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05-08-2019, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Lew Schiller

Yes - I've ordered an electronic controller....

Yes - I've ordered an electronic controller. Thanks for your replies!
Lew
05-07-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By Lew Schiller

Edit: It's the controller(s). Odd that two should...

Edit: It's the controller(s). Odd that two should be bad but I recalled my wife's old
Singer Console in the basement. Took the controller off..the wires were shedding their insulation
so I switched...
05-07-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By Lew Schiller

Yes - 120 directly to pins 1 and 2 cause the...

Yes - 120 directly to pins 1 and 2 cause the motor to run.
Connecting the controller(s) to all three in proper sequence results in...nothing.
Lamp doesn't vary but it does come on when the...
05-07-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By Lew Schiller

Featherweight speed control issue

Working on a Featherweight. When I apply 120 VAC to the motor pins it runs.
The controller puts out +- 3 to about 54 then jumps to 120 at full stop.
When I connect the controller to the machine it...
10-16-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,234
Posted By Lew Schiller

I buy it by the little spray can. Then I lose the...

I buy it by the little spray can. Then I lose the red straw. Then the nozzle breaks off. Then I buy another little spray can ..:-(
10-16-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,234
Posted By Lew Schiller

Fair enough. And I agree ...I have seen it...

Fair enough. And I agree ...I have seen it misused way too often but there is a time and a place.
10-16-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,234
Posted By Lew Schiller

Apparently you didn't read my post but rather saw...

Apparently you didn't read my post but rather saw the word WD-40 and hit send.
10-16-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,234
Posted By Lew Schiller

Hmm - I'm not a fan of WD-40 as a lubricant...

Hmm - I'm not a fan of WD-40 as a lubricant mainly because it really isn't but as a cleaner I find it effective.
Perhaps you can help me understand why its use in this situation would be inadvisable?
10-16-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,234
Posted By Lew Schiller

My internals aren't nearly as bad as all that. ...

My internals aren't nearly as bad as all that.
Just not nice and shiney... which I find vaguely disconcerting.
My guess is a spray of WD-40 followed by a good brushing and wiping and then oiling...
10-16-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,234
Posted By Lew Schiller

Good ideas! Thanks. My natural instinct is to...

Good ideas!
Thanks. My natural instinct is to disassemble and polish everything but discretion is the better part of obsession....so to speak.
10-15-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,234
Posted By Lew Schiller

Singer 31-15: How far can I go before I get myself in trouble?

I have a 31-15 that I started to restore last year then set aside.
Pulled it out today and got back to it.
(I know it's not traditional but I think it'll look quite nice in maroon)
The internals...
10-14-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By Lew Schiller

Probably a safe bet.

Probably a safe bet.
10-13-2015, 07:42 PM
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Views: 1,002
Posted By Lew Schiller

Very true. It is a brand new old school machine...

Very true. It is a brand new old school machine with a warranty at a pretty fair price.
+-$400 with lots of accessories.
Waay better than the plastic craptastic machines out there.
10-13-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By Lew Schiller

Necchi Goes Back to the Future

We're shopping for a more stout machine to make our products - hoping to find something between our early 70's Kenmores and big honkin' industrials.
The Necchi HD22 was suggested so we checked it...
10-12-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,753
Posted By Lew Schiller

Update: I received the pulley from...

Update:
I received the pulley from Sewingpartsonline and finally got around to installing it tonight.
What a piece of cr*p! it's plastic - the rubber on the drive surface is more like slippery...
09-21-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,753
Posted By Lew Schiller

The "Elna" ("-" because the bobbins I have...

The "Elna" ("-" because the bobbins I have aftermarket but sold as Elna) bobbins are 7 hole but too tight on the winder spindle. That wouldn't effect sewing but I need to find proper bobbins going...
09-17-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By Lew Schiller

I bought a pack of Elna Specific Bobbins marketed...

I bought a pack of Elna Specific Bobbins marketed by "Euro Notions"
I wonder if I should return them and try to find bobbins actually sold by Elna
09-17-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By Lew Schiller

Yes - I did just that and it was very tight. Need...

Yes - I did just that and it was very tight. Need to look into why.
As for instructions on timing - I think I found what I need and for the benefit of others here I'll copy and paste lest the link...
09-16-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,271
Posted By Lew Schiller

CosPlay as in the ComiCon crowd - has resulted in...

CosPlay as in the ComiCon crowd - has resulted in a major increase in people learning to sew and making things (costumes). Before the Denver ComiCon certain fabrics are nowhere to be found. Makes...
09-16-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By Lew Schiller

Hello, Thanks for the replies! I did get Elna...

Hello,
Thanks for the replies!
I did get Elna specific bobbins - but interestingly enough they're very tight on the winder spindle. Really have to work to get on on all the way and when I pulled it...
09-16-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By Lew Schiller

Threading the Elna

You know those Twilight episodes where somebody comes into possession of something that ultimately makes them crazy?

Okay so I have her all back together...following the manual and videos I've...
09-16-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,753
Posted By Lew Schiller

I stopped by there last night and it did look...

I stopped by there last night and it did look good but couldn't see a link to "join".
09-15-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,753
Posted By Lew Schiller

Thanks Donna! I ordered one today from...

Thanks Donna!
I ordered one today from sewingpartsonline. I looked at Sew-Classic yesterday but didn't see the proper tapered pulley. Meanwhile I used a file to turn down the existing pulley per the...
09-15-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,753
Posted By Lew Schiller

It is nice. I got the jam worked out without...

It is nice. I got the jam worked out without removing the shuttle case and it turns well but for the flat on the pulley.
09-15-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,753
Posted By Lew Schiller

Thanks Miriam! That's exactly what I needed and...

Thanks Miriam!
That's exactly what I needed and it also addresses the pulley replacement!
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