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Just picked up some Greist accessories in a tin box and in the box were these two "thingys".  
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Some how they are familiar, but we have no idea what they are.

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They look like the hinges that connect my machine to it's cabinet.
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Since they say Sauder on them, I'm guessing they have something to do with Sauder furniture, you know, the boxed put-it-together-yourself stuff.

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Kind of, but they're made of plastic and nothing articulates.

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Then maybe it's one of the odd pieces of hardware that hold knock down furniture together. Perhaps it had nothing to do with a sewing machine or perhaps it was used as hardware on a Sauder sewing machine cabinet.
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I've had a few Sauder pieces over the years and helped other people put their stuff together. The connections, connectors, whatever you want to call them have changed over the years and sometimes you get a weird little tool for putting stuff together. That's what this looks like to me. But I could be wrong, it's been known to happen.[biggrin]

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I think we can rule out that it belongs to a sewing machine. Probably someone just stuck them in the box with the sewing machine bits by mistake.
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I think we can rule out that it belongs to a sewing machine. Probably someone just stuck them in the box with the sewing machine bits by mistake.


Probably not by mistake. Given all the weird stuff we've seen stored with sm bits, it seems that in the past people always thought that was a safe place to put fiddly bits of all kinds.

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They do look like connectors for knock down furniture.  I haven't seen that style before it makes sense.
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I'm not familiar with "knock down furniture".    I'll have to keep my eyes out for it.

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Think particle board furniture that comes in flat packed boxes that you assemble yourself.  Stuff like IKEA sells.
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Rodney,

It's been decades since I put together particle board furniture.    I consider it junk and just won't buy it.   So I guess this type of connector thingy is newer than that.

I'll keep my eyes open for it.

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Think particle board furniture that comes in flat packed boxes that you assemble yourself.  Stuff like IKEA sells.
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Oh! My first hijack lol. I went to Ikea for the first time last weekend, right after I bought my car since we were right close. All I can say is WOW! It's like Hotel California, once we got in there it was like we'd never find our way out! I could have spent a ton of money in there, luckily the car had drained my bank account.

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I love Ikea!!

Fortunately any stores are over an hour away.
Unfortunately that means when we do make the trek, I feel compelled to buy a lot since I won't want to make the trip again soon.

A double edged sword.

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IKEA furniture is a very different standard than what you get at Wallmart.  A lot of it is actually very nice (but very heavy).

Not really sturdy enough for a machine display though.  I've got two rolling carts for the Long Arm supplies and my adjustable height table I use for cutting fabric. 

Sewing boxes are almost as good at grabbing misc items as that bottom drawer in the kitchen.

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Interesting tidbit about Ikea and Denmark- What Ikea sells over here is much more colorful than what is sold over there. In Denmark everything is white, clean, almost sterile looking, very little color.

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IKEA furniture is a very different standard than what you get at Wallmart.  A lot of it is actually very nice (but very heavy).

Not really sturdy enough for a machine display though.  I've got two rolling carts for the Long Arm supplies and my adjustable height table I use for cutting fabric. 

Sewing boxes are almost as good at grabbing misc items as that bottom drawer in the kitchen.


Yours are in the bottom kitchen drawer!?!?  Why are mine in the TOP drawer!
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Yours are in the bottom kitchen drawer!?!?  Why are mine in the TOP drawer!


Very few drawers in my kitchen so no junk drawer there. Two big ones in my dining room. I had a kind of junk drawer in my main sewing cabinet in the living room, but it was taken over years ago by kidlets so is full of toys now. And the big box under the table in my sewing room that I put there for scraps, it's full of toys. So is my basket for magazines. Shye thinks her entertainment is as important as mine.[smile]

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