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Forum topic by Riz posted 08-31-2010 03:31 PM 1306 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2010 03:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sewing machine

My fiance found and old sewing machine desk but the part inside that mounts the sewing machine is missing. I would love to rebuild it for her. Right now she leaves the sewing machine on top of the desk which isn’t the best option. Does anyone on here have an idea of what it might look like, I know it is kind of a blind question, and i am at work so i cant even post any pictures.

I need some lumber jocks, having designers block seems to be worse than writers block and right now i have a case of both. It is a nightmare.

-- Paul "Riz" Erie, PA "Share your wisdom, it is the way to achieve immortality"


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#1 posted 08-31-2010 04:05 PM

Are you referring to the sewing machine lift mechanism? IF so rockler sells one. I don’t know how it is compared to others though, I just remember seeing one since my wife wants a new sewing table sometime.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=2&filter=sewing%20machine

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#2 posted 08-31-2010 04:10 PM

yes i suppose i am thank you. $160.00 hum i wonder if i can build it… Now if i can just shake this mental block.
thanks

-- Paul "Riz" Erie, PA "Share your wisdom, it is the way to achieve immortality"

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#3 posted 08-31-2010 06:54 PM

Ssure you could build one, but I’m not sure how, sorry. Luckilly I have a few years before I need to tackle this. You may be able to get some ideas from a Router Table lift from woodgears.ca. http://woodgears.ca/router_lift/index.html

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#4 posted 08-31-2010 07:00 PM

That is a great website in fact i was thinking of something along those lines although i didnt go tohis sight.. thanks for the reminder im looking at it now.

-- Paul "Riz" Erie, PA "Share your wisdom, it is the way to achieve immortality"

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#5 posted 08-31-2010 07:15 PM

Yeah that site is excellent. The guy is a genious. I want to make a lot of his projects sometime.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#6 posted 09-02-2010 05:13 PM

I just gave one away, it was made by a woodworker many years ago.
The machine mounts on a board, with a piano hinge, making it flush to the table; when its in the upright position, the board rests on a ledge, which is a strip of wood, also hinge mounted , directly opposite the other hinge. It rests on a ledge, under the opening. To close this up, so the machine is under the table, lift the machine a little for clearance (remember, its on a hinged board), flip up the strip, and the whole machine will lower into the table top; it just hangs down there on that piano hinge. No need to spend $160 on some ‘mechanism’.

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