Singer Treadle

Hello fine people I have found a old Singer treadle base for my sewing machine.
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It seams that two of my daughters are growing up and moving on. That has freed up two bedrooms. One will become a sewing room for my wife. She has all of her stuff, I have received my mothers sewing gear and now have the floor space to set my machine.
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Now It has been HOT here. Summer is here and the dog days of August are about!
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The base was bought with a glass top. I needed to make a simple oak top for it. The hard part is repeating the hole the sewing machine sets in.
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Using the hand crank base as a template I am almost there.
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It will be very nice to have both of my hands to guide the leather trough the machine.
In the video you will see my method for making a table top. Machines will be used for this project. I have little time and its really to hot to be planing for hours.

As always thank you for your time. I will get more out as soon as time allows. Real life problems are keeping me busy. There is nothing more I would like to do than get out in the shop and build projects. Please comment and come again.

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Brazing Planes and an Aircraft Carrier

Hello folks I had a few promises to fulfill and thought I would film it.
Bandit over at Lumberjocks asked me to try to repair a plane for him. I told him I would be happy to. I know I have shown the brazing before but this might help someone else with a little more information.
Gene had give me a Stanley #8. I also told him I would show its restoration. So here we are.
Now before the movie I want you to see I have almost run out of space for my planes. I have them shoved in the rafters and under the bench.

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Thanks for the new additions Jeff

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My wife says I have a problem.
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Hello My name is Dave, I am a plane user.

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I dont think so.

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One other picture. I saw this in Alabama in a antique shop. The fossil was huge and very pretty. Only $5000!
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Well on with the show!

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Andersonville GA and a few tools

Hello friends the wife and I took a small vacation and I picked Georgia. I have always wanted to see Andersonville Civil War Prison. The national POW memorial and museum is there to.
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This is one of the few pictures that were taken during the prison under operation.
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Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was known officially, held more prisoners at any given time than any of the other Confederate military prisons. It was built in early 1864 after Confederate officials decided to move the large number of Federal prisoners in and around Richmond to a place of greater security and more abundant food. During the 14 months it existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died from disease, poor sanitation, malnutrition, overcrowding, or exposure to the elements.

You have to see some of the sites and visit some antique store while you are there to.
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I did manage to come home with one tool. I found this little scrub plane from Germany.
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I had to make the wife a purse to.

Oh Lumberjocks.com interviewed me. I want to thank Cricket for this opportunity.

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