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02-03-2020, 06:55 PM
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Posted By joolstacho

Singer Magic 22

Just picked up a Magic 22 for a couple of bucks in a charity shop. It works nicely (which is disappointing 'cos I was looking forward to fixing something!!!) Haha.
Just kidding. It seems to be a...
01-28-2020, 03:30 PM
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Views: 1,315
Posted By joolstacho

What a cool restoration project, well done Leon!

What a cool restoration project, well done Leon!
01-27-2020, 06:02 PM
01-27-2020, 04:41 PM
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Posted By joolstacho

I should have said... 'N' being the number of...

I should have said... 'N' being the number of machines you have at present. :thumbup:

(Is anyone getting a page full of gobbledygook in advokatBob's message?)
01-27-2020, 03:39 PM
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Views: 13,629
Posted By joolstacho

Oooh a lovely Husky! Lucky you. (Formula for...

Oooh a lovely Husky! Lucky you.
(Formula for the number of machines you need is always: N+1)
:-)
01-25-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By joolstacho

Just to tie this one up, I've hotwired the 540...

Just to tie this one up, I've hotwired the 540 (made up plug adaptors to fit) and I can confirm that a good ol' fashioned mechanical rheostat type footpedal works just fine, The 540 purrs like a...
01-25-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By joolstacho

Mickey, you mentioned the missing stitch pattern...

Mickey, you mentioned the missing stitch pattern selector on the top when referring to Dot's Bernina.
On my 540 that selector lever is stuck in the normal stitch position, it won't move to the 1-12...
01-24-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By joolstacho

That sure looks right Mickey. Helps to see one to...

That sure looks right Mickey. Helps to see one to know what to look for. Thanks.
01-24-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By joolstacho

Dot and her ol' Bernina

I hope this isn't too self-indulgent, but anyway...
Some may have noticed my plaintive pleas of help regarding my Bernina KL117 and Bernina 540. My recent enthusiasm occurred when after about 35...
01-24-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By joolstacho

Here's a pic of my machine. Note the 2 plug...

Here's a pic of my machine. Note the 2 plug sockets, on the right (rear of machine) the power cord socket, 2 flat pins - male prongs.
And (I assume the footpedal) (front of machine) socket, 2 round...
01-24-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By joolstacho

Here's a pic of my machine. Note the 2 plug...

Here's a pic of my machine. Note the 2 plug sockets, on the right (rear of machine) the power cord socket, 2 flat pins male prongs.
And (I assume the footpedal) (front) socket on the left, 2 round...
01-23-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By joolstacho

Good tips Annette thanks. After plenty of trying...

Good tips Annette thanks. After plenty of trying I've finally got it to hook up. (It's difficult to see exactly when/where the needle co-incides with the rotary hook because other components block...
01-23-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By joolstacho

Well I don't think so Annette, because there's no...

Well I don't think so Annette, because there's no physical connection or electrical connection to the knee lever.
And the machine has the 2-prong electrical connector socket in the base which...
01-23-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By joolstacho

Bernina 540 Footpedal wiring etc.

My 540 has speed controller electronic components built into a casing beneath the motor.
There's a larger silver capacitor (about the size of an AA battery) and 2 smaller black ones about 1/2" long...
01-22-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By joolstacho

Old Bernina needle timing tips?

I've seen the youtube vids of needle / rotary needle bobbin timing for various machines, but none of the rotary needles look anything like my 117 and 540 rotary needles, so it's hard to relate them....
01-21-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By joolstacho

Yes Maria, I do have the feed-dogs and the shaft...

Yes Maria, I do have the feed-dogs and the shaft that the hook assembly is mounted to. Confirming that disc is the one screwed to the back of the rotary needle. All that seems right. See my other...
01-21-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By joolstacho

Well, now I have my 540 and have taken the bobbin...

Well, now I have my 540 and have taken the bobbin 'area' components apart, with these conclusions:
It looks as if the 540 rotary needle and bobbincase are the same and will fit the 117. That's good!...
01-20-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By joolstacho

Maria, thanks for your kind offer of advice /...

Maria, thanks for your kind offer of advice / photos.
I'm out today, but I'll take better shots tomorrow so you can see more clearly what I have under there.
01-19-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By joolstacho

Thanks for those tips Mickey. I'll be intrigued...

Thanks for those tips Mickey. I'll be intrigued to see if the 540 bobbin parts are the same as the 117. If they are I'll know exactly what to look for.
01-18-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By joolstacho

Ouch!!! 500 smackeroos! My 117 is destined to be...

Ouch!!! 500 smackeroos! My 117 is destined to be be a nice decorative shelf-queen if that's the case.
I will continue to check ebay, but the real problem is I don't know exactly what I'm looking for!
01-17-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By joolstacho

Well, I just shot my ebayload on a rather nice...

Well, I just shot my ebayload on a rather nice looking Bernina 540 'Favorit'. I'll pick it up on Tuesday, it'll be interesting to see if the bobbin parts are the same as my 117 as you suggest they...
01-17-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By joolstacho

Getting adhesive like duct tape is usually made a...

Getting adhesive like duct tape is usually made a lot easier with application of heat. These adhesives get very hard over years so softening them really helps. A hot air gun is ideal, but even a hair...
01-17-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,858
Posted By joolstacho

Absolutely what a bargain, -beautiful ol' gal (no...

Absolutely what a bargain, -beautiful ol' gal (no not you!) Choc-full of character (geddit?).
She's working and you have all those accessories... brilliant!
01-15-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By joolstacho

Keep on the case! ;-) (Those ebay parts...

Keep on the case! ;-)
(Those ebay parts referred to above would cost me about A$140 - and some pics I've seen show a fairly decent size spring in there somewhere) I'll just hope someone with a 117...
01-15-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By joolstacho

So Janey & John, I assume you have a 117? Does it...

So Janey & John, I assume you have a 117? Does it look as though these parts on ebay (as below) would be right for my machine?
...
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