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11-21-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,801
Posted By ThayerRags

If you’re talking to me.....I wouldn’t recommend...

If you’re talking to me.....I wouldn’t recommend ANY used sewing machine of the newer type. You’re a tech. You know how people (techs and users both) jack around with machines.

And I don’t know...
11-21-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,946
Posted By ThayerRags

I’m with you on that. I don’t think that the...

I’m with you on that. I don’t think that the drop-in bobbin is a reason to use slow speed.

My Singer 111W153 (I call it “Ol Dirty”) has a drop-in bobbin and is in an industrial power stand that...
11-21-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,801
Posted By ThayerRags

I found myself in the same boat. My wife wanted...

I found myself in the same boat. My wife wanted a machine that would do the blanket stitch. With all of the vintage machines that I had stashed around, not one of them (that was serviceable) would...
11-19-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By ThayerRags

If it’s a Singer 301, and unless it’s an older...

If it’s a Singer 301, and unless it’s an older model with the long fold-down bed (301-2), you probably should look for a 2-prong control cord for it.

CD in Oklahoma
11-19-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By ThayerRags

Looks good, Joe. CD in Oklahoma

Looks good, Joe.

CD in Oklahoma
11-19-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,184
Posted By ThayerRags

Me too. I use 2-piece leather belts on two of my...

Me too. I use 2-piece leather belts on two of my treadles that I use regularly, so that I can change heads in them by simply changing the shortest of the two pieces of belting for a different length...
11-15-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,276
Posted By ThayerRags

Joking isn’t quite as bad as pointing out when...

Joking isn’t quite as bad as pointing out when someone is wrong, yet, but it appears to be gaining on it.

CD in Oklahoma
11-14-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,883
Views: 332,653
Posted By ThayerRags

Excellent. CD in Oklahoma

Excellent.

CD in Oklahoma
11-14-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,276
Posted By ThayerRags

I got the joke, and thought it was a friendly and...

I got the joke, and thought it was a friendly and innocent bit of humor and wit. It was the type that used to make visiting on the internet lots of fun. Unfortunately, we’re getting to be such a...
11-14-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 44,789
Views: 4,393,579
Posted By ThayerRags

Great!! I have been dropping by the site from...

Great!! I have been dropping by the site from time to time over the past few months, just hoping.....and waiting........

CD in Oklahoma
11-13-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4,880
Views: 330,854
Posted By ThayerRags

Well, thatís good to know. Thanks. I didn't...

Well, thatís good to know. Thanks. I didn't realize they were hard to find. I think that I have one of those hand cranks on my 1910 Singer 28K2 with Victorian Decals. I picked up the machine...
11-12-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4,880
Views: 330,854
Posted By ThayerRags

What am I missing on this (apparently Singer)...

What am I missing on this (apparently Singer) hand crank attachment ...
11-11-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,118
Posted By ThayerRags

I started out with a 1914 Singer 66-3 Hand Crank,...

I started out with a 1914 Singer 66-3 Hand Crank, and have scratched and clawed my way up to a 1950s Singer 319W Treadle so far. Iím wanting to advance on to a 1960s Singer 401G Treadle, but for...
11-07-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,579
Posted By ThayerRags

The nearest row of spaces in the treadle are...

The nearest row of spaces in the treadle are filled in to help eliminate the whistling sound of the air rushing through the open gaps when sewing at high speed?

CD in Oklahoma
11-05-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,471
Posted By ThayerRags

I can't think of anything to say that hasn't...

I can't think of anything to say that hasn't already been said. Wow. Thanks for sharing.

CD in Oklahoma
11-03-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,960
Posted By ThayerRags

Yeah. Itís kind of like the difference between...

Yeah. Itís kind of like the difference between using a volt meter or your tongue to check a 9V battery. Either way will work.

Ov cwouse, I wooden wecomend ussing yor twong to swet yor pwesser...
11-03-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,579
Posted By ThayerRags

If he held on long enough, he could check his...

If he held on long enough, he could check his presser foot pressure on-camera too!

CD in Oklahoma
11-02-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,579
Posted By ThayerRags

Looking good. CD in Oklahoma

Looking good.

CD in Oklahoma
11-01-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,960
Posted By ThayerRags

I should have added, that the amount of change...

I should have added, that the amount of change needed to the presser bar pressure when using the “pain meter” to adjust the pressure, is the Tad System.

If it’s too much pressure, back it off a...
11-01-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,960
Posted By ThayerRags

For the past few years, I’ve been trying to come...

For the past few years, I’ve been trying to come up with a “pain meter” to set household sewing machine presser foot pressure, by setting the presser foot down on my index finger to assess the...
10-31-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,419
Posted By ThayerRags

KLO, we’re good. I saw nothing wrong in your...

KLO, we’re good. I saw nothing wrong in your post, and I meant no harm in mine.

I don’t know if Singer was the first sewing machine company to offer a payment plan, but it was one of the first. ...
10-29-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,419
Posted By ThayerRags

Oh yes!!! That was my point! Singer was one of...

Oh yes!!! That was my point! Singer was one of the first companies to institute a payment plan so that the average home-maker could afford Singer products on a small budget. And if the lady of the...
10-29-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,419
Posted By ThayerRags

Yes, and donít forget that it was the perfect...

Yes, and donít forget that it was the perfect place to write out that installment payment check to send in to Singer Headquarters each month to pay for that desk and sewing machine!

CD in Oklahoma
10-28-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,579
Posted By ThayerRags

I'm anxious to see your Singer 16 too Miriam. ...

I'm anxious to see your Singer 16 too Miriam. But I know you haven't had much time to play with it. I'll be patient.

CD in Oklahoma
10-28-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By ThayerRags

I agree. CD in Oklahoma

I agree.

CD in Oklahoma
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