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Industrial Singer 31-15 Sewing Machine - Makeover & Repairs

Thursday, July 7, 2016

I've been busy with a new project!

I came across an industrial Singer 31-15 sewing machine for $100 and I went straight away to pick it up.  I knew even before seeing it in person that the cords would need to be replaced on the motor.  I was going to try and keep the original clutch motor because it's part of the machine (they've been together since 1947!) but after working with the machine for a few minutes at home I realized it wouldn't be worth dealing with the speed and noise.

In this post I will show you how I restored the table, what parts on the machine I replaced (and why), how I fixed the wires on the clutch motor (for someone else to use it) and how to set-up and install a servo motor under the table.

DIY Tutorial to Build a House Sign, Hose Hanger, Mailbox Post & Flag Pole

Friday, July 1, 2016

Someone hired me to build a mailbox post, flag pole, hose hanger and house sign for them - I'm so nice that I took pictures of the process so I can show you how to make your own!

This will be a long post!  I hope you find it useful!

All items (except sign) are constructed from 4x4 treated posts that you dig 18-inches into the ground.  The mailbox post and flag pole have a decorative trim wrapped around the bottom that will sit above ground once the post is buried.  The house sign is made on a wooden plaque with flat metal rods for staking into the ground.

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