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    Old 03-19-2011, 03:29 PM
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    Originally Posted by kwendt
    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay as promised here is the 66 I painted yesterday. I did this machine for Donna (Rumbols) and it will be a hand crank.

    It is a "Black Cherry" (base coat Black and a Red Pearl mid coat). In the light the pearl jumps out at you while the rest of the machine looks black. I shot a few bikes in this color and everyone loved them. In fact one bike took the "Best Paint" trophy home at a major indoor show.

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    I am on my way Glenn
    billy... now you've done it. I cave. Can you do the same but with a hunter green or deep purple Pearl mid coat? 201-2? I'm pm'in you! lol...

    Just got on the board today, and waded through 9 pages of great machine 'finds'! Wow... congrats to all those who picked up great machines.

    Let's see...
    Yes, get the Vesta...
    Nice lotus decals on that 66-1 bclamp machine. And the cabinet is AWESOME.
    Love that cool looking, Necchie (sp) machine with the fold down bed extension. I've been starting to read up on the Necchie's... there's been a bunch of Supernovas and such up for sale in my neck of the woods...

    All of you... are the best, most addictive 'entertainment' I have. And I mean that as a compliment and with gratitude for all the advice, teaching/learning, and knowledge. We learn together!

    oh, I'm making banana bread. Come on over, the coffee's 'on'!
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    Old 03-19-2011, 03:44 PM
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    Sharon, Have you found that the non Singer treadle irons are quieter?
    I have noticed that with my Davis treadle it seems quieter than the Singer treadles. Since the Davis NVF has a shuttle the machine is noisy, but I have noticed that the treadle is very smooth and quiet. I have a Free treadle irons that needs repair; so, I haven't used it to see how quiet and smooth it treadles. All my other treadles are Singers.
    Anyone else notice if the non Singer treadles are quieter and smoother?
    Vintagemotif,
    My oldest Singer treadle is very quiet and smooth. The Elgin treadle irons were made by Free and have ball bearings in them, I've heard that's why its so smooth and quiet. If you take the Singer irons apart, clean and oil them they will get
    quieter.
    I just haven't quite figured out how to take the metal straight leg Singer irons apart to do that. I hate the clanking.
    I'm hoping that someone at the North Texas TOGA next month will help me do just that.
    Sharon
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    Old 03-19-2011, 04:01 PM
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    Originally Posted by purplefiend
    [vintagemotif]
    Sharon, Have you found that the non Singer treadle irons are quieter?
    I have noticed that with my Davis treadle it seems quieter than the Singer treadles. Since the Davis NVF has a shuttle the machine is noisy, but I have noticed that the treadle is very smooth and quiet. I have a Free treadle irons that needs repair; so, I haven't used it to see how quiet and smooth it treadles. All my other treadles are Singers.
    Anyone else notice if the non Singer treadles are quieter and smoother?
    Vintagemotif,
    My oldest Singer treadle is very quiet and smooth. The Elgin treadle irons were made by Free and have ball bearings in them, I've heard that's why its so smooth and quiet. If you take the Singer irons apart, clean and oil them they will get
    quieter. I just haven't quite figured out how to take the metal straight leg Singer irons apart to do that. I'm hoping that someone at the North Texas TOGA next month will help me do just that. I hate the clanking.
    Sharon
    I have a straight leg Singer too. I found it to be a bit noisy until I moved it against a wall and now the National Two Spools sits in it. Just moving it helped with some of the noise.
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    Old 03-19-2011, 04:03 PM
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    Originally Posted by kwendt
    oh, I'm making banana bread. Come on over, the coffee's 'on'
    Originally Posted by Glenn
    I am on my way Glenn
    Great! It'll come out the oven in about 20 minutes. The porch light is on...and oh yes, it's about 73 degrees, clear. The wind's out of the SE at about 2 mph. Perfect for a boat ride... Anyone else in for banana bread, coffee and a night time boat ride? Ahhhhhh....
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    Old 03-19-2011, 04:37 PM
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    I have a problem - I have a White 1505. I know it's not a vintage, but wonder if you could help me. I have the corner of the quilt I am putting the binding on, and my needle is stuck half way down. I can not get it to go up or down so the quilt corner is stuck under the needle. How do I get the needle to move so I can get the quilt out??
    I have loosened the needle, the foot, taken the bobbin out. But still have the problem. Do I have to cut off the corner of the quilt to get it out????? Thanks for any info you can give me. KK
    It also squeals when I sew - is there a belt inside that needs to be replaced??
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    Old 03-19-2011, 04:57 PM
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    Originally Posted by KK
    I have a problem - I have a White 1505. I know it's not a vintage, but wonder if you could help me. I have the corner of the quilt I am putting the binding on, and my needle is stuck half way down. I can not get it to go up or down so the quilt corner is stuck under the needle. How do I get the needle to move so I can get the quilt out??
    I have loosened the needle, the foot, taken the bobbin out. But still have the problem. Do I have to cut off the corner of the quilt to get it out????? Thanks for any info you can give me. KK
    It also squeals when I sew - is there a belt inside that needs to be replaced??
    wow. I'd carefully (using goggles for eye protection) cut that needle in half with a pair of heafty wire cutters. Then work the cloth/needle parts out from under the machine area. Re assess how/if it's stuck in the quilt. Use a seam ripper to clip the sewing threads, use plyers to pull both needle halves out of where they are. If the quilt cloth has been sucked down into the machine needle plate, you'll have to take the needle plate off the machine I guess ... to get it out without tearing it. There should be a way. Sacrifice the needle.

    As far as why the machine did this... the resident experts can tell you more.
    Could be that your needle is dull, needed changing.
    But it sounds as if the machine is struggling to sew the binding on, because it's too many layers of thicknesses... hence the freezing/heavy work sounding of the motor. I wouldn't want to try to do that again with that particular machine...it's over working the motor, could cause it to be damaged. Again... that's just my opinion. Usually, when you run across a patch of heavier than normal sewing, and the machine starts to over work itself... it's best to stop trying to sew normally. Instead, (and I apologise if this is a tip you are already familier with) instead, turn the wheel on the side of the machine over by hand, sewing the problem few stitches by 'hand crank' turning the wheel manually. Once the patch of heavy work has been carefully hand sewn, the commence with normal sewing.

    Some of the newer, non metal machines use a bunch of plastic parts. They are cheaper machines, to be sure... but they also are not up to the task of sewing through 7 or more layers of clothing (double folded bias binding alone is 4 layers, the quilt top/back and batting is 3, plus any seam allowances/corners you run across add 2 more layers.) That is a lot to sew, for a basic machine such as that model White.
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    Old 03-19-2011, 04:57 PM
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    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Originally Posted by purplefiend
    [vintagemotif]
    Sharon, Have you found that the non Singer treadle irons are quieter?
    I have noticed that with my Davis treadle it seems quieter than the Singer treadles. Since the Davis NVF has a shuttle the machine is noisy, but I have noticed that the treadle is very smooth and quiet. I have a Free treadle irons that needs repair; so, I haven't used it to see how quiet and smooth it treadles. All my other treadles are Singers.
    Anyone else notice if the non Singer treadles are quieter and smoother?

    Vintagemotif,
    My oldest Singer treadle is very quiet and smooth. The Elgin treadle irons were made by Free and have ball bearings in them, I've heard that's why its so smooth and quiet. If you take the Singer irons apart, clean and oil them they will get
    quieter. I just haven't quite figured out how to take the metal straight leg Singer irons apart to do that. I'm hoping that someone at the North Texas TOGA next month will help me do just that. I hate the clanking.
    Sharon
    I have a straight leg Singer too. I found it to be a bit noisy until I moved it against a wall and now the National Two Spools sits in it. Just moving it helped with some of the noise.
    OK, I'll bite. What is a straight leg Singer Iron?
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    Old 03-19-2011, 05:01 PM
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    Originally Posted by kwendt
    Originally Posted by kwendt
    oh, I'm making banana bread. Come on over, the coffee's 'on'
    Originally Posted by Glenn
    I am on my way Glenn
    Great! It'll come out the oven in about 20 minutes. The porch light is on...and oh yes, it's about 73 degrees, clear. The wind's out of the SE at about 2 mph. Perfect for a boat ride... Anyone else in for banana bread, coffee and a night time boat ride? Ahhhhhh....
    You are wrong for this! I am a lover of water and fishing and eating, it doesn't matter where the water is, not too particular what the food is, etc. :lol:
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    Old 03-19-2011, 05:08 PM
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    Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Vintagemotif,
    My oldest Singer treadle is very quiet and smooth. The Elgin treadle irons were made by Free and have ball bearings in them, I've heard that's why its so smooth and quiet. If you take the Singer irons apart, clean and oil them they will get
    quieter. Sharon
    On those Elgin's.... what type of machine heads go into those ball bearing iron cabinets? Or perhaps the better question is, what machines will fit into the cabinet? Will full sized Singers (for example) fit the Elgin cabinets? I'm wondering if the Elgin's had VS machines in them, if the noise from the VS was just as loud as say a quieter Singer top load round bobbin, in a Singer (non ball bearing) cabinet. What's the quietest, smoothest combo?

    Thoughs?
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    Old 03-19-2011, 05:11 PM
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    Originally Posted by Grandmother23
    Originally Posted by kwendt
    Great! It'll come out the oven in about 20 minutes. The porch light is on...and oh yes, it's about 73 degrees, clear. The wind's out of the SE at about 2 mph. Perfect for a boat ride... Anyone else in for banana bread, coffee and a night time boat ride? Ahhhhhh....
    You are wrong for this! I am a lover of water and fishing and eating, it doesn't matter where the water is, not too particular what the food is, etc. :lol:
    Heck, girl! If you can come down here to South Florida and find the kinda 'bargains' on machines for me here... that you find in your travels up north... I'll GIVE you a huge slice of warm, fresh banana bread with real, dairy made, non-processed butter - a thermos of hot coffee - and take you and your boy(s) on the boat for DAYS! lol!!!! :mrgreen: Wanna wake board? Um... fishing is good too, need license. Wahoo, snook, tuna, snapper, tilapia... the local 5 star marina we love, has the BEST Grouper Dogs on the planet. Fresh off the boats!
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