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What to do with a treadle cabinet.

Old 04-07-2019, 07:08 AM
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I thought this was a very cool idea:
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:50 AM
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No, no and no.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:55 AM
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No, no and no.
I have to agree. I have my grandmother's treadle in it's beautiful oak cabinet in my living room. Everyone asks me if it's a wine cabinet.
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:07 AM
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I think it's a great idea for an old stray cabinet!
Just have to make sure you've got a waterproof finish on it.
Very very cute. =)
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I saw that one earlier this morning. Please... No! It can be so hard to find a nice treadle cabinet with the wood in good shape! I have yet to find one for my orphaned treadle machine, but I hope I do one day...
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I’m with you Cari. It is very tough to find a good treadle to put an old machine into. Some of them have no motor boss so can’t be hand cranked no electrified.
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Holy Molly...no way could I do that.
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Old 04-08-2019, 03:34 AM
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I thought this section was for Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts. That picture has no place here, maybe a moderator can move it to the general discussion section.
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:01 AM
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Some people are enthusiastic to make use of their treadle cabinet when they do not have the machine. It's better than sending the cabinet to the landfill. There have been many such discussions in this forum similar to this one.
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Noooooooo! I recently saw the exact cabinet I need for my Free No. 5 in near perfect condition at a shop. Opened it to look at the mechanicals and found it had been converted to a liquor cabinet/portable bar. I have been looking for a cabinet for over two years. So I repeat: Noooooooo!
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