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Messages - Darren Henry

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General Discussion / Re: Happy Easter
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:52:57 AM »
Happy Easter,  everyone.

And sticking around I hope! It's great to have you back. We've missed you. Hope all is well at your end.

General Discussion / Re: Membership drive
« on: March 20, 2018, 06:28:31 AM »
Hey Mike,,welcome back. Hope you stick around.

General Discussion / Re: Membership drive
« on: March 18, 2018, 09:32:17 AM »
Welcome, and howdy (see I speak Texan) from the great white north,eh.

The token Canuck.

"Not sure what is causing it but ---"

Delivery drivers. most furniture is shipped with the legs inside the dust cover ( that's what the zipper is for) and the retailer has some minimum wage kid with a strong back and weak mind assemble and deliver the piece. If you ever saw some of these guys in action you would wonder how any furniture actually makes into the living room.

General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: March 11, 2018, 09:03:57 AM »
Instead of cotton I tie the strings around a 3" piece of tee braid welt folded in half.

General Discussion / Re: Help identifying hardware
« on: February 24, 2018, 11:06:05 AM »
On seats like that you can also use tacking strip and staple the covers on. tacking strip is a hard rubber 1/2" wide by 1/4" thick by the yard that is used on convertible tops by the auto guys. I've riveted it onto several motorcycle pans, tractor seats etc...

I ran out on the last tractor seat I had to do so used 1/4" plywood to finish. It was tedious cutting a 1/2" wide piece of plywood the shape of the seat---but it works.

General Discussion / Re: Bench
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:35:32 AM »
"Yep, the wood working/refinishing would be an additive dimension to the interest of most"

I'm a good carpenter, a decent cabinet maker, and not half shabby at basic touch up/staining---but I follow Steve ( and some others) input on refinishing like a total newbie. They are masters, but as i said on the other thread, it is part of the job and I personally would miss out on a lot of great info if it were on a separate page with my reading habits. I may have gone to "the business of upholstery" half a dozen times since I closed my shop. Seeing the cool projects people get to do on "the green room" just makes me want to die while I'm doing the mindless stuff I get for "work". I only read this page now.

General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:17:32 AM »
Good point Steve about encouraging more woodworking involvement. I'm not sure we need to have another page for it though considering the volume of posts lately.

I have always just taken it for granted that wood working and refinishing were part and parcel of the business. Where I apprenticed we made our own frames, touched up any show wood ( after seeing some of Steve's work I wouldn't call it refinishing),etc.. I know that isn't one's experience. I work with a guy who had 5 years experience back in Jamaica who only recovered chairs. His sewing needed improvement, his woodworking has come along way and he now will take on things like snowmobile and tractor seats. But that has taken almost 2 years LOL

General Discussion / Re: How old are we anyway
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:42:35 AM »
hang in there Suzi. there is life  on the other side of "the change". My soon to be ex has been better health and mental health wise than before.

General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:22:00 AM »
I don't do FB. Maybe the group thing is different, but the account I set up is overwhelmed with crap I don't care about from people I hardly know. If I wanted to know what somebodies niece dressed the cat up as for Halloween---I'd call them.

Yes our membership ( of active posters) isn't what it was ten years ago, but it's still nice to hang out here every morning knowing that if I'm in a pickle someone will bail me out and that if I have an opinion or some advise I'm respected and considered a friend.

Instead of throwing in the towel, maybe we should reach out to those who have quit checking in here. I have contact info for Virginia and John, maybe a couple of others.

General Discussion / Re: Bench
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:01:42 AM »
if you do remove the fabric I'd take a paper pattrern before I pulled the nails.

If I were to try to follow the old holes I would only pull the fabric down to the top nails so that I could "peek" for the old holes and then work my way down and staple the bottom last.

General Discussion / Re: Bench
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:16:03 AM »
Brilliant idea Steve. Are there no spreaders inside running side to side to keep the webbing from turning the rectangle into an hour glass? I would include at least one on the insert.

General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:21:07 AM »
I am still on here every morning about this time. I bring my laptop out into the little tent on my deck and have coffe and a smoke with the group. It's just hard to type in the dark.

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 10, 2018, 11:18:11 AM »
Most of the vinyls I get up here in Canada don't have much difference up/across the roll for stretch. Or maybe I was a shoemaker too long and the difference seems less important to me compered to leather LOL. With leather or a vinyl that does have a real difference I was always taught to run the stretch side to side. The logic is that people don't slide side to side as hard or as often as they do front to back getting in and out of the seat. Less chance of it stretching out and "bagging/wrinkling"  that way.

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