Friday, June 10, 2011

Works almost done!

Another project! I must be nuts!
Went after a FREE CL item today. The person stated that they started the project of restoration about 25 years ago. They got the cabinet all sanded and then discovered that they had lost the jar of nuts, bolts, screws, and pull handles. So, they stopped all work. I saw the posting last night for FREE to anyone wishing to finish the project. Looks like I'll be busy with another treadle. My husband was such an enabler in this acquisition! He said it's free, just go get it. This machine is a Singer VS2, date 1889; now my oldest machine.


  1. I have one the same age and style as your. Since I don't know how to restore these things, I just cleaned the wood and irons and used Howards Wax on the wood. After silvering the decals on my first treadle, I'm afraid to clean the other 2 treadle heads. Enjoy it!

  2. I read from one person's blog that collect machines that he only uses sewing machine oil to clean the machines.
    I too once messed up a portion of some decals cleaning. So now I only use sewing machine oil to clean the machines.