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  • I'm the excited new owner of treadle machine- first timer ;)

    Old 07-13-2018, 08:42 AM
    Join Date: Jul 2018
    Location: Northern Minnesota
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    Yep been there done that, I learned alot after that! My 2nd treadle was a Red Eye. After that one I was hooked.
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    Old 07-13-2018, 08:18 PM
    Join Date: Jul 2018
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    I just drove about 250 miles yesterday to pick up my Singer 66-1 Redeye from the guy who worked on her. I bought it from a friend's yard sale and while looking good and moving well, the needle would hit the presser foot. This guy did the presser bar converter Mickey2 mentioned above, so now it is not a back clamping- it is a side clamping, like all my other machines. I traded my four or five feet/accessories for something else I wanted. This guy was incredible. He's 95 years old and has been restoring machines for 72 years....very, very interesting. My cabinet looks to be exactly like yours. Mine has the flip out/tilt out center drawer. I got a new belt and they showed me how to do it. I put it on last night and I think it's still too loose. i'm going to cut it a 1/4" shorter and try again. (Question for Mickey2- how to get the bobbin cover completely off.... it doesn't want to slide all the way off.)

    I want to say this about treadles- since you haven't had one before- have you sewed on one? It's really important to grab the hand wheel and give it turn toward you to get it started in the right direction--let it go backwards can really cause a big mess. My parents bought my sisters and I a treadle when I was a girl- It was a Singer 128, I think, with a shuttle case for the long bobbin. Anyway- if you put one foot to the back of the treadle and one foot to the front...you can really get going. I ought to take a picture....
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    Old 07-14-2018, 08:55 AM
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    Location: near Topeka kansas
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    You really don't want to take the bobbin cover way off unless you are forced to. To take if off you should take off the plate over the feed dogs. To put it back, you must do that.
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    Old 07-18-2018, 02:55 PM
    Join Date: Jul 2018
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    Great machine. I converted a newer 66 to treadle and love her. Treadle takes a little getting used to, but relaxing once you are into it.
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    Old 07-18-2018, 03:54 PM
    Join Date: Jul 2014
    Location: South Dakota
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    I bought a belt for my treadle off Amazon
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    Old 07-21-2018, 03:32 PM
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    Location: SoCal
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    You are going to love this machine. Just the sound of the "clickity-clack" of the wheel turning as you sew will sooth your mind and your soul.
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