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ke6cvh

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That was amazing.  I read here all the time, but, don't usually comment.  I loved this video - I guess that's his was of rehabbing the old machines!!
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Hi,  Yes...I was both being a "wise guy" eluding to the really cool Singer documentary "birth of a sewing machine" on youtube that is a silent film with music dubbed but also if one has a head that is never going to work again this is allot better than some of the other uses I guess.  I would never do this to a machine that could be saved but if one was missing enough parts etc. why not?  I'm fairly certain those are sawz all parts.

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My dad wrote a series of books on building your own home shop from scrap so I can see him doing something like this. He enjoyed figuring out how to do things from the planning stage on through trial and error and finally success. My brother wrote some books on the home shop, too. There are a few You Tube Videos of what they did; David Gingery and Vince Gingery. Neither of them had a college education and just learned how to figure things out. I greatly admire anyone who can follow through with ideas to create useful things like this. I get ideas but they usually fall flat. Yours is an awesome and very detailed video. Contratulations!
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That IS cool!
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Just to make sure...this isn't my video or project.  I do have a friend who deals with industrials and if he has a head being thrown away I'll likely do this but it wasn't my idea.  I thought it was cool so posted it.  Best regards, Mike
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I saw a video years ago where someone took two sewing machines, one on top of a table and the other fastened somehow to the underside of the table( so they were mirror imaged) and they had one saw blade, each end attached to a needle bar. Can't remember where I saw it but thought it was cool.

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Hi Cari,

  Now that would be cool and even more useful.....if repurposing heads that were already being parted out and beyond repair.

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If anybody needs a dead head let me know how many...
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Hi,

            I recall having seen an old article in a Popular Mechanics magazine regarding converting an old sewing machine head into a  joig saw. I think that I had followed a link to that article from a post in The TreadleOn Digest.   

I hope that this link to the article works: 

https://books.google.com/books?id=POEDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA192&lpg=PA192&dq=POPULAR+MECHANICS:+Converting+an+old+sewing+machine+into+a+jigsaw&source=bl&ots=BpuXVRR2iO&sig=ACfU3U14xHRfOR6tzH7HOWzluLnE3PpeRQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjUoJf2zv_iAhVBC6wKHQzNDSwQ6AEwE3oECAYQAQ#v=onepage&q=POPULAR%20MECHANICS%3A%20Converting%20an%20old%20sewing%20machine%20into%20a%20jigsaw&f=false

 

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Kewpiefrog- I loved reading the descriptions of the Gingery books in Lindsey publications catalog! That's cool that they're your close relatives! I'd forgotten about the books, I ought to go see what's still available and where.

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Here she is in her new home! Now I need a nap!

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redh/Heather My brother, Vince, takes care of the business now at Gingerybookstore.com   He'd probably love to hear about anyone's experience with them. It's a one man business, with some help from his wife when necessary. 
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