Chair repair

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Project by ralbuck posted 01-19-2020 01:45 AM 419 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My recliner had the covering by the cup holder going bad on the right side.

Sorry, I tried about 4 times to get two pictures, but can only seem to load one.
Anyway it has a slight tear just to the front. I had tried the super glue route—split right back open—not large just annoying.

Started thinking bout hw to fix it. Decided to just add accents. Picture is one of them. Same on the other arm too.

I do not know the wood species, relatively hard though. Using the hole saw, and the scrollsaw. Then some sanding.

The torch said it wanted to play a little too. Besides the wood was a little to light of color anyway.

Sanded to smooth with 320 on the ros.. Then several quick coats of walnut oil. Lightly rounded edges on the router table.

Works so well it is not even attached to the chair. The cup holders hold then in place nicely.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#1 posted 01-19-2020 01:58 AM

Mighty fine, a very innovative approach, worked like a charm, comgratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 01-19-2020 05:48 AM

Nice work on the repair.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 01-19-2020 06:24 AM

The thing I like regarding repairs like yours is oportunity to think and come up with variuos solutions to solve certain problems. Good work buddy!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-19-2020 09:31 AM

Good solution Ralph….Perfect result!!!

well done!!!


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#5 posted 01-19-2020 04:23 PM

Will it hold a beer? If so, PERFECT!

Well done repair!

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#6 posted 01-19-2020 10:39 PM

Good work Ralbuck. Try reducing the size of your pics to no more than 850 pixels.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 01-22-2020 04:54 PM

Good way to fix it permanently and you got to add your touch to it , also!!

Cheers, JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 02-02-2020 10:30 AM

Got to love someone who makes the effort to repair things these days – Well done!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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