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    Just got this for Christmas:
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    I even got a pair of cool Ti sheers:
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    Enjoy the machine. I have scissors "named" Titanium but they are made of steel.
    Last edited by gmcttr; 12-27-2012 at 12:36.

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    FWIW...as I have watched this thread, I see that most of the machines are being used setting on top of a table instead of mounted in a sewing table.

    I find that only having a few inches of flat surface in front of the needle makes sewing more difficult than necessary. This is especially true when manually folding a rolled hem as you sew.

    My cheap and "temporary" fix (going on 2+ years) was to place a flat box the right height in front of the machine. It allows me to fold and hold ~12" of rolled hem at a time and really speeds the process up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Enjoy the machine. I've have scissors "named" Titanium but they are made of steel.
    The marketing on these imply they contain at least some Ti. They are "Titanium Bonded" blades. I thought they were a cool gift for a DIY savvy backpacker, no matter the actual Ti content.

    http://westcottbrand.com/titanium-bo...rs-8-inch-bent

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    This is my first post on this forum. I've been making/modifying my gear as situations dictated but in some cases, I pushed the envelope on my Singer 237 & 301. I'm not very skilled in this arena but I do love a challenge and making hammocks and similar gear intrigues me.

    I recently saved this gem that was destined for the scrap yard or dump. The owner just gave it to me but I felt I needed to give them something for it. $50 later, they delivered it to my door, I was the new owner of a Singer 251-12. It was in fair shape considering it is 54 years old. After a facelift and some minor mechanical repairs, this is what I ended up with. I do have a several more items to address (smaller motor pulley), but in it's current state, it sews wicked good.

    I have a lot to learn and this forum seems like the place to be......
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    My new TI

    Got this a couple of days ago and it had a good layer of dust on it.... took apart what I could and cleaned/oiled it after watching a lot of videos and got it working tonight... just finished testing it on some 1.1 ripstop. Its a 1923 Singer model 127. Table was in very ruff shape but everything else works. Got some parts already on the way (front base plate, new tire for bobbin winder, needles) and I may put a hand crank on it until I get the table/treadle in working order. Just learning the art of "thread injecting" so I am trying to pick up tips/tricks from REV's links and others so I don't have to many screw ups. Anyway.. new to the forum and very excited about making some cool stuff... Some of my old goose down sleeping bags are getting very nervous right now.
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    Wow! Impressive machines you two! Congrats!

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    Nice Singer 127. Just in case you need manuals, here's the links...

    Singer 127 Instruction Manual

    Singer 127 Adjusters Manual


    Crow Horse....$50 delivered...I'd go for that all day long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Crow Horse....$50 delivered...I'd go for that all day long!
    Yes, can't beat that but it did require many hours to clean it up (wet paint, powder coat and replace bolts with stainless steel).

    A creative approach to dismantle her when a third (and fourth) hand was required. This beast is heavy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crow Horse View Post
    Yes, can't beat that but it did require many hours to clean it up (wet paint, powder coat and replace bolts with stainless steel).

    A creative approach to dismantle her when a third (and fourth) hand was required. This beast is heavy....
    Yeah they are not the kind you can pick up with one hand, and if you can there is probably a weight bench in the background somewhere also
    Lots of repair parts, and oil for the sump Here

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