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General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:10:11 PM »
For me FB is the pita. As SteveA said, motormouths.

And, most people I've talked to are over FB for a variety of reasons.

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:12:05 PM »

I have 4 of these. This is the first. This vinyl is the best grade, for schoolbuses etc. the lady at the shop said.

Overall I think it turned out pretty well. the improvement would be the curve at the front/boxing. That was tricky to sew. I tried pulling the vinyl different directions and making sure it was warm. But still it kind of puckered/bulged.

Only thing I can think of is maybe loosen the curve a bit, so it's a more relaxed arc.

I used 3" HR foam. So I think the owner will be quite happy with these. Originally the foam was o.k., but the vinyl was cheap and it cracked.

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 08, 2018, 05:49:38 PM »
Coming together. Paul mentioned once that most stretch of vinyl is across the roll.
With this is mind, does it make sense to orient the stretch across the seat , or front to back?

I did my first one front to back.

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:44:54 PM »
Found plastic film under the vinyl. Think that was to help round the edges of the foam, or to prevent liquids from getting into the foam?
Or both?

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Competent
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:10:23 PM »
We will have to start a thread called "Silly mistakes" and hope no customers ever see them.

That is a good idea. I really doubt any customer comes here. Even if they did, it shows that you care enough about what you do to critique it.

I think the economy is in good shape too. We were overdue for a correction. It shouldn't be ignored, but people certainly shouldn't panic and start selling everything they have. Go long. It always comes back to where it was. Even if you sell and buy, you create a whole bunch of anxiety and probably won't really gain anything.

General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:11:22 PM »
Thank you Steve - I appreciate that.
I needed to step back, take a deep breath. Wake up with the right mind and not try to rush things.

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:53:05 PM »
Thanks Paul.

At this point in time, Naugahyde is a brand, rather than a group on vinyl, is that correct?
There are many competitors, each with their own name. It is about comparing and contrasting the various manufacturers.

As with many things, just only time will tell.


General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: January 31, 2018, 08:13:43 PM »
What sort of specs do people look for when selecting a vinyl or contract fabric? As I read about it, I am understanding that double-rub ratings aren't necessarily everything.

I think manufacturers have gotten past their problems with peeling vinyl, but I just need to be sure.

General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: January 31, 2018, 02:13:59 PM »
Yes, Steve. I'm working on being more patient.

I finished the decking today. http://gdurl.com/AgUu

Moving on to the IB and arms.

General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:23:21 PM »
Probably old news for most of you: got the walking foot sewing velvet just fine after reducing tension all the way and using a new needle.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Ground Breaking Soon
« on: January 29, 2018, 05:19:44 PM »
I have become conscious of the staple gun issue too. I have a permit that was allowed, maybe because I'm unincorporated county. Still a bad idea to annoy the neighbors though. Residential neighborhood.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Ground Breaking Soon
« on: January 28, 2018, 03:53:01 PM »
Hey Kody everything looks great. Like how you mounted rolls on the brackets. I bet that is handy.

Like the retro cabinet too. Complete with paw magnet.

I bet it was a long process but now you can enjoy the fruit of your labor.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Competent
« on: January 28, 2018, 03:45:52 PM »
Anyone willing to share their silly mistakes?

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Competent
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:49:13 PM »
Just looking for a gauge as to when you stop making silly mistakes and progress like someone who knows.

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