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.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

About Dave Bardin

My love of antiques has brought me to wanting to learn these arts.
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16 Responses to Singer Treadle

  1. eddieantley says:

    another great video Dave .great jointing tips too,its going to be boss when you get er done. ,gota love those horns in the music .

  2. JL7 says:

    Hey Dave,

    RED OAK!!

    Good to see you getting some shop time and soupin’ up the Singer. What a cool old machine that is…..Good tips on the glue up as well!

    Looking forward to part 2……

    Jeff

  3. Joe Lyddon says:

    COOL Singer stuff… Can hardly wait to see what you end up with!

    COOL planing technique… doweling and gluing…

    Music was COOL TOO… I could almost her Sachmo singing… but not… “Oh yeah…”…

    Thank you.

  4. CFrye says:

    Dave, I saw one of these bases yesterday at a yard sale! Unfortunately it had already been sold. Looking forward to seeing you return this one to it’s original use. Stay cool and God bless.

    • David Bardin says:

      Candy, I might have a little to much in this project. I think I have $200 in the machine and $85 in the treadle. But when its together it will out-sew any electric home model anywhere.
      God bless you!

  5. Roger says:

    good stuff Dave. That’s a nice lookin pen ya got there.

  6. Jim says:

    Cool – looking forward to seeing this done. My father sews all his own clothes on a Singer treadle and has for as long as I can remember.

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