leecopp

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    St. Petersburg FL USA
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  1. 111W117 on a table at last

    Hey Mr dikman .. did the machine come to you with the handwheel mod? Looks like you should have great control... bet that chipboard top weighs almost as much as the machine. Keep having fun. Lee
  2. Consew 206RB

    Hey Ramper .. sounds like a great find.. Have fun.
  3. For clarification .. found a decent copy of the 111w155 manual which details threading . I dont remember the source , but the manual had a 1950 copyright.
  4. I am surprised that the modern Seiko manual and older consew manual do not go into details about threading. Lee
  5. Consew 206 RB-3 stitch irregularities

    If the foot adjustments are like the modern consews .. take a look at the Seiko Manual that Greg has posted at Keystone .. very clear.. http://www.keysew.com/webpages/owners&partsbooks/ownersbooks/sth-8bld-3ownerskeyfoot.pdf Best of luck. Lee in florida
  6. Hey Constabulary - those are the best scans I have seen ... were they online or yours? Frustrating that C and D both look about the same in the figures. My 111w155 is out being fostered at a new home with the hope of adoption.. But .. if that beast ever comes back to my house I am gonna put a dab of paint in there to make it easier to distinguished (old guy eyes you know). Happy Day L
  7. I found i like belt drive from the motor to the winder. In my tests it was much quieter. Admittedly i was using field improvised bobbin winder tires. All found parts. Not pretty but it works.
  8. Singer 111w101 questions

    Thanks Bob .. I did see that diagram when scanning through the document, thought wow that is weird, and didn't really process what it was. Oh well. Lee in Florida
  9. Singer 111w101 questions

    Interesting stitch length, would like to see the xray view of that mechanism! Looks easier to adjust than on the 111w155. Nice table. I have one from the same factory. Very solid. My family is from Reading Pa where it was made .. Dad worked on the Reading Railroad and Mom and GrandMom worked in the clothing factories. Make sure not to oil the linked belt. Probably more sturdy than the horsehide belts on the 95-1. Happy Day
  10. 1/8 inch walking foot guides--disastear :(

    I have a couple fairly large (about 2" long) strong, guide magnets I got on the auction site. You could put one on each side of the "stack" and let the guide foot do its job for keeping things pretty. I did something very similar when I wanted to sew together two layers of mule tape ( crazy strong woven tape used to pull in pulling lines for electrical wire in conduit (i work for an electrical utility, and sometimes the spools get damaged and they just get tossed out)).
  11. Question about Machine weight - 20U?

    Hey Guys, my 20u weighs right around 40 pounds (I just weighed it, the bathroom scale groaned). most of my cast iron heads are in the 50-60# range. The squared edges of the 20u make the grip a little tougher for me to carry with one hand. Please lift safely, lots of stories about busted toes from machines that slip. I can see a day where doing the head swap won't be so trivial for me. Perhaps an Alton Brown Fried Turkey style derrick ? Best of luck. Lee in Florida .
  12. Treadle refurb.

    Here is another option for squeezing an industrial size machine onto an domestic treadle. Photos and idea with permission of Bruce Day. Simple axle and sheeves move the drive outside of the the frame More Pictures at https://sites.google.com/site/oldironmachines/home/bruce-days-treadle-mod Sorry about the huge pictures ... Lee
  13. The 3/16 -32 mounting hole mr greg identified above accepted a #10 -32 on my seiko stk 8bld3 . Seemed like a very nice fit. Equivalent.. dont know. Easier to find for me.
  14. Singer 111W155 presser foot adjustment

    Hi All, Getting my timing reset from previous owner was indeed tedious. I was also impeded by contact issue. Ultimately resolved after much fussing about. Thanks Uwe for the clarifying photos. Lee
  15. 31K20 - I bought ANOTHER machine!

    The treadle plate looks to have been made for a wooden pitman. It is pretty easy to make a hybrid. e-friend bernie describes the process at : http://www.treadleon.net/sewingmachineshop/hybridpitman/hybridpitman.html I personally have taken a two part motor control rod (pitman?) and clamped onto the stub a shortened treadle pitman and bent a loop to fit over the treadle plate stub. Not pretty, but it worked well and only required a hammer and a vice. Lee