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    Old 03-14-2019, 05:36 PM
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    Had a friend pick up a 201K3 tonight for me, and while he was there he figured I would like this 185J for $40, so he brought that too. It came in a Bentwood case that I thought was odd. When I turned it over by hand there was a slight catch and a klunk below the feed dogs. When I looked at the bottom of it I discovered that a master cabinet maker was at work!
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    Old 03-14-2019, 08:42 PM
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    I still laugh every time I see it.
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    Old 03-15-2019, 05:19 AM
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    what a crack up, exactally something my grandfather would do. Make it work or else.
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    Old 03-15-2019, 12:39 PM
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    Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts
    what a crack up, exactally something my grandfather would do. Make it work or else.
    Grandfather? It looks like something my husband would do! Although his rather "creative" solutions do come in handy at times. And that's also the reason I have an OSMG to work on my machines.
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    Old 03-18-2019, 05:56 AM
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    What a hoot. Put it on blocks and it would run well.
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    Old 03-18-2019, 11:48 AM
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    I guess it's a base for a 128, since the base for a 99 would work fine with a 185. The wooden bases I have seen for the 185 were pale wood (beech or something like that), and had a foldable extension table.
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    My motto is: Use It Up, Wear It Out, Or Do Without! They wanted to use is and made it work. Looks wonderful to me.
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    Old 03-18-2019, 12:03 PM
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    Originally Posted by quiltingcandy
    ... They wanted to use is and made it work. Looks wonderful to me.
    By the description the base needed taller legs too work, so the solution needed a bit more work.
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