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Date: 10/9/10 8:07 PM

Have you seen a feather weight like this?????
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Mermaids-Singer-Featherweight-Sewing-Machine-Shell-Art-/320570696147?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa380a1d3

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Date: 10/9/10 8:30 PM


Nope..never.. I have seen shells and roses and all sorts of things painted on them..but.. oh my.. I don't know what to think.. Not my cup of tea.. I would love to see her do one in feathers though...

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Date: 10/9/10 8:34 PM

i would rather have seen it restored but that's just me

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Date: 10/9/10 8:40 PM


I thought the listing stated it was beyond repair..maybe aluminum rot or such.. in any case..beats throwing it away..

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Date: 10/9/10 9:09 PM

It looks like it was used as a boat anchor. Most of those "shells" are really barnacles.

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Date: 10/9/10 10:08 PM

This is I think the 3rd time she's listed it. The first time it went quite high, over the $600 range, if I recall, but still didn't meet the reserve.

Imagine trying to ship that anywhere without the barnacles and shells breaking!

Definitely not my cuppa...I would have sent the machine to Leo or Greg for professional refinishing. But as PPling said, better than tossing it out.

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Date: 10/9/10 10:14 PM

Somebody likes playing with glue...

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Date: 10/9/10 10:15 PM

How about moss? Or marbles?

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Date: 10/9/10 10:17 PM

Impossible to keep dust-free. No thanks!

Could someone please explain what aluminum rot is??

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Date: 10/9/10 10:22 PM

Aluminum Rot, IIRC, is really just BAD oxidation. But, there's no cure for it. Once it's hit, it's done. :/

I do think you can sand it off (so's to speak) and paint over. But you can't just clean it off. Just cleaning it would be like a band-aid over a gaping chest wound.

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