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  1. I really like it! I’m still on grid, but I've got a couple of foot-powered stone machines too. CD in Oklahoma
  2. I converted an older (1960s) Singer 20U (no submodel number known) to treadle for use on Sunbrella, canvas, and vinyl. I used the machine for repairs when I needed a wide zigzag, and doubt that I ever sewed through 6 layers. I’ve never done any production work with it. There’s a photo and discussion of it here at Leatherworker: https://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/86841-singer-20u-and-premier-chainstitch-machine-question/?do=findComment&comment=591646 CD in Oklahoma
  3. You might want to take another look at it, Wiz. CD in Oklahoma
  4. I think you’re correct on the 78-series. It looks like the 78-2 with the bobbed-off deck for sewing mattresses. Good repair machine for tight areas. I’d love to have one of them. Here’s a photo of the back side of my 78-3 if it will help any with identification. CD in Oklahoma
  5. Thank you all for your help. I appreciate it. CD in Oklahoma
  6. Ok, thanks. I'll give it a try when/if I get the machine back on the bench to fiddle with it. CD in Oklahoma
  7. Nope. Never heard another word. CD in Oklahoma
  8. Use a boot top with a butter bowl stuffed in it and lashed to the pillar. Feed the thread up around the existing spool pin. Turn the boot top inside out to keep the pull straps from catching the thread. CD in Oklahoma
  9. Try to get into contact with someone in the Quilting Community (as in, "quilting ladies"). The Singer 78-3 makes an excellent machine for "stitch in the ditch" quilting fabric and batting sandwiches together (Tex30 thread) without ending up with puckers. CD in Oklahoma
  10. Nice machine Lee. I think you’ll like it if you haven’t tried a 16 before. Get it onto a treadle as soon as you can. I’m still working my 16-41 on a treadle with 16x63-18 needles and Tex90 thread. It’s a workhorse. I’m not too interested in the wood part of a machine, so have no advice there. All I’ve ever done is put a light coat of sewing machine oil on the butcher block tops to help with the dryness of the wood, and then used them as they came to me. CD in Oklahoma
  11. Hello??? Test, one, two, three.... Is anyone out there? CD in Oklahoma
  12. Nice looking machine Ferg. I wish you good luck with your sale. Speaking of Singer 29-4 machines, would you please move my listing of my Singer 29-4 in the “Used” forum (“FS - 1915 Singer 29-4 & Treadle Stand”) (https://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/86404-fs-1915-singer-29-4-treadle-stand/ ) into the “Old/Sold” forum as I requested back on August 19th? I’ve heard that the old Singer 29-4 machines aren’t very much good anymore. It seems like I heard that here on this forum. I guess they just aren’t as good as the new machines. Thanks. CD in Oklahoma
  13. "Posted 21 hours ago I watched them cd ( "research" to see what you were talking about* when you mentioned his "release the tension"..But definitely did not endorse them..nor did I "discredit JLSleather" You weren't making a referral there when you mentioned Harry, were you ? :)" Mike, leave off the smiley faces when you talk to me, and no, I was definitely NOT MAKING A REFERRAL. You must not have watched enough of Harry's videos. People can pull videos out of their patute to make money with Ya-patute, and Ya-patute doesn’t care as long as the views are there. You’re really saying that you don’t see anything wrong with Harry’s videos? Really? Your quote: Advertise: verb (used with object), ad•ver•tised, ad•ver•tis•ing. to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it. So...If the advertisement is false, or the video that they’re selling is false, you’re still good with it? CD in Oklahoma
  14. What???? Oh Mike, say it isn't so!!!! You're endorsing Harry and his "release the tension during the sewing cycle" to get discredit JLSleather??? Really???? Are you feeling poorly today? Maybe you should take a while off and go watch some videos. Tisk, tisk, tisk CD in Oklahoma
  15. That's my kind of machine. A great winter project. Lots of diesel and lots of Sewing Machine Oil. It could probably sew again and be a good machine if limbered back up. "Boat anchor"? Pffft. CD in Oklahoma
  16. You have a Consew 225 with Singer gold and black gothic script? You sure it's not a Singer? Or is it a re-paint? (My Consew 225 is gray, with no Singer on it.) CD in Oklahoma
  17. I haven’t ever figured out what the sub-model number on my older 20U is either. I think I may have it narrowed down to either a 20U11 or a 20U13, but that’s only a guess. It has the horizontal spool pin on top and came to me with only the zigzag foot and needle plate. It was operated electric in a K-leg power stand with a white Singer top and gray base, and powered by a 110VAC Alphasew clutch motor that I put a 1.5” pulley on (round leather belting) and am using it to power a 1936 Singer 95-40 dedicated to denim jeans hemming and some zipper work on woven fabrics. I converted the 20U to treadle operation by setting it in an early Singer Industrial Convertible Stand (both small clutch motor power and 16” flywheel. The pitman rod is 2-piece with a coupling nut to switch between electric and flywheel.), an old butcher block top, and swapping a spoked balance wheel onto it from a Singer 66-4, then connecting the pulleys with round leather belting. CD in Oklahoma
  18. My 1990s Singer 20U33 has the knee lift function to change the bight on the fly (two little flappers underneath the base and you set your knee lift to activate one or the other), but my older 1960s Singer 20U treadle machine doesn't have that feature. It only has the one flapper to raise the presser foot. CD in Oklahoma
  19. Moderators - Please retire this listing to the “Old Sold” thread. It is no longer available. I doubt that I can ever get $450 for it. I’m thinking seriously about turning it into a yard ornament. I think I can maybe even mount a bird feeder on it without much trouble. CD in Oklahoma
  20. Moderators - Please retire this listing to the “Old Sold” thread. It is no longer available. It doesn’t release the tension discs during a stitch like Harry says it should, so I think I’ll just part it out. CD in Oklahoma
  21. Thanks Glenn. I appreciate you trying to help. Allen was out-of-pocket, but Joe at Weaver hit the parts books and he didn’t find any listing for the eyelet in the take-up lever as a separate part. It must be included with the take-up lever or not at all. That leaves me on my own. I’ve already went with “plan B”, to remove the eyelet, and I still have thread trashing problems, so my problem must not have been with the take-up lever eyelet. Wish I had known that before I trashed the eyelet. I’m surprised that there aren’t any Adler 205-370 owners that had time to click a photo for me of their machine. Oh well, like I said, I’m on my own. And I’m out of here. CD in Oklahoma
  22. It's some of that "Fake News" that you hear about all of the time. Harry and Youtube will leave that fake news video up from now on, steering folks wrong... CD in Oklahoma
  23. I don't know Bert. Could be. CD in Oklahoma
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