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General Upholstery Questions and Comments => General Discussion => Topic started by: gene on September 25, 2019, 02:09:16 pm

Title: Lochner stuffing machine
Post by: gene on September 25, 2019, 02:09:16 pm
https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/tls/d/middletown-cushion-stuffing-machine/6959233387.html

I wish I did a lot of these types of cushion inserts. I would love to have this in my shop. But, I would probably never use it, or only use it occasionally for the fun of it, because my shop vac does a great job of compressing cushion inserts wrapped in plastic.

gene
Title: Re: Lochner stuffing machine
Post by: MinUph on September 25, 2019, 10:19:46 pm
That one looks in great shape. I sure miss mine.
Title: Re: Lochner stuffing machine
Post by: 65Buick on September 26, 2019, 04:34:01 pm
Oh, that's like the Buckminster guy uses for his cotton cushions. Cool deal, but sure takes up a lot of space for like Gene says - a shopvac will do.
Title: Re: Lochner stuffing machine
Post by: sofadoc on September 26, 2019, 06:13:24 pm
Mine takes up an enormous amount of room, and I absolutely never use it. I keep thinking that I'll find someone close by to take it off my hands (free). It isn't worth the cost to ship anywhere. It's totally useless for thick foam cushions.
Title: Re: Lochner stuffing machine
Post by: MinUph on September 26, 2019, 07:31:46 pm
Yes as it was still 90% 4" cushions when I gave mine up. Seeing the days changed so much is cushion thickness I can see how it might collect dust.
Title: Re: Lochner stuffing machine
Post by: SteveA on September 27, 2019, 01:22:40 pm
If you have the room - There must be some value holding onto a specialty machine like this ?  To me if I was a client and saw this apparatus sitting in the shop I would think you've been around the block a few times. Some restorers fill their shops for imaging with molding planes, glue pots, wood screw clamps, and miter boxes they never use but when a client comes in they believe this  guy / gal is a classical restorer. 
There's not one of them that won't first reach for a router, yellow glue,  Bessy clamps and the chop box first -
SA
Title: Re: Lochner stuffing machine
Post by: sofadoc on September 27, 2019, 02:03:45 pm
Quote from: SteveA on September 27, 2019, 01:22:40 pm
If you have the room - There must be some value holding onto a specialty machine like this ?  To me if I was a client and saw this apparatus sitting in the shop I would think you've been around the block a few times. Some restorers fill their shops for imaging with molding planes, glue pots, wood screw clamps, and miter boxes they never use but when a client comes in they believe this  guy / gal is a classical restorer. 
There's not one of them that won't first reach for a router, yellow glue,  Bessy clamps and the chop box first -
SA

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Even if you do have the room, it's still difficult to justify the space it takes up. No client would even know or care what it was.
Title: Re: Lochner stuffing machine
Post by: SteveA on September 27, 2019, 04:58:08 pm
Hey Doc -  glad you're stopping by - heck with that facebook site - come here more often  !
SA
Title: Re: Lochner stuffing machine
Post by: sofadoc on September 27, 2019, 07:17:52 pm
Quote from: SteveA on September 27, 2019, 04:58:08 pm
Hey Doc -  glad you're stopping by - heck with that facebook site - come here more often  !
SA


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