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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #6: Striping the old fabric and padding off

80 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 7 comments »

I left one chair fully upholstered and I stripped one to the bone a year ago. No it doesn’t take a year ;) I just stripped it and stashed it. That means I don’t have any current pictures to show you. I’ll need to come back to this post and flesh it out later. In the meantime, I put together an incomplete blog series on home refurbers. Since we weren’t getting much readership over there, I got lazy and didn’t flesh it out like I plan on doing here. This is actu...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #5: A little body stitching.

81 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 9 comments »

There is very little on these chairs that I need to sew on the body. Still, a little might be just enough of an example for some of you. The front of the chair and deck need a bit of sewing. Take a look at this rounded front edge and the old stiches. There are several ways to skin this cat. One is to take off the fabric, undo the stitches then trace the cutouts onto you new fabric. I have to do that sometimes. Let’s get a little adventurous. Since I have a pattern with a center...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #4: Cutting the body

81 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

We have all of the body measurements. It’s a good time to pull out the scissors. Here is what you may need. Cutting list, Chalk, pen, Yardstick of straight edge, measuring tape and in most cases a carpenter square. I bought a carpenter square at a sewing supply company for $20 once. I bought the one you see for $9.00. It is far better than the one I bought at the sewing supply store. Live and learn. Here we go – let’s hurry up and pause. Before marking my cut...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #2: Fabric - What's the big deal?

81 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 10 comments »

So what is the big Deal about upholstery fabric. What do I need to know? Is there a top, left side, right side and bottom. Is it stretchy, is it velvet, is it thin, is it thick, is it heavy, is it slippery, is it clothing fabric, is it drapery fabric, is it upholstery fabric, is it, is it and is it? In this part of the blog, I’ll answer some of those questions. I’ll focus a lot on the fabric I selected. And then I’ll just answer your questions as they come up like –...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #1: My Thoughts Before Beginning.

81 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 7 comments »

Lumberjock Friends, I’ve been thinking hard about how I can give back to all of you. One thing is for sure, I can’t give back by being your residential woodworking expert. There is not a single thing I can say about woodworking that another lumberjock can’t improve upon. I know next to nothing that I didn’t learn from you all. Even the woodworking knowledge I have is subject to refinement. In short, I am far more of a student here than I am teacher. I have seen q...

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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #42: VIDEO BLOG- What makes hardwood hard, softwood soft, and where's it cheap?

83 days ago by StumpyNubs | 7 comments »

As part of our new, greatly expanded 2014 schedule, I’m writing a video-blog called “Dear Stumpy” featuring wise-cracking answers to legitimate woodworking questions. This week: What’s the difference between hard and soft woods, and where can I get good deals on lumber. Watch it here, and enjoy! Then come back and leave a comment so we know what you think! (Friend us on facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit the Stumpy Store to help support the show!)

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Liquid plywood #1: My liquid plywood creations

83 days ago by bonitum | 10 comments »

I working with plywood and i would like to show my works.

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Quick 'N Dirty (but not dusty) Performax Mod

87 days ago by kaetamer135 | 5 comments »

I’m new to blogging; forgive my errors.Was thinking about better dust collection for my Performax 16/32 sander. That 2.5 hole was wholly inadequate.Decided to modify the top plastic cover with a 12×4” register box allowing direct connection to 6” ducting. Cut the hole, mounted the box, snipped the short ends to allow them to be bent inside the cover, drilled and screwed those “wings” down, and ran a length of heavy duty duct tape to seal all edges. Incred...

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SHOP ALONG #10: scotty, beam me down a skyhook, please

89 days ago by patron | 49 comments »

.... or even a tractor beam …. and of course he said …. ‘not now we have all the shields upand no power to spareyou are on your own’ oh wellguess i’ll see what i can do myselfthe last blog we were herei fixed the broken trussand then made 2 new ones had to wait for a block and tackle i orderedgot it finally but it had a very thin rope on itso i got some 3/8” line for itanyway here is what i did with it make a 20’ tall ‘mast’...

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Works in Progress #2: Humidor test build - first pics

90 days ago by Jerry | 1 comment »

This is a picture of my first test humidor, obviously it’s a work in progress. I’m using box joints like this for it, and I am using the Freud box joint table saw blade set. I chose some cheap hemlock because I was not sure how well I would do. Aside from some tear out because my table saw jig was set up ( sawn through ) for 3/4” depth of cut, and now for the build I’m using 1/2” wood and depth of cut, it didn’t come out too badly. The tear out problem was...

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