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    Posted 2 years ago

    facstchr9455
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    I took on the task of restoring the cabinet of my 1919 Singer Model 66 "Red Eye" treadle sewing machine. Picture #3 shows the "new" top I found on eBay before restoration. I used linseed oil and #00 steel wool first, patched a couple of places where veneer was missing, then applied a coat of stain. I then painted the base with a satin black and outlined the Singer emblems in gold. I didn't want it to look new, so I kept the gold outlining to a minimum. There's just enough there to make it look age appropriate. The machine that goes with this cabinet is not only beautiful, but it sews a better stitch than most modern machines. I'm planning to have a lot of fun sewing with it this summer.

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    1. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
      Wow... beautiful transformation ! Nicely done... kudos!!
    2. facstchr9455 facstchr9455, 2 years ago
      Thanks, Trunkman. :)

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