Maintenance Evening

David and Philip reminded us how to maintain our machine by cleaning a fine gauge machine recently purchased by Philip. It seems it has never been used, but appears to have sat in a cupboard for many years. The main problem being the grease has solidified meaning the carriage was virtually unusable. David had to use a lot of elbow grease to free up the carriage parts.

David and Philip inspecting the carriage

David and Philip inspecting the carriage

David cleaning the carriage

David cleaning the carriage

Philip cleaning machine bed with a long brush and potable vacuum

Philip cleaning machine bed with a long brush and potable vacuum

Shelia then showed us how to make sure your ribber is positioned correctly when doing double bed knitting.

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