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10-31-2020, 09:46 AM
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Posted By LoriH58

I taught my husband how to sew last December....

I taught my husband how to sew last December. He's turned in to my stash-buster. Cannot seem to slow that man down. He loves piecing.
02-11-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By LoriH58

I think I am going to try modifying a safety pin,...

I think I am going to try modifying a safety pin, actually. Popped into my head overnight. I'll give that a whirl.
Yeah, they are expensive. I was excited to find it in a box of feet.. only to...
02-09-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By LoriH58

Darning Foot 121094

Hi all.
I have a vintage simanco darning foot 121094 that's missing a spring. Anyone ever run into this that could point me in the direction for a replacement? Thanks!
07-22-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,466
Posted By LoriH58

I'm digging the ingenuity! Great job. Exactly how...

I'm digging the ingenuity! Great job. Exactly how I would have done it.
06-17-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By LoriH58

Yes, please post a pic!

Yes, please post a pic!
05-01-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,664
Posted By LoriH58

WIChix.. "I took way too many parts off of a...

WIChix.. "I took way too many parts off of a frozen Singer 128 laVendedora, then decided I probably wouldn't get it back together. Turns out oil, time, more oil, and possibly heat would have been...
04-14-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By LoriH58

My husband is a boyfriend like you, lol. If I say...

My husband is a boyfriend like you, lol. If I say Oooooooooooo he usually says yes. :eek:
04-14-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By LoriH58

Blech. I feel your pain. I get machines home like...

Blech. I feel your pain. I get machines home like this and say to no one in particular, " Well, now I have to make this right..." and thus begins several dozens of hours restoring. Post follow up...
03-26-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By LoriH58

I do think it's funny that you balked at $25, not...

I do think it's funny that you balked at $25, not to mention $125. I've got my husband trained to find machines at antique malls now. It's entertaining. Then I walk over and have to say, "Yeah, no".
03-17-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By LoriH58

Cari- thanks!!!

Cari- thanks!!!
03-15-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By LoriH58

I'm actually pretty handy with a table saw and...

I'm actually pretty handy with a table saw and have some decent woodworking skills so making a wood base had already occurred to me. The other option would be checking out some auto-repair concepts....
03-15-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By LoriH58

Singer 185J base

I recently came into a 185J with a broken base..
Just curious if any of you has one of these machines that's been parted out that has a solid base to sell. I know these things are brittle because of...
01-10-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,753
Posted By LoriH58

I use that stuff all the time. Tried to turn my...

I use that stuff all the time. Tried to turn my sister on to it. I handed it to her and turned away for just a moment. She squirted it directly on the wood :-/ instead of the cloth. BIG mistake. Now...
01-10-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By LoriH58

Power Block

Can the backs of these old cord blocks be removed for rewiring?606534606535
01-10-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,610
Posted By LoriH58

Isn't a smoking motor a sign that someone oiled...

Isn't a smoking motor a sign that someone oiled it?? A big no-no. The capacitor is prob dead.
10-13-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By LoriH58

Thank you, LeonF! And i agree. it was that spring...

Thank you, LeonF! And i agree. it was that spring that was giving me fits. I finally wrapped a rag around the arm and put it in a vise to give me a third hand. Had I known the whole assembly came off...
10-10-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By LoriH58

White Rotary Model 77

I took apart the bobbin winder assembly on a white Rotary 77 machine to clean it. I took it apart not realizing the whole assembly comes off after removing one screw. I put it back together, but I...
10-09-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By LoriH58

Good news! The culprit was the stitch width (red)...

Good news! The culprit was the stitch width (red) lever. It moved like it was working, but it never adjusted the width, well, not 100%. So yesterday I oiled a little deeper and when I set it for BL,...
10-07-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By LoriH58

Thanks, bkay. I feel that I cleaned it well. But...

Thanks, bkay. I feel that I cleaned it well. But I’m going to hit it everyday because, like you said, things can free up on their own with time. I’ve seen archaic arcane just today for the first...
10-07-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By LoriH58

401a stitch width adjustment

Hey all. A few years ago I lent my 401a to my adult daughter. As anticipated she didnít do much in the way of maintenance. I have it back and itís blown out, oiled and greased. The problem is I canít...
09-26-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,488
Posted By LoriH58

LOVE your final picture. My son-in-law is an...

LOVE your final picture. My son-in-law is an electrician. I have to show him this because I have a 15-91 in a cabinet that needs this. Thanks!
09-09-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By LoriH58

I had a guy tell me he was going to buy me an...

I had a guy tell me he was going to buy me an "industrial" machine. He wanted to save money and thought buying me an 'industrial" machine meant I'd sew isinglass windows for his boats and it would be...
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09-07-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By LoriH58

Now and then. My guess is the batik is so tightly...

Now and then. My guess is the batik is so tightly woven that the thread isn't creating the loop that it needs for the hook to catch and create the stitch. It could be needle size? Hook timing off a...
09-03-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By LoriH58

Thanks everyone! This was the exact direction and...

Thanks everyone! This was the exact direction and help I was looking for. Awesome community.
09-02-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By LoriH58

Smile Grease vs. oil

I need to buy grease for a vintage machine. I know some things get oil, others grease. But I have never needed to buy grease. I had a little synthetic stuff from an old school tech who put some in a...
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