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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Chair Seat Frame Repair

A local upholster phone me up the other day to see if I was interested in repairing a chair for her. 
 The inside frame had some serious woodworm and had broken through in one place as well as all the joints coming loose or snapping.
 I made a complete new frame using beech and dowelled joints at the corners. I'd forgotten how much I hate dowels, doing them by hand is not as easy as you'd think and the fact that the frame is a trapezium made it awkward to line them up. 
Although only a little job you never know what might come from it in the future and as I was always taught growing up - "You never turn work down". Also it's good to work with (and for) other local tradesmen (and women) as you never know when you might require their skills and expertise.

4 comments:

  1. Hey if she throws you a bone every now and then, and it is easy shop work, why not? Might be enough to keep you in beer.

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    1. Like I said I try not to turn much down. Makes for a nice evening in the workshop, although I've always got a list of jobs I'm getting through!

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  2. Sounds like something a little difficult that others might not want to do so you might get a reputation of being the guy who can fix things if the other wood workers can't handle it.So they may start seeking you out in the first place.

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    1. It would be a good thing I think. I don;t seem to get many run of the mill jobs anymore but that's good as it keeps things interesting!

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