Saturday, May 23, 2015

Singer Restoration Saturday - Bentwood Case

I have been working on restoring the bentwood case for "Dollie", my great-grandmother's Singer Model 99K.  Now I am applying a satin polyurethane clearcoat to protect the stain applied earlier.

Bentwood Case - Top and Bottom
The clearcoat went on nice and shiny, then the gloss 
relaxed into a nice satin finish.

In about an hour, I can gently sand it smooth and apply another coat.



Helen McNaught @ AuntyHennys said...

It's looking fantastic Susan! My 99K hand crank does not have the cover for the tool box end so I'm making a giant pin cushion to fit in there! I have put the domed cover away (gave it a coating of furniture oil) and I'm thinking of making a soft drop cover similar to the wooden one by using some rigilene boning to shape the dome.

Susan In Texas said...

Helen, that sounds great! What a perfect idea for the tool box end! I look forward to seeing the results of your creativity!