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    Old 02-25-2011, 09:02 AM
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    Anyone know anything about Vesta sewing machines.....are they known to be good machines or not? Thanks for any info.
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    Old 02-25-2011, 09:31 AM
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    Morning everyone, well, noon now. . . I've just dropped off some warm struesel swirl cake. . . Wasn't today the day for Billy's sale? Did I miss it? I can't find it! Have a good day!
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    Old 02-25-2011, 09:58 AM
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    Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    Wahoo, DH took my Davis VF open today and discovered the problem (more gunk) cleaned it again, oiled and now that old lady hums like a teenager and sews a wonderful even stitch. I'm a happy camper now. Have my 3 treadles set up in a U formation in my MM room and can use them all. I'm gonna get to piecing on them first thing next week.
    Woo Hoo!! These old machines just keep on keepin on. But gunk is their worst enemy. Glad yours is doing good for you now.
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    Old 02-25-2011, 10:05 AM
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    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    Here are My Two Pink Ladies that I got recently. My husband and I saw the Monarch and went home to think about it; I told my mother that we saw a pink sewing machine in the flea market and she thought it was the Atlas that was actually 75 miles away. They both surprised me, and each other with these prizes. Also I put the 404 that my mother paid me for doing a plumbing job. All of these machines sew great.
    Melinda, love your new machines!

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    Old 02-25-2011, 10:11 AM
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    Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    I'm having a heck of a time getting my old Davis VF to make feed the fabric through and make a nice stitch. Anybody that has one, do you have any advice? My frustration level is about to top out.........TIA
    Play with your stitch regulator - if it is like mine it is located on the inside of the head. Mine did the same thing and I just played with that stitch regulator until it started working perfect! Also, make sure your needle is a Davis needle, Boye #10, and inserted correctly - flat side to the needle bar (right), and threaded left to right.

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    Sorry Weedwoman, I see you fixed the problem - gunk as usual!
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    Old 02-25-2011, 11:39 AM
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    Here is the 301A I just bought on eBay for pretty cheap. She's in decent condition, just really dirty, and I had to order power and food controller separately as they were missing. Got her yesterday. Don't have the cords yet, so can't try the motor, but everything moves smoothly by hand, so I am optimistic!!

    Anybody know how to do a major cleaning on one of these? I saw Billy's tutorials, but am worried I am going to do something wrong and not get it back together. Thanks!!

    BTW, her name is Miss Ida, after my maternal grandmother who was a fabric lover and sewed for her entire family of 8 children clothing and quilts on a farm in central MO.
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    Old 02-25-2011, 11:41 AM
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    Billy would be proud - I cleaned, oiled & lubed both my machines. Realized that I didn't know the last time the Featherweight was done. And I've had my Mom's machine for a while now & hadn't done it. Guess it's like a tetanus shot...if you can't remember when you last had one...you need one! Both machines just purrrrrrrrrrrrrr now. :)

    Next project is to replace the belt on the Featherweight.
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    Old 02-25-2011, 12:50 PM
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