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Old 03-30-2005, 04:44 PM
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Default Homemade bolsters

I wanted new bolsters for my 10 Meter Fountain but didn't want to pay the long dollar. So, I taught myself to sew. I made these from scratch. New frame, hardware, etc. based on my own design. It probably won't put McCleod out of business, but not bad for a first timer. Some trim work needs to be finnished, but what do you think?
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Old 03-30-2005, 04:59 PM
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Wow man, great job for a first attempt! I think they look good.
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Not bad at all.... I think you have the right idea...
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One suggestion.... ditch those bent aluminum supports... my Baja had those when I bought it and they both broke within about 2-3 seasons.... broke at the front hole on the base... split like a cheeleader!! I had some new ones made at a welding shop out of stainless tubing that they had laying around as "scrap" and were actually quite cheap (don't remember exactly) and 100 X stronger than the original ones. With two people leaning on those supports, I think it's only a matter of time till they have an issue... tied into the gunwhale or not, and mine were, they both broke.

Other than that, I think you did a great job for a first attempt. How long did it take you to complete, start to finish??? Don't include the sewing lessons!! LOL!!
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great job, I can't even sew buttons, one question though, is it just me or do those arm rests look like they are on steriods sorry you asked

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Old 03-30-2005, 07:54 PM
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Every one has to start some where, nice job.
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Old 03-30-2005, 08:10 PM
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Looks great! Have you done the back bench of the fountain or is that in pretty good condition??

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Could you have picked a harder shape to sew!!!! Damn dude that is putting it out there. I know I could not have done that.

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Looks great for your first project... I wouldn't even begin to attempt something like that...
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That looks great
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