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Rush Chair

Started by SteveA, January 31, 2019, 02:26:15 pm

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MinUph

She is right. As long as there is Dacron on top it works. No sense in wasting the foam.
Paul
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baileyuph

Kiss it!  Keep It Simple Stupid!  That is what usually works best for me.  Simple and strong!

Doyle

SteveA

"Can I give you some advise because I'm not using it?" I use this line occasionally"
Not quite sure how to thank you Doyle :)  and Gene :)
SA




SteveA

A few jobs came in at once and everyone wants their stuff back quickly.  I figured let me do all the clamp up first because that will take time to dry - started at 9am - by noon no more room - we'll have to find something else to do - no Yanks today :(



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SteveA



I have to tighten the straps of this chair.  It isn't a vintage mid century chair.  I have these zip clips but they are not similar to the originals.  Should I try to reuse originals - I'm thinking I can't close the clip tight enough like the factory press machine did  or just staple the straps and overlay with tacking strip ?
Thanks for suggestions
SA
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kodydog

I've reused them before. Pry them apart just enough to get the job done. I used my button press to pinch them back together. My press is a little more stout than the typical button press. I'm thinking a bench vise would do the same thing.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
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SteveA

Thanks - that worked out good.  keeping the little teeth straight while prying open the clip took the time.  I cut off fabric on both ends of the straps before attaching the clips.

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gene

I love the gray cast iron pedestal on that table. You don't see that every day. :-)

I got two antique spindle chairs in today. I pointed out how the carving was done by hand because they weren't all the same. This could be helpful in determining how old they are. It's been in this lady's family for a few generations.

gene
QUALITY DOES NOT COST, IT PAYS!

SteveA

Customer calls - got my name on the internet.  Her 8  D/R chairs have loose arms.  The chairs are made well - at first it was not clear to me why.  I promised to fix and took one to the workshop as a test before she will authorize all of them.  I opened the side and the bolt was loose - nothing broken.  Two things I realized after playing around with this job.  First it's easier to open the bottom and reach my hand up to get to the bolts because when I put it back I don't have to be as accurate - it's not a show area.  Second whoever upholstered the chairs left each arm slightly loose to slip the fabric behind the arm figuring the thickness of fabric would ensure a tight connection.  How lazy is that ?  The arms are solid now - hope to deliver back today and get the rest of the chairs. 
SA



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kodydog

April 12, 2019, 02:17:23 pm #25 Last Edit: April 12, 2019, 02:22:26 pm by kodydog
Quote from: SteveA on April 12, 2019, 01:10:00 pm
  Second whoever upholstered the chairs left each arm slightly loose to slip the fabric behind the arm figuring the thickness of fabric would ensure a tight connection.  How lazy is that ? 




For an amateur making that cut to wrap the fabric around the arms can be nerve racking. Cut it a little to deep or too far forward or too far back and your screwed. And if you don't make the cut deep enough you'll have a wrinkled mess. This is why I chuckle every time someone says I could just do it myself.


Also, I just noticed your Photo Bucket links have been working really good lately. They pop right up.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
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SteveA

I think the shop that did the job were pros but lazy or had someone doing the back panels who didn't want to ask someone senior if this way works.  Once all the decorative nails are hammered in no one wants to make the correction.  I've been there cutting around arms and it always makes me nervous -
Yes photobucket has been working well lately.  There's a new platform that's improved and you're not held up by a million adds when you try to post a photo.  There are occasions when the site is on lock down as they update but overall - working great !
SA

SteveA

I got the job to do the rest of the chairs.  $ 80.00 each but now that I have a routine it's easier work.  Go from the bottom outside backrest - tighten the bolts with a 4mm allen wrench - the other service who tried to repair must have used standard fractional size wrenches and could not torque down the bolt enough. 2 more done this morning 5 more to go.
SA

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gene

"now that I have a routine it's easier work"

I know that feeling well. I've realized that I enjoy the process of finding out the routine more than actually doing the routine. I realized that when I know exactly what I need to do to finish the other 8 or 12 chairs, or whatever it is, I feel a bit bored and less challenged knowing that it will be routine.

I do feel a relief that the unknown is known, and the end is in sight. Such as I know I have enough fabric, enough decorative nails, how to tighten loose joints as you did, Steve.

That's just me. I'm sure other folks feel differently about it.

gene
QUALITY DOES NOT COST, IT PAYS!

kodydog

Quote from: gene on April 15, 2019, 04:29:42 am
I realized that when I know exactly what I need to do to finish the other 8 or 12 chairs, or whatever it is, I feel a bit bored and less challenged knowing that it will be routine.
gene


Agreed, when I get down to the last 1 or 2 chairs I get an anxious feeling. This is especially true when doing 20 or 30 church pews. The first one always takes longer and then I wonder if I bid the job right. Each one gets easier and faster as I get my routine down. What a relief when I finish the last one and all that is left is to clean up.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
http://northfloridachair.com/index.html