I got the new Black and Decker Work mate out, put a piece of luan (sic) on it with a back drop and started shooting.
I had forgotten that this machine is a free arm. It really is a good machine. I am becoming more fond of free-arms and find myself drawn to them on the auction sites. I think that they are more versatile, thus worth the effort at repairing and restoring and, yes, hoarding. (Don't tell Ingrid)
|Kenmore 158.1931 (I think)|
Compare the 158.1813 (below) to the above machine. I think this one is elegant. I think the one above is chintzy. Just sayin'....
REMEMBER THE PFAFF!!!
This Singer Featherweight was the one that Betsy and I chased down last spring. I paid well under 100 dollars for it. The machine is in nice shape. Better shape than the Centennial that I paid way too much for.
I bought replacement hasps and finally got around to putting one one and replacing the latches today.
I found some slightly larger than the original screws for the latches. The key works in the new hasp. The old hasp is too damaged. It latches but I would not want to depend on it. I have another hasp. One day I will gently pry the damaged hasp off and replace it. I would have done it today but three dogs were pestering me for dinner.
Its getting cooler out so the critters are moving in. Already, Steven has trapped two mice in the kitchen. Right now Wilson and Wrigley are on alert, trying to find the critter rustling around in the walls or in the cellar. How I wish they were cats...or Jack Russels. Poodles are not vermin killers...too big...though Wilson has been known to nail a field mouse or two.