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Singer Treadle Power Sewing Machine Base

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Project by Greg Sherman posted 06-19-2017 03:38 PM 1865 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks,
We picked up a Singer sewing machine treadle base (early 1900) at the Alameda Swap meet last month. The metal base was in great shape and did not really need anything but a quick coat of Satin Black spray paint. Actually all the moving parts on the base still move and rotate freely. The top is a live edge slab of Black Walnut that was left over from another project. It’s a beautiful slab that has a large knot, figured wood, birdseye, and four Purpleheart bowties that were added in to the top surface to make sure a couple of cracks did not continue. After the typical router flattening process and much sanding – the piece was treated with Boiled Linseed Oil and finished with Poly U.
Thanks for checking out the Singer Treadle Power Sewing Machine Base.
Greg
GregShermanDesigns.com

-- Greg, Brentwood CA http://GregShermanDesigns.com





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 06-19-2017 05:37 PM

Very nice saveon the antique base and a beautiful use of the walnut too.

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#2 posted 06-19-2017 06:33 PM

Thx ralbuck.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA http://GregShermanDesigns.com

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Joviya

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#3 posted 06-20-2017 07:27 AM

Wonderful Designs ! Keep Updating More :) Sewing Machine is very good and easy to use but many find problem in the beginning.

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Joviya

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#4 posted 06-20-2017 07:32 AM

And forget to mention about the use of walnut. Really found it astonishing. Looking up for some more updates from you. Keep Posting,Keep Sharing! I have got a sewing machine too, but at first found it difficult to use and almost made many piece of clothes scrap. Now I’m good with it thanks to such blogs and wonderful people for sharing knowledge!2

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#5 posted 06-20-2017 01:51 PM

What a beautiful restoration of that Singer base and that top is breath taking. They work together to create a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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