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    Nice one! Next is vintage sewing machines, one...

    Nice one! Next is vintage sewing machines, one just won't do.
  2. How tall are you? Unless you are over 6' I don't...

    How tall are you? Unless you are over 6' I don't think it would be worth it. You could make one, structurally it would be a lot better.
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    Me three, pics in a thunderstorm.

    Me three, pics in a thunderstorm.
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    Just entered! Thanks!

    Just entered! Thanks!
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    Here is a crinkle finish Singer 128 from 1940. Its in really good condition overall. I changed the belt, bobbin winding tire and the power and foot pedal cords. It's not the smoothest machine but I...
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    I like the setup, the swith is also black instead...

    I like the setup, the swith is also black instead of white. I have a 201 and it is a smooth machine.
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    Thanks for another contest! I would like to make a single layer hammock with top cover and integrated bug net.

    4 yards of Argon 67 Charcoal Grey
    4 yards of NylonD 1.6 Burnt Orange
    2 Titanium...
  8. Thanks, I need to stop adding to the sewing...

    Thanks, I need to stop adding to the sewing machine collection and get back into DIY. I'm pretty sure it will hold without an issue. Heck I've used Magna 1.1 on single layer and hung it that with no...
  9. Thread: PolyD 1.2

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    Is it me or did Dutch remove the weight...

    Is it me or did Dutch remove the weight recommendations?
  10. Looks very cool, I'm around #205 and I'm going to...

    Looks very cool, I'm around #205 and I'm going to make a single layer hammock. We will see how it goes. I got some of this fabric when he had it on sale.
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    Buy this and your problem is solved. ...

    Buy this and your problem is solved.

    https://www.dutchwaregear.com/diy-stuff/#/product/184
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    Looks very nice. Keep them coming.

    Looks very nice. Keep them coming.
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    I would just cut to the desired size and sew a...

    I would just cut to the desired size and sew a new channel.
  14. I use it on stuff sacks.

    I use it on stuff sacks.
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    Sewing, How did you learn to do it?

    My mom, then she gave up teaching me because the material was too thin and slippery. So then I learned on my own. However I credit her. ;)
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    Wow that one looks mint! The cabinet looks to be...

    Wow that one looks mint! The cabinet looks to be in really good shape too.
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    Now that's funny, if the price was Mexican...

    Now that's funny, if the price was Mexican centavos it would be even more impressive.
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    Here is my latest find. It is a PFAFF 260. It...

    Here is my latest find. It is a PFAFF 260. It came with a nice accessory box and was in good shape over all. It is so smooth and quiet. I paid $20 for it and I really like it.
    ...
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    I really want a 360 next! great machine.

    I really want a 360 next! great machine.
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    I really like the photo box. I need that for my...

    I really like the photo box. I need that for my pictures. ROFL
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    Wow those look very nice!

    Wow those look very nice!
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    I saw that. It looks very cool. Maybe someday.

    I saw that. It looks very cool. Maybe someday.
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    What he said.... The Kenmore machines with a 1.2...

    What he said.... The Kenmore machines with a 1.2 amp motor will do it all and last a lifetime. I recommend looking local. They are in Goodwill weekly and can be purchased as low as $5.00. Here is a...
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    Thanks for the links. I'm really amazed at how...

    Thanks for the links. I'm really amazed at how smooth this machine is. It's better than the Necchi.
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    Wow that's awesome, what's it like for a full...

    Wow that's awesome, what's it like for a full night with two in the hammock?

    Steve
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    Looks very cool, does it use the bullet style...

    Looks very cool, does it use the bullet style bobbin? I saw one similar to this in a singer shop. They run very smooth.
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    I know the feeling. I just started cleaning a...

    I know the feeling. I just started cleaning a Pfaff 260 I picked up on Friday for $20.00 and I really like it. Now all I can think about is finding more. I've been picking up a lot of machines for...
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    Looks pretty nice to me. Great job.

    Looks pretty nice to me. Great job.
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    Thanks GMCTTR, I saw all of the information you...

    Thanks GMCTTR, I saw all of the information you listed. I am also a member of the yahoo Singer group and will ask for more information there. It is 110 voltage. The site listed is more about the UK...
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    This is a machine I have been hunting for a...

    This is a machine I have been hunting for a while. I have not been able to track down any information regarding the actual production numbers or year of manufacture. So what we have is a Singer...
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    Nice tarp.... Thats incredible photography!!!...

    Nice tarp.... Thats incredible photography!!! What camera are you using? Is that a HDR filter?
  32. Ok, Ill give this a whirl thanks Dutch. I will...

    Ok, Ill give this a whirl thanks Dutch. I will attempt a full length 3 season under quilt. 84" long x 58"


    4 yards Blazing Yellow ARGON 90
    4 yards of Titanium Grey ARGON 90
    1 spool Gutterman...
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    What a great looking machine. I've been on the...

    What a great looking machine. I've been on the hunt for machines like this. I really like the styling of the 50's and 60's. What did you give for it?
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    Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see pictures.

    Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see pictures.
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    Find a vintage Kenmore with a 1.2 amp motor. It...

    Find a vintage Kenmore with a 1.2 amp motor. It will power through all you DIY. Make sure it's made in Japan or the USA. Should cost you $40.00 or less. Go to thrift stores or you could look on CL. ...
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    Supernova update.....

    I swapped out the needle with another new one. I think when I removed the zigzag plate the needle moved to the left more. When I rotated the hand wheel to lubricate that part...
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    Flat side to the right, I defiantly cleaned all...

    Flat side to the right, I defiantly cleaned all lint and thread. I took off the needle plate and cleaned the whole area. I really want it to be something small but I guess not all machines are that...
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    It helped a little bit there is still a problem...

    It helped a little bit there is still a problem with skipping stitches. I'm going to swap out the shuttle hook and see if that helps. I'm getting the full range of motion on the zigzag but it does...
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    Thank you. I'll let you know how it turns out.

    Thank you. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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    Did you guys break down the tension assembly on...

    Did you guys break down the tension assembly on the supernova down to this....http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/01/4cc3f5873ed5f8e02fb180b6c8affdda.jpg

    Or did you also remove this screw and...
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    Thank you for the advise and encouragement. I...

    Thank you for the advise and encouragement. I have joined both groups. I'll take a part the tension assembly and have a closer look. It seems to be fine with the zig zag and really fine stitched....
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    Here is a nice Kenmore 158.62 I picked up for...

    Here is a nice Kenmore 158.62 I picked up for $5.95 at good will. It cleaned up very nice. It's a shorter bed than a normal Kenmore. It came in a generic case and with the owners manual. I was unable...
  43. I've been watching this thread for a while and I...

    I've been watching this thread for a while and I wanted to say thank you for the opportunity! What a great idea. :shades:

    I would like to make a dual layer hammock with a fronkey style bug net. I...
  44. Nice, the free arm will come in handy for stuff...

    Nice, the free arm will come in handy for stuff sacks and the like.
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    I shared this machine a while back but it needed...

    I shared this machine a while back but it needed a base to run. I made this one and I'm pleased with how it turned out.
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    How did it go? I reminder when I started using a...

    How did it go? I reminder when I started using a sewing machine. I really enjoy these machines.
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    Nice, I've done similar with bobbin thread. How...

    Nice, I've done similar with bobbin thread. How do you like the A-Tacs??
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    Haha so true, my mom also gave me her 221. It's...

    Haha so true, my mom also gave me her 221. It's white/green. Neither are my first choice for gear making though. I really like the 401. I'm going to work on a Necchi Supernova next. I'll post...
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    Here is a 221 that I picked up a few weeks ago...

    Here is a 221 that I picked up a few weeks ago for $25. I also purchased a 500 with a nice desk as well. She was selling three machines for a deceased relative and did not care about them. It's not...
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    Thanks, I have a few more to add. As I clean them...

    Thanks, I have a few more to add. As I clean them up I'll post pictures.
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