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Message Board > Sewing Machines > FEAR OF OILING ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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FEAR OF OILING
Itís gotta be done. I just donít wanna do it today. What is my problem?
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Date: 6/9/12 1:15 PM

Itís on my list for today so I GOTTA. Oil my machine. Iím using THIS EXCELLENT TUTORIAL (not necessarily for Featherweights) and Iíve broken the task into 8 steps

1) Vaccuum in and around machine
2) ASSEMBLE MATERIALS: Oil, towel, pins, Q-tips, flashlight, magnifying glass
3) Oil outside: front, back, top, right left: clean holes, oil holes, oil where metal meets metal and moves.
4) Bobbin winding mechanism
5) Open Panel and oil
6) Open faceplate and oil
7) Bobbin holding mechanism
8) Bottom of machine

I did steps one and two. Now I need to take a napÖ

Argh! Why am I feeling such nagging resistance to doing this!?

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Date: 6/9/12 1:39 PM

The tutorial may be a little too "excellent." Instead of going for a Ph.D. in oiling why don't you try for a simple BA or even a GED. Take out your 221 manual or your Featherweight & I book and just put the oil in all spots on the chart.

Perhaps your machine doesn't really need to be oiled today. This is what David McCallum says about oiling in the Featherweight and I, "Listen to your machine. Get to know it's "normal" sound. When it begins a mild little ticking sound, oil it. Does wonders."

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Date: 6/9/12 1:56 PM

What nancy said.

Rain (who wrote the "excellent" tutorial) is very, very good at what he does. But you are not going to harm your machine with a tiny drop too much, or too little, or not getting every little piece of gunk out the first time you oil it.

Just put a drop in all of the suggested spots. Done. Your machine will thank you. You will feel better. Smile. Breathe.

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Date: 6/9/12 2:16 PM

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FEAR OF OILING
Itís gotta be done. I just donít wanna do it today. What is my problem?

Picture your sweet, little SM sitting there *parched* and gasping for oil. Now go give it some nourishment! LOL

Seriously, don't be afraid to oil a vintage machine - they can take it. If you squeeze a little too much somewhere, just wipe it off with a cloth. It won't hurt the metal parts. After I oil mine, I also run them for several minutes to let the oil "run through it's veins".
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Date: 6/9/12 2:40 PM

A machine without oil is like a Brooklyn girl without attitude. Not very smooth.

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Date: 6/9/12 2:54 PM

Okay, okay, I think I know what my problem is. Talk me through this.

This my beloved 1916 Singer which I have worked on ALL MY LIFE. What's bothering me is this:

What about the minute, atom-sized bits of dust that are already in the little holes? Like deep down. Like from the past 96 years. Shouldn't that be cleaned out before I oil?

What I'm saying -- and this will reveal my tendency to obsess -- wouldn't THE RIGHT, THE MORAL thing be to take this entire machine apart, clean everything to as close to factory-new as possible and then reassemble it and oil?

Man, I just want to finish my Stella McCartney rip-off raincoat here!

I am making myself crazy.

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-- Edited on 6/9/12 3:19 PM --

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Date: 6/9/12 3:24 PM

It takes me 5 minutes to fully oil and lube a FW. That's all it'll take you, too.

Get a towel and your oil and lube. Oil the tower, head and under the spindle cover, dab some lube on the gear. Take faceplate off and dab a drop of oil in each place per manual...or everywhere metal touches metal.

Flip the baby over and do the tummy area, add a dab of lube to the gears.

Done.

If nothing's wrong with your machine, just needs routine oiling, ignore all the other stuff and just dab some oil where oil is needed...5 minutes and your nightmare you're giving yourself (needlessly!) will be over.

And then you're gonna feel sooooo silly.

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Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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Date: 6/9/12 3:27 PM

In a word, no.

if it ain't broke...

It's taken your machine decades to acquire that smoothness that makes vintage machines so wonderful to work with. Just feed it some oil! RIGHT NOW!!!


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And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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Date: 6/9/12 3:34 PM

Okay, NOW I'm worried THAT
THE CHEAP Q-TIPS I'M USING TO CLEAN THE LITTLE HOLES
IS LEAVING MORE LINT BEHIND
THAN WHAT WAS THERE BEFORE!

I AM FLIPPIN' LOSIN' IT!












-- Edited on 6/9/12 3:36 PM --

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Date: 6/9/12 4:12 PM

Don't make me come down there and smack you upside the head...


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And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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