A couple of years ago, an elderly neighbor lady gave me this Singer treadle cabinet because she knew I liked "old" Singers. I thought it was a cool piece of furniture and I put it in my entrance hall and plopped a bowl of seashells and a vase of flowers on top. There it has stood ever since.
|Just sitting there doing nothing|
Now, I'm in a period where I have a lot of downtime and start looking around for stimulating, but ultimately useless little projects to keep me occupied. I spied this table, and remembered that I had gifted a relative with a 15-90 in a carrying case several years ago. Since I had more recently given her a newer model machine in a cabinet, I figured maybe she'd be willing to give me this one back - and she did. (The 15-90 is identical to a 15-91 except that it has an external motor with a belt therefore can be treadled.)
|Leather sewing machine treadle belt, $6.99 on Amazon|
I bought a new belt on Amazon, and was surprised how cheap and easy to find it was!
Putting the machine into the cabinet was a snap, although I did discover that the hinge type is slight different than the ones I'm used to. It has two holes which screw each hinge into the cabinet instead of one. I ordered a set of hinges on eBay. (For now it is installed in the cabinet with the other hinges, but they aren't screwed down.)
|Treadle cabinet hinges, $12.99 on eBay|
Not bad, I've spent $20 and I've got everything I need
No, you're not seeing things, that is duct tape on the left. On the right I taped over the duct tape with black electrical tape just so it would blend in.
But... and here's the "good" thing... it works perfectly! Once I got that guard under control (and boy, did I ever show it who's boss!) the wheel spins smoothly and perfectly. The 15-90 is a nice machine to begin with, so I'm lucky to have that advantage.
Now, I'm waiting for someone to comment and tell me how there is an easy way to adjust the position of the guard and if I had just done a simple X-Y-Z, I could have repositioned it without ripping it off. And I would really be glad to hear those comments, although I might cry when I realize how easily I could have have avoided tearing up my beautiful treadle base!