|She got handles, and a name: Frankie|
|The version that got me started, but didn't work so well|
this pic shows my experiment with sponge bar refurbishing today. I tried using 2 lengths of oxygen tubing. The tubing is what is used for concentrators or Oxygen tanks at home. It comes in 40 foot lengths, and says it is crush resistant. It is between 3/16" and 7/32" OD.
Well, 2 lengths was too much. I got the bar in, but it felt like too much friction/resistance. However, ONE length worked very well. I put it on the bar with a hot glue gun. Once in the machine, It held the needles nicely against the bed. I sprayed silicon spray on the bed, thinking that some would get to the needle shanks through the slots- then wiped down the bed. The needles move like butter! Could not be better. Now, I have heard that silicon spray should not be used, but I read the can (Three in One Silicon Spray) and said could be used on all surfaces, metal and non metal, including vinyl. And I want you to know this machine is singing!
|The tuck sample --|