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Leaving a working treadle outside in the Pacific Northwest USA

Leaving a working treadle outside in the Pacific Northwest USA

Old 04-26-2016, 08:05 AM
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I would never leave mine out side.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:10 AM
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I wouldn't do it either. I haven't quilted on my treadle in decades.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:46 AM
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Common sense prevailed. Good for you. They rust too easily with any moisture and are too hard to clean off again. The portable hand crank is a getter idea.
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:27 AM
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I have a screened in deck and someday I am going to spend a day quilting outside. I will use my Singer99k as it is not so heavy or big.
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:40 AM
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Not a good idea. You apparently have a 'treasure'. I would keep it inside to enjoy and nurture. It would have lots of problems very soon it you left it outside.
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:25 PM
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Take it from a cabinet-maker's wife. In 1982, we had a tremendous flood in our little town in North Central Florida, with 13" of rain in one afternoon (about 3 hours). All the custom wood cabinets, including large pantry(s), etc., were threatened by incoming local flooding, and loss of part of the roof which blew off. Even with stacking concrete blocks and putting the wooden cabinets atop the blocks, they could NOT be protected, and were a total loss. Anything you want to preserve should NOT be outside! The weather just brutalizes furniture/iron left outside!

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Old 04-27-2016, 02:34 PM
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I understand Jeanette, we had our town flooded in mid-December and only just got our post office back a few weeks ago and still don't have police, city hall, and library back in business.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:44 PM
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SW Washington is not a good place to leave a machine outside. Yep use one that can be put in and out, wish you could though it would be fun.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:51 AM
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I have a covered patio that is great for enjoying the fresh air while sewing, but I do keep my machine inside.
I wouldn't want the morning dew, or overnight showers to start anything.....
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:11 PM
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I'm in Ocean Shores and our barbecue rusted out. My husband has recently refinished a 1904 Singer for me. The only thing he couldn't do was protect (coat, have plated?) the bobbin winder. It is in the house but he says even in here if he can't figure out how to protect the bobbin winder it will rust.
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