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    I made a video....

    Does anyone care to see it? I made a quick clip of my black 306w, on the treadle stand, making a few stitches. Can I post that here, or does it need to be hosted somewhere and just linked here? Or if no one cares to see my foolishness.... I can just put it up on "the book of face" because all of my friends all ready know I am odd.

    Dan.

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    Are u kidding...we'd love to see it! post away my friend!!!
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    This is the link ( might not work yet as the video is still uploading )
    http://youtu.be/tu-0Vd6FLPo.

    Really a poor first attempt, no editing was done it is just because I am so happy that the machine works I just had to share.
    Last edited by greywuuf; 04-08-2012 at 11:43 AM. Reason: Fat fingers and poor spelling

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    Wow, pretty cool. So smooth.

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    Wow, thanks for sharing the video with us.

    Quote Originally Posted by greywuuf View Post
    This is the link ( might not work yet as the video is still uploading )
    http://youtu.be/tu-0Vd6FLPo.

    Really a poor first attempt, no editing was done it is just because I am so happy that the machine works I just had to share.
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    Dan,

    Ha ha ha I got a laugh out of your treadle. Clink, clunk, clink, clunk. My #1 treadle did the same thing until I adjusted it.

    Nice machine too, but I've never seen one used as a treadle machine. All the ones I've seen before have been electric.

    Your treadle probably has a metal pitman rod assembly. Here's how to adjust one if you don't already know. ( At least it's how I adjusted mine.)
    You'll need a short flat wide blade screw driver and a wrench. A Crescent wrench is the easiest way to go.

    OK, first check out my picture.
    A: Rotate the treadle plate till the back of it is as high up as it will go.
    B: Put the screw driver blade in the slot of the adjusting screw from underneath.
    C: Using the wrench loosen the lock nut (bottom one) that's holding the adjusting screw while holding it with the screwdriver.
    D: Unscrew the lock nut and take it off.
    E: Remove the ball socket from the treadle plate.
    F: Clean it thoroughly.
    G: Oil it good and reassemble it.
    H: Carefully adjust it so it doesn't clink, clunk, and doesn't bind. You don't want it too tight.
    Also when tightening the lock nut the adjusting screw will tighten up to so you have to test often.

    Mine had 100 years of solidified oil in it and I simply couldn't tighten it up. Once cleaned I got it so it doesn't clink, clunk when I use it.

    The Chinese reproduction pitman assemblies has a spring loaded plunger in the adjusting screw to cushion the ball socket as it moves. I wish the old Singer ones did.

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    What a beautiful machine, now if you could do some FMQ, that would be really exciting!

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    Joe,
    Actually no, mine is an old style wooden pitman. (made 1900) I have adjusted all of the moving joints with the exception of the lower pitman joint. The reason I have not is that to get to the little adjustment screw I need to pull it away from the wall and get behind it.

    Someday soon, but I still wanted to get the video up.

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    Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed it.

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    Great video. Have fun with it!! Post more and often!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcurious View Post
    What a beautiful machine, now if you could do some FMQ, that would be really exciting!
    FMQ! I barely know what that is, let alone how to do it.
    my sewing aptitude is. Hhmmmm I can stick two things together. Mostly two large pieces of lighyweiht ripstop nylon to make tarps and tents, once I got really creative and made a stuff sack.


    Keep talking though you guys/gals have almost got me convinced that a bunch of old uniforms would make an interesting camo quilt.

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    Your video turned out great and I enjoyed seeing you sew. I request that you make another one and focus the camera on your feet treadling. I have a treadle and I'm learning, but my rhythm is not great yet. I'd like to see how you do it.
    jean

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    hmm well the foot thing is easy, as long as all you are doing is running a stitch down a length of old pillowcase....
    Actually the best advice I have had is to use Both feet one forward and one back. I use my left forward and push down on the front of the pedal, and my right back, and push down on the back of the pedal ( obviously at opposite times ) it is more of a bicycle action than anything. Good luck

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    Dan, my speed is about the same as yours!! LOL I am learning too, and I don't have much speed yet. I like it, though, and really enjoyed your video. Thanks.

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    If I ever get any better and speed becomes an issue, the old treadle model 27 handwheel fits this machine and gears it up a bit, easier treadling (because of the weight not the gearing) and faster

    PS.
    I got my cams in the mail today, so I have the first 10 decorative stitches...including ZZ) pretty excited.
    Last edited by greywuuf; 04-09-2012 at 04:07 PM.

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    Great video. thanks for posting. That's how I do my feet on my treadle too. Sometimes I get "cocky" and try to do it with one foot. Can't keep it up for long though.

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    I've been using a treadle machine since 2007 and I can sew at a pretty good clip when I'm sewing long straight pieces. I have my right foot slightly ahead of my left. I can treadle one footed, have more control with both feet. I have 2 Singer cabinets and 1 Franken-treadle. I prefer the Singer machines. One of my machines is a 237 zig zag very easy to use.
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    thank you for chiming in Sharon, I have not used this machine a lot since I made that video, I have been Futzing about with my 128's and working on the industrial treadle I have. Hopefully soon i will get a real project together and see what the old girl can really do. I Did retime and adjust several things and am now pretty sure I am 100% on the ZigZag and fancy stitches.... before it was iffy past about half width on the ZZ.

    Dan
    Last edited by greywuuf; 05-22-2012 at 06:37 PM.

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