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It occurred to me as I was cleaning up my new New Home Midget that it's the perfect machine for demonstrating how a vibrating shuttle machine works.  It has the nice feature that the cloth plate and needle plate are separate -- the cloth plate can be removed, leaving the needle plate.  The machine is completely functional, just with a very small sewing surface.

I made a slow motion short video -- I recommend slowing it down further using the playback speed control on youtube (behind the little gear icon).

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Wow nice!!! thank you! In ultra slow motion you can see the thread going around the shuttle! I still can't get over the cleverness of the machinery involved
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Thanks!  It's not bad, considering I filmed it with my phone.  We had a camera that would do slow motion video, but a couple of outdoorsy vacations did it in this year, and I had to throw it away.  :-/

I've done two other SM videos and now youtube seems to think I have a "channel".  Maybe I'll be a star someday.  They're similar to this one, but for chain stitchers:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvZomwcmTD1D-VEGPPZHH9A

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These are really fun videos to watch - I'm always amazed at how these different sewing machines work.  Thanks for making and sharing!
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Fun video to watch. VS machines are so forgiving with thread, tension and fabric and I love the sound them make while stitching.

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I totally agree with you Phyllis, they are really good little beasties and do whatever job they are given, no prima donna fits like with some more sophisticated (even vintage) machines; you give them a thread pool, a bobbin, a piece of fabric and off they go 😉
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Thanks Paul, for putting your films on YouTube. Perfect to help me explain to my nephew how they work. Gotta catch them young lol
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Thanks, Paul. I've always wondered how the Vibrating shuttle machines work.
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You're both welcome!
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