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I'm proud to own an American... but I still don't own a Free....

I'm proud to own an American... but I still don't own a Free....

Old 06-14-2014, 08:22 PM
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Default I'm proud to own an American... but I still don't own a Free....

(if said to the tune of a certain song, it's funny...)Not that I am actually in the market for a Free...

But about that American!

Here is my Fathers day present!!!

An American Model #1
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She's a bit rough, but she has lots of potential.
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This is just gross....
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:24 PM
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the rest of the bottom, rough but mostly just LOTS of neglect
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The patent Plate
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The back of the head
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:27 PM
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The shuttle... This is a VS machine but the shuttle travels in an arc low in front, to top, to low in back
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Cleaned up real nice
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cool bobbin winder
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:29 PM
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and some more details are still coming out...
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I LOVE the drawer pulls
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:31 PM
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Cleaning the irons is next.....
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Last shot for tonight, the back after a wipe down.
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Poo, the last two pics didn't show up! Cool machine! The details are pretty interesting. I want to hear how you clean up the irons. Do you have to dismantle the table?
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Happy Father's Day:>
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sweet.

It seems like this board has a limit on how many pictures can be posted at a time - I run into that all the time. You might wait a couple pages and see if it lets you post them later on.
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Very nice!
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Very nice Steve! Can't wait to see the finished product, it's a beautiful machine
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