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I always feel like I've done something really nice when I oil my machine.
What's your favorite thing to do "for" your sm?
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Date: 11/2/13 10:10 AM

Today is oiling day! Giving a good clean and oiling for both my sewing machine and my serger. It's my favorite thing to do for them...it's like they work so hard for me and I imagine in my head that they appreciate getting oiled. Like taking your car in for a tune up and an oil change. Feels good!!

My sm has a service appointment later this month, which is good...just doesn't feel as awesome as oiling for some reason!

What's your favorite thing to do "for" your machines?

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Date: 11/2/13 11:00 AM

My beastly machines have my credit card number.

And they still live here. I figure that's enough nice on my part.



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Subject: I always feel like Ive done something really nice when I oil my machine. Date: 11/2/13 6:19 PM

I like cleaning out the lint and making them nice & clean on the inside & outside. I just took mine apart and dusted the inside.. it's nice to know it's all clean in there!

None of my machines require oiling... kinda funny!

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Date: 11/2/13 7:14 PM

Catching onto and unwinding the hidden thread that winds itself around the backside of the bobbin shuttle in my old Pfaff (1229). Clueless as to how it gets there but am sure that if I didn't check and clean it out periodically that it would build up and cause the machine to seize.

And just a good cleaning, in addition, makes me feel like I've taken good care of my machines.

Oh, and now, with the starship, reminding everyone to please not bump into the moving component of the embroidery module. I probably have begun to sound a little paranoid about it.

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Date: 11/2/13 7:26 PM

My machines need a drop of oil in the bobbin area after every couple of bobbins and I remove the stitch plate and clean the lint out at the same time or even more frequently if needed. They get lots of attention and loving care.

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Subject: I always feel like Ive done something really nice when I oil my machine. Date: 11/3/13 4:16 AM

Yes, I get the best feeling in the world on machine appreciation day. My dad was a tinkerer, mom a deep cleaner and I inherited both genes. When I inherited Moms Singer 301, fours years after her death, the first thing I did was take it apart and clean and oil. What a memory of smells that brought back!
My kemmore and featherweight needed cleaning and oiling- both now long gone. My Bernina only a drop in the right spot. Neither of my BL need oil- just cleaning and happy to give it. My BL-9 needs unscrewing, oiling and cleaning but shamefully on a less demanding schedule due to rare use. My Pfaff 6152 gets the most oiling and cleaning but nothing requiring any level of tinkering.

I am thinking of unboxing my old cuckoo clock from Germany to satisfy my tinkering- perhaps I can get it back to working.

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Date: 11/3/13 5:46 AM

Okay - I get your drift here! Yes, I do - especially on my serger because it does really get dusty/linty from all the fabric cutting. And especially after putting together a velour activewear pants and jacket. That was really BAD!

Now for something in the way of machine oiling, My Janone 11000 only requires a drop of oil on the wick under the bobbin (and I always put a drop of oil on a piece of non-linty cloth and rub around the bobbin race) - plus a periodic trip to the SM doctor for a thorough cleaning and oiling. But the best feeling I ever got from caring for a sm came a couple of weeks ago when I took my DM's Singer 201-2 apart and put new grease in the pots and gears and gave it a thorough cleaning and oiling and gave it new electric wiring and in general gave it a thorough cleaning - well at least as good as I could. I backed off of taking off the motor - I was afraid it would be going past my mechanical aptitude and I didn't want to render it unusable! This SM served my DM well, from making my wedding dress in 1956 to making clothing for her grandchildren (my kids) and all her own clothing. The machine hasn't been used for 10 - 15 years and I wanted to do some things with it. Especially some buttonholes with that great buttonhole attachment. That made me feel like the SM gave me a big hug for bringing her back to her wonderful state.

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