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Blind caning instruction tag1023, Mon Nov 8, 2010 10:09am
I am interested in detail instructions about blind caning. Help!
  • chair caning burr removal dlertinney, Sat Dec 16 11:35am
    how to remove small burrs from new caning job.
  • chair caning a curved back Anonymous, Tue Dec 12 11:06pm
    I am used to caning chairs which have a flat seat. Now I have a rocking chair with a caned, curved back; meaning both vertical and horizontal members of the chair back are curved. For a flat seat I am used to tightening the cane tension as I do it. But how do I get the right tension on the chair back that has the two... more
  • Thanksgiving Donald Robins, Thu Nov 23 8:43am
    We wish to express to all on this forum that are celebrating Thanksgiving to enjoy the occasion with family and friends and arrive home safely. Donald Robins
    Hello my names Merlin merlin.north, Fri Nov 17 1:54pm
    Hi there, I have come to this forum after some desperate struggles with weaving in Danish cord. I make chairs and stools and have rewoven 4 old danish designer chairs. I'm a young man from England living in Denmark with my girlfriend. I've run some courses in making stools and found teaching to be great fun. I'm just... more
  • Help with Irish pattern! merlin.north, Wed Nov 15 6:44am
    Hi there, I'm just starting out with producing some stools and chairs for market. I'm weaving them in danish cord and weaving is perhaps the wrong word because with the irish pattern you simply wrap round and round. I'm getting it nice and tight and the weave looks nice and flat but when I get to about 3 quarters... more
  • The SeatWeavers' Journal Bonnie Rashleigh - Rick's Wood &, Wed Nov 15 8:14pm
    Members of The SeatWeavers' Guild Inc. - check your email to find the latest issue of The SeatWeavers' Journal. Remember to keep us posted of any great things that happen before the February 2018 issue comes out. Send in any local newspaper write ups or magazine articles - we love to read about fellow seat weavers IN... more
  • Finishing Fiber Rush Lasilla, Mon Oct 16 6:25pm
    I had to laugh as I went through the old posts about Fiber Splint. So many people do not like it. I just finished a seat which was a replacement in 1/2" fiber splint, my first dealings with Fiber Splint. It looks pretty good but it had its challenges. I will post some pictures later. I do wonder what to finish it... more
  • Stuffing very long foot stools brigittegraham48, Tue Oct 17 3:08am
    Hi people, I have a very long foot stool, at least two and a half times longer than it's width. I am reseating it with English Rush. My question is what is the best way to stuff it? The seat I cut off the frame had thin strips of wood, about 2 inches wide included in the stuffing pockets, on the top and underside of... more
  • double caning kerevelpg, Fri Sep 22 10:54am
    I am looking for resources that explain the process of double caning. Can anyone help? Thanks Patrice
  • Screw Blocking hole gsdoby, Wed Jul 26 8:39pm
    I doing a set a lace cane chairs and have run across a problem. The back legs of the chair are fastened to the seat frame with a large wood screw. On 4 of the 6 chairs in the set the one of the screws run one of the holes for the cane. I am wondering how I should deal with this. I wondered if I should treat it like a... more
  • Try a washcloth Robin Starr, Mon Sep 18 11:56am
    I think the best suggestion I've received on this site (among a lot of great suggestions) was to use a steamer to loosen old spline on pre-woven cane. Let me add one additional thought of my own that has saved time. There are cases where once you've removed the bulk of the old spline, there is still of lot of old cane ... more
    barrel back radio cane chair cduehmig1, Sun Sep 10 7:36am
    Hi. So glad I found this- hoping for help. Bought 60's barrel back chair that has a groove along the top but no groove along the bottom. Would like to use paper radio cane webbing but I guess I'd have to staple the bottom? Can I do that? I *think* there is something similar on Emza's example on her 2013 blog. Hard to... more
  • TSWG Newsletter Bonnie Rashleigh - Rick's Wood &, Tue Aug 15 8:23pm
    Forum Members - Check your email for the latest issue of The SeatWeavers' Journal. If there is not one there and you think there should be - please contact me. Also check to make sure you have paid your dues - the Guild Membership year runs July to June, so your membership may have expired. Always looking for items of ... more
    How did you get started in the chair caning business? The Wicker Woman, Fri Mar 7, 2014 8:10am
    How did ya'll get into this wonderful craft/business of chair caning, anyway? Please post your story. Most of you already know my entry into the field, but I'll post it again here anyway for those of you that don't. I got into this chair caning business when my first born was just a few months old, in 1975. My... more
  • Identify manufacturer The Seat DoKtor, Dick Knotts, Thu Jul 27 9:42am
    Anyone know this chair manufacturer? Photos at: http://s36.photobucket.com/user/seatdok/library/?view=recent Customer has four of a five chair set.
    missing corner holes ediezalas, Wed Jul 26 4:38pm
    I have just received a crib to cane, the area to be caned is about 15"x30" There aren't any corner holes, how do I handle this situation? It's a new problem for me. It seems with every project comes new problems, or, I mean challenges.
    Rattan project, can you staple sheets? chemacailletbois, Tue Jul 11 2:49pm
    Hello, I'm renovating two counter-height rattan chairs, they were originally wrapped with hard, scratchy sinew but I'd like to cane them instead. https://goo.gl/photos/rdbdytab9d2iAoxg6 https://goo.gl/photos/RtwVbaHWCbw6kU6c7 Can I wrap cane sheet around the rattan and use tons of staples on the inner side of the... more
  • Help lrobertson13, Fri Jun 23 8:44am
    I bought a chair and rocker from an estate sale in the hope that I could redo the seats. The peg holes on the rail are throwing me off. Any help in figuring out how this might have been done or suggestions on how best to move forward would be greatly appreciated. https://s26.postimg.org/es90kej15/image.jpg... more
  • Hi All Please forgive if this is a common question from newbies (I did search but could not find anything on this) I have some old chairs to re-cane and have studied the 7 step method in written and video format. I think I can learn how to master the craft of cane weaving and have 5 chairs to practice on! The chairs I ... more


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