Seat Caning Part 1
- One things for sure. You can pull the plastic
cane too hard and it will snap. Some precautions to
take before caning: 1) lightly countersink the holes
on both sides of the seat frame. This is done before
the varnish is applied. The edge of a hole that's not
countersunk does have a sharp edge. It could prematurely saw
thru the plastic cane. <br> 2) Run a drill bit thru
the caning holes when the varnishing stage of the
seat making process is completed. Use a drill bit that
is 1/64" smaller than what the actual hole size is.
After applying several coats, the varnish builds up
inside of the caning holes...kind of like hardening of
the arteries. This build up is usually irregular and
random and may produce more sharp edges. Get rid of it.
> JRsloan wrote:Hey JR!
> Reply: Hard to argue with a guy about armorplate if he never gets a
> ding. Meanwhile, how about a pix of this rig so the rest of us can
> see what we're trying to copy??? JR
So glad to see everybody back! I had almost given up hope.
As regards request for pics, be patient a little bit and I will dig
through old photos and post these later this week.