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    What I've found is that the darker look of the old cabinets is from the finish darkening over the years. If you remove the finish, you'll find the original stain is more natural in color

    This is "before"



    And this is "after"

    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments

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    I am hoping we get that result eventually...sighing over your pretty cabinet.
    Cathie in Ut
    Who tends to be like a bird who is distracted by sparkly and shiny things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    What I've found is that the darker look of the old cabinets is from the finish darkening over the years. If you remove the finish, you'll find the original stain is more natural in color
    I won't quote the photos again but wow!! Now I'm really keen on renewing the veneer. You really made your cabinet look like new again!
    My Singers: Singer 12 MOP (1885), 2xImproved Family (1886, 1888), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), 29k58, 96k41 (1949), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 319K (1960), 320k2(1959), 411g
    Others: Bernina Record 530-2 (1958), Bernina 642-1 (1960)
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    Anyone know what model of Singer this is? Never seen one like this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    Anyone know what model of Singer this is? Never seen one like this before.
    Here's the story:
    http://www.sewmuse.co.uk/standard.htm

    Jon

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    Thanks for the link!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathieinut View Post
    This is my White Treadle FR out of it's cabinet which is a twig style only it has been painted an awful enamel black.
    I have a second cabinet but unfortunately it has a different opening so I can't trade them out unless my hubby and son can to an "under pan transfer" and an opening modification.
    As you can see the machine isn't in bad condition but the decals are half off. Funny thing is that the center of the bed should have a decal but it looks like someone removed it in the past and left light gouges and one deep gouge in it's place!
    My friend gave me a new toy last week. Its the same model as yours. Once I learned how to thread it, I was able to sew some string blocks; perfect stitches too. It's a 1917 White Rotary, I'm so happy that its all mine. I hope to find a cabinet for it, want to remove the motor and treadle it. The #2 picture shows the pile of compacted lint I found under the feed dogs and in the bobbin area. I'm glad it was stored inside someone's house, no rust; it just needed to be oiled. The wiring is in very good condition too.
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    Yep looks like my machines sister or cousin!
    Good luck on locating a cabinet and the motor-ectimy.
    Cathie in Ut
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    [QUOTE=Macybaby;6400284]What I've found is that the darker look of the old cabinets is from the finish darkening over the years. If you remove the finish, you'll find the original stain is more natural in color

    Great gobs, Macybaby; that is incredible!

    Is it solid oak, or veneer?

    How did you strip it? Was it a shellac finish originally?

    Cannot believe how gorgeous it is now. Wow wow wow. Please tell me more.
    -Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.

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    Mike. Dude. You and Yer Poppa did an amazing job. Wow. Wow. I am humbled.
    -Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.

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