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    Ok, So I showed this to my DD last night and she said I was blind.... I'm still blaming my work monitor... It is really beautiful.

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    It's a very dark purple, it was hard to photograph, the second picture is more true in color. I finally have my purple featherweight. I love using my featherweights to piece quilts. I bought my first one in 1998.

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    Painted FW: I like. Now I want one, lol. Maybe not a FW but a customized something. Maybe a 66.

    Here's a Singer 66 Lotus that I found lurking at the local historical society. As usual, the bobbin cover plate and the faceplate have left the building. Bobbin winder, too.

    And a National electric that is sitting in a treadle cabinet that originally belonged to a Free or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    It's a very dark purple, it was hard to photograph, the second picture is more true in color. I finally have my purple featherweight. I love using my featherweights to piece quilts. I bought my first one in 1998.
    Beautiful paint job, it has a lot of depth and so many colors of purple in it.

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    Love the purple! I would like to do that to a FW but I would need more that one before I would take the plunge. I just finished cleaning up two baby blue sewing machines...o natural Here are the pics. The white took a whole bottle of WD40 and i eventually had to lightly scrub the caked on oil with steel wool. Nothing else worked!
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    very nice, well done!

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    vanginney, they look beautiful a very cool color.

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    Vanginney,
    The colored machines are pretty, especially the blue Stitchmaster.

    Everyone else,
    I had 5 Featherweights when this quest to find the machine to get painted purple. I've sold 4 of the machines that weren't getting enough use; 2 featherweights,a black 301 and Pfaff 2040 all have new very happy owners.
    The machine that got painted had no clear coat and very little decals, in some areas along the front edge the paint was down to bare metal. Yet she sewed very smoothly and has a beautiful stitch.
    Sharon
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Vanginney,
    The colored machines are pretty, especially the blue Stitchmaster.

    Everyone else,
    I had 5 Featherweights when this quest to find the machine to get painted purple. I've sold 4 of the machines that weren't getting enough use; 2 featherweights,a black 301 and Pfaff 2040 all have new very happy owners.
    The machine that got painted had no clear coat and very little decals, in some areas along the front edge the paint was down to bare metal. Yet she sewed very smoothly and has a beautiful stitch.
    Sharon
    That sounds like a perfect candidate for a repainting. I like the color too btw. Good choice. When I get time I have a Singer 66 that is going to get a repaint job done to it too. The paint is destroyed on it but I have not decided what color to paint it yet.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanginney View Post
    The white took a whole bottle of WD40 and i eventually had to lightly scrub the caked on oil with steel wool. Nothing else worked!
    They look amazing indeed! Great job. ...I have to say, I just discovered the joys of using Isopropyl Alcohol on that hardened oil... breaks it down really easily. Got the tip from following the Necchi cleaning instructions from the Yahoo group pages. It has CHANGED MY LIFE

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    Sharon I just love your purple Featherweight. He did a nice job on it.
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    Do try GooGone, it works wonders on sticky residue and does not hurt the paint at all. Make sure to purchase the oil-based GooGone and not the one with something like paint remover in it.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Just found this Japanese 15 clone today... at a garage sale on the way home from the gym! It's a Wizard, a green one! If anyone knows anything about it, please spill... On the underside of the body it's got "JC25" embossed in the metal, and then nearby there is a hand-painted number "JA14" and then stamped into the metal it says "013296". Three number notations. What does it all mean?

    It moves great. I ran it for a few seconds and got the faint odor of burning, so I won't try that again until I've cleaned it well and re-oiled and packed the grease ports with vaseline. It had an old tape stuck on it as a fabric guide, which left a nasty sticky residue when I removed it. What is the best way to get that off-- sewing machine oil?

    This is Alba, named after the first owner:
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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    They look amazing indeed! Great job. ...I have to say, I just discovered the joys of using Isopropyl Alcohol on that hardened oil... breaks it down really easily. Got the tip from following the Necchi cleaning instructions from the Yahoo group pages. It has CHANGED MY LIFE
    Be very careful using alcohol on sewing machines, it'll take the paint off in a hurry.
    Sharon

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    This is my first treadle and I am very excited and happy to have her - have not had a chance to sit and play yet but looking forward to learning. Its a Davis - I think a VF2.
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    Like the moon, and the stars, and the sun - yeah we all shine on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanginney View Post
    Love the purple! I would like to do that to a FW but I would need more that one before I would take the plunge. I just finished cleaning up two baby blue sewing machines...o natural Here are the pics. The white took a whole bottle of WD40 and i eventually had to lightly scrub the caked on oil with steel wool. Nothing else worked!
    I STRONGLY recommend that you do not use steel wool on a painted surface.
    ~G~

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    Yankeegirl,

    Congrats on your first treadle and you got a good one. These machines are great for binding and straight line quilting. You can get a manual for your VF2 at the Davis VF Yahoo group:

    http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/da...sec=dir&slk=25

    The Vertical Feeds can be pretty accurately dated by the serial number on the front slide plate from warranties on file:

    http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.php/Davis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeegirl View Post
    This is my first treadle and I am very excited and happy to have her - have not had a chance to sit and play yet but looking forward to learning. Its a Davis - I think a VF2.

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    I can't wait for this new toy to arrive...

    It is a Wheeler Wilson Ruffler (it is from a W9 but works in a W8 as well....)

    $10 - Woo Hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Yankeegirl,

    Congrats on your first treadle and you got a good one. These machines are great for binding and straight line quilting. You can get a manual for your VF2 at the Davis VF Yahoo group:

    http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/da...sec=dir&slk=25

    The Vertical Feeds can be pretty accurately dated by the serial number on the front slide plate from warranties on file:

    http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.php/Davis

    Enjoy
    Jon
    Thank you Jon! I went to the Needlebar site - my serial # is 683526 - under model it says Underfeed or Manufacturing - not sure what that means? When I lift up the machine there is a VF stamped on the underside so I am confused lol. Any help would be appreciated. Also - she was missing her shuttle and bobbin and I was fortunate to find one on ebay so once that arrives I can see how she works. Going to spend some time this week cleaning her - watched Muv's video so feel a little more confident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I can't wait for this new toy to arrive...

    It is a Wheeler Wilson Ruffler (it is from a W9 but works in a W8 as well....)

    $10 - Woo Hoo!

    That is sew cool looking, that little cup like thing that the foot goes into is very interesting. Thank goodness it is already put together for you. Show us some ruffles made with it.

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    Kasey 1937 221-1 Featherweight, Red Eye Singer Treadle 66-1, 2 301's both long and short bed, 403, Free Number 5 Treadle, Jones hand crank Kenmore 158 19131, Viking Lilly 555

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    I would use Goo Gone. I think it's orange based. You can also use it on clothing. I used it to remove pine pitch. N

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I can't wait for this new toy to arrive...

    It is a Wheeler Wilson Ruffler (it is from a W9 but works in a W8 as well....)

    $10 - Woo Hoo!

    I'm not seeing how this is going to attach to your machine? I have two of these, and both have the "hook clamp" that the other attachments have...
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    it may well not line up with the 8's needle bar. We shall see.

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    Both of mine fit both my W&W8 and my Singer 9W... I guess I'm just confused as to how this is going to attach to the machine?
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    i think like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Be very careful using alcohol on sewing machines, it'll take the paint off in a hurry.
    Sharon
    Thanks for this Sharon... I didn't notice anything but was being light-handed. I'll have to do a test somewhere to see at what point the paint starts to dissolve.

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