When it was first suggested to him by his wife that Belle needed a sewing machine mechanic and that he was just the man for the job, Dave says he just broke up laughing at the absurdity of such an idea. Not him! He was into the manly stuff: power tools! electricity! mechanics!
Wait . . . sewing machines are mechanical power tools that use electricity, right?
So Dave took a look at the guts of his wife's sewing machine and became intrigued. Long story short, and Baby Lock technical training behind him now, Dave tackles whatever sewing machine challenges we throw at him from check-ups to broken parts.
What does a sewing machine mechanic do in his off-time? Plays with vintage cars, that's what! Specifically, a 1979 Trans Am that was originally his dad's driver.
As you can see, Dave keeps that baby in tip-top condition, cosmetically and mechanically.
Dave has 3 grown kids: Danielle, David and Jenna. Jenna's in Florida, but Danielle and David live locally and have provided him with a couple of grandsons, Garrett who is 16 and Parker who is just one.
Parker -- 4th generation Trans Am driver!
When he's not wrestling with sewing machines at Ragtime, Dave works at Rocking R Ace Hardware on High Street. He waits on customers and repairs power tools there. Next time you're in Rocking R, check out the guys in the red shirts. One of them may have just recently fixed your sewing machine!
Yep -- Dave's one of those Rocking R guys!
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