The original finish is removed and the cabinet is ready to be stained. Investigation proved the sewing machine's bobbin case to be damaged and not worth repair....so, I fashioned a bottom to fit the cavity. This will provide yet another storage possibility to this unique piece of furniture.
Just completed! The small table (to the right). I sanded down the top
and painted the legs black. Applied wax over all.
Behind it, an old chalk board in a new, old frame...
(The small table was a curbside find, i.e. free.)
My next big project--this sewing cabinet. We bought it yesterday for $5. Rebecca will be checking in re. the price to repair the Singer sewing machine that came with it. If it's financially feasible, this will remain a sewing cabinet. If not....maybe a computer desk????
We were the recipients of these two vintage (antique?) tools.
Rebecca had the idea to hang them on the side of our shed
...so last night I climbed the ladder and fastened them. (Thanks, Rick!)
The scythe still has some "life" in it.
Not exactly sure what the other one is.
Just found out! A Hay Knife. The tool has two wooden handles, one for each hand. The right
hand stays stationary 'loosely' to allow a swiveling action.
"The design for this style
of hay knife was patented by George Weymouth of Dresden, Maine on March
7, 1871. The patent was reissued in 1882 and 1886 and both of those
patents were assigned to Hiram Holt. His company, the Hiram Holt
Company of East Wilton, Maine, sold them using the name Lightning Hay
Knife. The cost for a Lightning Hay Knife was 50 cents in the 1897
Sears and Roebuck catalog."