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Thread: Presenting Gideon in all his glory :)

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    Presenting Gideon in all his glory :)



    Isn't he a handsome devil?

    The clear coat issue turned out to be (after careful observation applying the second coat) entirely due to the spray can not mixing properly no matter how much I shook it. It's basically the pure solvents in the can escaping as I spayed. I decided to call it a day when I managed to get the front and base all smooth and perfect; I can handle a little 'flocking' on the parts I won't look at!



    I also managed to add my very own scratches to his brand new finish. Turns out those rivets on the bottom of his foot pedal are super sharp!

    Thank you to Rain of vssmb.blogspot.com for giving me the card trick to adjust his foot; I got it all sorted out now, and he's working beautifully. Didn't have playing cards (boyfriend wouldn't let me use his for fear of getting oil on them), but trading cards seemed to work just as well.

    I got to do a little sewing with him last night--I feel so spoiled with all that room to the right of the needle! My little Janome just doesn't even compete anymore, the poor thing.



    Next time I think I'll take him to an auto-body shop. This was a fun experiment, but next time I'll just let a professional do the paint work!

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    I don't know.... looks pretty perfect to me. And those scratches???? no matter how hard you try, using a machine will cause some scratches. He's a beauty...... Congrats on your project.

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    Brynn, you did a TERRIFIC job! Congrats on your accomplishment!!
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    He sure is beautiful! I'm waiting for mine to arrive on Monday! I can't wait!

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    You did an awesome job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kudos to you. Hint, I wrap my foot pedals in bubble wrap if I am going to put them on the base.
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    Looks fabulous!!
    I got my Red Eye painted but am still looking for decals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccorazone View Post
    Looks fabulous!!
    I got my Red Eye painted but am still looking for decals
    Possibly this guy can help you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnUbN...ture=endscreen

    I'm not sure if he made his own decals or not but this model 66 is REAL pretty!!
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    goodness...aint he purty! I think you did a great job..and all those "imperfections" are yours....if looked professional it would take away from the beauty of YOUR machine!

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    He is a handsome devil indeed!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Watch out or he'll be bringing home a "female" machine with his good looks!!

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    Hehe, thanks everyone! And Nanamoms, don't tempt him! I'm already drooling over the potential sewing room in this house my boyfriend and I are looking to rent, I'm pretty sure it'd be filled in no time with 'admirers'!

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    Fantastic job. Looks fabulous.
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    You did a great job and didn't cost you an arm and a leg. For the scratches, spray sand spray sand and spray. That shoudl take care of that. I like wet sanding paper for a super smooth finish. You will only need to do the area scratched, so it won't be all that bad. Try making a bag out of upholstery material for the pedal, to prevent a repeat. You are to be commended. We had been following your progress and you really deserve congradulations for a job well done.
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    You did a great job. I have a question. Does this Singer use Cams? While cleaning out my sewing room I found a box of attachments which also have Cams in it. It says Singer but doesn't say what machine it belongs to but I have never used a machine that used cams. Are these attachments really for a Singer?
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    great looking sewing machine, so shinny.

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    You did a GREAT job ! and should be proud of yourself
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    He's a handsome fellow...... great job!
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    Flat cams go on 206, 306 and a few other's, cams that look like a tophat go on later machines.
    I have a 306 and the first 10 of the 30 or so cams made for it.
    AshleyR has a recent thread on a 206 (that I should go and buy from her while I am in the neighborhood) with some nice pictures, and I have pictures of my 306 in my albums, you can see them from my profile page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greywuuf View Post
    Flat cams go on 206, 306 and a few other's, cams that look like a tophat go on later machines.
    I have a 306 and the first 10 of the 30 or so cams made for it.
    AshleyR has a recent thread on a 206 (that I should go and buy from her while I am in the neighborhood) with some nice pictures, and I have pictures of my 306 in my albums, you can see them from my profile page.
    There are some modern Singers that take the flat cams too
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    Add, 319, 338, and 538 to the list of machines that take the flat cams.

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    Thanks for the reply. I don't think I have ever seen a Singer that had cams.
    Marilyn

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