Singer Treadle Finish!

Hello fine folks. Well I have finished my sewing machine and it is wonderful to use. This will make it a lot easier to sew leather.


I have a fair learning curve to get over. But having both hands to sew is wonderful. I have finished the table and fit the hole to set the machine in.


I used a poly rub for a finish. I like oil finishes because of the ease of application and care.


Come to find out one of my coworkers wants to give me another whole Singer treadle in a few days. The condition is unknown but a full restore could be ahead of me.

I know i killed a few electrons in this but my shop time was very limited. I did not talk a whole lot in the video so if you have any questions feel free to ask!
Another tool saved!

I have an older video showing how to tread a Singer 66-1

Candy the plane is brazed and on my bench. I’m getting there. Thanks for your patience.
Oh, I reached 2000 YouTube viewers and I want to thank each and everyone. I really want to thank Stumpy and his bunch of misfits, even Randy!
Here is another reason I do it, Grand baby Bell

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Singer Treadle

Hello fine people I have found a old Singer treadle base for my sewing machine.
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.
Now It has been HOT here. Summer is here and the dog days of August are about!
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.
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.

Planes 1
Thanks for the new additions Jeff

Planes 2

My wife says I have a problem.
Planes 3

Hello My name is Dave, I am a plane user.

Planes 4
I dont think so.

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

Well on with the show!

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