|Forum topic by papadan||posted 02-15-2017 10:59 PM||607 views||0 times favorited||25 replies|
02-15-2017 10:59 PM
No No No, not THAT kind of Singer Seams to be quite of few people that have repurposed the old antique Singer sewing machines. Let’s see how many we can get together and compare. I have 2 projects over the past 12 years involving singer sewing machines. I am now looking for a couple more of the treadle bases for project ideas I have. My first Singer project was built for my wife. She has always loved and collected bowl and pitcher sets and she would love to have a wash stand to display her favorite of the month on. Another thing she enjoys is sewing but had to put her machine on the kitchen table to use it. We had a small old shotgun house and didn’t have room for anymore furniture. I went to work and designed a Walnut and Birdseye Maple dry sink (wash stand) When I got it finished I waited for her to go to the grocery store one evening and I took an old floor model stereo that wasn’t used anymore out of the living room and moved the dry sink in. I was just watching TV when she got home and helped her with the food. She walked into the living room and then screamed when she saw her newest bowl and pitcher in the sink. I thought she was going to faint when she looked in the cabinet.
Singer #one….... My Grandmothers 1932 electric Singer sewing machine that she received from her mother as a wedding present. My wife has 2 other machines that she never uses because they have too many buttons and features. Since she got this one in 86 after Granny passed, she has not used any other. Singer #2…..... I had this base for probably 10 years without a use, just taking space in the shed. Not long after getting my Jet minilathe I saw the base in the shed and got this idea. Built the top and just one accessory drawer and there she’s been ever since. This base has no family connections, just a yard sale find.
OK people, show us the Singer of your dreams!
-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!