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

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    Charlie you can patch the corner with putty. Use Minwax woodfiller it comes in a can like wax and with an hardner. Drive three for four finishing nails so the stick out to support the putty(like rebar) Make sure they will be hidden by the putty. Tape a fat piece of eood on the bottom of the top to support the putty will setting. Make sure the patch is larger than the top so you can carve the shape of the molding and sand the top even and the bottom. This stuff sands good and carves well. You can also use car bondo. I would the faux grain paint it. Paint the base coat a pale yellow, you will see the yellow in the wood that is good.Take a very dark oil base stain the color of the oak grain. Use a stiff brush to wipe the stain to mimic the grain. You can wipe it off with turps and start over as many times until you like the looks. Let dry overnight and top coat with shellac. This is actually fun to do.
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    I wondered when Skip was going to set us all straight!!!
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    Skip, I can see this working. I printed the instructions in case I come across something that needs this kind of work. Now I'll know what to use.

    Now I need some advice. How hard is it to replace little pieces of veneer? I've never done it and could do it on my Gritzner hand crank to make it look better. The pieces needed are about a finger wide and 1-2 inches long. Do I look for any certain color of wood veneer, or is it all the same and then needs to be stained? I have seen on TV someone putting it on and heating it with an iron to make it stick. As you can see, I really need some instructions on this.

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    I have seen some veneer that is pre-glued and ironed on for kitchen cabinets, then stained to match. Awaiting the expert's advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Charlie you can patch the corner with putty. Use Minwax woodfiller it comes in a can like wax and with an hardner. Drive three for four finishing nails so the stick out to support the putty(like rebar) Make sure they will be hidden by the putty. Tape a fat piece of eood on the bottom of the top to support the putty will setting. Make sure the patch is larger than the top so you can carve the shape of the molding and sand the top even and the bottom. This stuff sands good and carves well. You can also use car bondo. I would the faux grain paint it. Paint the base coat a pale yellow, you will see the yellow in the wood that is good.Take a very dark oil base stain the color of the oak grain. Use a stiff brush to wipe the stain to mimic the grain. You can wipe it off with turps and start over as many times until you like the looks. Let dry overnight and top coat with shellac. This is actually fun to do.
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    Skip, great information. I have started to pass up treadles because DH is tired of replacing the veneer on them. Well, there is also the issue of space. Knowing a bad corner can be fixed is wonderful.

    We just had an estate sale of the house my FIL lived in for 40 years - except the last 4 months that he was in assisted living. Now, I am cleaning out, hauling off, donating tons of stuff of our own because I don't want to do that to our kids! DH and I are burned out on Estate, yard, barn, garage sales right now. I am feeling quilty about all the sewing machines too, but I still want more - go figure! I tell you guys, it really opens your eyes to go through something like this. Dad had probably 100 beautiful clocks. He ended up a clock repair man after he retired as a plane mechanic. We had to sell, give away, get rid of so much stuff. His place was neat too, but after 40 years in the same place you can imagine the accumulation! I keep a very neat place, but we are going through closets, drawers, sheds, attics, cleaning out and clearing out! This really opens your eyes to what you accumulate that you don't need!

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    You can use iron on veneer. Make sure your veneer is the same wood as the piece to be patched if not it will stick out like a sore thumb. The trick is to cut the patch the same size as the area to be pastched. Don't buy veneer by color by it by the species of wood. If the cabinet is oak buy oak veneer if it is walnut get walnut veneer. You may have to use a stain to get a perfect match because the old wood is aged and finish as aged and will be darker than the new. LeeValley cat. is a good source for veneer(leevalley.com). I have used them for years.
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    Nancy I know what you and yours is going thru. We were the caregivers for Pats mother and grandmother and lived in our guest for ten years. Grandma lived to 103 and we had to go thru their stuff and the houses up north. Lots of stuff nice stuff but like you had to sell and give away or donate. I was very hard. We are still cleaning out our house of all the stuffs we think we need. I would love to have seen some of those clocks as you know I collect them to.
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    Now that we are on the 'getting rid of stuff' topic, I'm wondering if anyone has some back clamp attachments for the Singer 66 that they want to sell/give away/trade for top clamp attachments. I just got a 1922 Singer Red Eye sewing machine in a bentwood case on Saturday. I was thinking that it was short shank like all the rest, but it isn't. All I got with it is an extra bobbin. Thankfully I have a bunch of those I got for my 99's from sew-classic. It was a one owner, and the guy at the antique mall said that he'd fix up a little packet of info on the machine with the former owner's name and photo that I can keep with my machine. I have a machine with HISTORY that I will know about!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    Now that we are on the 'getting rid of stuff' topic, I'm wondering if anyone has some back clamp attachments for the Singer 66 that they want to sell/give away/trade for top clamp attachments. I just got a 1922 Singer Red Eye sewing machine in a bentwood case on Saturday. I was thinking that it was short shank like all the rest, but it isn't. All I got with it is an extra bobbin. Thankfully I have a bunch of those I got for my 99's from sew-classic. It was a one owner, and the guy at the antique mall said that he'd fix up a little packet of info on the machine with the former owner's name and photo that I can keep with my machine. I have a machine with HISTORY that I will know about!!!
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    I have an extra ruffler for the back clamp if you want it?
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    Remember this one that I posted EONS ago? This was the Redeye and cabinet that someone gave to William at a yard sale...
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    Brought it back in the house today... This pic is "sans lid", because he had to use the "matchstick and glue" trick to get the screws to hold... not perfect, but this is the first one he's done for me! I did change out the 1924 Redeye for a 1916 Redeye... am a happy girl! Now to get the 15-30 cabinet started!
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