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Thread: Singer 185J base

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    Member LoriH58's Avatar
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    Singer 185J base

    I recently came into a 185J with a broken base..
    Just curious if any of you has one of these machines that's been parted out that has a solid base to sell. I know these things are brittle because of their age. Just looking for something to pop up
    I've been trolling local craigslist, Offerup and Letgo apps. Fingers crossed.

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    A wood base deep enough for the 185J might be hard to come by. You might want to check into making one yourself or have someone do it for you.

    Cari

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    Or see the post, "you gotta love home modifications" for ideas

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    Here's someone who makes bases for the 185. It looks pretty nice and the price isn't bad

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/6443579...-handmade-wood
    Patrice S

    Bernina Artista 180, Singer 301a, Featherweight Centennial, Rocketeer, Juki 2200 QVP Mini, White 1964 Featherweight

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    I'm actually pretty handy with a table saw and have some decent woodworking skills so making a wood base had already occurred to me. The other option would be checking out some auto-repair concepts. Permaflex or JB Weld product. Was hoping for original but there's always a plan B

    The thread on Home Modifications cracked me up. 185's def need to sit up or be in a table.

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    I found a great glue that has worked for several types of plastics. It's called DAP Rapid Fuse, and good reason for the name. You have about 30 seconds to fit the pieces before they fuse. It's great stuff.

    Cari

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    Cari- thanks!!!

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