Click pics for larger views Before Crack repaired/reglued . . . Stripped, refinished with Rosewood gel stain (to match set) and satin spray Deft . . . reupholstered Deliver today and glad it’s done. Anxious to get back to these tomorrow.
Well, it’s been a long journey so far. The chairs turned out okay but I knew the Settee would be harder. I wasn’t wrong. Never say never, right? So, let’s just say that this learning experience has taught me that I don’t want to do this again anytime soon. Sooooo labor intensive! I noted finishing half of the back rest earlier. So picking up where I left off . . . click the pics for larger views. You can see the “deflated” upholstery on t...
STANLEY BENCH PLANE RESTORATION Click here for large format version PDF ELECTROLYTIC RUST REMOVAL INSTRUCTION SHEET More information available on my woodworking blog & podcast The Folding Rule Show Step #1 – Cleaning & Rust Removal I have been inspired by a number of resources to start using my hand planes and start on the slippery slope of a hand plane collection. Not the least of whom has been Wayne, our own Lumberjocks plane guru. Of course I have also explored...
I had planned to get all three pieces of furniture to the same stage (the upholstery on) before applying the “gimp” which is a decorative flat braided trim that hides the nail heads. But I decided I needed the sense of accomplishment today that comes with “finished.” So naive as ever, I thought I would just whip out finishing the chairs and then move back to the settee – expecting to still make significant progress on the settee. Gimp goes on with hot glue ...
I really like the Stanley Bedrock style planes and on a whim bid on and won this plane last week. I will be replacing my current #3 with this plane in my bench plane set. If you have followed the blog, I set a goal of putting together a full set of Stanley bench planes. The set is now pretty much complete with a little tuning planned. For example, I would like to replace my Sargent #8 with a Stanley 8C or perhaps a Bedrock 608 and have been slowly looking for one. Also, I still need to r...
click pic for larger view The seat is covered – a little lumpier than I wanted, but doesn’t look too bad. I think the pleated back (see before pics) is going to be quite difficult and that’s next.
Jute webbing is criss-crossed over the bottom of the frame and tacked in place. Springs are attached (tied) to the webbing. I saved the jute webbing with springs intact and just replaced them in the new frame. I did pull the jute tighter than it was when it was removed. Use had stretched it a bit. The springs are tied together and to the frame to “fix” each spring to a spot and to give the seat it’s general shape. I did remove the original ties because I had ...
A customer has been providing regular “projects” that I’ve been accepting as “learning experiences.” This showed up in my driveway when I was taking a shower last Saturday. I think I’m going to have to get more expensive! It will be a while before I get to it. But I thought I would take and post pictures while I had the camera out. Anybody have a picture of what it might have looked like before sitting out in the weather for the last ??? years? I thi...
I glued the carvings on the new shaped front apron. I found Minwax Rosewood Gel Stain that I think is going to work. I’ve applied two coats of stain. As you can see, I need to get a couple of shades darker. Side Rail
Front rail is tenon and mortise on both ends Side rails – fronts tenon and mortise. backs are doweled Back rail – dowels on both ends Basically I put it back together with the joinery that was used originally – theres enough room to pin the tenons from the inside – I may do that yet Using laquer thinner and an x-acto knife to scrape, the carvings cleaned up nicely
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