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Notes On Repairing Vintage Pressback Dining Chairs #2: Clamping Stuff

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 11-28-2011 09:41 PM 884 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Assessment Part 2 of Notes On Repairing Vintage Pressback Dining Chairs series Part 3: On Glue »

1. I have a drawer marked “Bumpers, Feet and Grommets.” In it one would find crutch tips, various. I slipped them on the side spindles and the pipe clamp feet stayed put for downward pressure. Easy!

2. I built a little gizmo to insure the backs would all be at the same angle. It’s 3/4 ply. One to clamp to the seat, one to clamp to the back, and two angle pieces to guarantee consistency and rigidity.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"



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Terry Ferguson

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#1 posted 11-29-2011 12:46 AM

Good restoration job.
I really like your inventiveness with
crutch tips and gizmos.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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