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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Here's another Sewhandy in KS. Slightly different and in better condition:
    { http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions...-12817966.html }

    Joe

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    I am taking the discussion on your machines in the Photo Shop here because we are not suppose to discuss the machines over there!

    Steve, your Frister & Rossmann's decals look beautiful. I saw that machine advertized on Craigslist! I almost went for it, but I am trying to quit buying machines! I love the HC's! I am glad you are getting that machine!

    Caroline, your VS2 Fiddlebase is in pretty rough shape, but after all it is 124 years old! I'd turn that baby back into a HC - just get rid of those wires that were added!

    Grant, someone has really taken good care of that 201. I don't see what it needs that you are going to work on?

    Steve, if I make a cardboard template of the slide plate I need for my Minnesota H, will you make me a slide plate? Of course, I will pay for your time, materials, and postage.

    Nancy

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    Miriam, That was in a fire! It may still be smoking. I had one of those for sale for months and it was in fantastic condition.
    Nancy, alas, I was not able to get that 201.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I am taking the discussion on your machines in the Photo Shop here because we are not suppose to discuss the machines over there!

    Steve, your Frister & Rossmann's decals look beautiful. I saw that machine advertized on Craigslist! I almost went for it, but I am trying to quit buying machines! I love the HC's! I am glad you are getting that machine!


    Steve, if I make a cardboard template of the slide plate I need for my Minnesota H, will you make me a slide plate? Of course, I will pay for your time, materials, and postage.Nancy
    Nancy,

    First, Thanks for moving the convo here, I should never have responded to that first reply... my bad.

    Second, Sure no problem. Heavy card stock sample that actually slides into your machine would be fine. Depending on your need for speed, we can probably work out a pickup and/or delivery also. (Heather is heading up to Placerville today in fact, she will be stopping in Elk Grove to pick up the F&R HC at 4:30 on her way back)

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    Steve,

    Did you get my email with all the pics and specs?

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Steve, Did you get my email with all the pics and specs? Joe
    Joe,

    I did. No problem. I am not doing the engraving at this point. I am planning to take mine to the local hallmark engraver. I can make the plate with the odd shaped hole. It the drawing accurate for the hole location and size as well?

    Steve

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    Sir Steve, that's a very pretty F&F! Congrats.

    I would like to have plates made for the Empress that I posted. Since I don't live that far from you, I could swing by with machine for you to work with. Plus, I would love to see this process of making the plates. Let me know what works best for you and when. The machine isn't running away...at least not today.

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    [QUOTE=vintagemotif;5963072]I would like to have plates made for the Empress that I posted. Since I don't live that far from you, I could swing by with machine for you to work with. Plus, I would love to see this process of making the plates. Let me know what works best for you and when. /QUOTE]

    No problem. I will PM you my cell # and address. I have a going away party to attend on Saturday from 12-4 for student who is leaving for Afghanistan sometime soon... Other than that I am free this weekend.

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    [QUOTE=SteveH;5963087]
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    I would like to have plates made for the Empress that I posted. Since I don't live that far from you, I could swing by with machine for you to work with. Plus, I would love to see this process of making the plates. Let me know what works best for you and when. /QUOTE]

    No problem. I will PM you my cell # and address. I have a going away party to attend on Saturday from 12-4 for student who is leaving for Afghanistan sometime soon... Other than that I am free this weekend.

    I read the PM thanks. Are you a teacher? Wow Afghanistan, may that student's travels be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I am taking the discussion on your machines in the Photo Shop here because we are not suppose to discuss the machines over there!
    Nancy
    Nancy, Thanks for moving the chat - I realized later that I shouldn't have replied there - the machine was so pretty I just had to compliment it before I had a chance to think of where I was at. I apologize to everyone.

    Cathy and Miriam, what great enablers you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post

    Caroline, your VS2 Fiddlebase is in pretty rough shape, but after all it is 124 years old! I'd turn that baby back into a HC - just get rid of those wires that were added! Nancy
    Hmmm. I had not thought of making it a hand crank. I may consider that. And since the machine needs a new paint job I could decorate the hand crank to match.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Nancy, Did you see this CL post? http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atd/3692129313.html
    This treadle is different. It would make a very NICE addition to your small museum.
    Yes, I want you to buy it. I can see it with your collection. It's screaming, Nancy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    I read the PM thanks. Are you a teacher? Wow Afghanistan, may that student's travels be safe.
    I am an IT manager by profession. I teach Kenjutsu (Japanese Sword Combat) and Medieval Armor Making. The gentleman in question is an Advanced student of both. He is also with the 101st. They are most likely going to be the "clean up crew" for the US pull out. NOT an enviable job. (I remember news video of the US leaving Vietnam...)

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    Is this a treadle?? I have several of these machines because I love the decal!! Usually, they are electric, but also have at least one hand crank.
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    You can make a plate out of clear plastic until you find a plate. Which reminds me that I have a machine that needs that done. This is the machine that needs the clear plastic plates on my machine, or I should say Cathy's since I'm the new steward until Cathy wishes it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Miriam, That was in a fire! It may still be smoking. I had one of those for sale for months and it was in fantastic condition.
    ~G~
    Explain????
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Joe,

    I did. No problem. I am not doing the engraving at this point. I am planning to take mine to the local hallmark engraver. I can make the plate with the odd shaped hole. It the drawing accurate for the hole location and size as well?

    Steve
    Yes, the placement of the odd shaped hole is correct. No problem about the engraving.

    Joe

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    Judy,

    You are welcome. Always glad to help.


    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post

    Cathy and Miriam, what great enablers you are
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Judy,

    You are welcome. Always glad to help.
    Uh - now what did I do?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    A lady came to the shop with an old Elna. She wanted me to put on a new foot control. We checked it over and decided it wasn't the foot control. I had one from another machine - it did the same thing her's did - ran then quit. So I asked if I could look inside the machine. I ran it with the top off - blue streaking out of the motor. Too bad - it's a nice machine. Those machines have the motor ways inside - lots of stuff has to come off...

    Tomorrow I'm hoping I can have a clean up the shop day for a while.... I hate it when things get all cluttered up. Seems like it gets a point of no return awful fast. Must be the elves that live in the Cinderella machine's case.... Sneaky little buggers - some how they let machines in there, too and they never ever fix them.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny View Post
    Is this a treadle?? I have several of these machines because I love the decal!! Usually, they are electric, but also have at least one hand crank.
    Miz Johnny!!! You're back! Been a long time.

    The Empress could be in a treadle, but now it sits in box on my bookshelf looking very very pretty, like a true empress. She's missing the plates, cabinet, and treadle. One day I should make a top for her to sit in and swap some treadle feet for her, but for now she sits smiling while overseeing the other machines doing the work. She's a cute machine!

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    Hi Folks- I've been reading along but haven't had much to say for a while. For some reason, no new machines have crossed my path untill today ( Wait a minute. I haven't seen Mizkaki in three weeks, I haven't had a new machine in three weeks....coincidence?) Annnyhoo I picked up a GREEN Necchi BU and it is clearly wired wrong. It came in a cabinet, with a knee control that had burn marks. And horrible, crumbling wiring. No problem, I'd rather have a foot control. So, I find a spare foot control and wire that to the place where the knee control was wired. So far, so good. I plug it in. It takes off, full speed. I didn't change the wiring that went to the power- it looked like it had been redone lately, as it was brown instead of green. So, either I did something to the machine when I changed the knee to a foot control, or whoever re-wired it did something to the machine, and that's why. Anyone got any ideas? Laura
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    Laura, It was most likely rewired wrong before you got it. The motor is wired directly to the power side so it will run full speed when you plug the machine in. The current is not passing thru the foot control in effect you have by passed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I can make side plates if people want. no biggie. Glad to help.

    I am not trying to make it sound trivial, but I have a "stomp shear" with a graduated backstop. so I can cut very accurate strips, then turn them 90 deg and set for length. I do 16ga steel on a regular basis, so it has the umph.


    I have a bench punch that can do holes up to 1.25"dia (for the ones with a"bite:" out of them.

    I have a 2"x36" professional grade vertical belt sander with a backstop for making the bevels.

    It only takes me about 30 minutes to make a pair of "regular rectangular" slides.

    I would make them a hair large so people could file them to a perfect fit. (unless I have the machine in question, then I can fit it)

    I am making a replacement slide for a W&W8 this weekend. (the one with the bent down end that seems to be missing 1/2 the time) and I am making a pair of slides for Cathy(Mizkaki)
    I believe you may have just found a way to support your machine hobby, Steve. Better figure out your pricing, because I am going downstairs to count how many plates I need. As an aside, do you ever wonder where all of the slide plates go? Sure, they fall out, but doesn't anyone ever pick them up? Somewhere, somehow, there is a little mountain of the things. Laura

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    It's a conspiracy! They are probably holed up with all those missing socks.

    Cathy



    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    I believe you may have just found a way to support your machine hobby, Steve. Better figure out your pricing, because I am going downstairs to count how many plates I need. As an aside, do you ever wonder where all of the slide plates go? Sure, they fall out, but doesn't anyone ever pick them up? Somewhere, somehow, there is a little mountain of the things. Laura
    Cathy

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    OK, think I found the wiring problem. On the back is a plastic contact point that fits a cord. The picture is with the cord removed. The contacts pierce the cord when the cover is screwed down tight. Only two of the contacts were touching the cord. I'm sure that the third is not a spare. So, I just have to figure out which way the cord goes in. Does anyone have a Necchi BU that they could look on the back of and tell me if the cord exits left or right? Laura
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