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Thread: Lookit what I'm getting for free ......

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    Lookit what I'm getting for free ......

    ........... well, I gotta go get it, and it's in Ft Wayne, IN. But we've gotta go there for my late MIL's memorial service. MIL died 2-15 of this year and the family had two memorials. One in Denver for those on the west side of the country and now one in Ft Wayne for those on this end of the country.

    So any way, my wife was in FW last weekend for the 3 Rivers Festival and stayed at her sisters house. The one I did the thread about some time back. This is what's been waiting quietly in her garage for a new home:

    Singer 9W-7 in a 7 drawer treadle cabinet


    Bobbin end, it uses the 221/301 style of bobbins:


    The serial number. No idea if that helps, but what the heck:


    And the cabinet. My SIL told us whoever had it in the past kept a fish tank on it. All but ruining the top.
    My wife ( she took the pics ) said all the veneer was there, but was coming loose.


    I figure that when I get it here I'll be asking for help and advise on repairing the top of the cabinet.

    So, you think I'm paying to much for this?

    Joe

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    Doing the happy dance for you Joe. And you price is awesome. Sounds like you will be adding veneering skills to your skills set. Here is a link to info regarding the 9W model http://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/9w/ if you have not found it before. I have a feeling that you will return her to treadling status.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Congrats! The cabinet looks pretty too! The Singer 9W makes beautiful stitches. Enjoy!!

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    This will be my second 9W-7. I'll probably bag it and tag it and put a more modern machine in the cabinet. Something with a reverse and maybe a ZZ machine.

    Joe

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    I love all old sewing machines! Especially the free ones!!

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    Free IS good.

    The funny thing my SIL wants a treadle, but she want's one that takes standard needles, feet and accessories, and has a reverse. And ... that she doesn't have to fix up.


    Joe

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    i also love old sewing machines. there just beautiful. like the ones that don't take a lot of fixen up.

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    Joe, I have a 127 in the same cabinet...aren't they pretty? I'm just about through with fixing mine, just need to make a slight adjustment in the length of the treadle belt and she should be ready to go.
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    momto5,

    From what my wife told me the cabinet is in good shape, other than the veneer on top. I'm hoping I can glue it back down, then sand, stain, and refinish it to some sort of match to the rest of it.
    I'm not good at wood working so I try to do as little as I can.

    Joe

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    Good luck in doing the cabinet refinishing. I will be doing so also except some of my veneer is missing...sigh. Glad to have Skipper on my side to advise me!

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    Pretty sweet machine, Joe. Woodworking isn't so bad..... just takes a little patience. We do refinishing all the time and it is so rewarding when it's done and you can sit back and admire it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    momto5,

    From what my wife told me the cabinet is in good shape, other than the veneer on top. I'm hoping I can glue it back down, then sand, stain, and refinish it to some sort of match to the rest of it.
    I'm not good at wood working so I try to do as little as I can.

    Joe

    NICE,,but do not bother with the veneer....you will never get it done good enough to stay done...just remove it all, sand down the wood and go from there...they are stiff very pretty under that veneer.

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    Jacquie,

    I'll try to repair and refinish it first. But if that can't be done I'll peal the veneer off,and take the top parts to a furniture shop down the road from me. They sell veneer and have sanding machines they can run the cabinet parts in to clean them up.

    I haven't seen it yet, so we'll have wait till I get it home to see what I'm going to do.

    Joe

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    Free is Good!
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    Nice looking machine and cabinet.

    I got a belt for my Vandervoort machine, used lots of oil and now it sews perfectly. It is brand new and makes a beautiful stitch.
    Another Phyllis
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    Are there treadles that go in reverse? The 127 I have goes in reverse, but I thought it was just cause I don't know how to handle it. LOL
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    Janie,

    Yes, the Singer 66-16 and 18 and later models has a reverse of sorts. They call it a back tacker.
    The later 15s have a reverse.
    The HA-1 15 clones have reverse

    Many others as well.

    With the exception of the 9W-7 all Singers rotate counterclockwise, towards you as you sew.
    The 9W-7 rotates clockwise away from you as you sew.

    The machine is not sewing in reverse and will jam up or create birds nests under the needle plate when you turn it the wrong way. So you need to use them correctly.

    My 66s will break the thread as well when turned wrong. All this just makes it more important to know your machine and make sure you get it going the correct direction.

    Joe

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    She is going to be gorgeous when you get her all cleaned up and spiffy!
    Karen in Kentucky

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