Friday, November 23, 2012

Kenmore Badge Letter Opener and Singer Reverse Lever


Yesterday, on Thanksgiving, Louie refabricated an old letter opener we bought while thrifting, into a Kenmore (badge) letter opener, while I sewed.


I found the badge on ebay, bought it, and Louie worked his magic. The badge is off an old Kenmore sewing machine that someone removed while scrapping the machine.


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He removed the medallion from the old letter opener, then he made a round black piece to set the medallion in, and glued it up. I like it!



He also fabricated a metal piece to slide over the reverse lever on this sewing machine. We brought this machine home with us, from our Volunteer day in Madison last week. The lever was broken off just about ‘flush’ with the front of the machine. Now it can go back and be passed along.


I’m not getting much done today. What are you doing?


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I'm not getting much done today either.

Your Louie is so clever. =)

That corgi :) said...

I think we sometimes need days when we don't get much done but just enjoy a rest and relaxation type of day!


Kathryn D. Duke said...

sewing here...
you Never KNOW what you will find on ebay do you???

my oldest childhood friend is cleaning out her mama's attic and gave me some neat sewing items but I encouraged her to keep her mama's Singer Touch and Sew which was quit the rage in the 60"s as I remember...first self winding bobbin?

StitchinByTheLake said...

I worked hard today! I went to my oldest daughter's house and organized her kitchen and laundry room. We spent nearly 5 hours re-organizing the kitchen cabinets and sorting out untold numbers of pantry things. I was thrilled that she asked and she was thrilled with the results. :) blessings, marlene

Val said...

He always amazes me what all he can do! We haven't done much either. We did go furniture looking!!! I want to say thank you for praying for my Mom!

Debbie said...

We should get these two problem solvers together...Louie and Handyman. They both love making things work. :D

Jeanna said...

Cool letter opener!

Kristie said...

Such a wonderful idea!

Have a wonderful and Blessed day


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