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I haven't written lately, but have been reading of course. I am wondering if
anyone has the link to " How to make an insert for a SM in a table",not
actually those words, but some while back there was an How To link and of
course it disappeared when my computer crashed.
 We have an Ikea table that would be great for this purpose and as I have to
find jobs for DH ( snow bound) now is the opportunity!. Hope someone knows
what I am talking about. I have goggled with not much luck.
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Would this help?
http://www.sailrite.com/Making-Your-Own-Sewing-Machine-Stand

Or this?
http://www.squidoo.com/sewingtable

Anyone else remember KCK and his sewing table?  Anyone got pix?  I can't
find any...  Good chap, KCK - wonder where he went?


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My first thought was KCK and his neato set up.  The info was
up for a long time but isn't turning up now.
Estell,  try web searching with 'convert' or 'conversion' in it.
Sandy in Henderson has a table Carl converted for her. Not sure
if there is any info out there on that but Sandy is here.
Good luck on the project and please report back.
TAria


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Thank you Kate. I will let DH see. I think it was KCK I was thinking of too!

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I've still got the link....unfortunately, his webpages are gone that
contained it.  All googling for any variation of kckintz/kc kintz/k c kintz
at best turns up more repetitions of the old link (at att.net), no sign that
he's got another site anywhere.

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Yay for internet archives!!  Try this for the table insert by kck that
others are talking about:

http://web.archive.org/web/20040415002145/http://kckintz.home.att.net/table/table.html

HTH

Allison

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I'm sooo glad you found that, Allison!  Kevin has excellent instructions
there.  I have a 'drop in from the top' bobbin, so that reaching under the
sm wasn't an issue for me.  I also cut the opening to fit my sm so I didn't
need the acrylic insert.  (But I did cut the opening a bit longer than my
machine to accommodate where the cords plug into my sm on the right hand
side.)

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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Thank you thank you. That the one I was trying to find!
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Hi Estelle, Eleanor Burns has printed instruction on her free pattern
page http://www.quiltinaday.com/eleanorandcompany/freepattern /

One of her sons had made the insert for her table that she uses in her
tv programs.  jennellh


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Thank you Jennifer. I am a dummy as I cant work out how to open the
pdf.Don't have the right pro and don't know how! Wish DS was here!
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Hi Estelle,
Here is a picture of one of my machines that I did in just that
manner. Tell him that he basically has to make a box out of plywood,
that will surround the bottom of your machine and then attach the same
to the underside of the table top, or piece of furniture. Just
remember to measure the height from the bottom of the feet on your
machine, to the place on your sewing machine working surface that you
wish to have showing above the upper surface of the table. Then deduct
the thickness of the table top from the overall height you measured,
and that is the interior size of the plywood box you have made. You
can glue attachment strips, say 1/2" thick by 1" wide to the outside
of the plywood box, and then when they have dried you can use them as
anchor points to the underside of the tabletop, with screws. I used
3/4" plywood for the 4 vertical sides, and 3/8" plywood for the bottom
of the box. That lessened the downward projection of the box attached
to the table top and made it less likely to come into contact with my
knees, as I slid into the sewing table cubbyhole.  Your next thing is
to place the sewing machine directly onto the table top, directly over
the area where the underside box is attached, and outline with a
pencil, the surrounding outline of your sewing machine. Cut to the
inside of that line and enlarge as necessary, with wood rasps, until
your machine just slips into the opening, without any sloppiness. You
next will have to cut an opening for access to your bobbin area, and
then probably use some of the cut out wood, from the machine placement
area, to fashion the wood insert that sits in the cut out you have
made for bobbin access. The lip that sill support the little trap
door, if you will, should have a shelf cut out of the upper edge, to
receive the edge that is created by cutting a corresponding lip on the
insert. Clear as mud so far?. If you want to have him e-mail me I can
help him with some pictures or other ideas, that he might feel the
need for to accomplish this task. Tell him to go for it, as it really
is a rather straight forward weekend project for the home handyman,
(woman), and well within the capabilities of anybody that is
reasonable friendly with and has the tools.
http://picasaweb.google.com/ljtaylor33/SewingRoom#5415556962517938674

John

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Thank you John. My DH John is a retired carpenter ,although not keen on
taking directions from me, might take notice of yours! lol

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I have one of those fairly inexpensive tables for sewing machines that
folds up and fits under my sofa very nicely.  It has the "cutout" be a
part of the table top itself that can be kept at table-top height or
dropped about 5" or less very easily.  Since I have several machines,
the flexibility is very handy, and I simply butt the front of the
machine to the edge of the hole.

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Mary,
Is there a brand name on your table?  I have several brands of
machines and need just what you describe.
Anna Belle (stilll cold in Fl.)


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 I just scooted it out from under the sofa and looked all over for a
name, and there is none!  I found it on the internet -- who knows
where -- and paid just under $100 for it, and that included shipping.
(I'm a cheapskate.)  I think it was made in Japan. It's white
laminate, and the legs are metal and shaped like an upside-down T.  I
had looked at the "fits all" table that JoAnn Fabrics sells, and
thought it was flimsy.  This one is better than that.  It will never
pass for real furniture, but I didn't need that and certainly didn't
want to pay for that, either.  But it works well for me, and waits
patiently under the sofa.  I just went through all my bookmarks, and
don't have anything to get you there, but I did find it by searching
the internet for "sewing table".

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Thanks Mary, will have a look.
AB



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