lightweightladylefty

lightweightladylefty

lightweightladylefty

809 posts, 16 followers and following 3
Apr 2014    sunny central Wisconsin

Morris chair restoration #5: Assembly: I might be considered square, but this chair certainly wasn’t.

Absolutely nothing was even close to square. The left side of the front rail was ¼” taller than the right side. The legs (front and back) were not square to the frame. You can see that the cushion frame is crooked as it attaches to the...

Morris chair restoration #4: The seat cushion

The seat cushion was really delightful. A couple of separate foam cushions had been added to the chair to make it usable when I was a child, but this is how it looked now. It’s hard to imagine anyone could sit on this with the padding...

Morris chair restoration #3: The back cushion

I removed the mid-20th-century gray marble vinyl to reveal more of the chair’s history. The top cushion’s original upholstery which was under the gray marble vinyl appeared to be an early attempt at Naugahyde – almost like a painted coating...

Morris chair restoration #2: The frame

The wooden frame was much worse than I had realized. Boards had been nailed to the bottom to keep the springs from falling through. The burlap was recycled from a Burlington, Wisconsin Murphy Products feed sack which still had a portion of the...

Morris chair restoration #1: I may have bit off more than I can chew

Disclaimer: Please be aware that just because I have documented this journey does not mean that I have a clue about what I’m doing. Note: The chair is now finished but I decided to document my journey in a blog rather than posting all these...

RECALLS #19: Porter Cable table saw fire hazard

Porter Cable Table Saws Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Made by Chang Type Recall Date: July 24, 2019 Recall Number: 19-172 Recall Summary Name of product: Porter-Cable 10” Table Saws Hazard: The motor can...

RECALLS #18: Harbor Freight Recalls Rechargeable Flashlights

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Due to Overheating and Burn Hazards Recall Date: February 27, 2019 Recall Number: 19-073 Recall Summary Name of product: 80 Lumen 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Hazard: The...

RECALLS #17: Harbor Freight Propane Torch recall

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches Due to Burn Hazard Recall Date: February 27, 2019 Recall Number: 19-074 Recall Summary Name of Product: Greenwood propane torches Hazard: The trigger on the torches that engages the flame can...

RECALLS #16: DeWALT Recalls Drills Due to Shock Hazard

Recall Date: February 5, 2019 Recall Number: 19-059 Recall Summary Name of Product: DEWALT DWD110 and DWD112 drills Hazard: The drill’s wiring can contact internal moving parts, posing a shock hazard. Remedy: Repair Consumers should...

RECALLS #15: Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems

Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems Due to Laceration Hazard: Recall Date: December 11, 2018 Recall Number: 19-045 Recall Summary Name of Product: Quick change jaw chuck systems Hazard: The jaws can loosen from...