3 hours ago
**Like a well oiled machine**
What’s sparking joy for me this afternoon is getting my World War II era industrial sewing machine refurbished.
I love this machine that I got from my uncle when he moved to Trinidad. This style was made in the 1940’s- 1950’s, weights a ton and sews beautifully. I’ve had it for over 10 years and have gotten it tuned 1x. Today I’m having some janky parts replaced like the rusty bobbin-winder and the on/ off switch area that got knocked off during a move & it’s being oiled + the fire hazard light that I can’t use is being taken off.
The body of the machine is made of iron. The wonderful thing about things made well is that typically you’ll only have to repair them as opposed to totally dump them. This is the 1 reason why I don’t believe in cheap things.
The motor can be changed to a quieter one (though it’s relatively quiet) and the whole desk and petal can be replaced for abt $275. But that solid black body part at the top is the jewel of it all and is worth allot more and just needs to be oiled and tuned and little metal parts replaced every now and then
Happy making things! I’m currently designing something(s) beautiful!
I’ll show you around later so you can see my process. Some ideas on paper, some draped, some I have to start making in order to know how I want the design to be. Welcome back to me!
It’s how I feel every time I design or enter my studio.