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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Quilter Featherweight card table | Reproduction | 221 | 301

New reproduction Featherweight folding card table for Singer 221 and 301 sewing machines.

As a real bonus the 221 Featherweight machines will also fit into the 301 reproduction tables.

Per customer request Cottage Craft Works .com has added Amish built replica folding card tables that will fit the Singer 221 and both short and long base Singer 301 machines.

Cottage Craft Works .com already has an established line up of custom and reproduction sewing cabinets including Singer reproduction treadle cabinets to fit the old Singer Class 15 machines and the newer Janome 712T treadle machines.

The 221 Featherweight and 301 machines were made by Singer in the early to mid 1900s and are prized possessions of quilters everywhere. Up until now those who have not acquired one of the original folding card tables continue to only dream of finding one at an estate sale or remain leery of purchasing one that is listed online.

The 301 tables are so rare that most 301 owners are not even aware that a folding table was even made for these machines as well.

It’s not uncommon for quilters to have both the 221 and 301 machines and now to have a folding table option that will hold both machines is like having icing on the cake.

The 221 Featherweight is a small workhorse perfect for light weight materials.  Quilters love them because they are compact and portable yet they remain a real work horse unlike anything built today.

When it comes to stitching in heaver materials the old 301s are hard to beat so having the two different models just adds to the quilter versatility arsenal.

The reproduction Featherweight tables from Cottage are made to the same size and height of the originals.  The new tables may even be built stronger than the originals as they use ¾” plywood cherry veneer tops with a full ¾” cherry hardwood edge board.

The folding table legs are the same legs used to build large heavy game tables used for table top tennis and ping pong.   The legs have been adapted as some of the original Featherweight tables had the fourth leg made to fold in order to clear the table bracing.  Cottage uses a telescoping snap lock end to accomplish this.

The Singer 301 machines were made in both short and long bed models.  The reproduction tables can be ordered specific to just the 221 model or for the 301 models. 

The 221 sits in the 301 tray at the same height and just slides over to the left to compensate for the difference in the 301 machine length.

A table ordered for the 301 long bed will also fit the 301 short bed and the 221 Featherweight.

To see and read more about the new reproduction Featherweight tables here’s the Direct Link

Friday, December 13, 2013

Equine Oat Crimper | Oat Roller | Hobby Horse Farm Oat Roller

Crimped or machine rolled oats have been reported to provide better Equine nutrition while making the Equine digestion process easier over standard oats.

The rolling process breaks open the hard protective outer shell allowing the nutritious soft inside to be better absorbed before passing through the digestive system.

Freshly rolled oats allow the nutritional value to be consumed when it’s right at the peak.   Oats rolled in a processing plant and then bagged for shipment will lose some of the nutritional aspects.

For those who have been purchasing crimped or rolled oats to feed to horses, you will be happy to learn of the new oat crimpers from Cottage Craft Works that can be used right in the stable or horse trailer.

Those who are currently purchasing rolled oats in the bag are probably paying an additional $2-$3 for a 50 lb bag over a year’s time that can really add up.

Rolled oats go further as well.  Those feeding rolled oats have noticed up to 30% less feed consumption.

Whether you have one or two horses or up to 30 head of horses the oat crimpers at Cottage Craft Works will do the job.

A hand crank portable unit will sit on a 5 gallon bucket.  It’s the perfect solution for a one or two horse hobby farms or to haul on the horse trailer.  The hand crank can even be removed and replaced with an electric drill.

A wall mount electric crimper is also available.  Equipped with a ¾ HP electric motor this compact crimper mounts right on the wall in the stable or horse trailer to crimp 30 lbs of oats in as little as 6 minutes.  The hopper will hold 5 gals of oats at a time.

This unit can also be mounted on to a bin with an overhead hopper for continuous flow operations.

Oat crimpers are USA Amish made and are being used on Amish and non-Amish farms and ranches.

To see more visit Cottage Craft Works .com

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Rental Bikes | Scooters | Tourist-Resort-Beach Income Rental | Push Scooters

These cute kick scooters will likely be a hit to add to an existing rental fleet or to start a new  rental revenue stream.

Bike rentals are a great seasonal income for resort and tourist areas. Adorable scooters are fun to ride, provide a better workout than a standard bicycle and are very rental friendly.

Push scooters use the same tires and wheels as a standard bicycle but do not have a seat, peddles or chain and sprockets to get messed up.

Having no chain or pedals means less maintenance and up keep for the shop owner.

The rider stands on the platform and gently swings one foot and leg down to propel forward.

Scooters come in all sizes so that and entire family can rent scooters together.

With the front baskets riders can stop at shops along the way and purchase souvenirs that they may not be able to tote back on a standard bicycle.

Scooters are not new but not as common in the US as they are in European countries where they have been used for years instead of a standard bicycle.

Those looking for the exercise benefits, especially seniors are finding that scooters are easier to mount and ride than a traditional bicycle.

They also provide a great core work out as the body is more in action. 

By adding scooters to your rental fleet, you may find more senior couples renting them than families. 

Even seniors  who have suffered strokes are finding  adult kick scooters to be very easy to balance and ride.

Most of us as kids learned to push along on a scooter before we graduated to a bike with training wheels.

The low center of gravity and ease to step on and off takes the fear out of climbing back on a traditional bicycle.

Push scooters are USA Made in the Pennsylvania Dutch Amish communities, where they are used in rental fleets in tourist towns as well as widely used by the Amish in those communities.

You may have even seen them in use on some of the recent Amish shows.

Cottage Craft Works .com sells many different types of scooters made in the USA.

Quantity discounts are available.  Shop owners may also earn additional income by selling or referral of sales of scooters.

Unlike bicycles that are widely available everywhere these scooters are not easy to find and purchase at a local bike shop. Once they are ridden the desire to own one is very high.

To learn more just e-mail the great folks over at Cottage Craft Works.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Grain Mill | Grain Flaker | Food Processor | Meat Grinder

The Family Grain Mill and food processor is a wonderful addition for those who are looking at both hand crank and electric options.

Family Grain Mill has developed a unique line of high quality German made food processing equipment that allows customers to custom select the products needed for their food processing needs.

What began as a simple hand crank grain mill has not evolved into attachments that will cut, slice, shred vegetables and grind meats and nuts.

Customers have the option of purchasing an electric motor attachment allowing them to be able to use the mill both on and off-grid.

The attachments pack neatly to take along on camping trips and outdoor adventures.  Several Dutch oven cook off teams utilize the Family Grain Mill system to process their recipes without electricity as required in the competition rules.

A wide range of adapters are also available to use the Family Grain Mill attachments on popular mixers such as the Bosh Universal, Kitchen Aid mixers, Eletrolux and Viking Mixers.

This way customers can have both the hand crank option for quick small batch prep and the electric option for large batch processing.

At first glance customers might pass because of the rather simple appearance, sometimes simplicity is better! 

These units are actually made from high impact Lexan and quality rust free metal parts.  The Family Grain Mill systems are in use worldwide with over three decades of proven results.

The Family Grain Mill system may be purchased at

Customers may start with the hand crank base and add just the attachments they want to include. 

You may custom build your unit using the drop down boxes at the bottom of the product page to add either the combo package or select individual options to the unit including an electric motor option for a full kitchen system.

Combo Packages are priced to be the best buy!

Manufactured in Germany for 35 years, The Family Grain Mill and attachments are built with premium Lexan and hardened surgical steel burrs. The durable grain mill is capable of many years of dependable use.  The grain mill is adjustable from fine to coarse with a 5 cup hopper for continuous use.

You can produce a cup of fine flour in approximately one minute with the electric base and in just two minutes with the hand operated base.   


Easy Set up: Compact Storage:  Attachments fit on either base with a twist of the wrist. The motor base is free-standing. The hand base quickly and securely clamps onto a counter edge, without slipping and marring your counter top. Easy to store in your cabinets without taking up much room.

The hand operated base turns easily, very quiet, and is dust free.  Even a child can turn.

The unit is just as easy to disassemble and clean

Optional Attachments include;

FLAKER MILL  ATTACHMENT-  The Flaker mill is terrific for all your rolling and flaking needs. Great for making granola, hot and cold cereals, cookies, desserts, bread and meat extenders.


FOOD PROCESSOR ATTACHMENT -  This is a great attachment that truly is easy to use and easy to clean!  Saves time in preparing potato casserole and main dishes, grinding and grating, cheese, ground nuts and fruits. Great to use for dehydrating foods in uniform slices.

Easy to set up and fast Cleanup: Each drum slips in and out for fast slice, grating and julienne.  Dishwasher safe.

The food processor attachment comes with standard food processing drums for most needs, additional drums can be ordered for specialty chef preparations.

MEAT GRINDER ATTACHMENT- hand base for fresh ground beef. Comes with a stumper. The meat grinder will ground round steak or any other choice cuts of beef, chicken or pork you desire.

Cottage Craft Works .com is a back-to-basics online general store that features high quality products for sustainable living lifestyles.

With over 5000 old fashioned products you will likely find items that you never thought still existed.   The majority of the products are actually still made and being used in the Amish communities. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Apple Grinder Motor Kit | Homesteader | American Harvester | Apple Cider Press

If you own a Homesteader or American Harvester apple cider press you will be glad to know that a complete motor kit is now available to run the grinder.

Just in time for the apple harvest, a complete motor kit to add to an existing  Homesteader or American Harvester apple grinder.

Motor Kit Includes:
  •          ¼ HP Motor
  •          Pulleys & Belt w/guard
  •          Pillow block bearings w/spacers
  •          Motor Safety Hopper
  •          And all required mounting hardware

Cottage Craft Works .com is your one stop online source for all your orchard needs also carries the complete cider and wine presses as well as hardware kits to build your own press.

Cottage Craft Works located at is a unique online emporium full of high quality products for the home, garden, orchard, farm and ranch.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Buggy & Wagon Seat, Benches | Casual Seating, Working Wagon Seat | Hardware

That’s right you can purchase a buggy bench seat for casual country decor or purchase a complete authentic working wagon seat with leaf springs.

Whether your decorating a country home or building and authentic box wagon this online store has what you need.

From complete seats to hardware kits and plans Cottage Craft Works .com can outfit you.   You can even order a complete custom buggy or wagon.

If you just want the look of a buggy seat for a country home the ornamental spring buggy seat provides the ideal solution.

These bench seats make a perfect stop off place to pull on or take off boots and shoes.

You can purchase the complete seat in oak or cherry or purchase the hardware kits and plans to make your own.

These seats make great gifts and bring home memories when using reclaimed lumber from an old home or barn that was on an original family ranch or farm.

The authentic seats and hardware are actually still being used on working wagons and come directly out of an Amish wagon shop.

The authentic wagon seat can be ordered with the wagon box cleats or with a bench base to use as a stationary bench.  Box cleats are used to hang the seat between the wagon box sides.

The leaf springs or complete hardware kit can be purchased if you have an old wagon seat that is being refurbished. 

The complete authentic wagon seat is built using popular hardwood a stainable or paintable wood for outside use.

You can also visit the main site at to browse through over 5000 products that have been well organized.  

The site specializes in old fashioned products that are mostly still made in the USA Amish communities.

Products from home goods, kitchen wares, as well as outdoor products for the garden, farm, ranch, hunting and fishing are available. 

Glass Display Cases | Gun, Knife, Hobby, Collector

Stunning Amish hand crafted glass display case for pistols, knifes, and hobby collectibles.  Custom sizes can be ordered in oak, walnut, or cherry at very affordable prices.

Standard size measures 16" W, 9" deep, and 11" Tall providing a complete 360° view of the displayed object.

Other custom sizes can be built for long riffles, swords, golf clubs, or other collectibles.

Pistols with clip can slide over a pedestal stand to appear freestanding inside the case.  Other pedestals can be custom mounted to hold other objects.

Custom glass display cases can be ordered at Cottage CraftWorks .com

Cottage Craft Works located at has established an excellent reputation for customer service for an online store and is accredited by the BBB.

Featured in Outdoor Life Magazine with Amish hand carved gun stocks, you will find many other products including the  glass display cases of equal high quality craftsmanship.

Cottage Craft Works also carries a large selection of other custom and standard old fashioned made products for hunting, for the home, garden, farm and ranch.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lazy Susan | Amish Hand Crafted | Sizes 12”-16” | Oak-Cherry

Stop the feuding at the dinner table by placing condiments in reach of everyone.  These beautiful Amish crafted hardwood Lazy Susan’s fit at home or in commercial restaurant applications.

They are even being used on US Navy ships, in RV’s and other mobile dinning applications.

Available in oak and cherry in sizes starting at 12” ranging up to 16” making them even perfect to hold a large pizza.

Lazy Susan’s spin on a metal housed ball bearing frame, used in high end  kitchen cabinets.
Counter top organizers are also available for kitchen and hobby work areas.

Lazy Susan’s are made by the Amish and used in large Amish families and gatherings.

They are perfect for any family dinner table to keep routine condiments such as salt, pepper, seasonings, and napkins at easy reach.  Prior to serving mustard, ketchup, and other refrigerated condiments can be added.

The large 16” Lazy Susan’s are perfect to sit in the middle of a round table, or for a harvest table use two or more Lazy Susan’s.   

Place family style bowls of vegetables and salads around the perimeter and allow your guest to serve themselves without bugging the person next to them.

Amish Lazy Susan’s are available at Cottage Craft Works .com

Cottage Craft Works, is an online source for various old fashioned Amish made products for the home, garden, farm and ranch.

Folding Drying Racks | Clothes Drying Racks | Amish Drying Racks

These old fashioned wood folding drying racks are made and used by Amish families.  Now you can own one of these energy saving Amish clothes racks for your own use.

Drying clothes in a dryer uses lots of electricity especially if your dryer is electric.  Heavy jeans take extra cycles to dry.  Delegate sweaters are best air dried.

Amish drying racks come in many different styles and sizes. 

For a quick place to dry a few garments the wall mounted pull out racks are exceptional.  They take very little space and require no set up.  Simply pull the according folding rack from the wall and place your garments on for drying.

These wall racks come in very hand when baby spits up on their outfit or your clean blouse.  They are also handy during winter months for wet gloves, mittens, scarves and socks.

The larger floor folding racks come in sizes up to 48” wide and 72” tall.  They take up very little space and can be put up and taken down in a matter of seconds.

The sock drying ring is a rather new comer to the Amish.  It is designed to hang on a single hook under a porch or overhang.  It is very light weight and can be easily taken down when not in use.

The rack mounted clothespins hold all types of small garments and fabrics.  Once you start using the drying ring you will wonder how you did without it for all these years.

Purchase Amish clothes drying racks online at Cottage Craft

Cottage Craft Works located at is a sustainable living back to basics general store that displays hard to find self sufficient products for easy browsing and selection.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Frost Proof | Freeze Proof | Commercial, Farm Duty Stainless Steel Water Hydrant

Don’t risk another winter of having critical access to outside water with an old faulty water hydrant.  You know once the ground freezes solid and burst that dripping water hydrant that you will have a mess on your hands.

Hauling buckets of water from an alternative source isn't going to be fun at all.  Replace your old hydrant before the deep freeze arrives

Our Amish made stainless steel 401 Frost Proof Water Hydrant is designed to last for years to come. Commercial duty or for farm and ranch use  it is Ideal for commercial, municipal, parks, campgrounds, farm and ranch.

Innovative rocker levered handle is easy to operate even with gloves on.  If the lady of the farm/ranch or kids use a water hydrant in their daily chores this will be the one that makes getting access to easy water flow without fighting the difficult to operate traditional hydrant handles.

Image a hydrant that  you won’t have to replace every few years due to corrosion.  You can even upgrade to a stainless schedule 40 stand pipe for coastal salt water applications.

Purchase on line only at the sustainable living general store Cottage Craft

Find all kinds of other old fashioned quality products at Cottage Craft Works

Monday, September 9, 2013

Old fashioned Gifts | Christmas | Anniversary | Birthday | Wedding | House Warming

Looking for an old fashioned hand crafted special day gift that will become a cherished family heirloom?

Look no more! Cottage Craft Works .com specializes in the old fashioned products. Many are being made just as they were made in the early 1900s using solid hardwoods and thick metals. 

You just won’t find plastic parts in these products.

This online store specializes in small cottage based business’s mostly Amish shops that are still manufacturing products as they did in the old days.

The result is durable family heirloom crafted products that will last for a very long time.

You can even order many of the items personalized.

Cottage Craft Works is a very unique online general store carrying old fashion products for the home, garden, farm, and ranch with a wide selection of hunting products.

USA pottery batter and mixing bowls are a popular wedding and anniversaries, as well as Christmas gifts.

Amish craftedengraved hunting calls have become very popular for groomsmen gifts.

The very popular hand crank Little Dutch Maid and KitchenAide conversion mixers are purchased for Christmas gifts as well as the reproduction treadle sewing cabinets.  These reproduction cabinets will fit  the old class 15 Singer and then newer Janome 712T treadle sewing machines.

Classy stainless steel sink drain boards are very popular gifts and make nice housewarming gifts for new home owners to protect their kitchen counter tops and cabinets.

Give Dad an Amish hand craved gun stock.  They were featured in the March 2011 issue of Outdoor Life Magazine.

Woodworkers will find several hardware kits to build kids toys, peddler carts, wheel barrows and buggy seat benches to give their own hand crafted heirloom gifts.

Cottage Craft Works is located on the web at

Maple Syrup Processing Equipment | Cookers | Evaporators

Probably one of the best kept secrets in the maple syrup trade is  the Amish built Sunrise evaporators.

This small Amish metal shop has been producing maple syrup evaporators since 1971.  

Since they are Amish and not in the main stream of Internet traffic or trade magazines many may have never known about their evaporators.

Just do a side by side comparison of the Sunrise evaporators with others on the market and you will see why they are the best kept secret.

You may even have to ask the others for the specs as some don’t even publish them.

Sunrise focuses on long term durability, using 20 gauge 304 stainless steel in the pans, and 14 gauge galvanized metal on the sides.

They also build a larger fire box using heavier metal and then brick line them with fire brick.  The heavy duty steel fire grate is warp free.

Amish shops like Sunrise are hands on by the owner(s).  They simply don’t have the large corporate overhead structures, thus the savings in a evaporator using heavier metals can still be competitive with others on the market.

Cottage Craft Works .com is proud to be able to provide such high quality products to the general market place.

Although they list evaporators on their site for the small commercial and hobby farmers, you can still order the large Sunrise commercial evaporators and parts.

Custom pans can be built to any size to use on your own arch.  All types of maple syrup filtering tanks.

These popular evaporators sell out early in the season so consider purchasing early.

Cottage Craft Works .com online general store carries over 5000 hard to find quality made products.  Just like the Sunrise evaporators you can find quality  American made products just like they were made in the 1950s.

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