Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Random happenings part 2

Bought a Singer 206k for sewing together upholstery and small projects.  Does three layers of thin leather, straight and zigzag, and for a good price.  Couldn't be happier.  Except for the expensive obsolete needles......

Also got a Singer 29k58, manufactured in 1934.  What a beauty!  Obviously you can see the size difference, and it will do half an inch of leather!
Did some CNC machining for a wallet stamp.

Bought a Singer 401a Slant-O-Matic.  Amazing!  Hundreds of stitch patterns, lots of accessories, twin needle setup,  just super cool.  Made in 1957, cabinet included, works great.  Will handle 3 layer of leather, but will not do decorative stitches in it.  Is happy with two layers,  will do fancy stitches in upholstery leather which is fine by me-  monogramming, decorative edges, etc., will all kick up our game.

Learned the basics of sewing.

got some really fancy scissors.  Learned to use the circular stitcher.

Remi got her cone off!

Welded up the tail section on the Dragster finally.  Wait-  forgot to upload progress pics of the tail.  Oh well, here it is done.

Back view, working out the tail light.

Sewed together a file roll, our first real project on the sewing machine!

Made a dual reservoir master cylinder mount for the '65 Econoline project.


  1. I'm tellin' ya men....Beer Doilies, could take off like pet rocks...stop those ugly beer can rings on the good furniture...
    Seeing the Econoline on Insta made me all nostalgic for the one I shoulda never sold...
    Sportsters sure coming along nicely as well.

  2. The walking foot Singer is a GREAT tool to have! I've had one for a few years now- though, the foot treadle belt is getting weak.