Sunday, July 19, 2015

Making the New Dodger

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Working Outside

Making Marks

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First Fitting

Machine Stopped

We had a bag of parts but it only included things like bobbins, presser feet, drive belts, and cleaning tools. Only one part for the inside of the machine was included. It didn't come with the machine, I bought it at some time in the past, and I am not sure why, and don't even remember where or when I did it. But it was the only part I needed.

Old and New
Notice the difference? At the top of the part there is a broken area on the old one (left)

Adjusting the Needle and Hook

The rotary hook assembly must be locked perfectly in place with required clearances and rotational settings down to less than a millimeter, much less. It's called setting the timing. I am fairly good at it.

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Sewing again

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Finished Product

Wings with New Dodger

Pork and Pinapple

Scenes from Marina Rivieria Nayarit

Summer time is when we get the dramatic skies here in La Cruz, we like it.

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Fishing Boats

Clouds and Dock 10

Sky with Color

Drama in the Sky


Before the BBQ

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Blogger Jim said...

I am impressed with your dodger. A--you know how to sew. B--you can fix a sewing machine (when I don't even know how they work). C--That you can make a dodger that nice while only doing it four times in 20 some years. D--You can create a dodger without a large work table and set-up area that I have seen in the one canvas shop I have visted. I would guess that the apprentice in a sewing operation wouldn't get that close to that well done in with 6 tries in one year. My friend, a master upholsterer won't attempt boat work. "Too Difficult."

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