

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/5259734169.html


I keep telling myself I don't need any more machines.


I don't need any more machines.
07-24-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By NapaJohn

http://www.keelersales.com/singer-27-127-decals-fo...

http://www.keelersales.com/singer-27-127-decals-for-restorations-sphinx-design/
07-23-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,014
Posted By NapaJohn

Thanks, Macybaby. You're correct that there are...

Thanks, Macybaby. You're correct that there are some cabinets that would accommodate free arm machines, but I assumed the OP referred to cabinets like the Queen Anne Cab or the #42 as those are the...
07-22-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,014
Posted By NapaJohn

The Pfaff 360 is not going to fit in a standard...

The Pfaff 360 is not going to fit in a standard Singer cabinet. A Pfaff 130 or 230 would fit as they are both flatbed machines and the hinge pin holes are the same as the Singer's. The 360 (and 332)...
07-05-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By NapaJohn

Here's a tutorial of the file method:...

Here's a tutorial of the file method: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage-antique-machine-enthusiasts-f22/elna-pulley-repair-t187975.html
06-28-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,745
Posted By NapaJohn

It looks very nice. Could you please send...

It looks very nice.

Could you please send some of that rain this way?
06-28-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By NapaJohn

Just as an FYI for future use, you can use a...

Just as an FYI for future use, you can use a product made by Liquitex for use with acrylic paints called acrylic Gloss Medium. Here is some info:

http://www.liquitex.com/glossmediumvarnish/
...
05-21-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,144
Posted By NapaJohn

I also picked up a Brother Select-o-Matic sewing...

I also picked up a Brother Select-o-Matic sewing machine about a week ago (my first Brother!) and there was a folded up paper with motor brushes inside and installation instructions in Japanese. Cool!
05-21-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,144
Posted By NapaJohn

Delilah, the Brother monogrammer pictured worked...

Delilah, the Brother monogrammer pictured worked on a low shank Kenmore (which is what I tested it on). It was stiff and needs lubrication before I can tell how well it works but it did form the...
05-21-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 899,170
Posted By NapaJohn

Not serious. Just a Star Trek joke.

Not serious. Just a Star Trek joke.
05-18-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,144
Posted By NapaJohn

Delilah, The only problem with that Singer...

Delilah,

The only problem with that Singer Deluxe Monogrammer is that it did not originally come with all of the alphabet cams, only with those letters that were purchased by the original owner. I...
05-18-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 899,170
Posted By NapaJohn

Tibbles were starting to be known as good...

Tibbles were starting to be known as good machines until Singer caught wind of them and launched a smear campaign with an advertisement called "The Trouble With Tibbles." Then the patent lawyers went...
05-18-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,001
Posted By NapaJohn

That's a beautiful machine but maybe it's safer...

That's a beautiful machine but maybe it's safer that you're dropping it off first? Allegedly, Macybaby is well-armed and if she saw that machine, she might not let you leave with it! I've noticed...
05-14-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,038
Posted By NapaJohn

I forgot to add that I have a Lelia 514 with a...

I forgot to add that I have a Lelia 514 with a manual so if the manual that was posted doesn't work for you, I could scan mine. Mine takes the same cams as the ones for a Nora although I have the...
05-14-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,248
Posted By NapaJohn

You have a very nice addition and collection....

You have a very nice addition and collection. Just think how many more machines you could acquire if you put up one of those steel buildings... :)
05-14-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,866
Posted By NapaJohn

A long time ago, I had my machine set up in front...

A long time ago, I had my machine set up in front of a window and used a wire coat hanger hung on the curtain rod and looped large spool thread through the hanger down to the machine. Then I...
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