When Alice was here we put up some insulation in the dutch barn to help insulate the floor of my sewing loft. We had to move a bunch of stuff around just to get room to work ! Yes, there were at least 5 sewing machine cabinets in the barn. I deposited two at Steven's rental house in his garage there. I would have taken three but there wasn't room in the car. The treadle irons were in pieces in the barn. Time to finish that project.
I had company, briefly. I guess the pitch of Steven's old Makita electric drill was too much for them to stay close by.
I love this old Sears work table. I have had it for over 20 years. Steven hates it. He is a real carpenter with real tools. I love it because I can stabilize my work. Steven has wanted to throw it away for YEARS. I think that I finally acquiesced; luckily he didn't toss it. I dug it out of the trash shed. It is the perfect tool for this job.
I had started stripping this piece back when. I vowed to finish this weekend. It took HOURS to strip the old paint and dirt from these irons.
I had no idea that wine had a nose.
It's tasty, for sure. I had some with dinner.
Oh, yes. I did get these irons ready for prime time. Almost down to the bare metal. I declare it finished. I just have too many other things to do.... Tomorrow I will work on the other side and the foot pedal.