|Project by woodrookieII||posted 01-06-2013 03:45 AM||1657 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Got Mrs. WoodrookieII a new sewing machine for Christmas. It’s called the Singer 160 and is modeled after their early 1900s machines, only it’s all electronic but it’s black and decorated with all the gold filigree of the old machines. However, she was going to need a table to put it on.
Found an old rusty Singer treadle base, had it sandblasted and then powdered coated a satin black. Handpainted the side decorations, rebuilt the wood (yes wood!) pitman arm that connects the treadle to the flywheel and then hand painted the Singer name in the middle.
The top is repurposed quartersawn white oak from an old cabinet that just couldn’t be saved. Salvaged what wood I could, cleaned it up, glued it up, planed it down, routered the edges, sanded it all smooth, stained it with English Chestnut and then applied 3 coats of gloss poly. So it has a new life. (You can see some of it’s old life in the bottom left corner of he photo of the top itself.)
So there’s some new math for you: Old + Older = New
(Oh yeah, she loved it!!)