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Forum topic by Emma Walker posted 711 days ago 2310 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Emma Walker

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711 days ago

This is the bottom to an old sewing machine that I got for $7.00 at an auction last summer.
I’m going to make a new table top for it out of pallet boards. I’ll post pictures of the progression.

I’m gluing the boards to a piece of scrap plywood. Some of the wood I’m using has green and dark purple in it… what kind of wood could this be?

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.


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HerbC

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#1 posted 711 days ago

Emma,

Yep, sure looks like poplar to me too.

Are those shop-made clamps? They look like they might be. Would be nice to get some more info/picutres of them.

Keep up the good work.

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Bill White

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#2 posted 711 days ago

Those are Klemsia-style clamps. Mostly used by luthiers.
Yep! It is poplar. Soft wood, so don’t be upset by dents in the top.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Emma Walker

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#3 posted 711 days ago

I got them at an auction but I don’t remember for how much. There’s 6 of them and they say KLEMMSIA ZWINGE on them… Swedish maybe? I love ‘em! The only problem I have is if you’re clamping something that you’re gluing and you get glue on the cork pads it will rip a peice of the pad off when you take the clamp off.

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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HerbC

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#4 posted 711 days ago

Thanks for the info and picture of the clamps.

Try wrapping the area with the pads in either plastic wrap or wax paper to avoid gluing the pads to the work piece.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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OnlyJustME

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#5 posted 711 days ago

Are you just making it into a table or do you plan on making use of the treadle power mechanism?

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Emma Walker

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#6 posted 707 days ago

Just a table. The wooden shaft that runs from the peddle to the wheel is broken. I might fix it… just for show.

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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Ironman50

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#7 posted 706 days ago

The glorious Singer times. It would make a sturdy table base for sure. Looking good, so far.

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Joseph Jossem

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#8 posted 706 days ago

nice we just finished one I will post a picture.amazing how good it still works

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#9 posted 705 days ago

Cool project. I’m envious of your project, nice conversation piece.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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