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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    That blonde finish from the 50s and 60s was a paint process, so the wood underneath isn't likely to be a premium product. I would try sanding the old paint off first. If that didn't work, then go with a non toxic stripper. You don't need bare wood, just smooth, to paint. I prefer a brush to spray. How fun to be able to choose a color. White doesn't do it for me unless you add flowers or a quilt pattern like Charlee has done. Shiny black is always an option or there are the faux finishes. Red sponged over black is lovely. I have cream wood grain over aqua in my bedroom. The possibilities are endless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    Hi Pat,
    Yes, I have seen the 'restoration' method on Treadle On. I think that is what i am going to try on my Parlor cabinet.
    But, this new cabinet, which was a Blonde wood cabinet, has been stained, and the finish is coming off the cabinet legs which were not sanded before staining. The top part of the cabinet the stain is not even, looks like it soaked in, in spots, and some areas are rough and smooth?? So, was trying to see what would work for it without stripping it. Thank you
    Anamaria
    Sorry, Anamaria, I forgot what you were working with! I'm not sure what I would do to a blond cabinet, especially one that had been restained. Sand again and apply a darker stain? Maybe use a 'gel' stain? This might cover the abuse, and you could probably paint over it if you didn't like the result. Just a thought.

    http://www.woodmagazine.com/material...stains/?page=2

    Painting would probably not hurt this cabinet, though, if that is a look that you like.

    pat

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    Thank you Irishrose, cream wood grain over aqua, sounds pretty!
    Pat, thank you for the info. on gel stain.
    I will first try sanding the cabinet and see what i find.
    Anamaria

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    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ws...269386850.html

    This is an ad for a Davis sewing machine. "
    Antique Davis Sewing machine.

    I have some, not sure if all, of the hardware that goes with it when it was attached to a table.

    Still cranks, but no idea of working order.

    This is about all I know about it."


    Poor thing.

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    Miriam, I am so sorry to hear the news of your DGS. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your DGS and all of the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katballou View Post
    Thanks Joe, I should have posted pictures first, but here it is and I don't have one showing the worst part of the top and you can see there is some missing on the part that move when you raise the machine and I am not worried about that because it isn't falling off. might just do some sanding to even it out there. When I open the top it is good there. It's just the part you see when the machine is closed. By the way I don't plan on having the machine closed very much. The main reason to have one of these is to be able to see the machine.



    The machine needs a little cleaning and a belt and that is all. The needle goes up and down very smooth and that surpises me because of the damange on the top. I would have thought it would have rusted and been stuck, must be because of all the oil they needed to add to these machines back in the day. In the picture you can't see the plate because I had already started to clean the machine and was working on the bobbin area.

    Kat,

    I am no expurt by any means, but from the little I see there, I'd use the hacksaw blade or credit card to get the glue under the layers of veneer and then clamp and or weight it down. Then when all the loose pieces are glued, use an exacto blade and carefully square up the area where the piece is missing and graft in a patch. Keep the grain the same direction, then stain the patch to match the original parts. After that perhaps a coat of shellac and then some wax.
    I have done that a bunch lately and if done carefully it doesn't look that bad and sometimes just disappears.

    Nice cabinet, my wife said she likes it. Me too.

    Joe

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    Question: How do you find out the exact model of an antique singer machine? I have been to their site, but it only gives the year manufactured, by the serial number. Trying to find out the exact model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlambing View Post
    Question: How do you find out the exact model of an antique singer machine? I have been to their site, but it only gives the year manufactured, by the serial number. Trying to find out the exact model.
    ISMACS:
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...-database.html

    It won't give you the sub-type (e.g. 15-90 -vs- 15-91), though. You can use their Singer model list http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ist/index.html to more or less deduce that, though.

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    Thank you very much! I think I have deduced that my machine is a Singer 99-13. Bought her on Craigslist
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    Miriam, sorry to hear about your DGS hope the meds will help him real soon. He is a cutie for sure.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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