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Singer 66 Hand Crank- Thanks LeonF!

Old 05-18-2020, 05:17 AM
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Default Singer 66 Hand Crank- Thanks LeonF!

This Singer 66 was from a treadle table and has no rail/screw hole for a motor mount or hand crank. LeonF suggested using a steering wheel knob, which I ordered and clamped on.

It's not too pretty but it sews (with a lot of arm turning)!

Thanks LeonF!
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Old 05-18-2020, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeJr View Post
This Singer 66 was from a treadle table and has no rail/screw hole for a motor mount or hand crank. LeonF suggested using a steering wheel knob, which I ordered and clamped on.

It's not too pretty but it sews (with a lot of arm turning)!

Thanks LeonF!
"Necessity is the mother of invention."

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Old 05-18-2020, 05:35 AM
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Happy it is working for you. Do you have room to turn those mounting screws around? They look like they are wanting to grab some skin.
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Great fix! That Leon knows his stuff!
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Old 05-18-2020, 05:56 AM
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Happy it is working for you. Do you have room to turn those mounting screws around? They look like they are wanting to grab some skin.
When I first eyeballed assembly I thought the clamp bolts might hit the machine, without actually trying it. I think I can turn them around, or I may shorten these bolts or look for shorter ones.

I am not looking forward to winding a bobbin with this though!
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Old 05-18-2020, 06:03 AM
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You mean you don't have a 201 or 99 or ... or even a Sidewinder that you can wind bobbins on?

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You mean you don't have a 201 or 99 or ... or even a Sidewinder that you can wind bobbins on?

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
I just did a count and I have 5 other machines with motors to wind a 66 bobbin. I was only emphasizing the arm work involved with a 1:1 crank ratio, I have to watch my bursitis in my elbow!
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Only 5? Slacker!
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https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...51-591877.html

But as I post this.. I only see a motor on one.
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Only 5? Slacker!
I know, pretty pathetic. I did just miss out on a free craigslist Singer 66 red eye, with a motor, so I have no one to blame but myself.
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