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Thread: Watcha Doin?

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    Watcha Doin?

    Watcha doin?


    I mentioned refurbishing my Singer 9W-7 treadle cabinet in this thread:
    { http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t204377.html }


    Here is a couple pics after I was finished, but just before I took the light off. My wife and I agreed that although the light came on the machine, it just didnít look right.


    I finally came up with a rear belt guide to replace the broken one.



    A couple days ago I went out side to put it on the machine and was approached by Millie our 16 year old lady cat who asked me: "Watcha doin?"

    I had my camera in my hand and got this pic of her:


    So got busy and took the old broken guide off

    and put the replacement guide on

    I did some more polishing with Briwax polish and now this project is Ö finished.

    All I need for it is a set of attachments for the 9W-7 and it will be complete.

    Ahhhhh, it feels soooo good to be completely finished with the repairs on at least one project.

    Joe

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    ​You wouldn't believe it was the same cabinet it looks so good! Congratulations on a beautiful job!

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    Fantastic job Joe! She is a beauty! Thanks for the pictures!

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    Wow, it really looks good!!
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    Millie the project manager is downright proud of you. She has been with you from the beginning of the project. I am proud of you also!
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    Millie has been with us since my wife rescued her in '98. She thinks we are her waitress, and butler. I guess we are too.

    Joe

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    Great job; you do very nice work. Good looking kitty too.
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    It looks sensational - well done and congratulations!! I hope I will be able to say the same about my 27-2 one of these days (stay tuned...)

    And I LOVE Millie. Look at that face

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    Beautiful job!

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    Wow it looks great you did wonders on it and love the Milly making sure it was gone right!

    You said you removed the light on the front and I agree if just looks off on the front, did you place it on the back side of the machine? Or just going to leave it off?

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    caroloto,

    The machine didn't have a light originally. The one that was on it is an aftermarket clamp on, so we just took it off.

    Joe

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    Thanks for the photos. I may be writing you a PM one day because I have to restore my grandparent's Singer treadle that my g-dad traded a rifle for in 1917. My daughter stored it improperly and it is rusted and in pitiful shape, plus the veneer has buckled on the top. I learned to sew on that machine and I want to restore it. Also the guide is broken on this one as well; no I take that back; it is missing; not broken.

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    Beautiful job, Joe. It must be something about your driveway, huh? I've never known a driveway to see so much sewing machine action before. ;-) You are right about the light. It does not look like it belongs there.

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    It is beautiful. Was any the tiny beaded trim missing on yours? I have a cabinet to redo and some of the trim is missing. Is it still available anywhere?

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    None of the trim was missing on this cabinet. Only the top was damaged.
    I don't know if any of these decorative trims are available any more. If they are I've not found them yet.


    Joe
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    Job well done! Best wishes to the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltMom2 View Post
    Job well done! Best wishes to the cat.
    QuiltMom,

    Thanks.

    Sadly we lost Millie at the beginning of this year. She lived a long life, nearly 20 years, and we'll not forget her.

    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindythequilter View Post
    It is beautiful. Was any the tiny beaded trim missing on yours? I have a cabinet to redo and some of the trim is missing. Is it still available anywhere?
    You can try here: http://www.vandykes.com/product.aspx?p=203814
    It may be available elsewhere as well.
    I'm not sure what size you need, hopefully it's close to the two they offer.

    Joe, Sorry about Millie. It always hurts to lose a pet.
    Rodney
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    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    It looks wonderful. Enjoy it!

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