leecopp

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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)).
  7. 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 .
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Cool find. Here is a shot of the motor clutch that came on my 21w180. It is a Wheeler Wilson Clutch with a 1890s patent.. Looks like the harp from a domestic machine attached to a wooden frame. .
  13. lots of bobbin winder tips from weavers on youtube like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vNEcI6c1B8 lots of interesting details
  14. Ok, I tried both... spooled off a bit, then rewound some on some kind of factory spool from the antique mall up in georgia (looks like a shuttle bobbin?). Used a wooden dowel in a power drill. I have to be more careful to keep it from puddling at the bottom. Looks like it working fine, sewing with no dropped stitches. thanks guys
  15. Whoops, just put on a different spool and everything is good. Ok, tossing the junky full spool. Thanks for comments. Lee