Tuesday 7 August 2012
Tuesday's Top Tip - Rubber Feet
Old sewing machines with worn out feet have a nasty habit of sliding around the table and scratching it. For this reason I strolled into our local hardware shop a couple of years ago and said I wanted rubber feet for sewing machines. The assistant hesitated all of two and a half seconds and said "You need seat stoppers."
"What?" I asked, following him as he beetled around the corner inside the shop. I didn't have a clue what he was talking about, and had strange images of moving armchairs in my head.
Then he thrust a little packet of four rubber feet at me, and the penny dropped. Evidently I don't spend enough time gazing at the underneath of a toilet seat to have thought of the solution earlier.
The feet came with their own screws, but I had to buy some tiny washers to go inside. If you slide the machine a fraction sideways the feet come off their screws if there isn't a washer in place to prevent it. And then you end up with a scratch bigger than the one you were trying to avoid.
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