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« : November 16, 2017, 12:35:34 PM »

I did search for this but I don't think a hot dog will suffice.

Cotton edgeroll: lousy
Poly edge roll: lousy

The one on the piece I am working on had compressed paper and then another layer of burlap, and hog ringed to the edge of the spring.

I found a guy on youtube who states that these don't hold up well - and I believe it.
He takes manila rope and then uses layers to get to the desired thickness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th5MguPBI7s

What does everyone else do?
« : November 16, 2017, 12:38:42 PM 65Buick »
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« #1 : November 16, 2017, 03:34:30 PM »

I think those techniques are appropriate if you're working on genuine antique pieces and you're a purest..... sympathetic to the original design.   
However I don't think many here use those traditional ways since it's too time consuming even when working on older pieces.
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« #2 : November 16, 2017, 05:42:00 PM »

Steve I would have to agree.
I spent some time trying to replicate the old edge roll, thinking I would save a few dollars.

The rope they had at the store wasn't big enough; the overall size of the original is about 1 1/4"
I was able to sew cord in the there like it was to be hog ringed down to the edge of the springs.

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« #3 : November 16, 2017, 06:49:21 PM »

I use the edge roll available from my supplier. It is pretty firm edge roll with a white fabric wrap. It comes in many sized from like 1/2" to 2". Works well enough. The old stuff is no longer available. The paper filled doesn't hold up well it breaks.
On arms I use 1/2" welt cord and that just softens the edges a little.

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« #4 : November 16, 2017, 09:17:41 PM »

If the original edge roll is still in good condition I reuse it. If its falling apart I throw it out and replace with new. I have used many different types with good success. I think the most important thing is the way you attach it. When using thicker edge roll on a hard edge I attach the lip using 1/2" staples. And then I use 4d 1-1/2" nails about every 6" to keep it from moving around.

On a spring edge I use button twine and tie the edge roll down. There are different methods to do this and when done right it makes a very firm edge.

I have a personal bias against using hog rings. They will hold the edge roll down but it will still move around. Hog rings are quick but sloppy.
« : November 16, 2017, 09:18:29 PM kodydog »

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« #5 : Today at 01:20:28 PM »

I ended up making an edge roll consisting of nylon rope & tissue welt all sandwiched in 1/4" foam and fabric.

http://gdurl.com/8iXJ
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« #6 : Today at 02:47:36 PM »

I think the patent office is going to have to check that for copy right infringement and the fire dept for fire retardant ability
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« #7 : Today at 04:44:27 PM »

Whats the red? Blood? and that looks burnt. Theres gotta be a better way LOL

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« #8 : Today at 04:50:02 PM »

In all seriousness, reupholsterers have different rules that furniture manufacturers.

The nylon rope was red & white. It was cut at the store with a soldering iron.

It's a whole lot more solid than the rolled up paper and burlap of the original.
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