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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 10-04-2019 08:31 AM 922 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to give this old sewing machine leg (or legs) a new life by changing it ( or them) into useful corner table before dumping it into the foundry. I, also. kept its two original drawers and using all old attaching screws that were in the retired machine. My wife and I love the new additional item to our furniture.

-- The Time You Enjoy Wasting Is Not Wasted Time.

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#1 posted 10-04-2019 09:06 AM

Looks great and should be a nice conversation piece!

-- Seeing is believing.

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#2 posted 10-04-2019 10:50 AM

You have a foundry? Do tell!!

I had a chance to get one of these a few years back. Wish I’d kept it, but I didn’t have a place to keep it.

Nice save on a fine piece of iron.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#3 posted 10-04-2019 11:32 AM

Hello Sam
Brought back fond memories of the times I spent as a little kid at my grandmothers place in Rockley NSW making “stuff” on her machine.

I am guessing its about as old as both of us.
So 60 plus at least.

If you still have the actual machine there is a serial number on the right hand side on the base.

This will provide a precise age.

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 10-04-2019 04:51 PM

Nice conversion.

My wife has a small cabinet/end table made using 9 of those sewing machine drawers. I think she inherited it from an uncle who made the adaptation. She keeps her sewing accessories in the drawers. She also has a complete treadle sowing machine….just a decoration.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 10-07-2019 04:34 PM

I made one of those about 40 years ago. Top is maple, 6/4” x 30” x 60”. It’s been our kitchen table ever since. The grandkids love playing with the treadle.
Nice job. :)


-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.

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