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Wow, that title was a mouthful...

So, this machine is the descendant of the 1868 Home Shuttle I posted about before.  In fact, that machine was so cool (but seriously primitive), that I started looking for a more developed version to be able to use on a regular basis.  I LOVE my Jones hand machine, which is my current goto machine, but I was looking to make my regular machine an american design if possible.

it just so happened that Wolfegangs and I had a bulk purchase deal that I was able to adjust to include this machine at the last minute.  It also facilitated the packing instructions thread.

This machine as arrived was missing the front slide, the handle, and the needle.

Everything else was still filthy, so in need of a serious clean.
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the fun part is making a slide with this arc cut out to fit around the needleplate.
This machines slide plates are about 1/8"-3/16" narrower than most New Home slides
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This was TOO cool.  see the two base screws on top center and one bottom center of the base?  remove those and the whole pawfoot base assembly comes off!!

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here are some art details...

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Interesting to note that the machine sits on the inner pedestal base, NOT the pawfoot portion
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here is a comparison of the Early 1868 shuttle vs the later 1870's shuttle

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here is the completed slide plate.  Mike is sending me a couple of old cast off new home front plates so i can narrow one of those down to look more appropriate

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Still needs a bit of filing, but pretty close for 15-20 minutes
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Neat Machine. You do come up with some interesting stuff.

The decals are in very nice shape for such an old machine.

You just used sewing machine oil to clean this machine, right?

Looks great!

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I am constantly amazed at some of these ancient machines.    Their technology was ground breaking then, but blacksmith level now.   Yet they work(ed) well.    
And my favorite part is how well they follow the KISS principle.      Something our modern world has forgotten.

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I love the old iron and wood machines. They're solid and reliable.
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actually I am using Howards Orange Oil Polish to clean currently.  It was recommended by someone i respect, so i am testing it on my recent machines.  so fa it cleans REALLY well and have yet to see a single sign of decal or painted artwork loss..
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