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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by katballou View Post
    Thanks Joe, I should have posted pictures first, but here it is and I don't have one showing the worst part of the top and you can see there is some missing on the part that move when you raise the machine and I am not worried about that because it isn't falling off. might just do some sanding to even it out there. When I open the top it is good there. It's just the part you see when the machine is closed. By the way I don't plan on having the machine closed very much. The main reason to have one of these is to be able to see the machine.



    The machine needs a little cleaning and a belt and that is all. The needle goes up and down very smooth and that surpises me because of the damange on the top. I would have thought it would have rusted and been stuck, must be because of all the oil they needed to add to these machines back in the day. In the picture you can't see the plate because I had already started to clean the machine and was working on the bobbin area.

    Kat,

    I am no expurt by any means, but from the little I see there, I'd use the hacksaw blade or credit card to get the glue under the layers of veneer and then clamp and or weight it down. Then when all the loose pieces are glued, use an exacto blade and carefully square up the area where the piece is missing and graft in a patch. Keep the grain the same direction, then stain the patch to match the original parts. After that perhaps a coat of shellac and then some wax.
    I have done that a bunch lately and if done carefully it doesn't look that bad and sometimes just disappears.

    Nice cabinet, my wife said she likes it. Me too.

    Joe

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    Question: How do you find out the exact model of an antique singer machine? I have been to their site, but it only gives the year manufactured, by the serial number. Trying to find out the exact model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlambing View Post
    Question: How do you find out the exact model of an antique singer machine? I have been to their site, but it only gives the year manufactured, by the serial number. Trying to find out the exact model.
    ISMACS:
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...-database.html

    It won't give you the sub-type (e.g. 15-90 -vs- 15-91), though. You can use their Singer model list http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ist/index.html to more or less deduce that, though.

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    Thank you very much! I think I have deduced that my machine is a Singer 99-13. Bought her on Craigslist

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    Miriam, sorry to hear about your DGS hope the meds will help him real soon. He is a cutie for sure.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Geeze, I'd love to have this treadle! http://goldcountry.craigslist.org/atq/3275774027.html

    Unfortunately, it is priced too high for my blood!

    Nancy
    Nancy, You should check to see if that price is correct.

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    Another way to finish a cabinet top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Another way to finish a cabinet top.
    My wife said: Oh WOOOOW! NO WAY!! We need a bigger image of that. Drawers too.

    Is that tile or what?

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Another way to finish a cabinet top.
    Can that even be opened? If the top is tiled (it sure looks like it) I would think that a) the hinges wouldn't appreciate the extra weight and b) the thickness would no longer work right.

    Seriously pretty, though, and it would solve the problem with water rings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Another way to finish a cabinet top.
    Wow! that looks beautiful!!
    Anamaria

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    I found this image while doing a cabinet search using google images.
    I know nothing on if this cabinet can be opened.
    I just copied it as a future idea. I was researching to see if anyone had used contact paper or faux leather to cover the cabinet top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    I was researching to see if anyone had used contact paper or faux leather to cover the cabinet top.
    I hadn't thought of contact paper. I know it can be amazingly durable - the previous owners of our previous house had used it to cover the the old Formica kitchen counters. We didn't get it changed out until we were getting ready to sell the house 12 years later (inertia - it's a wondering labor saving concept.)

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    Something like this:http://www.shelterpop.com/2011/09/13...e-laptop-desk/
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    Hi Monica, I like both cabinet examples, I think they are beautiful options. Here is a Pinterest link.
    http://pinterest.com/schneidermom/sewing-table/

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    Hi Monica, I like both cabinet examples, I think they are beautiful options. Here is a Pinterest link.
    http://pinterest.com/schneidermom/sewing-table/
    Cool! I like the brown one with the flowers painted on. My favorite look is a dark brown or black painted base with the lighter top of a wood finish. It's interesting to see how some folks are finding ways to use the cabinets as desks or bathroom cabinets.

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    I bet the gorgeous cabinet is shellac over paper. It's fantastic looking.

    On the pinterest site, I do not like painted treadle cabinets. It just doesn't seem right. I do like the black paint with a wood grained top.

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    SO maybe by NEXT summer we can all show off our sewing table paint jobs/do overs. I like that one with the aqua matching sewing machine. I have a pink and gray machine - I've thought it would be cool in a pink and gray cabinet.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Like this computer desk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    I bet the gorgeous cabinet is shellac over paper. It's fantastic looking.

    On the pinterest site, I do not like painted treadle cabinets. It just doesn't seem right. I do like the black paint with a wood grained top.
    That black with the wood grained top is handsome!

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    Wilbur is on some high powered drugs (he does resist taking the medicine) that gave him diarrhea - he's being a real trouper - he asked for a diaper. Then he has figured out that the girls giggle when he makes noise... He's trying to figure out how he can do that when he wants to - well, he can burp if he wants to... BOYS... He hasn't missed the potty yet. We are hoping he doesn't get dehydrated. His leg and feet sores look better than yesterday.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    SO maybe by NEXT summer we can all show off our sewing table paint jobs/do overs. I like that one with the aqua matching sewing machine. I have a pink and gray machine - I've thought it would be cool in a pink and gray cabinet.
    You need that White cabinet too.

    How is the grandchild doing today? Been praying for him.

    Opps, just read post above.

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    One could also spray paint through lace for a special look.
    Here is an example on a chair. Or one could decoupage with maps.
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    Last edited by vintagemotif; 10-03-2012 at 03:14 PM.

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    how do you paste an image HERE? I can get it to copy but it won't go here. I can send an image in an email but there is no selection to paste here.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    how do you paste an image HERE? I can get it to copy but it won't go here. I can send an image in an email but there is no selection to paste here.
    I have noticed that lately the image doesn't show after uploading like it had before. So, there is no way of knowing that it went through until after you post the reply. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. Sometimes images need to be made smaller and other times not. I don't know if that answered your question.

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    I just picked up a 99K yesterday. The motor didn't work, so I was planning on putting a handcrank on her. You can see the clear coat (I'm guessing) looks like alligator skin. I did a quick wipe down, but she will need a good cleaning, and so forth. The race area is really dirty, and a lot of fluff.
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