Today, though, even though I hadn't planned to, I spent a fair amount of time removing the old oil pan drip mat from the Featherweight I purchased online at the end of October 2013.
The reason? I called my OSMG, Jerry, because I had a couple of sewing machines to hand off to him. He’s done so much for me, he’s the first person I thought of when I started clearing out machines from their hiding places. Jerry offered to look at the Featherweight again and I’d removed the pan from the machine to try to get the smell out of it. I wanted to have it ready for when he picked it up, so I spent the time to get it ready.
I replaced the original drip pan mat by tracing the outline of the pan, then refining the pattern so that a single piece of black felt, which I stuck in place with Elmer's school glue, fit perfectly. If I have to do it again it won't take so long!
The problem with the Featherweight? I cleaned it up, and purchased a foot controller, but when the pedal is pressed nothing happens. A couple hours after Jerry picked it up, he called to say he’s narrowed the problem down to the switch! He’s found a replacement and I’m hoping it’ll be working by next weekend!
Woo hoo!! I can’t wait!