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Also referred to as the 'dress guard' - for all the reasons Christy mentioned as well as a few dated ones.



I thought a dress guard was a part of treadle irons. I've always heard the wood bottom of a cabinet called a drip pan or a belly pan.

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I thought a dress guard was a part of treadle irons. I've always heard the wood bottom of a cabinet called a drip pan or a belly pan.

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Dress guard:

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Belly pan:

belly pan s.jpg 

Drip pan:

drip pan s.jpg  There.  Now maybe I can focus again.  Oh look!  A squirrel!


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You have tree rats too?
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Drip pan:

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Not to add to the confusion but this one actually goes on the bottom of a slant Singer machine, not the under side of the cabinet.

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Here is a picture of my drip pan for cabinet and part number.
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tiff part numb.jpg 

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Interesting, Janey. Is that to fit a 66?
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My drawing room cabinet 31 actually holds a 15-30, but found the part number in a 66-1 parts list.  The parts list I have for the 15-30 doesn't list by "numerical order"

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Count 1:  VSM abuse

Table's next

front 1.jpg  front 2.jpg  back 1.jpg  back 2.jpg  top 1.jpg  top 2.jpg  bed 1.jpg  bed 2.jpg 
OK.  That's enough.

I can't get the right bandsaw blade to cut out the puzzle box inlays I want to put into the desecrated veneer.  Got a feeling things are a mess out there in the manufacturing world.  And although I hate to admit it, and do so only in the most curmudgeonly fashion, I suppose Ziggy's bandsaw blade is probably not "essential."  rats.

And the pics didn't set up the way I had hoped.  Obviously, before/after.  I'll bet you can figure out which is which.  Jeez...I hope so, anyway!!



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I know I've been able to watch this transformation, but seeing the before and after pictures, I think it's amazing. (I may be a little biased).  

And this is Ziggy's first VSM cleaning/restoring!


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Very much improved!  
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A very fine job!  That machine is back to it's glory - really beautiful.  Is it up and sewing?
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Thank you Mavis & Chaly!  It is definitely improved, but in all honesty it wouldn't have taken much!  Poor dear was a mess.  She's not back up and sewing just yet.  I've yet to get the table (Bags' beloved combo) whipped back into shape.  It's got some veneer issues:  deep burns (? wha...how...??), water damage, peeling, chipping, etc.  Sorta like me--reasonably sound structurally, a total mess cosmetically!
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It looks new again!
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Looks great!  (And the pictures look to be in the right order, to me.)
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Still have to get the electro-guts in, but we're almost there.  Took Mr. Jim's suggestion, got me some Day-Glo paint, and went all Jackson Pollack on it!  No.  Not really.  There were sections of the top that were pretty much trashed, but entirely replacing the veneer is above my pay grade.  So some walnut tumbler boxes to cover the 3rd degree burns and some mismatched walnut lath has to do.  The walnut lath turns out to look purple.  So someday I may sand the replacement bits down and try to stain them to get a better match.  But in addition to the garden and those piles of brush out there, there's a 27 and a 127 sitting in the corner whining for attention.  Jeez, they're annoying.

Anyway, what a long strange road it's been....

a finish s.jpg  b finish s.jpg  c finish b.jpg  c finish s.jpg 

Those are before and after.  Not the other way around.  I'm hopin' you can tell...


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*checks cabinet shipping costs to Maine*

Fantastic stuff there Ziggy. One seriously good looking table.

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*checks cabinet shipping costs to Maine*


Oy.  Did you not read the bit about the garden and the brush?  And, yeah, there's hops to be situated.  That's important stuff.  

Thank you.  That means a lot coming from you!

Oh, and it's pizza night in The Black Fly Republic.  Sorry you missed it. [tongue]

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Envious of all the great woodworking skills!
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Wow! An amazing transformation - turned out just great.
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Nice job Ziggy!  Good to remember that if you have to patch, it doesn't have to be invisible.  (Because it likely won't be, anyway -- at least in my case.)
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Quite.  And I came to the same conclusion you did!  Yeah, there's no matching this wood, let's just get on with it.  

And thanks!

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Envious of all the great woodworking skills!


Thank you, that's quite a compliment and very kind of you, but let's face it:  my last woodworking "skill" was acquired in 7th grade shop class.  Then nothing for, um, like, 50 years.  If this effort was skill, it wouldn't have taken five months!  There was a lot of trial and error (mostly error) and a certain healthy terror induced via the operation of a table saw!  

But my confidence has been boosted by the outcome of the project and folks at the sweatshop. Thanks!

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It was a big day in the Black Fly Republic in Maine.  I am pleased and proud to hereby announce that the 66 project is officially (almost) completed.

The following photographs show me, Ziggy, Emperor of aforementioned republic, sowing on our vintage antique 28-karat gold inlaid Singer Model 66 (dated 1767) sowing machine!

This is actually, very truly, honestly, the first time I've ever operated a sewing machine.  Bags got me set up and going.  One minor adjustment to the feed dogs, and, well, dang.  It works.  It's not that hard. 



Here she is, all electrified:
1A sowing.jpg 

"OK, so, let's see, you do what next?  What the...?  Hon, you didn't tell me this actually requires dexterity."
1b sowing.jpg 

"...yes, you meathead, it's called "thread"...."
2 sowing.jpg 

"HOLY C**P, IT WORKS!!  THIS IS SO COOL!!"

3 sowing.jpg 

My first sewing project!  It's a...um...it's a...uh...OK, I guess maybe it's not finished yet...?

4 sowing.jpg 

The only adjustment, and this is serious Ziggy talking, involves the rheostat.  I think it needs adjustment, because it's like it's almost engaged all the time.  You turn the balance wheel and the motor kind of whines.  I'm thinking that the motor shouldn't be engaging at all without the knee lever moving.  Advice welcome.


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I did not call him a "meathead".  He made that up.  [biggrin]  I think it's pretty damn cool!  

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Right -- there should be *no* power to the machine if your foot isn't on the pedal.

Other than that, you're on your way!  "Meathead" or not!

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Ziggy,
I have a couple tables like that with knee controls that pull on the standard one button carbon pile. The knee bar should release fully. I have attached a couple pics, one showing 2 coil type return springs, the other showing end. The end is near flush to ceramic housing. It should also be loose feeling. About 1/8" of free travel. Check with continuity meter too, for open, and a bit of travel before, and when full depressed bypass bar contacts hit tabs where wire terminals are.

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Yeah, I had it apart to clean it and very carefully counted the # of turns on the bolt to disassemble, etc., knowing full well it wouldn't go back together exactly to the same adjustment.  A guy's gotta try, at least!  It should be easy enough to adjust, reasonably accessible as it is.  I think I've got a meter around here somewhere.

Thanks for the info!

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 The end is near flush to ceramic housing.


Well there's yer problem!  After cleaning, I had managed to get the end of the thing too far up inside the ceramic housing.  Loosened it and it popped back down to within less than 1/8" from the bottom.  No more renegade electrons trying to run the machine. 

Thanks a bunch!

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renegade electrons


Pretty sure I saw them once, it was a four punk band night though.
They may have been the warm-up for The Big Boxes.
Or was it Sarah Bedlum? [wink] 



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punk band


Been piling brush and stacking wood all day.

"I wanna be sedated."

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*sniff*

So sad. Much missed. 

 need a good laugh now.

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*sniff*



Got a good laugh out of that.  You know what's really funny, tho?  Bags and I like that version A LOT better than the original!

This is one that always makes us smile:



And you could never have a punk band with the word "Renegade" in the name.  Too complicated for most establisments.  I had a band called "The Rhythm Method" and no bar EVER spelled the name correctly on the marquee.


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I had a band called "The Rhythm Method" and no bar EVER spelled the name correctly on the marquee.


Method sore is difficult to spell. [biggrin]

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