Sewing stand

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Project by snowdog posted 10-02-2008 03:23 PM 2240 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing fancy for most of you fine crasftmen but I enjoyed making it.

A small back story. This old singer stand was our kitchen table as I was growing up. My dad had made a slate top for it and I can remember sitting at it for many a dinner. I found it in my mom’s garage a few months back with a rotted wooden top and a very rusted base. I immediately started making a deal with her so I could take it home and refinish it.

I know it is nothing special but this is the first indoor table top I have ever made. Now she wants a desk to match the table top and a bigger sewing station.

“If the women don’t find ya hansom at least they should find ya handy” :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#1 posted 10-02-2008 04:01 PM

That came out really nice.
I bet your Dad would like it.
It looks brand new.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#2 posted 10-02-2008 04:49 PM

I had to look a couple of times (You know you are a lumberjock when all you can see in the pictures are the Jet jointer and planer…) I finally saw the sewing stand in the last picture. looks great.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#3 posted 10-02-2008 05:58 PM

Yes I noticed those nice machines also, but he kept having this other thing in the way for a better look. Then it got through my head that was what I was supposed to look at and it is very nice also. Good job on it.

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#4 posted 10-02-2008 06:26 PM

You guy’s must have saw dust in your eys if you didn’t see the jet dust collection system or the dehumidifier. No doubt that snowdog takes his woodworking very seously also no doubt that he is very skilled as is shown by his realy great project.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#5 posted 10-02-2008 07:30 PM

ha ha. What is a planer without a dust collector? I saw it. Dehumidifier? (I live in Wyoming.)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#6 posted 10-02-2008 07:40 PM

A great piece of furniture to be enjoyed for years. It’s not what you see but how you see it.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 10-03-2008 12:27 AM

Nice job, and I love the Red Green quote at the end!

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#8 posted 10-03-2008 01:03 AM

My mom say good job on the sewing stand. My mom does sewing to.

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#9 posted 10-03-2008 11:17 AM

A very nice restoration job. I also have a 64 years old singer sewing machine with a stand and I know the value of it. It has a small drawer on the left side for keeping tools for the machine and other small things like bobbins, needles etc. Where was the sewing machine when you were using the stand as a dinning table?

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 10-03-2008 12:15 PM

Great story and great restoration. The story makes the project unique and I bet your Mom loved it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 10-26-2008 03:14 PM

A great save!

That brings back memories.

We bought an old Singer treadle in 1952, for $15, when Barb was pregnant for our first Son.

She sewed many diapers, & baby clothes with it.

We gave it away quite awhile ago, & seeing this, I wish we’d have kept it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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