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Date: 4/1/13 12:41 PM

I really hate when people turn an old Singer Treadle base into a table. But take a look at this one: a wood carver has tried to do it justice by harkening to its original use in a very conceptual way:

TABLE WITH PANTS AND SCISSORS CARVING
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Date: 4/1/13 12:42 PM

That is very well done and a good use of an old treadle base.

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Date: 4/1/13 12:47 PM

I really don't have a problem with turning treadles into table bases, as long as the process can be reversed when/if required. This carving, while quite creative, leaves me wondering if one could really use it for a functional table???

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Date: 4/1/13 1:00 PM

Not knowing what the machine originally looked like, and I've seen some doozies on CL, I don't have a problem with the table modification. However, is this functional? You're losing a lot of table space with the carving, so how functional can this table be, other than a piece of art?

I'm too functional when it comes to sewing related items.
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Date: 4/1/13 1:06 PM

If it doesn't work, recycle it!

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Date: 4/1/13 2:30 PM

that's pretty awesome.

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Date: 4/1/13 5:24 PM

I think its kinda cool.

From what I've seen, these treadle bases are EVERYWHERE. I usually don't even give them second look. If this is the alternative to letting it molder away in a garage, then why not?
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Date: 4/2/13 10:18 AM

Very nice work of art. Art does not need to be functional. Nice setting for it also.

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Date: 4/2/13 3:50 PM

I'm not as virulently opposed to repurposing the Singer treadles as I am the others, because Singers are so common. And I love what he did with it :)
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