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Kenmore 158 17560 portable carrying case

Old 11-20-2020, 08:57 AM
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I recently got my mothers old Kenmore 1756 and it's awesome! However the case was a mess, and I've been on a mission to replace it. So I found and purchased a Kenmore #97801 case online. After attaching my machine to the hinges, it's clear that the case is just not quite wide enough for the machine to sit flat. There's is no way I'm returning the case because it cost $27 to ship it here. I can't find anything specifically for this machine and I'm wondering if anyone out there knows of something that would work. I guess at this point I would give up having hinges and just have a case that it could at least sit in. I'm uploading a few photos of the old case and how it fits in the new one.
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Old 11-22-2020, 12:35 AM
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My plan of attack would be a simple wooden base made for it
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Old 11-22-2020, 07:47 AM
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I was thinking the same thing. Plastic cases don't seem to be able to take the test of time anyway.
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Old 11-22-2020, 09:31 AM
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Thank you both so much for the advice. So would I need to commission someone to make that for me? If so, where would I start to look for that kind of service? If you have any info that might be helpful, I would really appreciate your input.

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I would find a neighbor or family member with some woodworking skills, but it's not really that hard depending on how you want the case to look. Attached are a couple I've made, once I had the pieces cut. The stained one required some router work, the black one did not. There are felt pads on the underside, and it really helps to have finger grooves routered into the lower outside edges. I had to have someone else with a table saw cut the pieces for me, to get straight cuts, then once done it was just nails from there. I also relied on a friend for the router work. There's somebody in Kentucky who makes and sells them, I don't know if he makes Kenmore boxes though.

I have a retired neighbor who is a craftsman and the first one I "helped" (i.e. watched) him make he mitered the corners and it looked great. I stained that one and then finished it with spray lacquer, it went away with a machine I sold.
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