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Thread: Ran out of money on the way to the antique show

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    Ran out of money on the way to the antique show

    We went into the city today thinking we'd wander around at the Antique Show that's in town for the weekend, but first I needed to stop and drop off a serger.

    This is where I picked up a nice folding table that should be great for cutting, and takes up very little space. Just needed new wheels (cost of less than $3)

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    Then we went to a moving sale, and I picked up everything that's on the table, $48.

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    Closer look #1 - $8 for all of the templates and rulers

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    301 was seized - 3 in 1 oil. It's marinating right now, but everything's free. Needed the "finger brackets adjusted. $40

    The Bernina may be for parts, unfortunately, but at least I got it for free.

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    WOW!!

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    Double WOW super deals!!!

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    I think you and your money did just great!

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    That table looks a lot sturdier than my Joann's one. Nice job!

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    Who need s the antique show? great finds.
    Scrapy quilts have more love in them.

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    You got awesome things! Be sure to check around the bobbin area for threads. When I got one of my 301-A's, it had several threads that were caught and keeping it from going properly. Now she sews like a dream. Enjoy your goodies!
    This too shall pass.
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    Wow, you hit the jackpot!

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    Is that a Bernina 730 and what's wrong with it?

    You got a whopper of a bargain at that sale.

    Joe

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    Ditto!! lol

    Quote Originally Posted by janiesews View Post
    You got awesome things! Be sure to check around the bobbin area for threads. When I got one of my 301-A's, it had several threads that were caught and keeping it from going properly. Now she sews like a dream. Enjoy your goodies!
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    The sewing gods were in your corner yesterday -- that's quite the single trip haul. Enjoy!

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    Wow, you did great! Have fun with your new toys!

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    I am going to look up what the moon signs were in when you went out; then I'll be looking for a show of this type. I do LOVE to find awesome deals like this; and so does my husband. You only spent about $100 that whole weekend, huh?????
    Make every day count for something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lots2do View Post
    That table looks a lot sturdier than my Joann's one. Nice job!
    I think it is. It's got 4 chairs hiding in the middle of it, and the wood trim is actual wood, not pressboard like the ones I see in the fabric store here.

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpea View Post
    Who need s the antique show? great finds.
    no kidding, eh? I was humming and hawwing as to whether I wanted to go, because it costs $30 for us to just walk in the door. (parking and admission) This was a way better expenditure of money.

    Quote Originally Posted by janiesews View Post
    You got awesome things! Be sure to check around the bobbin area for threads. When I got one of my 301-A's, it had several threads that were caught and keeping it from going properly. Now she sews like a dream. Enjoy your goodies!
    This one was surprisingly free of threads. I found one that easily tugged out. The motor pulley was seized. It's the second one I've found seized in a week. Once that started moving, I got oil and grease in all the requisite spots and it was turning perfectly. Basically, 10 minutes spent to make sure it works, now comes the cleaning and adjusting.

    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Is that a Bernina 730 and what's wrong with it?

    You got a whopper of a bargain at that sale.

    Joe
    Good Eye, Joe! Yes, it's a 730. So far here's what I've found:

    • Broken Cam gear - available for about $30, unsure about the labour.
    • Needs a lower belt
    • motor seems sluggish, I put "new" brushes in it to test, and it's fine without load, but any bit of load and it stops.
    • the machine was completely seized up, not a smidge of movement when we got it. Then the handwheel started turning, but nothing else (neither shaft, no play at all), then a little more oil and it started turning... it's hard to rurn right now, tighter than I'd expect a motor to turn it.
    • The needle position mechanism is chipped (the part the user doesn't see), it may be OK, but it may be a problem if it slips once the pin that selects the position unsticks.


    The part that makes me crazy is there's one shop in the city I keep hearing about bad tuneups. She took it to them because it was running slowly and not sewing well a couple of years ago. The brushes were nubs. She said when it came back it was still too slow, but it sewed.... its so seized right now, I doubt they did much, barely oiled it, there's practically no residue. This one's going to be a lot of work, and that's IF I can get it going. She was going to take it back to them and give it to them for parts. She said I could have it instead. She wanted to buy a new machine that just worked, so I'm going to take a machine I have here that's tuned up and read to go and give it to her, regardless of whether I get this one working or not.


    Quote Originally Posted by oldtnquiltinglady View Post
    I am going to look up what the moon signs were in when you went out; then I'll be looking for a show of this type. I do LOVE to find awesome deals like this; and so does my husband. You only spent about $100 that whole weekend, huh?????
    No kidding!! Let me know what they were too? That way I can plan my next outing
    Total spent yesterday was $51. There's a LOT of elbow grease needed on all of this stuff though.

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    WoW! You hit the Jack-pot today! Awesome!

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    Some things are/not meant to be. Looks like you made out like a fat rat. LOL! Gives me an idea. I know someone wanting to sell their folding table. Need to call them now. Thanks!

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    Awesome haul. I imagine the 730 had a cracked nylon gear? My 830 came with one. But, these machines are worth the parts and repairing.

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    Lucky you!!!!!

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    Tammi,

    That's too bad about the Bernina. Sounds like some one just beat the stuffings out of it.

    Joe

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    The cam stack gear will cost you $100 plus the part to replace (at least around here that's the price). I did it myself, but it's not an easy fix. The cam gear crack will make it hard to turn.

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    OMG...what a FIND.

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    WOW!!! You got some of the best bargains I have ever seen!!! I am drooling over your table and the long bed 301. I love my 301 and hope to get a long bed someday.
    Sherri

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    Some things are/not meant to be. Looks like you made out like a fat rat. LOL! Gives me an idea. I know someone wanting to sell their folding table. Need to call them now. Thanks!
    LOL! Yes, a fat rat. I've never heard that before, but it's apt.
    I love this table. It's a touch short for cutting, but I can fix that. The space is great, and better still that it folds up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Awesome haul. I imagine the 730 had a cracked nylon gear? My 830 came with one. But, these machines are worth the parts and repairing.
    If that was the only problem, I wouldn't worry about it and just change it. The laundry list of things it has wrong with it is what makes me think that it may not be salvageable, but we'll see over the next couple of weeks or so.


    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Tammi,

    That's too bad about the Bernina. Sounds like some one just beat the stuffings out of it.

    Joe
    I would agree with that statement. I will play for a bit to see if I can convince it to live again, but I'm not sure how hopeful I am at this point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    The cam stack gear will cost you $100 plus the part to replace (at least around here that's the price). I did it myself, but it's not an easy fix. The cam gear crack will make it hard to turn.
    When I mentioned labor, I should have stated it differently. I do my own labor, it's more I wasn't sure how big a job it was going to be. $100 tells me 1.5 - 2 hours for someone who's done it before. I was thinking the same thing about the gear and the movement. I don't think it was responsible for the complete seizure of the machine though, so I'm going to keep oiling and troubleshooting. If I can get the motor to take a load, I will probably change the belt and the gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB View Post
    WOW!!! You got some of the best bargains I have ever seen!!! I am drooling over your table and the long bed 301. I love my 301 and hope to get a long bed someday.
    If I wasn't in the postal equivalent of Mars, I might consider sending it to you. The problem is it would cost too much to ship it next door to be worth it.

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    Wow, you got a lot awesome goodies!

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    Woo Hoo!!!!
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