"What are you doing?" I asked when I called her earlier this fall.
"I have to clean out the garage or else Jack is going to throw away the treadle stands I have out there."
"I had better come over and see what you have and help."
So I trekked over and brought this little guy home. It is lighter than the conventional stands because the legs are wood, not cast iron.
I have a school cabinet that matches this one. It's not in the greatest shape. The front piece is warped which would make sewing impossible. I am taking its drawers, back and top for this.
The veneer is peeling in places. So I got out the glue and found a couple of clamps that weren't in use. Steven is building new cabinet fronts for the kitchen. He has monopolized the clamps this week. I am all ok with that. Ten years is a long time to wait for new cabinet faces. I can deal with clamp shortage.
It is a bit of a challenge to shove glue under peeling veneer. I think a syringe would be the perfect tool for this task. But I used a small stick and just kept shoving it in there. I would open the gap with a small screw driver and load up the stick and shove.
I then put apiece of plastic over the top and then blocked it with a small piece of wood. When the clamps tighten down, the glue oozes out. More mess
I managed to complete the veneer repair today. I also removed the irons and cleaned the frame. I retouched the rusty spots only. I was in a hurry to put the frame back on. The table was terribly unsteady without it. BUT before I did that, I had to sand the inside of the wooden legs and put on a finish coat. My urethane was FOUL so I ended up using Tung Oil. It will suffice. We aren't building pianos here. I had to take advantage of the warm shop. It is getting cold later this week and I wanted to get this done.
Not a great shot. The SINGER lettering doesn't show so well now. Poor lighting. C'est la vie. I have a life to live, you know.
|Does this picture make you dizzy?|
|Clean and oiled parts.|