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Project by chrisstef posted 11-27-2016 07:09 PM 2925 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A quick project i put together for my wife to put in our little home office.

The Singer base came out of an abandoned house that we were tearing down at work. A quick power washing, some wire wheeling and 3 coats of spray paint took care of the rehab. Quick and dirty.

The curly, burly, maple top was an offcut of a much larger slab and given to me by a friend. Finish is brown dye, natural danish oil, shellac and gloss arm r seal rubbed out with beeswax.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 11-27-2016 07:19 PM

Yup, pretty damn good job Stef! You made the awesome grain look it’s best.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Brit

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#2 posted 11-27-2016 07:32 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. You did it proud bud.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 11-27-2016 07:51 PM

Awesome. Seriously great job.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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duckmilk

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#4 posted 11-27-2016 07:54 PM

That came out beautiful Stef!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#5 posted 11-27-2016 08:09 PM

thats putting the old singer back to work.gorgeous slab,nice combo.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 11-27-2016 09:09 PM

The base and the top create a beautiful combination. It’s a very nice eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 11-27-2016 09:20 PM

Excellent combination !!!

My grandfather was a tailor, and I can remember playing with his Singer … when he wasn’t watching.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#8 posted 11-27-2016 09:23 PM

That looks good.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 11-27-2016 10:31 PM

That looks great and you really made the grain pop. . . . . WOW! I don’t know why but the pictures in the other post made this look like it was a quarter the size it is which makes it look all the more impressive. What grit did you sand it down to before finishing?

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 11-27-2016 11:19 PM

Thanks for all the replies gang.

Yeti – it was sanded to 150 before the dye then to 220 once the dye was dry to knock back the color to where i wanted it.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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richardwootton

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#11 posted 11-28-2016 12:12 AM

Damn Stef, that’s a gorgeous little slab! Why didn’t you smooth it with a hand plane? Long time no talk, now gimme sum of dat wood!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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summerfi

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#12 posted 11-28-2016 12:26 AM

Looks wonderful Stef. But you know, if you hook a little generator up to that flywheel, plug it into the outlet behind, and make your kid pump the treadle, you could cut your monthly power bill in half.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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putty

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#13 posted 11-28-2016 01:23 AM

That is beautiful…Nice work!
it would be a perfect printer table

-- Putty

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#14 posted 11-28-2016 02:41 AM

Great idea, that piece of wood is just amazing . Great job on the finish!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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JayT

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#15 posted 11-28-2016 03:07 AM

Wait, you actually do woodworking in that basement shop?

Looks great, stef. Love the finish on that slab.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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