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Loooonnggg over due before and after Singer Redeye make over

Loooonnggg over due before and after Singer Redeye make over

Old 11-30-2013, 02:20 AM
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Glenn went over and over and over that machine. We gave it some time out. It can be gone over again.
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:22 AM
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Sometimes shellac will turn brown with age. This is caused by dirt getting into the surface of the finish (and a lot of why the rag turns brown in the initial steps). You can get black aniline dye from a woodworking supply house and mix it with the shellac to turn it black before applying it. Make sure you order alcohol-soluble dye--some of them are made to mix with water, and water is bad for shellac.

The rusted metal parts were put in a soak of Evap - o - rust over night. Then they were cleaned up with a wire brush. A Dremmel tool is handy. Be careful to keep your hair and loose clothing out of the way.
At any rate Here is an almost finished machine:
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:22 AM
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oops I should have put up another picture:
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:30 AM
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Glenn is a true expert at this technique. He sure did turn this machine around didn't he. He has some tutorials on QB:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t193635.html
The above information was written in large part by my husband Phil who also knows a lot about refinishing. I mostly watched and shot pictures. Glenn hard at work:
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:35 AM
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I polished up the metal bits and re-assembled the machine for the most part. It is amazing how much that machine was transformed. Oh and yes, I took the tension apart, photos as I went and re-assembled.
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Info how to do the tension: http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:38 AM
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Glenn also repaired a big boo boo on another machine.
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He used the same method as above - he went over and over and over the spot gently softening the mess and re-distributing it to make it look very nice
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:39 AM
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I think it came out very well:
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:42 AM
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um those were not the right pictures and it won't delete. sigh.
At any rate he kept working and working that little area until it looked a whole bunch better.
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:51 AM
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As far as time goes, Glenn knew what he was doing so it took a relatively short amount of time for each step - he was working quickly but he was very sure of what he was doing. But time does go quickly when you are having fun. Glenn also recommended putting the chemicals in smaller containers when you are working. I'm sure he will correct anything I've put up here that is incorrect.

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Old 11-30-2013, 03:19 AM
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before and after
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