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    my husband making gear

    Can you guess what he's using?

    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    I think he is making a case to carry his gun shells and on a Singer treadle?

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    What kind of foot is that? Interesting?
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    Sewing on a singer 201.

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    Is that a roller foot on the machine? I think its awesomely cool that he is using a treadle.
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    He's making cartridge carriers on a Singer 201-2. Cool.
    It's an electric potted motor machine in a cabinet, not a treadle.

    I like that clamp on light too.

    Joe
    Last edited by J Miller; 02-05-2014 at 10:57 AM.

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    Yup - it's a 201-2 electric potted motor. He's using a hinged narrow foot (nothing special) - the screw holding it on makes it look like a roller. The shell holder is heavy elastic and he's got a layer of leather for backing and the 201 doesn't even notice.

    The clamp on light is really nice - I got it as an add-on with my quilting frame. But then when I finally ordered the machine, I got a deal on some other special lights, so I gave that one to DH. The sloped ceiling in that room makes lighting a bit of a challenge - can't put a floor lamp over there.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    I was going to say something smarty like “an attachment for a Hobby Horse”, and then I spotted the long brass....

    CD in Oklahoma
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    Ok, I thought you had gear that would make husbands. My mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyQ View Post
    Ok, I thought you had gear that would make husbands. My mistake.
    Kind of what I was thinking. Most girls just go out and find one but I can see why you would want to make your own.
    Rodney

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyQ View Post
    Ok, I thought you had gear that would make husbands. My mistake.
    I thought one had to catch them in the wild. I had no idea one could be made. Don't tell my wife, please.
    Ron in NW MO

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    That's a wonderful gear!!! Hope the husband turned out to be a keeper!
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    Cathy I think "Husband Making Gear" is a marketable idea, especially in the spring when there are so many Honey-Do's!
    Jim

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    Using a ruffler foot?

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    I love the humor this group has, gives me a chuckle! I might still have a husband, if I could have made him to my specifications.

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    My DH had me modify his cartridge carriers and I used my 201 handcrank!
    Maybe I could modify DH using the husband making gear. Too much trouble catching one in the wild...
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    Seeing this thread resonates well with me as making "gear" is what started me on the whole vintage sewing machine journey started back in Sept. I wanted to make holster pouches for women that will fit women but my modern machine I had at the time wasn't able to do it. She has since been rehomed to my mother who just loves her. I am glad to say I now have about fifteen machines I am keeping in my collection and most will get the job done.
    Creativity needs focus and application...
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    My husband is a left handed shooter - and he also has high checkbones and rarely finds a stock pad that he likes, and he really needs one to shoot comfortably. He's one of those "slap him until he stops using the left hand" kids, so he eats and writes with his right hand. He is left eye dominate, and his Grandpa taught him how to shoot and didn't care which way he held the gun.

    BTW - the one in the picture was for me, so it's right handed.

    I kept telling him it was OK for him to use my machine, but he wasn't happy until he had his own.

    Yesterday he made himself a cell phone holder - he's getting pretty good at this. He says he has no interest in quilting, however he did buy himself a walking foot so he could have better results when he's stitching two layers of fabric with padding in between . . .
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    My 201 sewed through 2 layers of canvas and never even glitched once. A powerful little machine. I love her. She was originally my mom's.

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    A bandolier for rifle shells sorta like Poncho Villa used back in the day. Weather it's across the chest or around the waist is up to the user.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    My husband is a left handed shooter - and he also has high checkbones and rarely finds a stock pad that he likes, and he really needs one to shoot comfortably. He's one of those "slap him until he stops using the left hand" kids, so he eats and writes with his right hand. He is left eye dominate, and his Grandpa taught him how to shoot and didn't care which way he held the gun.


    BTW - the one in the picture was for me, so it's right handed.

    I kept telling him it was OK for him to use my machine, but he wasn't happy until he had his own.

    Yesterday he made himself a cell phone holder - he's getting pretty good at this. He says he has no interest in quilting, however he did buy himself a walking foot so he could have better results when he's stitching two layers of fabric with padding in between . . .
    My husband also eats and writes with his right hand but does everything else left handed...and left footed. Don't think he was slapped as a child, just naturally ambidextrous.

    I love a man who sews! Even if it is only to make cartridge carriers and cell phone holders! And who wants his own machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mme3924 View Post
    My husband also eats and writes with his right hand but does everything else left handed...and left footed. Don't think he was slapped as a child, just naturally ambidextrous.

    I love a man who sews! Even if it is only to make cartridge carriers and cell phone holders! And who wants his own machine!
    mme3924, if you love a man who sews and wants his own machine, then now, for a limited time, thanks to Macybaby's patented new technology, you can Make Your Own!!!

    :-)
    -Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mme3924 View Post
    I love a man who sews! Even if it is only to make cartridge carriers and cell phone holders! And who wants his own machine!
    Even if he has more than 20 machines?
    Ron in NW MO

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    This is very cool. There is an old story in my family that my Great uncle converted an old singer into a jig- saw, way back during the depression, and made filigree wood cuttings into boxes. It it is a true story or not, I don't know, but I do have a wooden box with an ivy patterned filigree. It is about as big as a cigar box. I love it and keep my sewing tools in it.
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