Monday, March 6, 2017

3-D Printer, Meet Sewing Machine

3-D Printer, Meet Sewing Machine

How I Got The Singer 66 To Power On

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In a post last week about how much fun I had making Half-Square Triangles for the Growing Up QAL, I mentioned that my husband bought me a Singer sewing table. At the time, that was pretty much all I knew about it. Upon further inspection, I think it might actually be a Singer sewing machine in a different sewing table. That's based solely on the fact that the table isn't branded, and I don't think that Singer would have that! I also found this awesome Singer serial number database 
where I was able to determine that this particular machine is a Singer 66 which means it hails from around the 1950's. I geeked a little bit.

Now, this machine didn't have a power cord which totally explained the $35 price tag. As I began the hunt for this cord, my husband wanted to play with his new toy, a MonoPrice Select Mini. He started measuring and working his handy-man skills and was able to actually make the power cord! I have very little understanding of the process, but essentially, he broke down a computer power cord, was able to determine what little prongs on the machine did what, hook everything up appropriately, and voila, working power cord. He then used the 3-D printer to make a little cap to make sure all of the shocky bits stayed away from curious fingers.

So if you know someone with a 3-D printer and some electrical know-how, you can use this to print up your own power cord cover.

If you need to buy one, this one from Amazon is supposed to work for the same model.

This refurbish project isn't exactly exciting yet, but I said I was going to show how I got this old baby up and running, so here we are, at the start of it all!

What kind of funky cross-over crafts do you have going on? Beading and crocheting? Or maybe quilting and embroidering?

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  1. Oh my goodness! How cool that he was able to do that!

    1. I was probably ridiculously excited about it! Lol

  2. THIS is so cool!!! What a great way to repair it!!!

    1. It was fun to play "Sewing Machine Manufacturer" :D