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Offline Bob D.

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Cherry Knock-Down Table for Old Singer Sewing Machine
« on: November 23, 2021, 11:20 AM »
I recently completed this knock-down table for my sister's antique Singer sewing machine. I think it's called a Featherweight.

Anyway, it was built using the plans she sent me without the benefit of having access to the machine (she lives 800 miles away) to take measurements or do any test fits directly. I did send her a template I made for cutting the opening in the table top so she could try it on her machine and it fit just fine she said.

The top folds up in half as do each of the legs.

Finish is 5 coats of Old Masters Satin Gel Poly followed with 2 coats of Boston Polish wax.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2021, 08:30 PM by Bob D. »
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Offline me_two

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Re: Cherry Knock-Down Table for Old Singer Sewing Machine
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 05:08 PM »
Simple but elegant.
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Offline Dogberryjr

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Re: Cherry Knock-Down Table for Old Singer Sewing Machine
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 05:21 PM »
Very nice, and perfect for the sometimes-crafter.

Offline Mortiser

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Re: Cherry Knock-Down Table for Old Singer Sewing Machine
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 09:02 AM »
That looks really good @Bob D. You did a nice job! Especially impressive doing it long distance. Smart to send her a template. Cherry was the right choice for that special machine.

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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Cherry Knock-Down Table for Old Singer Sewing Machine
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2021, 07:59 PM »
That's a very clean/modern contrast to the antique machine. It's simple and elegant, both of with are not as easy as they sound like they should be. Looks great.
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Offline afish

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Re: Cherry Knock-Down Table for Old Singer Sewing Machine
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2021, 08:35 PM »
Yep, I dont sew but I like it.  Makes me think of building one for my wifes Husky but its probably been 8 years since she pulled it out... looks like a pretty simple design but did you have plans to go off of or just the photo?

Also does the top just sit there and only located by the machine base?
« Last Edit: November 24, 2021, 08:41 PM by afish »

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Cherry Knock-Down Table for Old Singer Sewing Machine
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2021, 08:44 PM »
My sister found the plans online and ordered them. Then sent them to me and said can you make this for me.

Here is where she got the plans. She wanted something she could break down and transport in her car.

I think it would be better if all the hinges were eliminated and just make solid panels for the legs and top.
It would be sturdier and less work of course not having to let those hinges in.

https://singer-featherweight.com/collections/singer-featherweight-tables/products/pattern-featherweight-table-plans
« Last Edit: November 24, 2021, 11:11 PM by Bob D. »
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Offline afish

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Re: Cherry Knock-Down Table for Old Singer Sewing Machine
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2021, 09:00 PM »
If I ever build one I might just do that.  I dont really need it to fold up to go in a car but making it KD and flat packable is key.  I came from a place on 5 acres pushing 6k SF and moved to S. Florida to 2k with no basement, so storage space is a premium here. Im still trying to figure out where Im going to store the KD Christmas tree I just cut for the wife to display her Christmas village  :-\  Mine wont be nearly as pretty and will most likely be made with laminate over RB for a more of a function over style.  Instead of your style meets function.

Offline Rob Z

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Re: Cherry Knock-Down Table for Old Singer Sewing Machine
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2021, 01:18 PM »
Hello Bob

That's a cool machine that your sister has. Mom taught me some of the basics of sewing and at one time I could use a sewing machine and do some basic tailoring.  Nowadays I'm not sure I could do much  [big grin] and have forgotten a lot of it.

One of my favorite YT channels is Engels coach shop.  Here Dave Engels shows several antique sewing machines that he uses for his work as a wheelwright. I'm amazed at the ingenuity that went into the design and production of these machines.





Offline jobsworth

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Re: Cherry Knock-Down Table for Old Singer Sewing Machine
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2021, 09:40 AM »
That came out nice I got to build a sewing table for the wife soon

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Cherry Knock-Down Table for Old Singer Sewing Machine
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2021, 03:25 PM »
That came out nice I got to build a sewing table for the wife soon

If it were my choice I would not build this. This one is specifically designed for an old Singer Featherweight machine. The design could be adapted to other machines will little effort but unless you need something that breaks down into lightweight manageable pieces I would choose something else or make this as a fixed piece that does not break down.

But it is what my sister wanted so that's what I built.
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