07-21-2020, 12:20 PM
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This is what the barberchair looked like when I purchased it. You can see the rust on the bright work and you can see the duct tape covering the cracked seat. 

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 07-21-2020, 12:22 PM
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(07-21-2020, 12:20 PM)Sixgun_Symphony Wrote: My friend Chris and I disassembled the barberchair for reupholstering and to clean the rust off of the brightwork.

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 07-21-2020, 12:23 PM
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 07-21-2020, 12:24 PM
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(07-21-2020, 12:23 PM)Sixgun_Symphony Wrote: You can see all the parts that need cleaning up. 

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 07-21-2020, 12:26 PM
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(07-21-2020, 12:24 PM)Sixgun_Symphony Wrote: Gotta clean up the hydraulics[Image: E7iBIwh.jpg]S

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 07-21-2020, 12:27 PM
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More work, I had old hydrolic fluid all over the porcelain. ?[Image: aGXsKFy.jpg]

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 07-21-2020, 12:29 PM
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[Image: 1TW3SIP.jpg]All in pieces. The nuts, bolts, gaskets, and other small bits were placed in plastic zip lock bags.

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 07-21-2020, 12:39 PM
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This is what it looks like now. I used hospital grade vinyl so the cushions can be disinfected between clients. I chose a color that looked like oxblood as nothing else looked close to being leather. 

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 07-21-2020, 12:40 PM
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  • chazt
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Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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 07-21-2020, 12:43 PM
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The woman I purchased this antique Koken barberchair from said her now deceased father had salvaged it from a WWII era Liberty Ship that was being scrapped in the 1970s. It sat in their basement for about 45 years. Now I got it refurbished and put back to work.
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 07-21-2020, 01:24 PM
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That was a big project, and you did an outstanding job on it.  Thanks for sharing.  I enjoy seeing restored barber chairs.

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 07-21-2020, 02:23 PM
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You did a great job. You are a handy man. 

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 07-21-2020, 06:08 PM
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  • SCOV
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Impressive work

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 07-21-2020, 06:47 PM
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Wonderful work and the chair looks superb!

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 07-21-2020, 10:44 PM
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  • motto
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Very nice chair. You did a fantastic job.

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 07-22-2020, 05:38 AM
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  • RyznRio
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A great restoration. The chair will make anyone sitting in it feel like a King or Queen.

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 07-22-2020, 06:03 AM
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(07-21-2020, 10:44 PM)motto Wrote: Very nice chair. You did a fantastic job.


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 07-22-2020, 07:27 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Very nice!

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 07-22-2020, 10:36 AM
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  • Sully
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Awesome work!

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 07-22-2020, 01:56 PM
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  • garyg
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Looks like a chair in my old barber shop - he probably had one older than yours!  Nice work!

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