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Some of you may remember i got this cool machine.  I also had a extra Willcox & Gibbs motor and pedal assembly.  Then I found online what I believe to be an original presser foot pedal for the fur machine.

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The plan was simple... 
Add a board to a harbor freight portable stand at the top to mount the machine, motor and spool holder.  Then add a board to the bottom for the two pedals.
Eazy peazy.
 


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Then I was at Home Depot and saw this plaque.. I bought two and glued them back to back to make a great top...  Can't put that on the HF frame...  But I remember that I have these extra balusters... and I can make a skirt of 3.5 in wood....  I cut the legs at 6deg x 6 deg off to make them lean when screwed in.
 
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I think it was worth the upgrade.....  The lower shelf is 1.5 inches off the floor.

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Great job on the table!  Love what you came up with, but that's one strange machine - it scares me, for some reason.  I envision getting my clothing getting caught in the mechanism!
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Great creativity bringing it together. Excellent results. That machine could sew suits for Antarctica, or even mars.
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Nice marriage!
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Nice job putting that all together!
I've made a lot of fur hats and Teddy Bears over the years...all stitched by hand. Wish I would have had one of those machines. That thing is speedy!!

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Lesson 1....  The handwheel direction of rotation is NOT CONNECTED to the drive mechanism for the feed system.  Assuming it was makes a person build a machine a certain way.....

However, a quick twist and i have cross-belt fur sewing machine contraption that makes stitches!!! 
This is the first time i have worked with a machine that the handwheel does not drive it all.  Odd, it makes sense, but odd.
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Not consistent enough for my taste however.  I made a few passes to get the fabric steering figured out, but it is still "skipping stitches"
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I have not worked on one yet, but have been told by a fellow here in Ottawa the adjustment can be tricky if there is one part that is worn to far. I think he added a shim washer to a part that reaches out and pulls the thread to the other side. That machine i think was an Ashford not Ossan over lock fur machine.

I wish i could check one out, they seem interesting how they make that stitch.

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