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Blog entry by robbi posted 1954 days ago 1031 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Progress….yadahooty! Got the top on, the hole cut, the lift put in and the doors hung…this will be the last post until I put the finish on. I still have to put the second top on, the one that folds out and covers the open top, but I set it on top so you could see how it will look when it’s done…sort of. I still have about 10% left to do…and you know what they say about that… I didn’t run into any real problems except that the entire thing is not exactly square so I had a lot of fiddling with the doors to get them to look right. I still have a little work to do on the drawers to make myself a little happier, if I had it to do all again, I would change quite a bit. But I’m still learning so I decided to give myself a break and not beat myself up to much about this one. Hope you enjoy the pics.

This is the whole thing open, when it is finished, there will be two wings that open, the one on the right at a right angle and the one on the left will be parallel with the table top, the doors will hold them in position.

Doors open

This is the lift I installed.

Lift

This is the sewing machine in the “sewing position”

Without extra top

This is a view of the hole with the lift. You are supposed to attach the sewing machine to it but I want to be able to take my machine out sometimes so I didn’t, it is perfectly stable without and you can lean into the lift to lower and raise it.

Top with lift

And finally….this is what it will look like when I’m not using it.

Closed up

When I preview this the right side of all photos are cropped out, hoping that won’t be the case when I post it, sorry if it is.

-- robbi-Yadahooty!



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Tim Pursell

494 posts in 2406 days


#1 posted 1954 days ago

Looking good!
You really are getting $#*t done now!!
LOL.
I just could not resist.
I’m such a troublemaker!

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/tpursell?ref=si_shop

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1954 days ago

could you please refrain from using the word “Progress” form now one, it’s rather offensive (to those of use that lack progress that is).

this is one shiznit sawing table, I have one to make on the projects list. and need to figure out the lift mechanism myself. thats a nice solution you’ve got there. looks almost too clean when not in use :o)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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BethMartin

111 posts in 2002 days


#3 posted 1954 days ago

I am offended by your project’s awesomeness.

-- Beth

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firecaster

557 posts in 2042 days


#4 posted 1954 days ago

if I had it to do all again, I would change quite a bit. But I’m still learning so I decided to give myself a break and not beat myself up to much about this one.

Sounds like a good outlook for life in general. Wow, I’m impressed with your project. Do you sew also?

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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rtb

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#5 posted 1954 days ago

Being very familiar with sewing machines and their cabinets let me say… This is awesome. I particularly like the appearance when its closed. Most sewing machine cabinets, when closed, look like closed sewing machines. When you post this as a finished project please include a pic with both wings open (especially the right I pretty much know what the left is going to look like. You’ve really got your shit together on this.*

  • all words carefully selected and spell checked, grammar and punctuation believed to be correct.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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lew

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#6 posted 1954 days ago

SWEET!!!!!

and that’s spelled with two E’s and a W. no H no I ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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odie

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#7 posted 1954 days ago

Yadahooty, That’s one great sewing center. Our house is my wife Sue’s sewing center.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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Allison

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#8 posted 1954 days ago

Very, Very nice. Yup you have been getting some work done. I’m jealous, Great job!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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noknot

548 posts in 2065 days


#9 posted 1954 days ago

I was also offended by the terms used to express your glee although the center is awesome as some would say there will always be a dark cloud of potty language hanging over it. so not to offend the heathens man that S!*$ is Fn nice keep up the great work. If you get a chance we would like you to sew up this project with just a thimble full of dignity.

-- GO DAWGS!

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mart

190 posts in 2248 days


#10 posted 1954 days ago

Robbi,

Thanks a lot. My wife took one look at that and now a sewing cabinet is at the top of the project list. At this rate I will never get my router table finished. Great job!

Mart

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johnpoolesc

246 posts in 1984 days


#11 posted 1954 days ago

after 50+ years in the shop, i can’t remember a project that i would not change if i repeat a design. you mentioned out of square problems.. years ago i cut some angle iron, trued it up and used it and spring clamps as 90 degree clamps.. square if overrated..

great project.. very pro.. have you got past looking at it and thinking “i made that”.. i haven’t, when i do i’ll take up stamp collecting

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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johnpoolesc

246 posts in 1984 days


#12 posted 1954 days ago

after 50+ years in the shop, i can’t remember a project that i would not change if i repeat a design. you mentioned out of square problems.. years ago i cut some angle iron, trued it up and used it and spring clamps as 90 degree clamps.. square if overrated..

great project.. very pro.. have you got past looking at it and thinking “i made that”.. i haven’t, when i do i’ll take up stamp collecting

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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johnpoolesc

246 posts in 1984 days


#13 posted 1954 days ago

good point, now you picked up a few pointers for that router table

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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John Stegall

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#14 posted 1954 days ago

Mart:
That one “At this rate I will never get my router table finished.” is an easy one. Just explain that you cannot possibly do this kind of work without that router table. In fact, if your wife needs verification, send me an e-mail and I will explain that to her (provided my wife lets me ;0))

Fabulous work Robbi, and I agree with what the others have already said, we always spot some changes that we would make if we had to do it again.

-- jstegall

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mart

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#15 posted 1954 days ago

Robbi,

My wife would like to know where you got the lift for the machine shelf. Are they available from sewing machine retailers or did you have to order it? Will it let the machine drop all the way down below the surface of the top? She is really excited about having a similar sewing center. Thanks.

Mart

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