Spitting Tacks – 360w360 E.202

Upholsterers doing things completely by hand are often found spitting tacks.In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking the 360 guys once again talk with Mike Mascelli. In the conversation they hit on the subject of spitting tacks and the nuclear weapon of upholstery.

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Spitting tacks

In America, prior to World War II, upholsterers worked primary hand and mouth using a method called, “spitting tacks.” Essentially, the the upholsterer started with a handful of tacks stuffed into his mouth, which allowed him to work with speed and accuracy. Find out what upholsterer, Michael Mascelli, feels is the nuclear weapon of the industry.

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