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  • Deaf Bob
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    I can sew. Not well.. Straight lines? What madness is that?

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  • Beagle
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    Originally posted by 1946Austin View Post

    I've always bought tools to do my own work, and keep them forever. But I'm closing in on 70 yrs. old in a few months, so why keep a sewing machine longer than I need to? Not like I'm going to be using it for decades to come, and not like I plan to take up sewing as a hobby or side income. I've got plenty to keep me busy, so I wont take up space keeping a sewing machine I wont use. Makes much more sense to buy a used machine, fix the seats, and then sell it to get some or all of my investment back.
    Can you rent one? The nothing makes sense part I was saying was everything got expensive really quick. It seems like staying at home and self quarantining made 50.00 junk suddenly worth 400.00 ... there wasn't much ramp to the rise in prices.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    two things:
    1) it's a talent to make straight lines on fabric
    2) once you get your talent in line, you can do the interior on my Buick wagon :D

    my dad is closing in on 80 this year, you have lots of time to learn a new talent.

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  • 1946Austin
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    Originally posted by Beagle View Post

    Resell... explain? I buy stuff, it stays forever. How does this work?

    Can't be that tough... yes it can. LOL!!!

    Nothing makes sense to me right now. I think they are quoting in pesos, like how I get paid! I'd say go for it, worst thing that is going to happen is you learn something. You might even like it.
    I've always bought tools to do my own work, and keep them forever. But I'm closing in on 70 yrs. old in a few months, so why keep a sewing machine longer than I need to? Not like I'm going to be using it for decades to come, and not like I plan to take up sewing as a hobby or side income. I've got plenty to keep me busy, so I wont take up space keeping a sewing machine I wont use. Makes much more sense to buy a used machine, fix the seats, and then sell it to get some or all of my investment back.

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  • DanStokes
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    A note on commercial sewing machines (I looked into this 30+ years ago). My horse trainer friend has a Juki that he uses for tack repairs and such. He bought it cheap and used and now we know why - it does not have a walking foot. The walking foot feature pulls the work thru the needle at the correct rate so the stitches are properly spaced. BTW - your Mom's Singer was not a walking foot machine. The ones w/o walking foot will work but they are much harder to use with nice results. So the question is, as a rookie do you want a machine that makes the job easier? I toyed with buying a machine but never did but if I did it would have a walking foot.

    Dan

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  • Beagle
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    Originally posted by 1946Austin View Post
    .... I might have to go buy a good used commercial sewing machine, and then resell it once I finish the sewing. Can't be that tough to just cut out two inserts, trace them, and sew in new black naugahyde diamond pattern inserts? They're just a plain rectangle.
    Resell... explain? I buy stuff, it stays forever. How does this work?

    Can't be that tough... yes it can. LOL!!!

    Nothing makes sense to me right now. I think they are quoting in pesos, like how I get paid! I'd say go for it, worst thing that is going to happen is you learn something. You might even like it.

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  • 1946Austin
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    My coupe is running well, and doing great on the road. But at idle it's pretty rich smelling, and nothing I do to adjust idle air mixture changes it. So looks like I'll need to pull the carb off and swap out power valves to get down from the stock 6.5's to a 3.5 set. My vacuum at idle is right at 10", but at 1500 rpm's or higher it's twice that. So I think the low idle vacuum is messing up the power valves.

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  • 1946Austin
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    Just got a case of sticker shock while talking to the upholstery shop person. I had purchased extra diamond pattern material so I could have them do the center inserts on seat bases and backs. I asked when they might be able to sew them in the seats, and was told maybe 3 weeks. Then she asked me to hold.
    When she came back she said she talked to the upholsterer and he said $450-$500 to sew two inserts that are probably 16" wide x 24" long, with my material. Now I know the work is stripping the seats, and the reinstalling the covers, but seems a little crazy compared to the $370 I paid to have both of my Mustang buckets completely covered for the Falcon.
    Told them I'd have to do some pondering before I committed to paying that price. I might have to go buy a good used commercial sewing machine, and then resell it once I finish the sewing. Can't be that tough to just cut out two inserts, trace them, and sew in new black naugahyde diamond pattern inserts? They're just a plain rectangle.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post

    Doesn't anyone proofread?

    Dan
    he still has a bit of satan in him?

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  • 1946Austin
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post

    Doesn't anyone proofread?

    Dan
    Obviously the drinling from the rubber hose did have some efffect.

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    Doesn't anyone proofread?

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 1946Austin View Post
    My v 1.0 got pawned off on two subsequent owners, who also found it it was broken beyond repair! My son tells me it gives him fits occasionally too, and he doesn't even own it!
    yep, they're clearly related. Mine had an affection for her managers, heard she went through several of them - thankfully, her child was her own so not my issue.*


    *I don't usually explain jokes but in the world of trust and estates, children are referred to as issues. (what issued from the parents)... why it's no longer used, I dunno, seems pretty accurate to me.
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; July 18, 2020, 06:59 AM.

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  • 1946Austin
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    My v 1.0 got pawned off on two subsequent owners, who also found it it was broken beyond repair! My son tells me it gives him fits occasionally too, and he doesn't even own it!
    Last edited by 1946Austin; July 17, 2020, 04:34 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Beagle View Post

    you would think, by now, there would have been a class action suit against defective v 1.0 ...
    they have no class

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