So...I bought a "WHITE MAGIC KNITTER" to replace the long lost "PHILDAR BIG PHIL" knitting frame. (They're identical but for colour and a difference of 15 extra needles on the frame). It's a great, simple knitting frame for doing intarsia and simple stockinette work: You lay the yarn yourself and run the carriage across, and it knits all the stitches. You can do the knitting in a 10th of the time...very handy for Kaffe Fasset designs. ANYHOO, I bought this supposedly "new old stock" machine off of e-bay a year ago, and managed to do a Christmas stocking on it, BARELY... The carriage wouldn't return to the right without A LOT OF EFFORT, and I'm a big, strong guy. I thought, "Great! That's about $150 pissed away..." I left it set up for no reason. Then yesterday, I thought... This thing is probably almost 20 years old, I wonder if it's EVER BEEN CLEANED? I put the micro tube attachment on my vacuum (what I use for my sewing machine and serger: an industrial straw taped to the narrow attachments: VERY POWERFUL FOCUSED SUCTION.) Then a damp rag, and finally...many, many applications of WD40. I ran each needle back and forth, and just as I had expected: There was some rust deep in the machine, which made some of the needles bind up, which is why the carriage wouldn't return nicely. 1/2 an hour of cleaning, and all the needles ran nicely and I was able to whip out a 2 large gauge samples for some future commissions in about 10 minutes. LET'S HAVE AN "AMEN" for proper lubrication!!!