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Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« on: January 04, 2018, 11:59:41 AM »
Hi,    I'm trying to find someone who can recover a few candlestick cover plates with suede. Anyone on the forum know of someone? Any help is truly appreciated. Thank you, Bill

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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 12:40:22 PM »
There is this topic

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4033.0

but I don't know if Dennis is still providing this service. Send him a PM to see if he still does this work.

And there is this related topic which deals with that restoration

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5424.0

It's not that hard to do once you get the right weight (thickness) material in the color you want. Getting the holes in the right place takes a bit of planning but, then, if you can find an expert, like dencins, to help you, it's easier for you.
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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 01:04:38 PM »
There is a seller on eBay, oldphoneshop that sells the material. Sargeguy may know who it is. I think he sells off ebay so you may get a better price that way. Here is a link to an auction:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/200879571029

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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 01:36:33 PM »
I have bought material from Hobby Lobby and used a sharpened piece of copper tubing to cut the holes and done a good job with those.

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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 06:30:45 PM »
There is a seller on eBay, oldphoneshop that sells the material. Sargeguy may know who it is. I think he sells off ebay so you may get a better price that way. Here is a link to an auction:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/200879571029

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That's from Old Phone Shop--owned by Mark Treutelaar, here in Southeastern Wisconsin (Franklin, near Milwaukee). A very reputable business as far as I'm concerned--I buy far more from them than I do OldPhoneWorks (no offense Matt, the shipping is cheaper and faster when you live a few miles away ;D ).

www.oldphoneshop.com

Yes, definitely go to Dennis, if he's still recovering suede.
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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 07:41:02 PM »
Found this old topic dealing with recovering 302 and 500 leather foot pads

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=822.0

but in this one particular this reply

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=822.msg65217#msg65217

Dennis (dencins) did a nice job of explaining leather thickness since it is sold by weight, in ounces. That part of the above link includes the following, copied here for reference:

"This comes 2 oz to 3 oz thick.  An oz in leather roughly translates to 1/64" so this suede is 2/64" to 3/64" thick.  In decimal that translates to 0.030" to 0.047".  WECo used 2 oz to 2 1/2 oz leather which was 0.030" to 0.040" so it is possible (and likely) that some of the suede will be difficult if not impossible to assemble.  I measure the suede with calipers to find the thickness within the piece that works."

Now, this does refer to 302 and 500 feet, which need a thinner leather so to be tucked under and into the metal feet so I don't know if a thicker or heavier suede was used for the large base plates for D1s and candlesticks. They have a retainer ring to hold the leather in place and I would think if the leather was too thick, getting the ring to stay in place would become an issue.

The price of real leather has increased over the past 5-6 years so I am sure the prices stated in the above links have increased. I am fortunate in that Tandy has a store on the south side of Milwaukee and have found that going into the store and "feeling" the leather and looking at it was best, mail order you never know what will show up. Here are all of the stores in the US and Canada and the Tandy web site link. There may be other sources for real leather, I just never looked with a Tandy in my back yard.

     https://www.tandyleather.com/en/
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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 08:01:04 PM »
I have just gone to thrift stores looking for suede or leather garments.  I've found that skirts offer the largest pieces which are great for candlestick bottom covers and you can pick and choose your thickness.  You may get some raised eyebrows though when shopping in the ladies section.
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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 09:59:26 AM »
Thank you to all who have replied.  :)

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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 01:14:12 PM »
Did anyone find out if Dennis is still doing them?
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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 01:49:44 PM »
Did anyone find out if Dennis is still doing them?

I sent a PM to Dennis yesterday but no reply. I just checked his profile and he hasn't logged on since March 10th of 2017. I don't have an email address so can't ask that way. This is his last post dated July 2016

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16554.msg171302#msg171302

in which he said "I will be recovering foot pads and base plates once we are settled in our new place."
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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 04:24:42 PM »
Dennis' direct email is: dph8745@comcast.net. I just exchanged emails with him a couple of weeks ago. He said he just checks his email periodically, which may explain his delay in answering. He is recovering from what sounds like a serious bout of cancer. He said he recovered some 302 feet recently, albeit slower than he did in the past. He may be willing to recover the base plate when you are able to communicate with him.

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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 10:38:07 AM »
Dennis replied to my PM today saying that he has recovered from his health issues enough to start recovering foot pads and base plates.
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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 06:53:47 AM »
Yes,   I received an email from Dennis with his address and instructions. Thanks again for all of your help.

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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 09:01:10 PM »
Thanks Craig, I thought you had a great idea. My wife went to Goodwill in Auburn CA today & found a full length brown leather skirt for me. The waist is too small for me ;-) so I guess I will use it for phone feet & bottoms. There is a lot of material for recovering phone parts in a long skirt. My wife did a great job shopping for me. women's shopping skills are good for more than just spending lots of money ;-) only $8.00 for the skirt. 
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Re: Need Someone to Recover Candlestick Cover Plates with Suede
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2018, 09:55:28 PM »
Looks good on you. Great buy!
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