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General Discussion / Re: Friday funny
« on: March 16, 2018, 09:07:12 PM »
Thanks for the chuckle.

I have a set of hypodermic needles that are used for gluing leg joints. You drill a hole into the joint and then use a needle to insect glue into the joint. All this without taking the joint apart.

I don't use this much because it's more like guess work than actually taking the joint apart, cleaning it, and re gluing.

Have you ever using these needles with the vinegar? I wonder if drilling a hole and injecting vinegar into the joint would speed things up?


Another topic with furniture legs is being able to remove skirts.

I've had a lot of chairs and sofas where the customer wanted the skirts removed. Making the feet look great now that they are exposed or replacing the feet with new ones gives this option to the customer.


General Discussion / Re: Marshel Spring Unit Cushions
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:20:56 PM »
I hope this has some info that you can use.


I've only done two rebuilds and the suction on my vacuum worked well.


General Discussion / Re: Back Splash
« on: February 27, 2018, 11:03:31 PM »
Oh the joy of scraping off old Gorilla Glue! LOL

General Discussion / Friday funny
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:21:24 PM »
Earlier this week I finally made a holster for my scissors. It fits on my belt and I have my scissors by my side all the time. I wish I had done this years ago.

Today I'm standing by my cutting table trying to remember where I put my scissors. I could not figure out where I left them. I know I used them to cut a string on a sofa I just finished. But where did I put them.

OH! Maybe they somehow fell in the garbage can??? And as I went to bend over to look in the garbage can, yes, I found them, snug as a bug in a rug, in my new scissor holster hanging on my belt.


The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Liability Insurance
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:17:01 PM »
State Farm has a nice commercial policy that fits my small business well. I was with Grange Insurance for about 10 years and their prices were up 3 straight years. I went with State Farm.

My lease on my shop requires me to have insurance.

Legal fees in a law suit can be a major expense and it's good to know that insurance will cover that, especially with so many nuisance and frivolous law suits.


I emailed this video to folks I talk to about stocks.

It's a joke in that being in ETFs I rarely look at the stock market.



General Discussion / Re: Ziggers
« on: December 22, 2017, 09:11:03 PM »
"Downgrading a seat to ziggers is like taking a Cadillac (older one) and putting a VW engine it it."

Back when I was a teenager working at my first job, there was a guy who worked that that who had a Porsche that he put a VW engine in it. He got it with a blown engine and wrecked body. He fixed the body and put in the VW engine.

I can still see and hear that Porsche accelerating going down the alley behind the building. That was the weirdest thing.


General Discussion / Re: Double welt cord with leather
« on: December 22, 2017, 09:05:01 PM »
I made my double welt cord out of ostrage hide today.

I used a belt sander to thin out the leather. I took your advise and made several passes. I did not have extra leather so any burn through holes would have done me in.

It was much easier to handle being thinner.

I was afraid to get it wet because I had to deliver it today and i was not sure if the wetness would mess up the gluing onto the chair.


General Discussion / Re: Ziggers
« on: December 21, 2017, 09:26:54 PM »
I got interested so I did some googling - not to be confused with canoodling.

No Sag springs were introduced in furniture in 1934.



General Discussion / Re: Ottoman
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:44:06 PM »
65buick: I don't use synthetic burlap. If I want to put support on something like an ottoman I'll use jute webbing. Factories like it because it's fast and takes no skill to staple down.

It seems to me that it will start to sag sooner than later.


General Discussion / Re: Ottoman
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:40:02 PM »
sofad: that's a great idea. Thanks.


General Discussion / Re: Mohair diamond tufting
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:38:09 PM »
It depends on what it is you are tufting and how deep the tufting holes are.

If there is old fabric that you will be taking off, you can use that as a pattern.

There are a few videos on youtube that show how to do tufting. I found them helpful many moons ago.

I've never tufted with mohair.


General Discussion / Re: Ottoman
« on: December 18, 2017, 08:30:20 PM »
Cutting through the synthetic burlap hopefully takes you to the zipper. I think I would cut the synthetic burlap in the center just enough to see the zipper. If I can see the zipper, which almost always goes diagonal, I would then cut the synthetic burlap on the same diagonal.

There may be cotton or poly batting between the zipper and the synthetic burlap. I would do the same thing with this. Cut a hole near the center to see the zipper and then cut the padding and synthetic zipper on a matching diagonal.

If you have the cambric off, taking the entire casing off is just a matter of removing the staples from around the bottom edge. As well as the welt cord if that is any.

I would stitch the synthetic burlap with thread when done. I may even staple some jute webbing up against the synthetic burlap in case someone using the ottoman for a stool and steps on it.


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