Pallets and Singer oh my!

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Project by DonR posted 09-24-2014 01:02 AM 1573 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table using an old Singer Treadle sewing machine base and reclaimed pallet wood. After dismantling the pallet I Ran the boards through a planer to clean them up. After selecting wood some from my recovered stock I did dowel and glue joins for the table top and a re-enforcing back frame out of more pallet wood.

The top was then run through the surface planer a couple more times then I ran the edges through the router table. Sanded it down to 320. Then add 12 layers or so of wipe on poly. I did a heavy coat of brush poly to the underside. Just add 4 machine screws and an old singer treadle base and Presto! a table for our upper landing.

(The cat cost extra but he is convinced I built this just for him)

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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#1 posted 09-24-2014 02:37 AM

Great looking piece, cats thinks everything is theirs.

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#2 posted 09-24-2014 03:38 AM

Looks awesome…I did one about a year or so ago…the base I had at the time was from a Household sewing machine…I have two more bases waiting in the back room…one is from my grandfathers Singer machine…that one is going up in my place…

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#3 posted 09-24-2014 06:10 PM

Both nice tables Don and Sue. I’ve built 3 treadle tables to date. I still have about 5 more bases. I came across them and bought them as a bulk package. Maybe my next one I’ll actually have a picture of to post. I really like the look of treadle tables.

-- Marty, Ohio

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