I've read up on how the top and bottom tensioning is supposed to work, but it hasn't helped. I've got the bobbin adjusted so it lets out about an inch when I bounce it by the thread. Adjusting the top tension from there doesn't seem to make much difference. I always get the loops. The weird thing is that the top thread seems really hard to pull out when I do it by hand. It's so hard that's it sometimes breaks. Why should tension that seems stiff to the hand pull through when the machine sews? [more inside]
posted by SirNovember
on Mar 16, 2014 -
I tried to install linux on a win8 laptop and failed although I tried everything to disable UEFI and security boot options in Bios.
So I think there is no solution to install Linux on certain win8 Laptops.
But someone told me of course I can install Linux on any win8 laptops by using virtualbox.
So I'm wondering why can it be done? How exactly is virtualbox/virtual machine works for this issue? can anybody explain this to me in a easy to understand way? Thanks very much.
posted by pack2themoon
on Feb 19, 2014 -
Reinstalled Snow Leopard but ejected my external drive before this. Then, when done, plugged back in via USB as my usual custom....and Time Machine still shows up, but the External Seagate drive does not. I made sure that in Finder/Preferences that the external disc box as others was checked. I tried a different cord, and different port. I opened up Disc Utility and the External HD's partioned Time Machine is available but the other part, now renamed something else (a default name from manufacturer?) is greyed out and I cannot touch it.
Any thoughts? Should i now go to the boot disc of Snow Leopard? Not sure why TM shows but the rest does not.
posted by chicaboom
on Mar 31, 2013 -
What kind of sewing machine should I get my beloved for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by Jode
on Jun 21, 2012 -
I'm trying to remember a book that explains how to build a machine shop step by step from a pile of coal. [more inside]
posted by krisak
on May 5, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend (from personal experience) a good, basic, durable sewing machine? [more inside]
posted by brownrd
on Feb 14, 2012 -
I'm looking for a video documentary from a couple years ago tracing the history of the Roland TR-808
drum machine. Released only on the web, it's similar in tone to the Everything is a Remix
series; dry delivery, well researched, touches on remix culture. The Newcleus
track Jam On It
is prominently featured as a signifier of the 808's transition from a not-so-hot replacement for a drummer to being used for the sounds unique to it. If I recall correctly, it's about 8 minutes in length. It's not The Shape of Things That Hum.
posted by Scoo
on Sep 28, 2011 -
What is a short phrase that means "of the people" or similar in Latin or another language? [more inside]
posted by pbh
on Oct 14, 2010 -
Moving house: our new appartment comes with its own refrigerator and washing machine. We can store our own fridge and washing machine in a shed in my mothers yard. How can I best protect the machines against moist conditions and subzero (Celcius) temperatures in winter?
posted by charles kaapjes
on Sep 10, 2010 -
LaundryFilter: Why is there linty crap all over my clothes just from the washer (NOT the dryer)?!?! [more inside]
posted by Elminster24
on Jul 17, 2010 -
Where can I find a knead blade for my Mister Loaf HB-210/215 bread machine [more inside]
posted by mbatch
on May 1, 2010 -
Help me choose a cheap espresso machine.
I know, I know...contradiction in terms. Bear with me... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Mar 17, 2010 -
Do programmable sewing machines exist?
I want to be able to provide the sewing machine with a design or logo and have it sew it for me - in this case, a nice little dog to go on the breast pocket of a golf shirt. [more inside]
posted by WhereAmI
on Sep 30, 2009 -
My espresso maker just gave up the ghost, after 15 years of great coffee and service. What's a really dependable, good new machine to purchase? [more inside]
posted by zenpop
on Sep 26, 2009 -
Weird coffee question for baristas or home espresso machine owners: I decalcified my machine the other day and then got sick a couple of days later. Coincidence or connection? More inside: [more inside]
posted by zenpop
on May 12, 2009 -
Hi I'm trying to find a piece of art - a series of lights attached to wooden arms whose tips trace some sort of toroidal geometry. At high speeds the armature disappears and the lights form volumes as luminous wireframes, like synchronised mechanical sparklers. [more inside]
posted by doobiedoo
on Mar 5, 2009 -
Recommendations needed for stackable, energy saver, low water washing machine/dryer combo [more inside]
posted by spicynuts
on Sep 30, 2008 -