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  1. Dear Friends I am restoring three Fortuna skiving machines.. One is completely missing the vaste bag (Staubsack) assembly. Anyone here, that has this for sale (complete). Brgds DanishMan
  2. Hi John I have painted a PFAFF 335 and four skiving machines. It is not easy................................................................... The 335 and the first two skiving machines were grinded down completely - then primed before using hammerite paint. The result was okay, but the paint is not as strong as the old paint. On the two last skiving machines, I did not remove the original paint. Instead I used putty filling and then sanded the machine, before painting. I did find the result to be better, and the paint is stronger. I have taken several PFAFF 145s apart. It is fairly simple. It can be a major challenge to remove the main shaft. Be very observant of any burrs a the hand wheel. You have to remove any burrs - otherwise, it can be almost impossible to take the shaft through the machine. Also you have to be carefull, when removing the pick up lever - It can only be removed from one position. Kind regards DanishMan
  3. Probably better to take it the other way. And fit the new one, while removing the old one. Cheers
  4. The 145/545 only has one screw to adjust the bobbin case opener. The 1245 has two, but the principle is the same. This is from the 245/1245 service manual.
  5. I guess you have to adjust the bobbin case opener.
  6. Hi Hugocraft Sorry for my late response. If you just remove the presser bar, the metal balls will fall out. 91-019 657-05 is housed inside 91-019 656-05. It has been a long time since I did change the metal balls of a machine, but I am going to pick up a 145 on Monday. As I remember the ball size is 1/16 inch. You can probably retain the metal balls inside the ball bearing part, if you insert a temporary piece of the same dimension as the presser bar. Cheers Søren
  7. Could you possibly take a photo from underneath. It is difficult to assess, what is missing. Kind regards Soren
  8. It may also be horizontal oscillations, that requires two nuts at the end of the knife shaft to be tightened. Brgds Søren
  9. Completed the machine today. Will bring it to a friend next week. He is a sewing machine mechanic with 55 years of experience. We will fine tune it together
  10. Thank you Castle I have another skiving machine arriving from Poland on Tuesday. Cheers
  11. Today, I spend several hours grinding - to fit the new arm to the Fortuna 3S skiving machine. To be able to use the arm, I had to fit a 2 mm metal plate between the arm and the machine. For that reason I had to enlarge the hole to make the shaft going through the arm rund freely.
  12. Good morning Falseyellow How did you adjust the position? The arm has alignment pins or? Cheers DanishMan
  13. Starting to put the machine together today. As mentioned earlier, I had taken the huge 3S arm off the machine. The plan is to fit an arm from a older Fortuna machine, that I bought last year. The 3S arm was attached to the machine with four big bolts, whereas the normal arm is fitted with three bolts. For that reason, I had to drill three new holes. One of the holes went through the structure holding the knife shaft. I had to make a wedge with a hole through it. For that I used metal from the big 3S arm. To make the bolt fit, I also used a piece of of metal from an old skiving machine handle. The transport wheel shaft goes through the arm. I had to make this hole slightly bigger by using a dreamed tool. Tomorrow, I will keep putting the machine together.
  14. Hi Cumberland Considering the amount of time going into this, it is not worth the money - compared to having a job. But right now, I am not working due to corona, so it fills out my day. Besides, very few people in Denmark know anything about skiving machines, so maybe within time I can build knowledge, that could turn into a small business. Kind regards Danishman
  15. Hi Jimi I will just have to let the paint harden for a few weeks. Then I will start assembling the machine again. I had to fit a 2 mm metal plate between the arm the machine. I also had to drill new holes, as the arm is attached with three bolts, whereas the 3S arm had four bolts - but I think, it will work out. Cheers Søren
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