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Attaching new machine to old drop in sewing table-possible?

Old 01-12-2020, 07:49 PM
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Why donít you just buy an extension table for your machine? It seems like it would be easier and not hard on your machine. just saying.
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Old 01-13-2020, 03:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Patchworkbarb View Post
Why don’t you just buy an extension table for your machine? It seems like it would be easier and not hard on your machine. just saying.
A sewing machine cabinet can look like a nice side table in your room. Depending on where you keep your machine, you might not want anyone to know there is a sewing machine in the cabinet. I have 2 in my living room and unless someone is familiar with the cabinets, they probably wouldn't even know there are sewing machines in the room.
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:04 AM
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I modified a treadle cabinet for my new machine, and then I modified a later Singer cabinet for the same machine. The machine had a front load bobbin (not top) so I made a exended table that slide in place. I could slide that out of place when I needed to change the bobbin or maintain the bobbin area. I really liked how it turned out. It was a bigger cabinet to start with, probably from the 50's-60's era, and very stable.

I did put in a shelf for this one, and had holes on the end for the cords to run through.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:45 AM
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I wouldn't even chance it with a new machine. You do not want to do anything that might invalidate your warranty.
I am sitting here thinking maybe there would be a way to make a 'slide' that would keep the machine upright when the table top is closed??? Maybe with a spring swing arm.???
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:55 AM
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The original poster posted this in 2011.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:54 AM
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I too am suggesting a shelf and setting in the machine. Never dropping it down inside.
I have a 1927 Library model in a beautiful oak cabinet. I have thought about getting DH to put in my 301 to utilize this incredible table. It is a piece of history with quite a story to it.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
I have one of those tables too. None of my machines will fit in it and I haven't been able to figure a secure way to make that happen. I would croak if one fell thru!!!!
I have a husquavarna quilt designer and a old singer sewing cabinet. My husband took out the old machine and installed a lift ,he cut out a really nice piece of wood that fits around my machine just like the plastic cutouts for machines. It works great even my newer machine Topaz fits it.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by ArtisticDesign View Post
Hi people,
I just found an old drop in sewing table at a thrift store for 35$..An old singer is in it now...I so want this table...I just got a new Viking Emerald 118 for christmas.. I looked at the apparatus that's attching it to the table ( to allow it to drop down)..It looks almost like L brackets...
My question is... Anyone have any experience taking an old machine out and attaching their new machine to one of these?
I looked at the back base of my new machine and I see no Scew holes to attach it to the table...I could use some kind of tool to customize it ( drill or something) but, am afraid of cracking the plastic base of my machine...Is there anything I can attach to the base without drilling holes etc?
I did swing by the viking dealer shop to measure deminions on my new machine and was talking to the dealer... He told me that they no longer make machines that drop down due to finding out it was hard on the machine,,However, I know several ladies that have had drop in machines for yrs with no problems....
Any advice would be much appreciate..
Can you take a picture of it so we can see it.. Then we can figure out what to do with it.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by mmunchkins View Post
The original poster posted this in 2011.
Yep, you guys know you're trying to help someone who posted this problem 9 years ago? Sweet of you, but she's probably already figured out what to do.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
Yep, you guys know you're trying to help someone who posted this problem 9 years ago? Sweet of you, but she's probably already figured out what to do.
I wonder if there's a way to make the board stop dredging up these ancient threads? Or else we all have to check the dates on the posts before commenting.
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