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Old 03-04-2009, 09:58 AM
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We had this vintage Lazy Boy recliner which my wife's aunt bought nearly 50 years ago and handed on to us when she died. It was not only special to us for that reason, but we really liked it because it was so much smaller and better made than today's overstuffed recliners. So we asked Dan TwoLakes to apply his great talents to the chair and a few yards of ultra leather type upholstery. We couldn't be happier with the results. He basically rebuilt the entire chair from the ground up. And it is now ready for the next 50 years of use.

Here's a couple of shots of what I delivered to Dan. Pretty sorry looking.





And here's that same recliner after I picked it up from Dan this morning.





And the "money shot"...pointed toward the TV and ready for a snooze.



After seeing this work I can't wait to get the paint on my sedan/delivery so he can start on that interior.

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Old 03-04-2009, 10:39 AM
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WoW! What a transformation!

Looks like a Bauhaus recliner! I am not a big fan of those newer overstuffed recliners either, I even toyed with the idea of a Nascar Aluminum seat done in infinite density foam but never found a good swivel and tilt mechanism for the base so I sold the seat. I might just look for one of those vintage chairs now and have it recovered just like that. Damn I'm jealous!

Nice job Dan.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:20 AM
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Wow is all I can say about that man :
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Outstanding work Dan! That is pure talent at it's finest. Spectacular!!!



In a while, Chet.
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This is pretty cool. In the process of rebuilding the seat and springs, Dan found this tag stapled to the underside of the chair frame. It shows the chair was originally built in 1966 and, more importantly to us, it has the customer it was built for (Dorothy's aunt, Marie Schmidt), noted in the lower right hand section of the tag. Now that the chair is finished, we are reinstalling the tag along with another one noting that the chair was rebuilt by Dan in 2009.



BTW, did a little relaxin' in the chair last night...and it is snooze worthy.

One other small side note. The ultra leather type material on the chair (company is called Magnificent) is the same as what Dan will be putting in the sedan/delivery...just a different color.
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Why did you change the color of the covering?

Dan needs to move closer to me so I can get my coupe done this summer. Very nice work.
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Dan needs to move closer to me so I can get my coupe done this summer.
Them's fight'n words. Dan TwoLakes is considered a National Treasure around these parts. You might be starting WWIII if you try to tempt him with free agency and a move to sunny CA.

And speaking of sunny CA, you should know that Dan prefers the frigid cold and outdoor sports of northern WI. Here's a shot of him ice fishing last week. Caught himself a nice Large Mouth Yamaha.



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Dang thats a fine fish, definetly a keeper!

Check out the mottling on the nose...beautiful.
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Now I know why there's no green furniture, it's saved for you all's boots!

How (why) in the world do you fish a Yamaha out of the ice in the middle of winter?

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We have some folks here that want Ca. to secede from the rest of the country, a civil war....interesting....
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Dang thats a fine fish, definetly a keeper!
Actually, because of the bag limit here in Wisconsin, Dan had to throw that one back. But he did keep THIS one. Caught it with a wax worm the size of a pig.

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...How (why) in the world do you fish a Yamaha out of the ice in the middle of winter?...
The "how" is fairly simple. They send a diver down to attach a line and then either pull it up and out with a helicopter (or crane if it is close enough to shore) or they place supports on the ice and pull it up with a pretty stout 4WD vehicle. I've also heard of a diver going down and attaching a flotation device and then inflating it to bring the vehicle to the surface...but I've never seen that actually done.

The "why" is also fairly simple. The Department of Natural Resources is pretty adamant about getting all that gas and oil out of the lake pronto. I think there are some pretty hefty fines if you dump one and leave it until spring. Also, it's actually easier to get them out when there is thick ice rather than trying to do it when the lake is thawed. You can actually use the ice to your advantage in getting them out.
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I had to do that one time for a guy.He lost his out board motor.I made a hook,And three days later we went back to try to hook it.First throw,I hooked it.Talk about luck.
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The "how" is fairly simple. They send a diver down to attach a line and then either pull it up and out with a helicopter (or crane if it is close enough to shore) or they place supports on the ice and pull it up with a pretty stout 4WD vehicle. I've also heard of a diver going down and attaching a flotation device and then inflating it to bring the vehicle to the surface...but I've never seen that actually done.

The "why" is also fairly simple. The Department of Natural Resources is pretty adamant about getting all that gas and oil out of the lake pronto. I think there are some pretty hefty fines if you dump one and leave it until spring. Also, it's actually easier to get them out when there is thick ice rather than trying to do it when the lake is thawed. You can actually use the ice to your advantage in getting them out.
I understand that part...

Dewey, I think you're messing with the little bit of mind I have left...

So this guy is riding his Yamaha across the frozen tundra in Wisconsin in Feb. and decides to take a shortcut across the lake or goes off the road or something like that? In other words, why is the bike in the lake at this time of year? If it's below 60-65* I don't ride mine much, if at all...

Oh crap, After looking at the pics again, now I feel really stupid, it's a Yamaha snowmobile...I did not know Yamaha made snowmobiles! I have an excuse, I live in sunny Cal!

Where do you guys buy the cool boots?
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...I did not know Yamaha made snowmobiles! I have an excuse, I live in sunny Cal! Where do you guys buy the cool boots?
Here's Yamaha's snowmobile web site ...so you can go buy a new toy to prowl the CA highways and get a few people scratching their heads.

Truth be told, I'm not certain what brand of snowmobile that is in the picture. I just used Yamaha because it sounded funnier than Large Mouth Artic Cat or Large Mouth Polaris.

Regarding the boots...those green things are actually being worn by a bunch of Russians who are in those pictures. Most all the locals around here wear Sorels, like this. Didn't you have a pair back in Mn.?

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Nope, in Minn. I wore Red Wing work boots, made in Minn. Or tennis shoes or greaser boots to school, cuz I was so dang cool I had to keeep my feet cool too..
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