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    Old 02-16-2011, 09:28 PM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Well here is my 1885 Eldredge I bought before I started working on it and one of the treadle after sand blasting and painting it. I will be working on the cabinet this weekend. This will be one of my nicest machines I own!!

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    Billy I can't wait to see the whole thing when you have finished all of the cabinet and machine! Beautiful as always!

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    Old 02-16-2011, 09:31 PM
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    Originally Posted by tomilu
    Picked Rocketeer up today. Has some dings on the handwheel and the upper hinge on the faceplate is broken. I have a hinge pin I can put there and hope DH can do something about the hinge. The buttonholer can be used on either slant or straight machines. First time I've ever seen the stocking darner.
    Here is a pic of the stocking darner and the buttonholer.[/quote]

    Congratulations on your Rocketeer! Is that the 500? I have the 501a. Boy, you sure got a lot of nice loot with the machine too!

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    Billy the irons look great. Can't wait to see the rest.
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    Old 02-16-2011, 09:41 PM
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    Billy, the Eldridge irons look fabulous. The gilded lettering is especially fetching.
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    Old 02-17-2011, 01:22 AM
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    Congratulations on your Rocketeer! Is that the 500? I have the 501a. Boy, you sure got a lot of nice loot with the machine too!
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    It is a 500a, Nancy. Thanks.
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    Old 02-17-2011, 04:04 AM
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    great looking irons, thanx for sharing.
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    Old 02-17-2011, 05:33 AM
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    The irons look great. Can't wait to see the rest.
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    Old 02-17-2011, 05:38 AM
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    Good morning everyone. Here's some warm banana bread for breakfast. Enjoy and have a good day.

    So, how many of you folks have completed Billy's cleaning tutorial and successfully got them back together with no missing parts and no extra parts? I'm close to finishing, but my number and sizes of screws left over don't seem to be right. . . I guess that could mean the wrong ones were put in elswhere! I hope not, but we'll see. I'd love to see your comparison photos of before and after and I'll post mine in the next couple of days when completed.
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    Old 02-17-2011, 06:58 AM
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    Originally Posted by Pins n' Ndls
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    My husband's feet or boots are rough on his socks, and I darn them all the time, but don't have a darning egg so I use a metal ice cream scoop. I am 48, and am tired of buying socks for one time wearing.
    OMG! Eeks! I just tell my husband to just throw them away. I don't have the patience to do darning.
    I have been known to use a lightbulb !Don't know how I got the bright idea LOL
    Awww, heck guys. Darning socks is sooo easy!
    I ball them up and toss them in the circular file and say "oh, darn". Problem solved LOL
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    Old 02-17-2011, 07:29 AM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Well here is my 1885 Eldredge I bought before I started working on it and one of the treadle after sand blasting and painting it. I will be working on the cabinet this weekend. This will be one of my nicest machines I own!!

    Billy
    Can't wait to see the rest, Billy~~~
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