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ttatummm

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So now I guess I'm going to have to go find that Lotus hand-crank Bags has been craving.  Darn.


That might be the easiest thing in the long run, even as hard as it is to find a Lotus.  I find once I get it in my head that there is a particular machine I want, I can't get it out of my head.

When I first came to this forum, I had no interest in hand-cranks.  They were interesting, but jeez how do you sew with just one hand?  No, I like my motors.  But you guys got in my head[crazy]  . . . and a few weeks ago I thought I had a Jones hand-crank.  I was making arrangements to pick it up when the seller told me someone else had gotten it.  Now I find myself looking at hand-cranks, will this pass, maybe but, I think there may be a hand-crank in my future.

I still like Jim's idea of an across the pond trade of Red Eyes for Lotus's.  I'm not sure how feasible this it, but I would be willing to help.

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WI Lori

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Ziggy, if you are going to lay that 101 in cabinet flat...
I suggest:
- make sure it lays/ lies on its back, so the machine presses down on its hinges rather than dangling from the hinges.
and
- tie that lid closed, preferably with a nice flat web strap tie-down, well padded with a towel (all the way around) underneath the tie-down, as well as where the tie down hooks meet, with that meeting happening in the belly area.

Not the best solution, but should help immensely with the stress to the wood. Go easy on the corners, accelerating, and braking!

I have transported in the back seat, with the cabinet on its edge side, lid not tied down, but as close as I could get it to the door. It came through with no damage, but certainly not a preferred method.

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Ziggy

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Ziggy, if you are going to lay that 101 in cabinet flat...


Hey, sorry, I missed this somehow.  Must have gotten all worked up about things.  I'm like that.  

We actually did as you suggested, laid it on the appropriate side, secured it from sliding around, and everybody made it home safely.  

If you've missed the gist of the thing, and to recap:  The poor thing has about an inch of nicotine and tar on it.  OK, I exaggerate.  It's kind of a revolting combination of cigarette smoke and cat hair.  I'm thinkin' kerosene.  

Anyway, thanks for the input, worked like a charm!

Ziggy & Bags

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