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Post  sunnydog on Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:07 pm

started to build my custom seat...got this great Permatex upholstery adhesive, put it on both surfaces, wait 5 min till tacky, then it really bonds shit but good. I'm using Cambodian Tire ground high density foam ground sheet as my seat building material...used it on a dirt bike seat and very pleased with results.



Got a start on her...essential tools are good quality shop scissors (Henckels brand) and a ginsu bread knife (late nite TV purchase)



I ordered a big piece of cowhide I'm waiting for in the mail...hopefully I don't get cornholed by Canada Post...oh well got all winter I guess...
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Post  Dennman on Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:41 pm

I'll be watchin the progress.Never used that spray-on for anything.Been a few times that it would have been easier to use than trying to spread contact cement with a brush.
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Post  ratman on Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:33 pm

I've always used Scotch Super 77 Spray Adhesive.

We are lucky that we have Surplus Herbie's here in town for foam needs - they have a whole area designated to foam of different types and thickness.


Looking good John, who's going to stitch your cowhide?
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Post  sunnydog on Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:02 am

Yes Denn this spray on stuff is literally contact cement...just a lot easier to use in a spray can.

Paul the plan is to try do it myself...I bought an old industrial sewing machine bout 4-5 yrs ago...it can sew up to 1/4” leather.
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Post  sunnydog on Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:47 am

here's the leather, it's pretty heavy duty and thats what I want...cause I'm a hardass bahahahahaha



wow, pic is horribly out of focus...or am I drunk again?

In the end I expect it to ride like this

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Post  Dennman on Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:36 pm

Watcha got there? 8 oz.? That's some thick stuff to sew.I sewed all my heavy leather by hand. I prepunched all the thread holes. Always wanted a commercial cobbler's sewin machine.
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Post  sunnydog on Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:44 pm

I got my machine off ebay, paid about $200 US, it's really sturdy, has walking foot on it, and hand crank if you get into heavy shit you wanna go real slow thru. This leather is just under 1/8" thick, not sure of weight rating....
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Post  Dennman on Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:48 pm

When I did leather work 45 yrs ago ,8 oz. was 1/8" thick.
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Post  sunnydog on Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:54 pm

Dennman wrote:When I did leather work 45 yrs ago ,8 oz. was 1/8" thick.
I love experimenting with stuff like this...and I got a big chunk of leather to practice...
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Post  Dennman on Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:45 pm

I did alot of experimentin in my first years.I was usein 8 oz oak tanned.It's like workin with 1/8" thick panneling only a bit flexible.Goin around corners was interestin. When attachin two pieces together I had to cut Vs in the edge to relieve the folds that occur.
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Post  kootenai on Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:10 pm

its gonna be a gooder..
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Post  kootenai on Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:12 pm

sunnydog wrote:here's the leather, it's pretty heavy duty and thats what I want...cause I'm a hardass bahahahahaha



wow, pic is horribly out of focus...or am I drunk again?

In the end I expect it to ride like this

that's funny as fuck lmao!!
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Post  sunnydog on Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:26 am

got most of my foam work done


Profile is pretty much what I wanted


Try her out on the bike...it’s firm but that’s what I wanted, less sweatin when I ride
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Post  sunnydog on Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:32 am

I’m really liking the look of this seat, only thing I’m gonna add is some foam along sides on top rear level (triangular shapes)


lots of messin around but it’s worth the time for my baby. This pic is from just before final layer foam glued on seat pad...you can see how I was carving on it to shape near tank....that’s all covered now.  Leather has arrived so next step is cutting shapes and preparing to stitch...
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Post  sunnydog on Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:01 pm

arts and crafts with Sunnydog...panels for seat sides


Much better!


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Post  ratman on Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:53 pm

I was gonna say add more foam for lumbar support but you now have that sorted. Looks really good Dog.
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Post  sunnydog on Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:27 pm

Sew, I'm learning how...

Using youtube and some trial and error, I managed to wind my bobbins and thread the machine.
Here are two pieces of 2mm leather I joined together with a hidden stitch and one top stitch



Now I thought I'd tackle a practice piece that resembles my seat...a pillion pad for another bike.
Start with chalk markings on topsheet...something to follow and wipes off real easy

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Post  sunnydog on Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:30 pm

attach foam backing that's got one sticky side...


run stitching along my chalk lines and get that quilted effect...



all for now...next I will sew sides onto this and practice corners...maybe in a week or so I'll tackle the Shovel seat for real.
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Post  Dennman on Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:55 pm

Your test pieces look just fine.That machine of yours handles that leather well.
I think you'll whip up a great lookin seat for the Econo when you're done practisin.
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Post  ratman on Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:02 pm

What is this 2mm you speak of?

Modern measuring for a shovel part - pffftttt

Looks like your practice run turned out A-OK.
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Post  sunnydog on Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:16 pm

ratman wrote:What is this 2mm you speak of?

Modern measuring for a shovel part - pffftttt

Looks like your practice run turned out A-OK.

Get onside here Ratman...your tax dollars at work! Vive lah French cheers
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Post  Big Dave on Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:32 pm

Damn . That looks good John , Im trying to keep myself busy but going nuts , Thanks for the posts

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Post  ratman on Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:03 pm

sunnydog wrote:
ratman wrote:What is this 2mm you speak of?

Modern measuring for a shovel part - pffftttt

Looks like your practice run turned out A-OK.

Get onside here Ratman...your tax dollars at work!  Vive lah French cheers

Were you born yet when Turdo I started to bring in the the metric system to Canada?  1970.....then officially 1975

FTF
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Post  sunnydog on Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:10 pm

Yes I was, I voted in that election, I was 1...I didn't trust that hawknose prick even then...but we were farming folk and from the West, and even though I wanted everyone in Quebec to have more than we did, what else could I do!

here's how the practice piece turned out...
think I might try another to improve technique, but it's given me some ideas on application



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Post  sunnydog on Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:22 am

On to the real deal here...chalked out the seat panels on topsheet.


and then trace/cut out and pasted foam backing on reverse of top sheet, ready to carry on with stitching...wife said it reminded her of me...because I sometimes play music and sing
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Post  ratman on Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:12 pm

Telefunken U-47.....with leather
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Post  sunnydog on Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:23 pm

Yes that’s it...I’m assuming telefunken is Bavarian for “giant black phallus”
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Post  Dennman on Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:51 pm

Hmmm? I thought it looked microphonish.Guess I'm a top to bottom kind of thinker.
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Post  sunnydog on Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:47 pm

Dennman wrote:Hmmm? I thought it looked microphonish.Guess I'm a top to bottom kind of thinker.
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least you and Rat are classy...I am not lmao
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Post  ratman on Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:49 pm

sunnydog wrote:
least you and Rat are classy...I am not lmao

OK then - Yer cock ring is too high........ Wink
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Post  sunnydog on Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:02 pm

I'm going to document this and pull it out...er....use it against...er blackmail...er....!
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Post  Dennman on Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:26 pm

Oh the visual of seein you seated upon that and knowin what's hidin beneath. Shocked
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Post  sunnydog on Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:43 am

It's buried!

I managed to get the whole topsheet and backing quilted together...you may see me at a quilting bee in a town near you!


now comes the hard part...sewing the sides on this thing so I can attach it to the seat...wish me luck
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Post  ratman on Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:26 pm

You sir are multi-talented.  Looks good John.  Good luck cheers

Dog Leatherworks - I can see it now.  Big marquee, neon, giant cock/microphone logo with a chick hanging off it......... Suspect
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Post  Dennman on Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:35 pm

Can't wait to see how the side sewin and attachment to the pan goes.
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Post  sunnydog on Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:21 am

Cut and fitted backing for bottom of seat, to fit once I've riveted cover on seat. A thin cotton textile stuff so seat don’t scratch fender...


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