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General Discussion / Re: Finally!!!
« on: August 11, 2011, 11:28:15 PM »
LOL!!  Rend Lake is not far away -- nice way to recycle! :-)  (I'm stealing this link! hahaha!)

General Discussion / Re: ID
« on: August 01, 2011, 10:07:50 AM »
Oh Sofadoc.. I absolutely *LOVELOVELOVE!* old stuff.  It has character, charm..  and an elegance not found in today's  marketplace.   PLus its DURABLE!  And  while my fingers  run over its parts.. admiring the soft curves or the smooth machinery...whether its a sofa, ornate chair.. a hand built rocker or an old sewing machine... even rusty old junk.. I wonder whose hands  toiled to build this  item...  what was  their life like??  What were their dreams... hmm.. was there even time for  hopes and dreams??   And the workmanship...  have you  looked at some of the attachments for the old machines??   :o  My  soon to be son in law is an engineering major and math genius and he is just fascinated and the complexity of the featherweight attachments... HE admires the minds that created this stuff.. :-)  I ramble.. my bad..

Breaks over!  Back to work!

General Discussion / Re: ID
« on: July 31, 2011, 04:45:31 PM »
Thanks Mojo..  I  bought this at a resale shop here in town .. $35.. thought I was buying the cabinet.. had no idea there was a machine in it!  So I am a happy lil clam.  Just gotta ID the darn thing :-)

General Discussion / Re: ID
« on: July 30, 2011, 10:51:06 PM »
There are several pics -- look around.. thanks!! :-)

General Discussion / Re: ID
« on: July 30, 2011, 10:27:44 PM »
Argh!!  I am so sorry...  evidently  Apple is changing their services and  pics is changing.. grrrr...  let me see if I can get  them loaded up at Yahoo or somewhere.. *sigh* brb

ok ..try this...

General Discussion / ID
« on: July 30, 2011, 05:04:16 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I'm trying to ID this machine and since there are so many of you  knowledgable about sewing machines... maybe someone has an idea?  Its not a Singer..  but it is a treadle...

Here's a link... thanks for looking.. :-)  I appreciate it!  ( maybe someone's grammie had one??)   And yes.. I have posted this at several  specialty forums at yahoo.. but if you know of any outside of yahoo -- feel free to share!  Thanks!


General Discussion / Re: The Gathering
« on: June 26, 2011, 03:49:05 PM »
Until a few years ago..  the only  set of  feet I had was the 1/4"..  works fine for everything.  

That pic  is sooo sweet.  Looks just like mine!  (Minus the "I love you Mom" scratched in the paint..oh - and mines a bit more worn.

Gene, Have you tried the rethreading thing, cleaning thing and loosening the tension??    Did you change feet recently??

Mine acted like that awhile back,   So bad that I quit using it and moved over to my Singer.  Then one day I  set out to fix the Juki and discovered that the head of the screw that came with the new set of feet was a hair too  thick and was interfering with the  needle bar (or whatever bar that is..)   Changing  to the old screw  fixed it. *shrug*  

Hope to hear more on this.  ( YAY JUKI LU 562's!!!  )

General Discussion / Re: subcontractor - what do you think?
« on: June 17, 2011, 12:00:33 AM »
I disagree with the general consensus here.  There is not enough information presented to make a fair "judgement".    What is clear is that Gene was offended by the  new price and pulled the work.  I don't consider it "breach of contract at all.   She  obviously felt the work was more time consuming than she expected.  

If you don't consider her professional enough to be fair with you - then by all means... don't use her again.  

I would have kept her and paid her what she asked, unless I felt she couldn't do a good job.  And in that case, I wouldn't have hired her in the first place.

just my 2 cents.

General Discussion / Re: Why didn't you guys tell me sooner?
« on: June 14, 2011, 09:52:24 PM »
Someone here once shared how he sharpens those..   perhaps he will speak up soon.  :)

Thanks H&H for the link..  as cheap as they are -- its worth a shot.  I'll have to have hubby pick up a some next time. :D

General Discussion / Re: How I measure for welt cord cut on the bias.
« on: June 12, 2011, 06:22:45 PM »
Gene,  I have always found that since it stretches on the bias..  there is  ALWYAS way more than you  can mathematically account for.   

Nice formula. :-)

General Discussion / Re: Happy to be here
« on: June 06, 2011, 05:20:15 PM »
Glad to hear you're doing better!  And real sorry you missed a weekend on your bike.   :( 

General Discussion / Re: Mojo's Friday Funnies
« on: May 20, 2011, 08:14:23 AM »
I've read those before but by golly..   that last one gets me EVERY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!  ROFL!!  ;D

General Discussion / Re: Bobbin winding
« on: May 18, 2011, 08:51:07 PM »
Hmm...  I;ve been on industrial machines winding my own bobbins since I was 17.. all i ever did was wind it a 3 or 4 times, slide it on the post, push the mech forward, snug the tension and  forget it. 

General Discussion / Re: walking foot sewing machine
« on: May 18, 2011, 07:35:31 PM »

I have a Juki 562, bought it new in '83 and its never been professionally serviced.  It creeps alot but not 11", over a 75" span I might lose a half inch.    I have found that adjusting the the 2 screw knobs on the top I can adjust it quite a bit,

I don't know the proper names of the screws I turn but one is right on top of the needle bar  - it adjusts the pressure on the center foot... the second  one (look over the center of the machine and it in the back) adjusts the pressure of the  foot.. at least - in practice .. I think that is what it adjusts...   never got brave enough to play with the feed dogs themselves.

I am betting a more mechanically inclined  person will have a better answer..  :)

That is an excellent way to  deal with it if you're a large enough shop. I do  see tips and hints in there that are adaptable.  Thank you for sharing.   :)

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