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.

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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