I have a National Two-Spool sewing machine that was removed from a treadle base…probably to make one of those awful tables…
I added a motor and use it as an electric machine. I had it set down in my Mother’s sewing table because it had a surface for the machine to sit on. My Mom’s machine was not mounted into her table by hinges. It is bolted to a flat surface and that surface is hinged. I had screwed a block of wood into the bottom of that table to hold the motor for the two spool. It worked fine, but I knew it wasn’t a permanent solution. I was hoping for a portable base that I could attach it to and carry it around. But before that happened, we found this table on the street for big and bulky garbage.
The table isn’t anything nice. It was dark wood and reminded me of the Mediterranean furniture that was popular in the 70’s. It wasn’t going to bother me at all to drill holes in it to mount the motor. A coat of paint fixed the color problem. And, Rob has built a surround to make my machine fit into the hole in the table and he’s built risers for the machine to sit on to raise it to the correct level. It’s a great solution.
I’m still painting and we haven’t mounted the motor brackets yet, but I can hardly wait to get it finished. Not that I have a place to put it. For now, it’s going where my Mom’s table has been and her table is going to the garage because I am starting to work on her machine. It needs a good cleaning and oiling and then I plan to mount it back into her table where it belongs.
And, as if getting the table set up for me wasn’t enough of a Man-Mom’s day gift, he also had this made for me.
It’s a seam ripper. Double ended. The sharp parts pull out and insert into the handle.
Now, how cool is that? A friend of a friend makes them and sells them and he brought a couple of examples home for me to see and I liked them. And, then this one showed up for me. Thanks, dear!
Everybody have a great Tuesday. Last night was my first quilt guild board meeting. I practiced taking the minutes. It was an interesting exercise in editing.