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About dikman

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  1. Yep, I agree, very nice job indeed! I can't believe how you managed to get all the bright metal parts so clean!
  2. Bloody hell, mike, that is scary stuff! I'll definitely be sticking to enamels, acrylics and lacquers! When I was a wee kiddie (an awful long time ago!) my dad worked at a glass factory, he was also caretaker so I used to wander around the (very large) factory with him. I still remember one room, it had some very large vats in it full of steaming, noxious stuff. The factory did their own silvering of mirrors, which is what the room was for. Very few do silvering anymore, due to the chemicals required, makes me wonder just what was in there when I was wandering about. Hmmm, might account for the loss of brain cells (along with the alcohol).
  3. Gentlemen, thank you for a most interesting discourse on 2K paints. Whilst they certainly sound great from a durability perspective, after what mike has said I think I'll be giving them a big miss!
  4. I don't see where the problem is - keep both, of course!
  5. Man, what a bargain! It looks great after cleaning, definitely worth the drive. I bought a set of KH feet for my 335, very nicely made feet.
  6. Aerostar Servo Motors

    I can't read the spec. plate, but that looks like a brush-type motor. The screw at the top looks like a brush-holder mount, in which case it's the same type as found in electric drills etc. (not induction).
  7. Not leather

    Thanks tt,, now that I look more carefully it's obviously not designed to be tilted back. Silly me.
  8. Not leather

    I was also intrigued by the motor setup when I saw it and am interested to see the reducer fitting. I learned the hard way to keep belts as short as possible. I made a reducer setup with the motor under the table for my Seiko, which had quite a long belt going to the head pulley. I made a fancy spring-loaded tensioner (using bearings from a Honda Accord!) but I could not get it to run smooth as the belt always had a bit of slap in it. I finally re-hashed it using shorter belts and it works fine now. The only downside I can see to your fitting is not being able to tilt the head back?
  9. I couldn't resist......

    I agree, doesn't look to me like it needs restoring paint-wise. Looks to me to be in pretty good condition (although the sight of that switch box made me cringe). And yeah, nice machine, just wanting it is a good enough reason. I was at my daughter's the other day for a bbq and something came up about sewing machines and I said I didn't need any more at the moment. My older daughter laughed and said "dad, I didn't think I'd ever hear you say that!"
  10. Nice work so far. I looked at that green bin full of bits and chuckled - let's see, I need a small bolt here, this one? Nope, how about this one? Nope, next one........
  11. As Floyd suggests, if the servo isn't slow enough then a smaller (2") pulley on the motor and, if necessary, a speed reducer should do it. I presume you've played around with the settings? Often they can be slowed but at the expense of top speed.
  12. Need answers about my Consew 220

    You'd better look after that hubby of yours, sounds like a handy person to have around!
  13. Has the lever been removed to stop anyone changing the stitch length?
  14. Reverse lever hold down mod

    I have a "calibrated stick" that I use for just that purpose on one of my machines .
  15. Reverse lever hold down mod

    As a matter of fact I do , but I was raised on manuals. I'm right-handed, but some things I do left-handed - swing an axe, baseball bat, cricket bat, golf club and use a fork in my right hand when eating. However, for accurate control of the go pedal on the sewing machine I really need to use my right foot. So there .