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Morris Chair build ala. Wood Mag. plans #15: Prepping cushions

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 06-22-2019 11:12 PM 592 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Cutting up leather Part 15 of Morris Chair build ala. Wood Mag. plans series Part 16: Seat leather vents »

Routed foam edges.

Applied Dacron batting with spray glue.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam



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Jerry

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#1 posted 06-23-2019 12:25 AM

Damned Clever Matt!! I never would have thought of that.

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#2 posted 06-23-2019 04:22 AM

Matt,

What size roundover bit is that? I usually just shape the foam with an electric knife, but I’m in the midst of restoring a turn-of-the-last-century Morris chair and could use your trick. It looks much easier and more uniform than the electric knife method. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

P.S. Is that a treadle sewing machine you use? I thought I was the only one still using one of those!

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#3 posted 06-23-2019 07:19 PM


Damned Clever Matt!! I never would have thought of that.
- Jerry

I wish I could take credit for it, but it’s a commonly used technique in the foam fab shop where I work. We use it to round off the bottom edges of custom foam inserts that go into Pelican cases.


What size roundover bit is that?

P.S. Is that a treadle sewing machine you use? I thought I was the only one still using one of those!
- lightweightladylefty

It’s a big bit…. 1.5” radius. Too big for the hole in my router table plate, so I had to let the bit stand proud of the table top and build up the surface with cardboard to get it flush. This foam (LX35) has a very rubbery feel to it and would not slide at all. So I used large sheets of paper as a slip sheet and let the router chew the paper up with the foam. Between the shop vac and DC there was almost no mess… until I flipped over the block and forgot to turn the shop vac back on. now there’s a mess.

Check my earlier posts for more info on the Singer 66. My lovely wife threatened me with bodily harm if I used her nice sewing machine for leather, so I rehabbed the old treadle machine that I’ve been using as a night stand for 20 years and converted it to electric power. It’s mostly working out well. It can handle 4 thicknesses of leather well enough. But it’s giving me fits in the few spots where I have to go 6 thicknesses (splices on the piping). It’s not a power issue, its got something to do with the foot clearance and timing of the shuttle.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#4 posted 06-23-2019 07:48 PM

Keep at it Matt. You’ll figure it out. A grand is outrageous.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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