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Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 02 Aug 2014, 10:23
by p.penn
)c( )c( )c( Now there's a result!!! Really pleased for you.

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 03 Oct 2015, 12:29
by unicornleather
Last count, I had about 7 possibly more, ranging from Jones and Singer domestics to 45k Singer treadle (circa) 1915 as well as walking foot industrial Joys PF5318 and a few more!
Oz (Austin)

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 03 Oct 2015, 15:19
by Mo
How many do you use?

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 03 Oct 2015, 17:40
by unicornleather
Mo wrote:How many do you use?


2 main ones I use all the time and the others tend to be as spares for down time when the main ones break down, I do need a long arm industrial and a cylinder industrial when I get some more space in my workshop, Oz

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 12 Nov 2015, 23:38
by bikesandbirdsbob
Hi I pocess a box cabinet singer that comes up through the top (Mums Industrial type ) -(dress Maker is it a queens dress maker top dollar sewer )
Also got one from a skip at work . plastic top ,Singer . Works but needle does not go through bottom . Now it could be a wrong needle or it could be something is not quite right .
Was going to take to a mender for a quote Nice m/c to get skipped for sure . if it works at lot of people would take it for sure .
Any suggestion I might have a go at fixing it my self .
Bob

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2015, 00:56
by unicornleather
Could be the the timing which means re setting the needle bar.
Do you have a manual with it to help you?
Do you know how to reset/check timing?
Oz

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2015, 05:40
by bikesandbirdsbob
Hi, No manual . But sounds good what you say -like a car pistons hitting the valves ....
But somebody in the know could fix ,so is worth pursuing and putting in a shop .
Next question then is where .
Thank you .
Bob

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 15 Nov 2015, 10:45
by bikesandbirdsbob
Hi , man at Wickford is giving me a quote .
See what happens.
Bob,thank you.

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 18 Nov 2015, 23:45
by unicornleather
bikesandbirdsbob wrote:Hi , man at Wickford is giving me a quote .
See what happens.
Bob,thank you.


Yes, if the timings out it does liken to pistons in a car's engine rising at the wrong time and smashing in to a valve!

Hope you get it sorted, I replaced a needle bar and reset the timing about 6 months ago, occasionally the timing slips out a little if I'm machining cable parachutes as it often works the machine very hard and that misaligns the needlebar. It pays to re check it now and again, Oz

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 23 Nov 2015, 14:23
by bikesandbirdsbob
Hi ,Thank you for your replies .
Have not had a reply from the Wickford man so may try some else . Anyone in the local of Havering /Essex wants ago at fixing even keeping it let me know ,too good to waste really.
Bob

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 27 Aug 2016, 21:48
by unicornleather
Did you get it sorted?

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 31 Aug 2016, 04:55
by bikesandbirdsbob
no , Parked as other things took over .
Lodger moved and now buried in a room , just about open the door in.
The chap never replied.
Bob

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 01 Sep 2016, 17:59
by unicornleather
That's a shame, if you were nearer to me I'd see if I could fix it for you

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 01 Sep 2016, 18:16
by bikesandbirdsbob
Hi ,nearest I can get is Cotswolds 10th Sept.
Not sure if anyone is going nearer to you (Pass the parcel ).
Could send I suppose , not sure what it is worth.
Thank you anyway .
Bob

Re: Which sewing machine do you have?

PostPosted: 04 Sep 2016, 23:22
by unicornleather
I expect it will cost too much to post it, I have had several sewing machines given to me for free, they don't seem to hold much value unfortunately. If you are ever down this way, drop in for a cuppa and we will have a look at it, see what we can do.