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cobamexico

05:55PM | 01/03/05
Member Since: 03/28/04
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MY wfie has an antique singer sewer. We are looking to refinish it. Most of it is SOLID wood, so that I can take care of easily with sanding and stripping, but the top has some bubbled wood as if something is overtop of the wood on the top --- possibly on the sides also.

Can you help me how to deal with this. I don't think sanding alone is going to take care of this.

Behruwyn

04:29PM | 01/05/05
Member Since: 01/03/05
2 lifetime posts
I just purchased one of these and refinished it, too. The bubbly appearance on the table top part is because the solid wood of the top is covered with a glued-on thin layer of wood veneer. The glue has "let go" and the veneer is pulling up.

When I refinished mine, I forced some wood glue under the loosened part (there was a little split through which I could do it) and put a very heavy flatiron on top of it till the glue set. Be careful when you sand the project if you used a machine sander. It's easy to sand right through the thin veneer covering on the top of the table down to the bare wood beneath it.

Good luck with your project. It'll be beautiful, I bet!

doug seibert

01:52AM | 01/06/05
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
There are plenty of Sewing Machine collectors out there.......and many repair/conserve/restore websites....Here's one from the UK........Don't SAND the finish !

http://www.needlebar.com/restoration/index.html

Iknowitall

05:00PM | 01/16/05
Member Since: 01/15/05
1 lifetime posts
Hi,

My name is Noelene and I have an old Singer Treadle Machine 1921, The top of it was water damaged by a plant sitting on it. The top surfaces of the singers are timber veneer. I removed the damaged layer and replaced it with two sheets of iron on veneer joined side by side to cover the top.(very easy to work with)Then stained it to match,then relacked the entire cabinet. It now looks like new.
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