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Thread: missed out on a singer treadle stand

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    So...a few years back I found a treadle stand with a pretty plain pine tabletop on it. I love it to sew on. That cast iron just doesn't move for anything.
    Decided I'd like a second for my second machine. Found one on craiglist for 20 dollars - still had the wooden cabinet which would have been a bonus.
    Called too late and missed out. Have an email out for another and am hoping to find one soon.
    Oh well, sometimes the search is as much fun as the discovery!
    :)lots2do

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    Awww I hate when that happens!!!
    Yes, It it fun to look through Craigs list to see all of the good stuff listed there :D:D:D

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    We dont have a ton of things I am interested in close to us. I wish we lived in a bigger area just for that reason! :)

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    It's too bad you missed it. Hope you find one soon.

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    Okay,
    I have a line on a different one! Wish me luck.
    It is gorgeous, has a yard stick inlay along the middle and a kidney shape cutout where you would sit to sew. Of course, it has the cast iron singer stand. It's a little more than I'd hope to spend but well worth it. (AND, it's right here in my hometown).
    Hope to hear back soon,
    lots2do

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    I found a RedEye listed yesterday morning....beautiful treadle! I called and talked to the lady's husband and he took my name and number and she still hasn't called me back. I left my name and number again this morning...keeping my fingers crossed. I will definitely be upset if I loose out on this one because the husband told me I was quick.....the first call.

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    Hey I hope you get yours!

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    Hey, I hope you get yours too!
    I told my husband about the table and he kept saying "Call, call right now". No phone # was posted so now I'll spend the day checking my email...
    I'm just looking for a good, steady table right now although the treadles are tempting...
    Good luck,
    lots2do

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    Sorry you missed it, hope you find one soon.

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    Got it!
    The top is only held on by one screw - didn't find that out until I got it home but my handy stepson should be able to help in that regard. I am really, really pleased. Can't wait to get it upstairs and operational...
    :)lots2do

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    I'm so happy for you.......pictures please!!! I got a call this afternoon about mine and I go see it and hopefully bring it home tomorrow!!

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    lots2do and lfw, please post pictures of your tables!
    I have and treadle stand I will try to get a picture of. I bought it 20+ years ago, stand only, no top, added a plywood top and painted it.

    have another treadle with machine and cabinet in celler, must try to get picture of that one also.

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    If you were here in Alabama, I could put you in touch with 2 of them. No machines with them, just the cabinet and treadle part. Not sure how much they were, but I thought and thought about it, but decided to not buy either since I would have to store it here at my daughters and at the moment, dog is chewing everything he can get his teeth on in the garage and I don't want to take the chance that dog would chew cabinet.

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    I'll try to post a picture by the weekend.
    lots2do

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    I was cruising CL earlier last year and a treadle turned up with a BBQ grille mounted to it for $25. Come to find out it was a New Home treadle from the 1870's so needles to say I bought it in hopes to find a machine and cabinet for it eventually.

    I picked up a cabinet and a 1870's New Home machine in October for $10 on CL and they were in fair condition. So now I have my mate to the stand. I have been grilling on this thing since I got it and I am going to smoke a shoulder on it Thursday for dinner!

    Maybe after it warms up I can sandblast it and repaint it and get ready to put the machine and cabinet on her. But I still need to make a pitman arm for it the old one rotted away (wood).

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    Oh My Billy
    So glad you found a proper machine to go on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    Oh My Billy
    So glad you found a proper machine to go on it.
    Same here I was going just to make a table for the studio out of it until I found one. But I will say this, it sure did make some good burgers and chops this past year!!!

    Billy

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    First time I've seen that kind of a conversion!
    lots2do

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