My Finger Lakes friend gave this case top to me. She was going to throw it away and I just could not let that happen. I knew I could fashion a bottom for it somehow.
Steve had to work today so I was alone in his shop with his chop saw, table saw and some stashed hardware. There were plenty of scraps so I did not need to use the table saw. Truthfully I hate the idea of the table saw. It scares me terribly, ever since I saw "Walk the Line." The music from that movie is a different story. I think I will play that CD this afternoon...
As you can see I chose to set the latch off center. I will remove the old hardware when i get back from Ithaca. I just wanted to get this functional. There is a latch on the other side and with the added strap, this is very sturdy. My 401 is in that case. That machine is very precious to me... I learned to sew on it. I am taking it to class with me because the center needle position is off center. I hope we can fix that.
Steve cam home and I showed him my product. He turned it over and saw the imprecise work and the shim. I said "We aren't building pianos, here."