Sewing Machine Recommendations

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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Chris » Thu, Nov 30 2006, 04:29 PM

Cool!! :up: Lot's of time before the next club fly!! :-D
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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Frodos Majik » Thu, Nov 30 2006, 11:34 PM

Way to go Babbman. With all the sowers, we will be needing to rent a hall for the ROK party!!! :shock:

Just wait till spring when they get a load of US!!!! :SLKani: :eek

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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby denverberry » Fri, Dec 01 2006, 12:08 AM

I like that "garbage bag" circoflex... Now where'd I leave that clear packing tape?
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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Babbman » Sat, Dec 02 2006, 05:48 AM

They shipped my part yesterday so I should see it next week sometime.

I hate waiting... we need a startrek type transport system for shipping. When I order something it isn't because I want to wait, it's because I want it NOW!!!!!

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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Draftnik » Sat, Dec 02 2006, 07:48 AM

Frodos Majik wrote:Way to go Babbman. With all the sowers, we will be needing to rent a hall for the ROK party!!! :shock:



We give a kitemaking workshop in the spring here. http://www.sycamoreartattack.com/ Last year we made square flakes and had about 14 adult/child units making one. We could use some help next spring with this. I think we could work outa deal where we teach a public class in the morning and use the classroom to make kites with kiters (maybe Ivo's basket kites?) in the afternoon.

What'da you think?
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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Chris » Sat, Dec 02 2006, 08:12 AM

Does that fall on the same weekend as kites over sycamore? If you need any help, I'd be willing, as long as I can still make it to Perry Farms kite festival :mrgreen:
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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Mike » Sat, Dec 02 2006, 09:36 AM

As long as the date doesn't conflict with a festival, I think the club should get behind this.
We should be able to get you some help whether or not we get use of the room.

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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Chris » Sat, Dec 02 2006, 11:09 AM

[smiley smilie=4 fontcolor=000000 shadowcolor=000000 shieldshadow=1]IKE law!!![/smiley]
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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Draftnik » Sat, Dec 02 2006, 12:06 PM

Kites Over Sycamore is Sat. April the 15th. Smack dab in the middle of national kite month. We could maybe do the club workshop on Friday afternoon/night, the Art Attack workshop on Saturday morning, and then go fly at Sycamore. That sorta cuts into flying time on Saturday. We'd could be done 10:30-11:00 on Saturday. I'm mostly just thinking out loud here. Any input is welcome.

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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Chris » Sat, Dec 02 2006, 01:11 PM

It's like the bud light man law, but ours is IKE law. A more colorful way to agree to something :-D

Anything works for me, seeing as I live about 35 minutes from Sycamore!!
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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Babbman » Sat, Dec 02 2006, 09:13 PM

holy crap guys, I took a look at today's sewing machines while over at walmart...

plastic crap compared to my viking tank.... I'm glad I decided to try and get it working...


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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby denverberry » Sun, Dec 03 2006, 01:24 PM

Husky's are great machines. I'd love to have one available to use down by me. But I'm just glad to have a machine that works, even if it was built in 1876. It's tough enough to sew just about anything I run through it, but straight stitch only.
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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Babbman » Tue, Dec 05 2006, 12:08 AM

My Viking is in working order!

Received the part today and spent the rest of the night making sure it worked and cleaning it up.

I'm very happy that I was able to fix it.

Now, give me some ripstop and away I will go!

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This is it, all cleaned up. And also shown is the offending part that is now replaced.


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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Frodos Majik » Tue, Dec 05 2006, 12:53 AM

Glad to see you up and ready to go!! :clap


and so it begins...


Let the sewing :duel s BEGIN!!!!


:bash: I was finally able to find somewhere to use the :duel :rotfl
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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby denverberry » Sat, Dec 09 2006, 02:58 AM

There you go man, now that you've got it running are you going to have a sewing party at your house??? :wohow:
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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby denverberry » Sat, Dec 09 2006, 03:01 AM

I'll bring my Martin, you pull out the Stick and give Ken and Mike :chef: duty...
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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Babbman » Sat, Dec 09 2006, 06:58 AM

denverberry wrote:I'll bring my Martin, you pull out the Stick and give Ken and Mike :chef: duty...


Speaking of Stick, Look here..

http://www.ikeclub.org/Forums/viewtopic.php?p=1561#1561


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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Babbman » Sat, Dec 09 2006, 07:10 AM

Sewing Machine Update...

So I got my viking working with the new part but I noticed that when sewing, the needle was moving sideways as it was descending through the foot plate... I checked it out and made an adjustment that onlt allowed the needle to move while it was above the fabric... looks like the gear driving the fixed cam was a little off...

as soon as I got that fixed, it was working really well.... I decided to play with some of the additional cams that I had for fancy stitching... it worked GREAT!. Then, as I was switching stitches, the cam jammed and the stitch selection knob broke free and just spins now... DAMN IT!

At least it broke on the normal stitch setting and with the length and width knobs still working (for now) I can do any stitching that I need for making kites...

And I was SO close!

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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Draftnik » Sat, Dec 09 2006, 08:20 AM

Is it fixable? Shoot, that's too bad.

One of my machines has set screws on all the knobs. One knob is missing the screw. Rust or grime must add just enough friction that if I hold my tongue right it'll work without it. I sorta learned to love the foibles.

Anyway, hope if this isn't fixable it doesn't render the machine too difficult to sew with.

Watch for bent needles too, they can mess things up, even if they're not bent enough to see.
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Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations

Postby Babbman » Sat, Dec 09 2006, 09:44 AM

Draftnik wrote:Is it fixable? Shoot, that's too bad.

One of my machines has set screws on all the knobs. One knob is missing the screw. Rust or grime must add just enough friction that if I hold my tongue right it'll work without it. I sorta learned to love the foibles.

Anyway, hope if this isn't fixable it doesn't render the machine too difficult to sew with.

Watch for bent needles too, they can mess things up, even if they're not bent enough to see.


I was fortunate enough that it broke while on the straight stich setting so I can do straight and zigzag stiches... no 3 way zigzag though..

oh well...


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