Nothing in particular exciting going on, unless you count that it’s FRIDAY and the weekend is nigh upon us. Still playing with the two spool and trying to work out how I can fit a bouncing free motion foot to a Griest foot clamp.
I took a picture of the spool case, all proud, after I’d finished cleaning it, and while the eye couldn’t see any rust, the camera saw it. So, I decided to try the polishing. Me, I’m thinking it worked pretty good. Here are the photos, in order.
What I saw when I opened the box. (This is just like the pictures in the ebay advertisement, so I knew exactly what I was getting.)
This is when I thought it looked good enough. Course, I’m getting tired of cleaning, too, so clean enough is getting easier to come by.
And, this is after I polished it. I want to do the same to the hook and the hook race, but I can’t figure out how to get the bloody things out. And, I’m not pulling, pushing or prying. They’re clean enough. One day, I’ll figure them out and they can be pretty, too. For now, I suspect they’re suspended in some concrete like solution of old oil and red dirt and lint, but so long as they turn, I’m good.
Here’s the foot I’ve tried to improvise. There is a post that runs vertically through the machine. A clamp goes at the end and Griest feet attach to the bottom of the claimp. I have modified the foot from a slant shank machine and can get it attached to the clamp, but the screw is the tiniest bit too long to tighten both the claim and the darning foot. Add a washer, and it’s too short to connect with the post. Anyway, I tried to shorten the screw. I hit it 5 times with the grinder, testing it after each time. Too long, too long, too long… The 6th time and it was too short. Oops, I said a bad word.
I can’t do hundredths of an inch. Should I seek a professional? The lady whose video I showed using the machine found a way to make a foot out of a paper clip. I’m also going to try that. If that works, I will sure be letting you know. Course I really don’t know how well any of this works yet because I don’t have a needle clamp. The post office has my needle clamp, but they should give it to me today or tomorrow.
Last night was Sydney’s basketball banquet.
Rob went with her. Everything went well. I should have inspected the whole outfit together, one last time before last night. But, I didn’t and I didn’t say anything. It was fine, except the lining is micro mini short and in the right light, you can tell that…unfortunately, not the light that was to be had in the store or I’d have known to tell her to wear a half slip under it.
Be well. Have a great Friday. Have a great weekend. Sydney woke up sick, so I’m home with her.
Working from home. Working from home. Oh how much fun can it be. Working from home.
Actually, it’s harder than you might thing; being surrounded by all your favorite things and not getting to play. She started with a sore throat. Hmmm. Is my throat sore, too?