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« on: July 06, 2014 10:21:56 AM »

After 40 years, I purchased a new sewing machine. Wow, what a change. My old machine and it's table went to college, helped dress two children, repaired tents, created costumes and was there to mend the tears in life.

But the new machine sits on top of the old table and was too tall. So I sawed off about 4 1/2 inches of leg. Perfect. Not so perfect. I couldn't get my legs under the table anymore. So out comes the circle drill bits, two holes for corners were cut and a little jigsaw work to cut a new knee hole. Some sanding, some staining and a new life was give to my old table.

I still have the old machine, it does double duty for camping gear repairs and workshops.

And the cut out holes got a new life for the Pincushion Queen's throne. I just can throw anything away. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434331.0#axzz36i2dFaKR



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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014 01:34:01 PM »

Great job!  I would have thought it came that way without reading your post.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014 06:54:21 PM »

Your table looks great. It is always wonderful to be able to modify something to make it functional without detracting from the form  Wink.  Well Done!
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014 09:05:01 AM »

That IS smart! My cabinet has exactly the same problem - not that I can't fit my knees under it, but that the thread holders on the inside of the doors won't fit under the skirt when they have thread on them. Angry I have to admit I never thought of simply cutting the skirt higher! It's only that deep to hide the machine when it's folded in, but I almost never fold mine away and I wouldn't care anyway.

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