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    Old 03-18-2017, 03:00 PM
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    Default I gave away one of 'babies' today.

    In the interest of thinning the herd, I gave away my 3/4 size Leader (made by National) machine today. I will miss her more than I thought because she was in such pristine shape. Needed nothing more than a cleaning with oil and a coat of Kleen n Wax on the cabinet and she looked new. Can't say that for the others. This is the before picture. I'm glad I didn't take an after - I might have kept it. [ATTACH=CONFIG]570040[/ATTACH]
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    Old 03-18-2017, 03:11 PM
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    You gave it away? Didn't sell it? Sure is pretty but good for you to have courage to thin the herd.
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    Old 03-18-2017, 03:29 PM
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    With some machines I think it's best to consider the new owner more than the price ;- )
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    Old 03-18-2017, 03:46 PM
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    The new owner must be thrilled to have been chosen to receive it.
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    Old 03-18-2017, 04:06 PM
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    wow......what a beauty....glad she went to a good home
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    Old 03-19-2017, 04:39 AM
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    That certainly is a beauty. I'm sure her new mama is thrilled.
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    Old 03-19-2017, 07:07 AM
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    Did you do the refinish on the wood cabinet? That's a beautiful machine. May I ask what was used on the finish? Stain color and spray for brushed laquor? etc. Thanks for any info.
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    Old 03-19-2017, 10:01 AM
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    It didn't need any refinishing. That is the old picture of what it looked like when I brought it home 6 years ago. Before the kids took it away, they went over with Howard's Restor- A-Finish and Howard's Feed-N-Wax. It looked beautiful. They also cleaned the machine with sewing machine oil and had it drummed into their heads to never touch those decals with anything else.
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    Old 03-20-2017, 05:40 AM
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    I recently gave away my Necchi Supernova to an electrician friend. He wanted to make his girlfriend bras that would fit. He was thrilled and loved the machine even the blond cabinet!
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    Old 03-20-2017, 06:07 AM
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    The old adage, "If you love something, set it free," is true.
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