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Sew Steady table insert to free standing table

Old 03-28-2021, 05:19 AM
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I was lucky enough to acquire a 1974 830 Record. It is in good mechanical shape, but the original table was wobbly. I just couldn’t get it to stay level, probably since it was so well used before I got it (professional seamstress). I normally put it in a Gidget II table, and I have the custom Sew Steady insert to fit it. I started thinking that if I could find a way to support that lovely insert like the stand alone Sew Steady inserts, I could have a large, smooth surface to take to sewing groups and classes. DH loves to design custom 3D printer thingies, and he took the assignment on. I will eventually have 6 supports, but only 3 are printed now. They attach with suction cups, and there is a screw adjustment on the bottom. I love it! Note the little needle pack holder; he printed that too.

(Umm. I should have brushed the table off before the picture!)
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:36 AM
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Well done! 👏🏻
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:39 AM
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Very professional looking! On a side note, I have place mats with that same fabric
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
Very professional looking! On a side note, I have place mats with that same fabric
I am slightly embarrassed to have fall placemats out, but I put the spring ones in the wash to get ready for Easter dinner with kids and grandkids! Yup, we all have shots (except the two pre-schoolers), so we are getting together for the first time in over a year for dinner inside.
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He is very good and handy to make this.
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I've had the same machine for 40 years! Hasn't let me down! 3D printing interests me. Are you able to create templates for cutting fabric?
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What a great idea! And what a handy hubby. Love the suction cup idea so you can transport without breaking the legs off.
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I've had the same machine for 40 years! Hasn't let me down! 3D printing interests me. Are you able to create templates for cutting fabric?
The printer could do that, but I haven’t asked for it yet. I don’t do much appliqué, and I have an Accuquilt cutter for basic shapes so not much need. Umm. I DO need a signature block though ...
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What a great idea! And what a handy hubby. Love the suction cup idea so you can transport without breaking the legs off.
This is the reason for the suction cups. They have an edge on them that the feet slide into so it is actually quite stable. I really don’t intend on using this often, just for classes or sewing groups, but it will be nice to have. I am going to make a little bag for them for storage.
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Wow! what a genius idea! So well done too.
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