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Old 08-06-2013, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
All those attachments look original to me. I got the red box, cam box and all you show, except the hoop.
Just bought another red box from ebay, because it had a double needle (very excited to try it out!). Pity the book is ripped, but you should be able to copy someone else's front cover (or print it from the pdf manual).
oh how cool thank you!
(ETA all the attachments have the numbers embossed and match the numbers in the manual)

there was a double needle in mine too, I think it is on the work table, naughty me

I have the PDF on my laptop, the book is kept in a plastic bag carefully put away. It's rather fragile

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:53 PM
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Diago...WOW. Never say one before. Beautiful. I have to add it to my list.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:33 AM
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Diajo, Lovely machines. I really like the Viking. I have an older one as well as 2 newer ones but yours is older yet than mine. ... very nice.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:31 AM
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Diajo, Lovely machines. I really like the Viking. I have an older one as well as 2 newer ones but yours is older yet than mine. ... very nice.
thanks Nanna up north the treadle is lovely to sew on and I love her simple clean look as much as I love the ornate Singers, every one has it's charm
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:16 PM
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This is mostly for Vridar who asked what the heck my shop looks like...

Shop facing forward
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Shop facing back half with some more unusual tools identified
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I had a quest a while back ask why I did not have extra security on the shop, wasn't I worried about someone "stealing my stuff?"

I laughed and said most of my "stuff" weighs in excess of 400lbs. If they want it that bad they can have it....
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:45 PM
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Wow, SteveH, that looks a lot like my garage used to look like before my son moved out. He has metal fabricating machines and metal lathes for making bicycle frames for his mountain biking. I know one thing, my electric bill dropped when he moved out.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:30 PM
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This is mostly for Vridar who asked what the heck my shop looks like...
I suspect that all the men on the board are grateful Steve (and probably envious). Great work space: I have a small storage shed that has had an old kitchen cupboard squeezed in as a bench. Add 8 sewing machines and you have a problem
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Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
I know one thing, my electric bill dropped when he moved out.
the only tools that use power in my shop are the Punch press, the Clicker, and the drill press. I don't use them very often, so the power use is minimal.

The Clicker can cut enough material fast enough that it can take weeks to catch up on the work it does in an hour. My friend is a scheduling manager for a west coast soccer program for kids. they run on a really low budget so they used to have used flag ropes. I made a pennant die to cut them out and in 1 hour we can cut over 300 flags. it takes his wife a couple weeks to surge them all, then back to the clicker...

Mostly the same with the shear. I can set it for the width of a slide (WW8/9 for example) and cuts 3 feet at a time, then turn them sideways and set the backstop to the length, and in 30 minutes I can have 20 or 30 sets cut to size. Then it will take 2 weeks to bend, drill, and polish them.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
I suspect that all the men on the board are grateful Steve (and probably envious).
And women. Drool.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:11 PM
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Macybaby, Thanks! What an education this is for me. I got a back clamper a couple of months ago (lotus hand crank), and until then I didn't even know about back clampers. The number of variations of some of the attachments is interesting, if a bit confounding. I guess Singer was still working out their design. But I now understand why a lot of the adjustable hemmers I see are in two parts, or missing the guide. I love the flange hemmers with their adapter foot. I wonder if these are the first version of "snap on" feet.

Your treadles are beautiful. A treadle is on my want list. But I have to get rid of a bunch of stuff before I can fit one in here. Thanks again for the pictures and detailed descriptions -- I'm going to use them as a reference.
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