I got home about One oclock this afternoon with the new machine.
I spent about three hours cleaning and oiling and I have many more to go. The needle bar, the presser bar, the foot and the tension assembly parts are all clean. I could not resist spending some time on the body.
Oh how I love this hobby. I have no idea what that red streak is on the left side of the photo. It isn't on the machine, I reassure you. I used Dr. Woods Almond oil Castile soap that I found in the natural foods section of my grocery store. I think Dr. Bronner's makes one too. I rinse with sewing machine oil to get the soap residue off. I will try to apply a wax over this to keep it clean, but I haven't yet.