Refurbished sewing machine

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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 05-04-2015 08:56 PM 1774 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone!
I try to stay in motion by some sawdust, but not always managed to publish the work.
A few months ago inheritance received a sewing machine that belonged to my grandmother. It had given the rain and the furniture was destroyed.
So with the idea of ​​recovering the memories, try to imagine something that would be useful also to use. I doubt anyone use this machine for the moment, so only was to have it operational, and the idea is to use the base as an ornamental table. After thinking a while I decided to do what you will see next: a base type “box” for the machine, and a table made from top of the table. In all this construction are aligned holes through which the e-motion, when you want the machine to be used.
The wood used is of kiri, because I had to be very light to be manipulated by a woman.
The machine is a 1938 Singer.
I hope someone can serve the idea and accept any criticism or suggestions for improvement !.
Thanks for looking and until next time!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

13 comments so far

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Nathan H.

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#1 posted 05-04-2015 09:03 PM

Great restoration!

-- - Nathan H., Iowa

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 09:49 PM

Wonderful idea to make a box on top, so you can use it both ways.
Fine work on the restore.
As long as you enjoy life and I know you do.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Rowe

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 09:56 PM

A very nice restoration. Now you have to do some sewing with the machine?

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 12:27 AM

A very nice restore job. I have a similar machine that was my moms but I am scared to death to do anything to it. You did a wonderful job on yours.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 01:15 AM

Nice!, my mom had one of those and she said i used to rock back and fort on the pedal, making her sawing almost impossible!

nice restoration of the memories as well.

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#6 posted 05-05-2015 01:34 AM

Nice renovation on a very practical sewing machine! No electricity needed and I’ll bet that the movement is smooth and steady!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 05-05-2015 03:46 AM

Looks very nice. Good job! Those old Singer straight stitch machines (that one is a class 15) were good quality sewing machines that will last many lifetimes.

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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#8 posted 05-05-2015 09:10 AM

I heard these old machines have the power for leather…

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 05-05-2015 10:18 PM

Great work nice restoration, nice to see it back to life..

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#10 posted 05-06-2015 06:15 AM

Very good restoration. I have also inherited 1942 Singer and it is working better than a new one. I was thrilled to see the picture of the machine.


-- “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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#11 posted 05-06-2015 03:40 PM

Beautiful piece of machinery. Nice of you to give it new outfit.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 05-06-2015 08:09 PM

Thank for comments guys!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#13 posted 10-09-2015 10:47 AM

Love this! I’d love to have something like this in my craft room.

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