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Thread: Question about the Big Look Sewing Platform

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    Question about the Big Look Sewing Platform

    I read about this in another post about magnification ideas. This looks like a possibility for me. I need to know the dimensions of the platform part of it. The site doesn't show specifications. If any of you have this item (for the regular sized unit) would you let me know the size of the platform part. My sewing machine table has a hole at the top rear of the table (just behind my machine). If the platform would obstruct that hold, it won't work for me. Any input here would be appreciated. My fingers are crossed that this might just work for me.

    Thanks, Alice

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    I looked at this and assumed it attached to the machine similiar to the bernina magnifiers which are smaller. Will keep looking as I could do with something.
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    WOW, I had never seen one before. It looks like it would not be in the way and is large enough to make a difference. Didn't find anyone selling it on Google.
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    I have two of the Big Looks. Nothing is behind the machine. I use it on my older Bernina, Brother 1500, Janome Jem, Featheweight, and Singer Quantum. There is an extension arm made for the longer machines. http://www.thebiglook.co/Big_Look_Models.html There is a video on the website. http://www.thebiglook.co/

    I'll measure in a few minutes and post the size.
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    The base is 8" wide and 17" long.
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    The base is 8" wide and 17" long. It would still work just fine if a notch or corner was cut off the back. Any body shop could cut it for you.
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    Onebyone, Thank YOU! That size works great for me. I'm off to order one. I am so glad you all posted about this item. I had never seen it before. Good bye aching neck.

    Thanks, Alice

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    Alice, did you get your Big Look? I can make it work with my set in 8900, but no way for my Singer Treadle or Singer 404. It does work fine with my freestanding hand crank I take when Rob is fishing.

    Both are in cabinets and the site says it will fit in any cabinet...has anyone got one to work with a Singer cabinet. Am showing images of mine, you can see it won't work as manufactured.. Would love some ideas how to do so from our big brains members I have also written to the seller of course, asking for ideas.

    The Singer machines set flush all around, and the platform under the machines is 11" below the machine

    Thanks for any input
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    I don't have a machine in a cabinet, but have to say that I have the Big Look and have both arms since my home machine needs the longer one. I love being able to see the needle hole when threading and yes, Alice, it does help me avoid that neck pain from doing the "bobble head" leaning in to see better.

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    Those of you who have the Big Look, does the magnifier swing up and out of the way when you aren't using it, or does it only stay in one position?

    Thanks!

    Solomae

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