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The Upholsterer's Step-by-Step Handbook by Alex Law

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By Alex Law

The Upholsterer's step by step guide unearths the ideas and tips of the upholstery exchange in a simple to appreciate structure. absolutely illustrated all through with informative illustrations and encouraging images, this e-book will help you expectantly create an announcement piece of furnishings in your domestic. persist with a technique-based method of upholstery, from assessing the paintings concerned and estimating your fabrics to making plans your order of operating to get expert effects – regardless of the measurement or scale of the venture. additional details at the layout of chairs and dealing with chair forms allows you to paintings on any version of chair with no proscribing you to express initiatives. extra chapters comprise details on upholstery instruments and fabrics, furnishing materials and trimmings. Sections on easy woodworking strategies and on upkeep and floor finishes make sure that this can be the final word one-stop source for the beginner upholsterer.

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Its flattened eye end is held in the hand and the point is used in a variety of operations, from moving stuffing around during edge stitching to manipulating fabric. It is not uncommon to hear it described as the upholsterer’s best and most versatile tool. ) 6-gauge type. They have also evolved to have solid flattened metal heads or even plastic handles reminiscent of an ice pick. One drawback with the traditional steel regulator is that, like all untreated metal, it can rust. Discovering rust being transferred onto your fabric while using the regulator to manipulate the cover into something like a pleat is distressing, to say the least.

It can take a while to get used to and during long periods of stripping out you may experience a little discomfort until you have acquired the correct technique. 1 Split-headed tack lifter 2 Spade-type staple remover 3 Berry staple remover 4 Osborne staple lifter The Osborne staple lifter is another trademarked tool, the shape of which is exclusive to the manufacturer. This, too, is a steel tool with hardened prongs, but the shaft is similar in shape to the shaft of the spade-type lifter. It has a clear resin handle that is designed to not slip in the hand and is hard enough to take a lifetime of tapping.

Staples The most universally available staple size suitable for upholstery is referred to as 71 series. ) thick. )long. However, some upholsterers prefer the 53 series staples and the guns required to fire them. A 53 series staple is made from thicker wire than the 71 type, which means that it doesn’t shoot through leather and vinyl as readily. Both types of staple are effective but I do think that they lend themselves to different applications. In my opinion, the slim prongs of the 71 series staple are much better for firing into hardwood frames and hard/dense board materials, whereas the 53 series staples are less likely to cut through delicate fabric or vinyl or bite too firmly into foam.

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