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Thread: My new machine!

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    Super Member Rodney's Avatar
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    The wood is walnut. Work wood glue under the lifted veneer and clamp it down flat overnight until the glue dries. You can buy walnut veneer and fill in the missing pieces. Try to match the grain as much as possible and trim the veneer to fit. Somewhere like Rockler will have it or buy some on ebay. Just do a search for walnut veneer. There's some pretty serious damage but to me the cabinet and stool are worth the effort. Sanding it down without replacing the missing veneer will remove more veneer and expose the much less expensive and plainer wood of the substrate.
    Rodney
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    Thanks, Rodney. I had no idea you could buy pieces of veneer, and didn't know it was walnut, either. I will go order some to try. The veneer isn't loose, just those spots that are ripped off. The main challenge I have is the hardened glue/tacky swirls.

    Any idea where to get a support swing arm? I found one in England.
    ​Sheri

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    Hi sdh, here I am again. My son and I have been out in my sewing room all afternoon, and I was so excited about reading this post last week, that I sat down to my 201, took down the number, AG 929684, to find that there were 15000 allotted on Dec 20, 1946. I love this stuff.

    I also had to go to another day to find this posting. Now someone needs to tell me how to keep this from getting kicked off my computer. I was going nuts because I couldn't find it anywhere on today's postings. I've heard of the "archive" thing, but don't know how to do it.....

    I took my camera out there and took some pictures, but don't know how to post them. You're going to have a fit when you see mine. And I'll try to remember to tell you the name of the stuff I bought in Texas. And the story behind my machine--that is one for the books.
    Make every day count for something!

    JoAnn

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    Up towards the top of the page there is a tab labeled "Thread Tools." Click there and you can subscribe to the thread. I think that is how you can follow a thread. I look forward to you figuring out how to post a photo. I am afraid I can't explain it, I just guess and try things. I know you have to go to "Go advanced" and can get photos from your computer.

    I have started on my cabinet today. Ordered the veneer Rodney told me about, and am reading Glenn's refinishing tutorial thread. So far, so good.
    ​Sheri

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    I just passed on one of these at an auction. It was in OK shape but it didn't have a cabinet and no case either and one foot and maybe the bobbin and bobbin case. It went for about $25.
    Enjoy yours
    Cathie in Ut
    Who tends to be like a bird who is distracted by sparkly and shiny things!

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    Super Member oldtnquiltinglady's Avatar
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    And, don't go ordering that 'swing arm' thing you spoke of. I'll get my son to raid one of my cabinets out in DH's shop, and send it to you. Just be sure and PM me your post office address--it is too expensive to use the other shippers here in the country. Mine still works on my cabinet, and has been put through h--- and back. even recently. My friend from NC spent a week with me, and she scrapbooked on that arm of my 201 while I pieced a quilt and finished up another one on my 301; really enjoyed a good friend visit--even for a week. She put together the cutest scrap book you have even seen of my 13-year old GD--she has a GS of the same age, and we compared stories on 'tweens becoming 'teens.
    Make every day count for something!

    JoAnn

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    Super Member oldtnquiltinglady's Avatar
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    Cathienut, I hated to see you pass up a 201, no matter the shape. Those potted motors come at a premium, even IF.
    I recently went through a bad spell with this type of hunt. My 201 that I had for sale went haywire on me--the motor quit right in the middle of sewing a seam--just stopped--and wouldn't move another stitch. My son figured it out, but only after we went cyber hunting for one; ($100 or so) and he had to take it apart and take it down to a machinist in town that owed him a favor. They did something like "rewinding" and he did the thorough clean and oil and grease thing and it worked. A friend of mine bought that machine in a 4-legged cabinet for $75. She loves it.
    Make every day count for something!

    JoAnn

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