I have a bit of a winter project on the go
I am stripping down and refurbishing a treadle sewing machine.
It is very grimy,
badly stained with nicotine
The belt is perished
All the parts need a good clean down
There isnt much in the way of workings to these machines
The table needs a to be restored as well
There metal plates have so much detail on them
So the plan is clean it all down and oil it, then the table will be cleaned up, I have found some great you tube videos on restoring vintage machines, it is still possible to get parts.
I have ordered a new belt and some needles.
Cleaning involves lots of elbow grease, sewing machine oil, WD40 and metal polish.
This one of the videos I am watching and following
I would be interested to know if anyone has tried this.