Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Still too hot. But got another greeblie.

It's still in the upper 90's and low 100's.  Too hot to work in the garage.  Not enough scratch to buy the materials to finish the upholstery.  I did how ever just find this little gem in my mailbox.  My thanks to Bruce for making it for me!

The switches and black frame are made from colored resins.  The castings are perfect!  No bubbles, great colors, the only thing I need to do is clean up the bottoms of the switches and frame and secure it all together.  The switches are non functioning dummies, but man they look good!

The electronics I plan to install will be controlled by the push buttons mounted on the arm control panel opposite these switches.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Man it's hot - almost ready

After 16 consecutive days of over 90 degree weather (many well over 100, one day last weekend the thermometer at the house read 108!) it has finally started cooling down.  I will get the garage straitened up and will get back to the chair.

Next on the list is the walnut arm rests, then foam and upholstering.  Though I will be skinning a lot of it in HIPS, there's still going to be plenty of puttying and sanding.  I got a good lead on some great sandable putty (I've never looked past bondo before) called Evercoat Metal Glaze 100416 sanding putty.  thanks to Steve Neil's mentioning of it during his youtube video.  It's pricy but this chair is definitely worth it.

*corrected post from mahogany arm rests to walnut armrests 7-12-12 and corrected some spelling mistakes*