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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Some disassembly required

     A quilting friend of mine brought me a machine that she got for $7.00 at Savers Mart. She wondered if I could find a home for it. The first thing I did was disassemble everything that could be cleaned. I copiously oiled everything, delinted the whole bobbin area, removed dust bunny families from the needle bar area inside, etc. Then I polished all the metal pieces. The belt needs replacing and now all that remains is to clean the oxidized surface, assemble and test the stitching. I hope it gets claimed for a sewing home. I have enormous fun doing this- getting cruddy metal back into humming as a wonderful precision machine!

Bits and pieces, bit and pieces

6 comments:

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous machine!! And you're sew talented to be able to get her humming again!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love Red Eyes!!! I have a couple of them at the moment (most need to be cleaned up). My favorite decal set.

Missy Shay said...

What a great deal on your Red Eye!

Debbie said...

Wow, great machine!

Lara B. said...

It's such satisfying work, isn't it Linda? You can feel so good about saving an old beauty from the junk heap.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Kevin the Quilter said...

I have some machines that would keep you quite busy! LOL
Merry Christmas!