I do have every intention of learning to use this.
I have wanted to sew for a while. Currently, I hand stitch which has given me more wrist problems then I care to admit.
Im not looking for detail when I make things.. just simple patterns.
I am trying to find a user manual of some kind online but the information I keep running into is less then what I need.
I think this thing is about 80 lbs if not more. So moving it downstairs to have it repaired is a bit of a spooky idea. But, I will do it.
I would love if someone could come to ME to do that... but that could be costly.
I do have a beautiful place to store it.
Right in my living room, under the large window next to my front door. That area is where I store my plants, and my large pine tree trunk.
I can move the tree trunk ito my freshly painted bed room and use it as a side table
Then get a piece of plastic to cover the sewing machine top with and place my plants on top of that while not in use.
I may actually store it with the machine showing. I cant begin to say how much in -love- with this thing I am. And having the machine displayed would make me happy because it is so beautiful.
The wood needs to be refinished though.
It has been stored in a dry hot Texas garage for years now and the sides of it are begining to bubble.
Should I oil the wood? Or just let someone else do that stuff?
What about the dark iron legs? I went to wash them with a cloth, using nothing but water, and some of the finish is flaking off.
Probably something else I need to leave to a professional.