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Farmer John

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Wow, one can learn a lot from this video.  The only screw that he couldn't remove was the one for the link of the needle drive.  On Singers, that screw is left- handed, probably also LH on the Janome.

I wonder if this Janome had been used as a boat anchor, as I have seen many sm that would serve best for that purpose, ha, ha.
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Wow is right. I watched the video, albeit at a higher playback speed, with awe. I am happy that I do not need to completely disassemble and reassemble any of my machines.
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As impressive as the dis/assembly was, it's also impressive that he managed to get it all recorded.  I'm sure I would have forgotten to start the camera at least 30% of the time.
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That's been floating around facebook for a bit now, many of us think it was staged, not real.

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Sure, it is staged, Cari, and with a humorous beginning, but the disassembly is real, as is the relationship of all of the parts.  If it was a sm that I cared about, I wouldn't be using a bare steel hammer on it.
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Sure, it is staged, Cari, and with a humorous beginning, but the disassembly is real, as is the relationship of all of the parts.  If it was a sm that I cared about, I wouldn't be using a bare steel hammer on it.
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Cool video.  Wonder how many hours that project took.
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I'm both impressed, and not.

Yea, the beginning was obviously staged - but if I were going to go to all the trouble this guy did, I would have at least put a decent coat of paint on it - it looks like a bad rattle can job. Why wasn't the spool pin ever removed? Why wasn't the screw in the plate that goes over the stitch length lever removed? I would have replaced some/most of the bright bits, the needle plate, bobbin plate, presser foot, etc. Where is the spring and pressure adjustment assy for the presser bar/foot? The needlebar is out of adjustment - way too high it looks to me. Like Farmer John, I'm a bit surprised he didn't crack or shatter the bed beating on it with a ball peen hammer. The pillar badge was in terrible condition, I would have removed it completely. Oh, and the "cleaned up" race and hook probably wouldn't be kind to thread - replace them! They're common enough. I can only hope that the crank and other journals aren't too far gone, esp. after cleanup.

But most of these can be adjusted or replaced after the fact - so what bothers me the most is all the hard work he did and the crappy paint job...

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I think the point of the video was the chemicals he used to loosen the rust and crust not an actual restoration of a sewing machine. JMHO
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at like 14:02 the guy has on a "Restoration xxxxxxxx" shirt I think was advertisement for the chemicals or something.....   It's the part where he's using a rattle can painting it....
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