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Old 12-25-19, 12:04 PM
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Sewing Machine Lamp

As I like making gifts for family and friends, I made this for my wife April this Christmas. My mother bought it years ago because it was like the one her mother owned and what she learned to sew on. Over the years it got stuffed into a corner of the basement and unfortunately it fell into dis-repair so I turned it into a lamp. I used the wood from the cabinet to make the lamp base. Merry Christmas!

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Old 12-25-19, 09:28 PM
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That is cool! Awesome creation that will look great in you’re home.
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Unfortunately, as an antique sewing machine, it was priceless.

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Unfortunately, as an antique sewing machine, it was priceless.

I understand the appeal and value of old things. Unfortunately, it was not worth much in the condition it was in. It is now priceless in my wife's eyes and will someday be handed down to my daughter. Hopefully it will have a long and useful life in it's new form. We do have another working machine in excellent condition that is going to stay that way.

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Old 12-26-19, 11:18 AM
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Nice, very nice.

I hope the feminists don't find out about this, they were mad enough about the peloton commercial.....
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Originally Posted by bikejunkie View Post
I understand the appeal and value of old things. Unfortunately, it was not worth much in the condition it was in. It is now priceless in my wife's eyes and will someday be handed down to my daughter. Hopefully it will have a long and useful life in it's new form. We do have another working machine in excellent condition that is going to stay that way.
Frankly, I'm thinking of taking an old lamp... and making a sewing machine out of it...

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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Frankly, I'm thinking of taking an old lamp... and making a sewing machine out of it...

That I would like to see!
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thats a cool lamp

but my first thought was, "that's abusive."
i grew up around old sewing machines, and current still have my elna from the 70's
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Originally Posted by Son_Rising View Post
You need the treadle base to power the light by foot motion.
I just saw one of those at the local thrift shop.
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That's an old White machine, it was probably worth something on the antique market even if it didn't run at all. I've got an old 1950s Singer my mom willed to me, not the 'classic' style like in your picture, but its built of all metal and sturdy as a tank. I took it in to a repair shop for a tune-up when I first got it and the owner got a big grin on his face when he opened the case and saw it - 'a real sewing machine!" Lately I've used it to make some face masks, occasionally use it to repair clothes or add mods to cycling wear (pockets, lots of pockets).
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