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General Discussion / Re: Joe Camel
« on: April 12, 2018, 09:10:12 AM »
Took off the head and table - Clever how they are attached.  Had to remove the bottom moldings in order to get 90 % clamp pressure - just used yellow glue - I may add a couple of pocket screws after the glue is dry.  There are some bits of carving missing and need to touch up the repaired joint

General Discussion / Joe Camel
« on: April 11, 2018, 03:04:14 PM »
New job came in today - Middle eastern 19th century - incredible carving - just some pieces of the base were broken and chipped.
I know you thought I should have titled this entry Hump Day

General Discussion / Re: Just Some Fun Stuff
« on: April 11, 2018, 11:42:58 AM »
Good old currency I'm sure will get you those games.  As much as I love baseball I hate the fact that Families can't afford to go to a game.  Make a rule that the first 15,000 stadium tickets sold can only be obtained by school children for $ 10.00 who maintain a B average or better.  These franchises can make it up with TV rights.  Maybe they will stop giving away 100 million dollar contracts to players that produce multiple 5 strike out nights.  The Dodgers - I think they belong in Brooklyn -

General Discussion / Re: Just Some Fun Stuff
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:40:29 AM »
No haven't tried the live streaming on the phone yet and the way the Yanks are going I may do away with my TV.  This way I can say I didn't watch one football game including the super bowl nor baseball but for another reason

General Discussion / Re: Leather
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:38:33 AM »
Are there some needles that are better for piercing leather hide when sewing ?

General Discussion / Re: Just Some Fun Stuff
« on: April 10, 2018, 10:46:34 AM »
Another slow news day - I may just have to work -  but first lunch, then chauffeur the Mrs. to Costco, come back glue an oak chair - the 3rd of 5 -
Dinner, Yanks, Roseann, Hannity, and wishful thinking :)

General Discussion / Re: Just Some Fun Stuff
« on: April 09, 2018, 12:59:37 PM »
The Yanks will get better - it's not going to snow - my estimates are due - I'm out of yellow glue - 2 cushion cores arrived and I don't know who they belong too - .
Sorry - off topic today - just thinking out loud -

General Discussion / Re: Wide world of Textiles
« on: April 06, 2018, 11:59:43 AM »
How important is the drape aspect of fabric - I don't understand what to look for when assessing drape ?  or the importance ?

General Discussion / Re: Friday Funny
« on: April 06, 2018, 11:49:49 AM »
My wonderful girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married. There was only one little thing bothering me .. it was her beautiful younger sister.

My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very tight mini-skirts, and generally was braless. She would regularly bend down when she was near me, and I always got more than a pleasant view of her -

It had to be deliberate. She never did it when she was near anyone else.

One day "little" sister called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations. She was alone when I arrived, and she whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn't overcome.

She told me that she wanted to make love to me just once before I got married and committed my life to her sister. Well, I was in total shock, and couldn't say a word. She said, "I'm going upstairs to my bedroom, and if you want one last wild fling, just come up and get me."

I was stunned and frozen in shock as I watched her go up the stairs. When she reached the top she pulled off her clothes and threw them down the stairs at me. I stood there for a moment, then turned and made a beeline straight to the front door. I opened the door, and headed straight towards my car.

Lo and behold, the entire future family were standing outside, all clapping!

With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law hugged me and said, "We are very happy that you have passed our little test.....we couldn't ask for a better man for our daughter. Welcome to the family."

And the moral of this story is:

Always keep the protection in your glove compartment

General Discussion / Re: Marshel Spring Unit Cushions
« on: April 04, 2018, 12:34:30 PM »
Gene back in Jan I had two modern steel frame chairs to do ...the foam was ok but the perilli straps were shot.  I have a heavy duty hand stapler  that I used to attach one strap to another while pulling the opposite end tight.  Then I used hog rings to give the strap connection more strength.  I was on the last strap and while squeezing the hand stapler I ruptured a tendon in my finger.  Dr. said it's trigger finger and will heal 100 % - it's been 4 months and it only feels 50 % better.  Anyway I went on ebay and bought a pneumatic plier stapler for $ 25.00.  an old one but it works great - you only need 40 lbs pressure and the staples are stronger than the hand stapler so no hog rings are necessary.  Didn't get another job for it yet but I'm itching to use it.

General Discussion / Re: Just Some Fun Stuff
« on: April 04, 2018, 11:44:20 AM »
Kody wait till they find out how many coffee breaks you take while on line chatting with the rest of us loafers !  I'm not going to be the one to tell Ms. Kody that recliner has to be done in stripes :)  Anything - any letter or dept with the word revenue in it puts me on edge but no complaining having a hook in those kinds of places - I'm sure Ms. Kody would rather stay then to listen to you complain about how hard you'd have to work in her absence

General Discussion / Re: Marshel Spring Unit Cushions
« on: April 04, 2018, 11:32:21 AM »
Hey Gene - sorry meant to say "a video Gene posted"  I have watched Bucks videos but I hadn't seen that one.  He is sympathetic to the classical ways and although I like seeing how it was done I can't say that I've tried any of his methods - well maybe one.  I would sandwich the marshall units in foam with a layer of cotton and dacron - those old ways don't seem worth it to me.  I also would use spray glue to sturdy those marshall units from moving and muslin like Kody did to button it up.  I have used bucks technique to tie down horse hair when adding horse hair to an existing job. 
I wonder if those steel cushion machines have been replaced by vacuum bags that shrink the core enough to get it into the casing then they re-inflate?

General Discussion / Re: Marshel Spring Unit Cushions
« on: April 04, 2018, 07:02:12 AM »
It doesn't get better than that Kody.  Did you install zippers or sew it closed like in Gene's video ?

General Discussion / Saw Tooth
« on: April 02, 2018, 05:21:03 PM »
New repair - table from India.  The saw tooth decoration on the apron was broken off and missing in several places.  I put white paper behind the decoration - sprayed black paint to create a positive and negative template.  Than holding the template behind the decoration I could trace what was missing rather than replace the pieces making 90 degree straight butt cuts. 


General Discussion / Re: Happy Easter
« on: April 01, 2018, 01:22:14 PM »
Happy Easter - snow tomorrow in NY :(

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