|Project by Elwood89||posted 06-13-2012 02:41 PM||6232 views||10 times favorited||15 comments|
I bought a few old treadle sewing machine tables at an antique store here in Germany. After cleaning up the rust that was on them, I made a tabletop and keyboard shelf for them.
One is Ovangkol and the other is Black Walnut. Both are finished with teak oil. The tabletops are approximately 100×65 cm.
(The foot pedal and wheel work well on both tables.)
I have one more treadle table base that I haven’t used yet. I want to do something different with it, but I haven’t figured out yet what that is.
The treadle tables had varying amounts of rust on them when I bought them. I used a product called Rost Umwandler (Rust Converter). I had never used it before and had little faith in it. I was told that it would turn the rust back into metal. Amazingly, it did just that! And, fast! It returned the tables to their original finish without scrubbing, or painting. I was truly amazed, and pleasantly surprised.
-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com