Ok, for two months now I have been trying to get the frame and "The" machine together. Eveytime it looks like I am close, something goes awry and it is delayed. Here are some pictures of the process.
First, we put the frame and tracks together
Another picture of the frame
Then the tubes were sanded as we had to have them rough cut.
Then we attached the braces, tube and put the machine on its carriage.
Then I loaded some fabric to play with the machine - you know, load the bobbin, adjust the tensions, etc.
Now we are setting up the computerized part, which is showing that there is a problem someplace else. So we are halted till next week when we have more time to figure it out.