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Old 12-18-2019, 08:00 AM
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The foam on top of the cushion was trimmed level using an electric carving knife and a ruler for a guide.



The same precess was used for the cushion.

You can see where I have used the electric knife and a cheese grater to shape the foam on the cushion so it tapers in the back.





I know this looks crude but I think you will see it come together once we have the finalized shape to work with. I still have the other back rest to do and I will be ready to finalize that shape.

John

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Hey John,

I realize "Long" is a fairly common name but I've got to ask: when I was growing up outside Springfield MA I had a neighbor named John Long who would be the same age as you. You don't hail from that part of the country do you?
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Hey John,

I realize "Long" is a fairly common name but I've got to ask: when I was growing up outside Springfield MA I had a neighbor named John Long who would be the same age as you. You don't hail from that part of the country do you?
No, but I have a brother in Winthrop!

Actually, my dad was an only child from Washington, Indiana and his dad left when he was nine. I have no knowledge of any of the Long's in my family other the 3 brothers.

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The foam on top of the cushion was trimmed level using an electric carving knife and a ruler for a guide.



The same precess was used for the cushion.

You can see where I have used the electric knife and a cheese grater to shape the foam on the cushion so it tapers in the back.





I know this looks crude but I think you will see it come together once we have the finalized shape to work with. I still have the other back rest to do and I will be ready to finalize that shape.

John



Good stuff.
Was there more than one pic in this post?
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The foam on top of the cushion was trimmed level using an electric carving knife and a ruler for a guide.



The same precess was used for the cushion.

You can see where I have used the electric knife and a cheese grater to shape the foam on the cushion so it tapers in the back.





I know this looks crude but I think you will see it come together once we have the finalized shape to work with. I still have the other back rest to do and I will be ready to finalize that shape.

John
...no pics anymore. What did you do now ??
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John, all the pictures in the whole thread have disappeared. Did you do something or is it just flaky on the board? We NEED to get our fix on what you are doing.
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He probably doesn't have his subscription to Photobucket on auto renew...
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He probably doesn't have his subscription to Photobucket on auto renew...
I think Photobucket has crashed. I can not even log into their web site, much less my account.

I did get the other seat spring covered with burlap and denim today but that was it.

This picture is posted from my Ipad. Not Photobucket.

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Here are a couple of pictures of the process to get it ready for foam.

I have always used Photobucket because my old Ipad would only post one picture at a time. That problem seams to be fixed with my new Ipad.

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I have the cushion ready.
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I think you plugged photobucket's server, maybe it needs watered.


Hoping pictures return, I can't read.
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I think Photobucket has crashed. I can not even log into their web site, much less my account.
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Yep, they have a notice on facebook that they are down and working on it.
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Yep, they have a notice on facebook that they are down and working on it.
Cool. Thanks for the update.

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I have the cushion ready.

What am I looking at here? A thin piece of foam over the springs?
Or does it get the same burlap/denim? treatment first?



Nice....and.....slow.......for us slooooooowwwww......guys...please.....
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What am I looking at here? A thin piece of foam over the springs?
Or does it get the same burlap/denim? treatment first?



Nice....and.....slow.......for us slooooooowwwww......guys...please.....
Lol, That first layer is burlap. It protects the foam from the springs. You can use any heavy material. I have seen heavy upholstery or even scrap vinyl used.

The second layer is some denim material I used. The foam then glues to the denim. The nice thing about using the denim or muslin, is, you can pull the springs down evenly all the way around so the final outcome will be nice and square. (even) You don't want one backrest to be 1/2 thicker than the other.

For me as a hobbyist, it is easier to have a good uniform seat to make my patterns from than to have to correct irregularities with the cover itself. A good experienced trimmer would compensate for irregularities as he went and sew his cover evenly so it would pull the springs down, making them equal, when he installed it.

I need good patterns and a good base to make them from.

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