Monday, September 03, 2012

Cedarburg! Best find....ever!

Cedarburg was yesterday and I am so excited because I was lucky enough to find something I NEVER thought I would be able to find.  I am sure that nobody else will share my  excitement, but that's OK.  My greatest find to date is in the photo above.  It might not look like much, but it is going to make a huge difference in my work.  It is a custom made metal add-on table for my patch machine.  Below is what it looked like attached to another machine at the flea market.  I could not believe the guy was willing to sell it to me, but he did.  He is an iron worker and had made the table himself.  What are the odds that I would find the exact custom made item I needed at the flea market?

Why is it so important?  I am not sure if you can see it in the picture below, but the machine only has a very narrow arm as a sewing surface.  The foot rotates 360 degrees making it great for sewing shoes and around tight corners, and the arm makes it easy to patch shoes, sleeves, etc..  Since there is such a narrow base surface it makes it incredibly difficult to sew a straight line on a larger piece of material.  The table helps to alleviate that difficulty.  Now I am an even happier camper.


I also found that large leather tool bag.  It isn't very old, but I just really liked the look of it to store my tools.  Oh, don't worry.  This is not all that I found.  I had a nice haul in my car by the time I left.

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