Two beautiful machines in my wonderful workspace. It was cold in the shop this afternoon. I could not decide whether to sand the oak veneer cabinet or work on the 319. I opted for the 319.
I cleaned the gears.
It is held onto the shaft with two screws at a 90 degree angle from each other. There is no flat.....
I loosened and removed them. It did not easily slip off the shaft. I had to prise it off using the screw driver. There was a wicked thread nest behind the hook. I am glad that I made this extra effort. This machine never would have worked with this filthy, dirty hook.
Back together and back on the machine.
Now all I have to do is time the needle, set the finger at the right escapement and we should be ready to stitch.