Sewing table

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Project by woodsyman posted 09-17-2014 04:32 PM 1497 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An old friend of mine started this project for a customer and called me about a 1/4 of the way into it. He was battling some health issues, starting to lose his sight, and major back pains. He did not think he could finish the project and asked if I would help. I gladly chose to help them out. I made a few modifications to the design he started. I decided to implement the Horn specialty hardware that lifts sewing machines cleverly through 3 positions, fully upright access, working position, and stowed away under the table position. I found some custom built acrylic inserts by Sew Steady company online as well, which are made specifically for each machine. The table is complete with drawers for each work station. The customer and her daughter are avid seamstresses and wanted a table they could work at together, they are very please with the final build. Red Oak was the wood of choice with a dark walnut finish.

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#1 posted 09-17-2014 07:29 PM

Very nice looking project you did a wonderful job. You are a kind soul.

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#2 posted 09-17-2014 07:37 PM

Nice on finishing up the project for your buddy.

But I do notice one thing that the lady MIGHT not like. When sewing, the “bulk” of your material is generally held out to the LEFT side of the machine. The way those machines are set, the two ladies may get in each other’s way as they feed the material thru and across the table. I’m guessing he already had the table setup (and possibly cut?)

Unfortunately, you cant simply spin the machines around, as they will be backwards to work with.

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