Friday, January 30, 2009
Sue fabricated a trellis for a friends birthday. It is made of 3/8 round steel except for the whiskers made of 1/4. The supplier had no hot rolled stock so we got cold roll. Much stiffer to bend than the hot roll we wanted. It was overcast this afternoon making excellent lighting for taking pictures.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Part of the original upholstery was glued on to the metal frame of the dinette base. I didn't know how much luck I would have using that method so I made some wood strips and screwed them to the metal frame. Now their was a place to staple fabric to and it would be attached for good. The base already had riser blocks on the bottom.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
The trowel was just the right size to tie a loop of cord through the button eye. The wood washers are the same size as the original press board ones. A hog ring secures the cord after its pulled through the washer. I put some 20 minute epoxy on the knots. The cord is 8 lb synthetic from Walmart. It's so slippery I didn't think it would stay tied. I cut the original seat face out and glued it on the bottom of the new foam to protect the foam. As a bonus it already had the holes for the button cord.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Foam for the GMC dinette seat backrest. The buttons need to have some relief so they will be below the level of the fabric. The original holes were the same size as the OD of 1" pipe so I made a cutter on the lathe. It worked OK to cut the holes with a hammer and wood under the foam. An electric knife works good for trimming foam.