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    How to use my Antique Singer 112W139
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  1. Dikman, Neat, I am going to see if I can find one of my old tripods.
  2. On the first point, my winder motor goes through a foot controller so I can vary the speed from a crawl, to anything and I always wind at a moderate speed. If I understand your second point, my cones are approximately 7" tall and the loop that draws the thread up off the top only 3.5" from the top of the cone, it is not enough? But it travels at least 20 more inches down to the loop hole at the tension assembly of the winder. I could set the cone on the table, but that would only gain me 13" above the top of the cone. I thought the thread exchange supplied "high quality thread" as that was recommended to me by numerous answers as to where I should obtain my thread.
  3. Here is my set up for winding bobbins. It is just like the stock set up except that I moved the bobbin winder to the side and powered it with its own motor. The thread comes off the top of the cones and down to the winder's tension.
  4. The bobbins were listed as JUKI LH-512 / LH-515 BOBBINS 100 EACH #B-9117-051-000, but I have the same problem with different bobbins. The twisting happens to the thread coming off the cone, before it even gets to the winder. That was why I even tried pulling the thread from the side, but it didn't help. It really doesn't have anything to do with the winder, I just included the information about the winder so I gave all the information. Notes I included the thread information at the beginning. The thread is Nylon - Size 138 - Beige #2 (Fil-Tec #111) - Monocord - Nominal 16 Oz Spool - 2950 Yards , this was a premium thread purchased from the thread exchange. I don't understand why I don't have this problem when sewing. I'll try to post some pictures when I wind some more bobbins but I have to wind a few before I realize that the thread is twisting and it makes such a mess with a lot of unusable thread.
  5. Thanks Yetibelle, but it didn't help. That is exactly how I do it.
  6. When winding bobbins the thread off the cone results in a tangled twisted mess, even if I force the cone to unwind from the side like a spool. I made a separate bobbin winder powered with a sewing machine motor, but it works just like the stock winder. The thread is Nylon - Size 138 - Beige #2 (Fil-Tec #111) - Monocord - Nominal 16 Oz Spool - 2950 Yards
  7. tmitch

    Singer 112W139 Parts

    No, I did find it at AAA, but a strange glitch in there ordering system made me add another product, because the washer had no weight and the shipping was by UPS, it couldn't come up with a shipping charge????, so I added a can of gasket cement. Still a whole lot less than $53.
  8. tmitch

    Singer 112W139 Parts

    Whew! Nether Toledo Sewing Machines or Keysew had the part, and the Abel thread co. did have it for only $4.50, but with their $35 minimum and shipping it is costing me $53.02. But it seams like it is the only place I can get it.
  9. I desperately need a Hook Driving Pinion Thrust Washer #224022 in a hurry
  10. Great, at least I know what it looks like. Do you know where I can buy two Table Hinge Hooks?
  11. My machine doesn't use pins. They are bolted on, and form wide hooks. I don't have any cut outs because I am install the machine on a bench in my Office, so I will have to router them out after I have the parts. I have searched on ebay for tables to try and find a picture of my kind on hinge with no luck.
  12. I have not been able to find the female half of the hinges for a Singer 112w139. These are the part of the hinge that mounts on the table to allow the machine to be tilted back. Ebay has a few of the male half that mount to the machine itself, but not the female. The male part uses a curved tab that appears to mount in a slot, but it isn't even shown in the parts book, so I can't even find a picture. The machine is so heavy that it is extremely difficult to lift strait up for access to the underside for adjusting and oiling. I have searched for any source of these parts and have been unable to find any.
  13. Mine only releases at the "second" lifting position.
  14. OK, I started over, setting my bobbin tensions very light and trying to get them even. Then I backed off the upper thread tension and went back to threading like the manual directed (trying to thread them over the little posts was very difficult anyway). My stitches look much better and more even now. I think I am there now. The only problem left is getting the threads to release from the hooks at the end of a stitch (I have to rock the hand wheel back and forth sometimes), but that might be just the nature of the beast.