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Stagecoach Road, Rural Oregon, United States

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Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine Restoration we've been repairing and restoring vintage sewing machines for a collective 35 years. We love these old machines and do our best to bring them back to the very best they can be. We take them apart and inspect them for problems or potential problems, clean out the old oil that's turned into varnish from years in storage.

We clean out the old hardened grease from the gear boxes and scrape out the old oil-soaked lint wads that have packed into the close tolerance spaces between the parts, unwind the thread that's jammed into the rotating parts, and generally free up the machine to run like it used to when it just came home for the first time.

We use our special blend of oils that works down into the moving parts and coats and protects them and gives them the micro-thin slick surfaces to move against. We re-pack the gear boxes with good grease and lightly grease the gears in the upper works. We take apart the tension assemblies, remove the hook and bobbin, take off the hand wheel, disassemble the motor, and inspect, clean, lube and adjust everything to make it run just right.

After rigorous testing to be sure it's sewing like it should, it goes to Aradia.

Aradia is our detailer and I've never met anyone as detail oriented. With dental pics and toothbrushes, she canvasses the machine, carefully searching out the dirt and grime that collects on anything that gets used. She spends hours on your machine bringing it back to it's original beauty.

Finally, after it's sparkling like a new machine, and it's been photographed for the coffee table book, it gets it's final test. On occasion, one will come back to me for an adjustment or detail that I've missed, but usually your machine goes on to sew 8-layers of heavy denim, sews shirt weight material, and sews garment leather, all of which gets videoed for you to see.

And why do we go to so much trouble for a sewing machine?

Ah, the things we do for love.