Today was the first day of the Advanced session of the Ray White Sewing Machine
Repair class. Betsy and her sister, Peg arrived. Now I had two great and wonderful friends on my vacation with me. I worked on an Elna Supermatic ALL DAY. I should say that Ray helped me on the Elna all day. But she stitches and now I am in love with this Elna. The friction wheel had a flat. This is a common problem in Elna Supermatics that have been sitting for a long time. Now this should be a simple fix. And we headed into it thinking this was easy. It looked pretty straightforward once I got the handwheel off. BUT, this was the FIRST time that Ray has ever had to move the motor down and out of the way to replace that friction wheel. He did it and when he was pushing the roll pin out (not the one that holds the friction wheel, the other one), it came out in two pieces. WRONG. That told us that someone had been in that machine and just replaced that roll pin with the two pieces. So I went to AutoZone today and bought a combo kit of various pieces because it looked like the roll pin included might fit and well, it was good enough. So the machine stitches and one day I will tell you the whole story. Tonight, I am posting this one picture.