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Thread: Meet Waldo the White Rotary

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    Meet Waldo the White Rotary

    It pays to be nosy at Goodwill. I spotted a sewing machine cabinet not priced on my last visit. I lifted the lid and lo and behold there was Waldo. The clerk priced him at $39.99. The machine lifts up as the lid is opened via a thin steel woven wire. You can see the groove for the steel wire on the top of the cabinet in the last picture.

    FYI, all of the crinkle finish machines get male names. The color of the finish is actually a dark metallic green. The cabinet needs refinishing but that will have to wait until the weather warms up. He was born in 1954.
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    Caroline,

    That is a really nice machine. I be likin it. I've got two crinkle paint machines right now and I'm really getting fond of them.

    Joe

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    Waldo is looking good!!!

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    Waldo looks like he was never used, poor guy, but lucky, lucky you!
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    Very nice find!

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    Wow, Waldo is very handsome!

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    Waldo looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aronel View Post
    Waldo looks like he was never used, poor guy, but lucky, lucky you!
    Waldo must have been used somewhat as there was a bobbin of thread in the bobbin case. Sort of reeks of old machine oil though. Other than that he is really clean. I have not plugged him in yet to see how he works. Maybe tomorrow if the weather warms up. But I will give him a good dose of oil in preparation.
    Sweet Caroline

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    He looks really nice..
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    well, now that know where Waldo is, has anyone seen Carmen Santiago??....ehhehe..could not resist!
    HE is a nice CLEAN looking gentleman, you did well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    well, now that know where Waldo is, has anyone seen Carmen Santiago??....ehhehe..could not resist!
    HE is a nice CLEAN looking gentleman, you did well!
    Funny one Jacquie! I think I will name my next machine Carmen Santiago. Keeping my fingers crossed on a LaVincendora machine I have bid on. That would be a good name for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    well, now that know where Waldo is, has anyone seen Carmen Santiago??....ehhehe..could not resist!
    HE is a nice CLEAN looking gentleman, you did well!
    Oh that is too funny!! lol

    Waldo can come and visit FessieMae anytime! Do you think they'd make more crinkled machines like themselves? Ha
    FessieMae is a brown crinkle finish White Rotary machine.
    To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraSue View Post
    Oh that is too funny!! lol

    Waldo can come and visit FessieMae anytime! Do you think they'd make more crinkled machines like themselves? Ha
    FessieMae is a brown crinkle finish White Rotary machine.
    What color would the babie be???????
    Lisa

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    Is Waldo a 3/4 size machine?
    Is Waldo heavy or light weight?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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