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Hoosier is Done!...well almost

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Project by maricamp posted 03-21-2011 12:18 AM 1832 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally I have the hoosier in my sewing room, and I am happy to report it works really well as a sewing center! There is a place for everything, notice the three little drawers under the opening the sewing machines are in, are those perfect for thread, or what? The enamel work surface originally slide in and out with wood slides. My husband quickly realized I would hate that in actual use, so he modified it with modern drawer guides, but you can’t see them, so it doesn’t change the look. Hopefully soon I will tackle the challenge of rebuilding the tambour door, so when closed up the sewing machines will be out of sight. All in all, I’m SO pleased with the results of our hard work, I love it!





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 03-21-2011 12:52 AM

That is just plain B E A U T I F U L !!

You did a fantastic job on restoring it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Allens

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 01:10 AM

Yes it is beautiful, you have created a very nice way of organizing your sewing room.

-- Paul & Kathy Allen

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mommawoodchuck

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 01:26 AM

That is truely Amazing!!! I LOVE it!!! I will have to keep my eyes peeled out shopping now. That would look great in my sewing room. You did a wonderful job on it.

-- Sheryl---IA

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#4 posted 03-21-2011 01:55 AM

that is deffently a major improvement to the furniture :-)

thankĀ“s for the update on it it has been a pleasure to follow the restoring

Dennis

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maricamp

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#5 posted 03-21-2011 03:21 AM

Thank you all! It was way more work/time than I orginally thought, had to do way more repairs than expected, but I learned a lot and have so much more confidence in myself, I’m actually building things now…...from scratch! and even using the most terrifying piece of equipment in the shop all by myself…..yes, the dreaded table saw! Nothing of the caliber of Andy, but check this out:

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#6 posted 03-21-2011 03:34 AM

nice keep up the good work and before you know it nothing will hold you back

Dennis

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#7 posted 03-21-2011 03:48 AM

Looks good from here. My wife could use that if she decides where she wants to put one ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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MayflowerDescendant

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#8 posted 03-21-2011 09:09 AM

That is a beautiful restoration. Looks terrific. Congratulations! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Roman Hrytsak

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#9 posted 03-21-2011 05:37 PM

You did a terrific job! I sure wish I could put my work place into one cabinet! Light bulb, light bulb!!!

I bet you make great stitches!!!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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canadianchips

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#10 posted 03-21-2011 07:14 PM

Another old cabinet given a new life. I LOVE IT !
ps. Nice little “featherlite machine”on top !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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maricamp

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#11 posted 03-21-2011 08:31 PM

Thx!
@Roman, the sad part is I still can’t fit everything in it! But does go a long way to help organization.
@canadian, the featherweight is techanically my mom’s, but possession is 9/10ths the law, right? To the left of it is a “sewhandy” that is the same as the one I had as a child. I don’t remember what became of it, as I was more interested in the Tonka trucks my brothers had! The “grasshopper” is a nod at my birthyear, and the 70’s bernina is my “daily driver”.

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WaywardHoosier

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#12 posted 03-21-2011 09:29 PM

Totally ignorant here …Why is this called a Hoosier?

-- WaywardHoosier - Behind schedule and over budget, but who's counting? Well of course she is!

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canadianchips

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#13 posted 03-21-2011 09:53 PM

Named after the Hoosier Manufacturing Co. of New Castle, Indiana,

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#14 posted 03-21-2011 09:59 PM

Thank you.

-- WaywardHoosier - Behind schedule and over budget, but who's counting? Well of course she is!

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#15 posted 03-22-2011 04:45 PM

I have redone seven of these in my shop over the years and it looks like you did a great job bringing this one back to life. hope you enjoy a great piece of furniture history.
Joey

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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