中原宣孝 なかはらのぶたか
Nakahara Nobutaka
BENCH SEAT REUPHOLSTERY
2022年 07月 27日 (水) 10:37 | 編集
I decided to reupholster the seat of my shelter cat NIJI's favourite bench.

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This time I have prepared waterproof fabric.
It is staked out with a gun-tucker.

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Treat corners as shown above.

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In addition, the backing fabric was replaced.
I don't like the commonly used non-woven fabrics because they are too weak, so I cut and use rolled canvas for oil paintings.
There is no need to fold back the edges as with normal fabric.
The reupholstery is completed when the fabric is fastened with a gun-tacker.

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The bench is completed by fixing it to the body of the bench with metal fittings.

These are images of NIJI using that bench.

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FRAME FOR CAT SCRATCHER
2022年 07月 11日 (月) 18:55 | 編集
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It has been 1 year and 9 months since we welcomed our shelter cat, NIJI.
The frame of the readymade nail scratcher is thin and weak, so I decided to make a proper frame for him.

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I have prepared the materials.
This time, metal nails and screws will not be used in the production process.

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He sometimes lies down on it.
To make it comfortable and relaxing for him, I will process it so that it gently slopes higher on the outside.

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I cut the slopes with an electric thread sawing machine and prepare them with a planer and sander.

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I used ratcheting belt clamp for gluing the four corners.

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I glued the bottom board and provided dowels to reinforce the four corners.
Those dowels are available in two different lengths to correspond to the depth of the gluing points.

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I made the pre-drilled holes and hammered four of them into each corner in a non-interfering position.

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Completion.
I painted it in 'Tinted Rose' because it is close to the color of the living room flooring.

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Reverse side.

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The nail scratcher fit neatly into the frame.

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Will he like it, I wonder.

Some views a few days later.
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DRYER NOZZLE
2022年 05月 05日 (木) 13:49 | 編集
I modified the nozzle part according to my family's opinion that the nozzle of the dryer is not necessary because it should dry quickly.

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The tools I used to modify it.
At the top of the image is abrasive paste.
Used for finishing with water resistant sandpaper.

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WITH UKRAINE
2022年 03月 02日 (水) 18:46 | 編集
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I don't allow the war of aggression.
We stand with Ukraine!

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CAT DOOR
2022年 03月 01日 (火) 18:39 | 編集
I decided to create a door between my private space and my art school space for the protected cat (Niji) that we welcomed as our family in October 2020.

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The door and outer frame are made of 18mm MDF (Medium density fiberboard) processed with a band saw.

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I glued the base material to make the wall of the passage to the back of the arched frame.

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I painted the doors in rose orange, the outer frame in off-white, and the floorboards in natural wood with matte urethane paint.

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Check the position of the pillar in the wall with the back wall detector, make a hole with the forstner bit, and cut it out in an arch shape with a jigsaw.

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I opened one side.

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I cut out the other side in the same way.

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I cut out the interfering part of the four pieces of wood to secure the inner wall of the passage.

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The processing of the wall is finished.

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I glued the floorboards, attached the outer frame to the wall and fixed it with screws from the back side.

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I made a side wall inside the passage.

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Three sheets of 1 mm thick cardboard were piled up on the wall of the passage, and finally wallpaper was applied to finish it.

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It looks like it was seen from the side with the door.

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I prepared a door lock fitting (push latch / made by Sugatsune Industries).

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The state that the latch is opened.
Because the side wall inside the passage is recessed a few millimeters from the outer frame, It is necessary to adjust the position with the striker on the door side.

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I prepared a 3mm thick low foam PVC board (FOREX / manufactured by Akurisandē).
It's easy enough to cut with a cutter, but it's strong enough.

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Processed according to the shape of the catcher of the latch.

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Put the catcher on it like this.

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It looks like a push latch is attached.

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These are brass fittings for attaching the door.
Antic Brass (Ryugasaki City, Ibaraki Prefecture) has a wide variety of these metal fittings.
In between is a knob.
I chose one that looks like an old doorknob.
Pressing the knob while the door is open closes the push latch catcher and locks the door.
Press it again to open the catcher of the push latch, unlock it and open the door.
It is a mechanism that cannot be opened from the opposite side (private space side) when locked.

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It is completed.

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