Page 20 of 21 FirstFirst ... 1018192021 LastLast
Results 191 to 200 of 209
  1. #191
    Mouseskowitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Stevens Point, WI
    Hammock
    DIY 1.5 DBL
    Tarp
    one of my DIYs
    Insulation
    DIY down or PL
    Suspension
    Speed hooks
    Posts
    1,327
    I'm not sure how the guy actually used the carb cleaner, but my thought would be to spray it in a container so that you have the liquid. Then you can your q-tips or whatever in to clean the effected areas directly. Sounds like you made the alcohol work pretty well though.

  2. #192
    opie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge
    Tarp
    Etowah, gargoyle
    Insulation
    Wool, heater
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    3,412
    Images
    3
    The alcohol did work. Probably not as well as an actual cleaner that would do a better job breaking the crude down. But it got enough off that coupled with a good oiling, things are running smoothly.
    Custom Bridge Hammocks

    Mackinac Bridge Hammocks

  3. #193

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Hammock
    Exped Ergo
    Tarp
    Exped Combi
    Insulation
    Sleeping bag+pad
    Suspension
    Eyelet line+ biner
    Posts
    1,439
    Quote Originally Posted by Mouseskowitz View Post
    I'm not sure how the guy actually used the carb cleaner, but my thought would be to spray it in a container so that you have the liquid. Then you can your q-tips or whatever in to clean the effected areas directly. Sounds like you made the alcohol work pretty well though.
    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    The alcohol did work. Probably not as well as an actual cleaner that would do a better job breaking the crude down. But it got enough off that coupled with a good oiling, things are running smoothly.
    Good advice above, IMO.
    I've used brake cleaner and sprayed it into a small container (careful not to get the 'splash' into your eyes! - I usually shield things with a rag or paper towel) or just sprayed some on a paper towel.
    I've used Q-tips or a small syringe with the liquid transferred to the container.
    The aerosol can pressure is high, and I don't want to 'spray all over' the inside of the machine. I'm also concerned about dulling the finish on the outside.
    BTW, work in a well-ventilated area with solvents!

    Opie: I don't yet have a Necchi, but my Euro machines are really quiet-running when they are tuned up and lubricated. One thing I look for is easy starting and running on low speed without a lot of humming or fuss - if anything is still sticky, I need to have a bit of a 'lead foot' on the pedal to get it started, and it's time to get back to freeing up the mechanicals.
    Another symptom of sticky internals is narrow ZZ or short stitch length at the max adjustments, but that doesn't look to be a problem, looking at your stitch samples.
    Nice that you have them both running!

  4. #194
    opie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge
    Tarp
    Etowah, gargoyle
    Insulation
    Wool, heater
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    3,412
    Images
    3
    Both of these are quiet too, considering they are all metal. The shuttles on both rattled a bit prior to cleaning, but all is well now.

    And apparently the alcohol did a fantastic job of removing ALL the oil. I had to go back on both of them and oil/re oil parts I missed. The zig zag on the white was gummed up and the presser foot shaft on the necchi got stiff.
    Custom Bridge Hammocks

    Mackinac Bridge Hammocks

  5. #195
    opie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge
    Tarp
    Etowah, gargoyle
    Insulation
    Wool, heater
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    3,412
    Images
    3
    So far this little guy has gone without a hitch. Whipped up another bridge last nite/this morning. And started on a Tarp using the Argon Sil I worked off in a trade. My first time sewing Sil, too. Stitches beautifully.

    Custom Bridge Hammocks

    Mackinac Bridge Hammocks

  6. #196
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    131
    glad you got a good 'un!

  7. #197
    opie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge
    Tarp
    Etowah, gargoyle
    Insulation
    Wool, heater
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    3,412
    Images
    3
    Picking this one up tomorrow... $30 with 5 of the cams and a tin full of misc. parts.

    00H0H_istFy3UVyuU_600x450.jpg
    Custom Bridge Hammocks

    Mackinac Bridge Hammocks

  8. #198
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, Ridge Creek
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    7,543
    Aren't you the guy that couldn't find a sewing machine a couple of weeks ago. Pace yourself.

  9. #199
    opie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge
    Tarp
    Etowah, gargoyle
    Insulation
    Wool, heater
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    3,412
    Images
    3
    Yeah. And no place to put one if I did find one.

    I need a storage unit. Maybe I can sew up an addition to the shed.
    Custom Bridge Hammocks

    Mackinac Bridge Hammocks

  10. #200
    FJRpilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    El Paso, Tx
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY cat SylNylon
    Insulation
    Jarbridge UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie/Dutchbling
    Posts
    283
    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Picking this one up tomorrow... $30 with 5 of the cams and a tin full of misc. parts.

    00H0H_istFy3UVyuU_600x450.jpg
    Very cool... Is it a Kenmore? I really like its lines.....
    The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

    - Samuel Johnson

Similar Threads

  1. Janome 612?
    By sadrian in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-27-2014, 14:44
  2. Thread injector ( Janome hd1000)
    By newfieghost in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-01-2013, 10:55
  3. Janome 2212
    By Jibbers in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-10-2013, 08:14
  4. I just figured out how to solve a common Janome Sewist 500 problem : )
    By mountaingoat in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-25-2011, 14:03
  5. who has had to replace a SS OCF pad?
    By MacEntyre in forum Hennessy Hammocks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-27-2009, 21:05

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •