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Messages - Darren Henry

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There is no one around here that shreds foam. My supplies won't even "haul away" remnants to try to re purpose them. I always had lots of scrap pieces around and wanted to try shredding them. My best friend is a caretaker for several cottages on Lake of the Woods and has access to a fairly large chipper shredder and I always wanted to try running some foam through it. I never got  the chance as it was always on one of the islands and not all that much fun to load into a boat. Please give it a go and let us know how it works out. Inquiring minds need to know.

General Discussion / Re: retro barstools
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:58:40 AM »
Two thoughts come to mind;

A) substrate and material allow you to glue the inside back down. Your pattern will have to be spot on, but it is doable.

B) can't be glued. See if customer will let you introduce two vertical seams and staple the salvage to the frame.

Either way it has nothing to do with your skill set. You can't fight physics.

General Discussion / Re: Leatherman
« on: August 02, 2018, 08:46:05 AM »
I've carried a pocket knife since I was a kid. A few years ago I took to wearing an olfa knife in a sheath. It's faster and easier to draw, doesn't need sharpening and I don't care what I have to cut or pry with it.

One of the guys I used to work with puts his leatherman on before his watch in the morning. I have seen how many times a day he uses it,and tried carrying one but just found it too bulky and cumbersome. By the time you already have a cell phone and the Olfa knife and a tape measure and a ring of keys on a beltloop etc..it starts to feel like you're wearing fighting order again. Hmmm---a bayonet would make a pretty cool field expedient pry bar mind you.

General Discussion / Re: Young Bulls
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:59:58 AM »
I've worked with some of the young bulls furniture stores hire. If I were the customer ( or in this case the son) I would have a lot more faith when I saw some experience show up at the door. Old people know stuff, as the shirt says.

General Discussion / Re: Pleatz
« on: July 27, 2018, 08:48:23 AM »
With vinyl a heat gun can be your best friend. Some people use steam.

General Discussion / Re: Religion
« on: July 25, 2018, 08:06:08 AM »
I don't want to get into politics or religion too deeply either. That said, I commend your decision to join that group and learn their take on things. I thing that spirituality comes from within--not what this denomination or that beats into us. If more of us spent some time trying to understand the other fellow's opinion, we would be less inclined to argue.

I would suggest John Steinbeck's "to a god unknown" as must read. If you have questions consult a native elder.

General Discussion / Re: Pleatz
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:39:28 AM »
quote  Do you ever do these starting at the corners?  quote

I generally "tack" the four centres [with my stapler held at an angle so I can pull the staples easily], just to keep things straight and then pull the corners as tight as I can. From there I just listen to the fabric. Sometime it wants to work from the corners back---sometimes it wants to work from the centre out.

General Discussion / Re: Attached back cushions to the wall
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:07:46 AM »
Two ideas come to mind;

If it is tufted you can use a wood screws and  snaps to mount it to the wall and cover those with durasnap buttons.

If it isn't tufted you can still use those big picture hangers that they use to mount mantelpieces etc...Just put them on "upside down" so that the backs slide up into place and then let the seat cushion run under the back to hold it up.

General Discussion / Canada day
« on: July 01, 2018, 08:38:50 AM »
Happy Canada Day to any other Canucks reading this.  Weather is perfect here at the bottom /middle of Canada , I broke the budget and bought a beef steak (the price of which has gone nuts up here) to BBQ , and am not going to "putter" past 4-5 this afternoon.

To all my 'Merican friends here, best wishes for your 4th ( Independence day, right?). It's a work day for us so may not have time to post that morning, before I head into town. Try not to shoot each other ,eh. Pay the $5 and watch the fireworks downtown LOL.

General Discussion / Re: Inquiring minds want to know!
« on: July 01, 2018, 08:18:16 AM »
"4. How often do you use fabric adhesive, if at all? "

I assume you mean something like Sluyter 476 in a spray bomb. I live by that stuff! I call it "liquid pins". I don't expect it to hold much most of the time ---just keep things in place until I sew them.

e.g ) zipper install---spray the edge, fold over 1/2" and sew in the zipper. Add a piece of vintex to a boat tarp where it may chafe ---glue the patch in place and then scrunch the tarp under the needle. Etc...

General Discussion / Re: Making the news
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:04:14 AM »
My thoughts exactly. There was a follow up on the history of two of the buildings involved that lead to some very interesting stories on that same community discussion board. I found it very informative.


I remember the one dollar bill--but I never had to staple a "license" to one to buy alcohol.( See story about the liquor store robbery)

I will be following this thread closely. i have a set of these and have had the same quarry for a while.

Originally I planed to just screw the replacement webbing to the inside of the frame once I have to fix them [I don' throw anything out LOL ] , but how would I get it tight enough ? My new plan is to make straps that would wrap almost all the way around the frame and back and put eyelets in the ends. I can then lace the two ends together, underneath the chair, with some para cord. 

General Discussion / Making the news
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:20:51 AM »
This too is non upholstery but a massive fire here in Brandon has made the headlines of our nation weather network (and others) and i wanted to share with my friends here ( I don't face book LOL).


So Saturday I was working sales on the RV side of the business and it was "Mat tag repairman" dead. My boss went to town to do some personal business and called to let me know that down town was on fire. I followed it on the radio. There were 4 separate fires that required the assistance of fire departments for the local armed forces base and at least 4 other towns, some as far away as 50 miles.

The area involved is in the original part of town. It is the northern edge of the business section. Both Christy's Office plus and Massey Manor were/are classified as "Historic Buildings". Collyers (sp) and the boxing club were in an old frame building east of chrysty's. The beer vendor/defunked night club were on the ground floor of a 5 story hotel (also vacant) a block south and 2 blocks east of the original blaze and 1 block south of collyiers.

One of my friends/co-worker lives 1 block south and 1 block east of that fire. He called a couple of times yesterday with updates. As of 8 PM crews were still on the ground "mopping up". 

General Discussion / Re: Using Expanding Foam in Arm Chair
« on: May 21, 2018, 07:44:25 AM »
No I'm talking about the 18 oz. tarp material with the fiberglass scrim in it. Comes in a 60" wide roll for making equipment covers and tarps etc..

Maybe Mojo or someone knows what it is most commonly called in the States. I get it from 3 different suppliers, and they all have a different name for it LOL.  [Zues,Sampson.Tarpaulin]

This stuff has zero stretch and you cannot tear it. I always have a bin full of remnants, so it's more or less free as well.

General Discussion / Re: Using Expanding Foam in Arm Chair
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:02:13 AM »
" I would not try to reuse that cardboard. "

i have used jute webbing too, but for the last few years I've been using Herculite (Vintex , what ever your supplier calls it) pulled tight over a sufficient frame.

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