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General Discussion / Re: Buying "how to" videos"
« on: June 01, 2019, 09:15:35 AM »
Poking around on Youtube, I've watched a fair amount of "How-To" upholstery videos. Some pretty good, some not so good. Most of them tend to either rapidly gloss right over the tricky parts, or they dwell on the boring mundane parts far too long. I just don't have the attention span to fight through them.


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General Discussion / Re: General Discussion
« on: May 25, 2019, 07:58:28 AM »
For 20 years, I've been hearing about all the manufacturing that went to China coming back here again. I hear about it, but never see anything significant really happening. A few factories will occasionally pop up, but they usually fail (again). 

The tariffs imposed on Chinese imports will only force China to start producing even cheaper, crappier goods than they are now.

American consumers want a new couch for $500. American factory workers don't want to work for a wage that would be conducive to producing a $500 couch. So a void exists. Chinese factories are more than happy to fill that void.

The younger generation does NOT want their furniture to "last a lifetime". They really really don't. Say what you will about our economy today compared to what it was 50 years ago. But for whatever reason, Americans today have WAY more disposable income than they did in the 60's. And they LOVE to dispose of it.

The old "trade only" suppliers continue to dry up, and get replaced by online suppliers that will sell to anyone.

Some see the glass half empty. Some see it half full. Either way, all you have is half a glass.


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A woman asks her husband "What would you like for breakfast? Bacon and eggs? Pancakes?"
The man replied "Sorry, I'm just not very hungry. It's the . I just don't have an appetite".

At lunch, she asks again "How about a sandwich? Or maybe we could order a pizza?"
Again, the husband tells her that the  has suppressed hi appetite.

Later that evening, she says "Well surely you're ready to eat supper. How about steak and potatoes with a big slice of apple pie?"
The husband responds "Sorry, but I'm still not hungry. This  has just totally killed my appetite".

The wife then says "Well would you mind getting off me then? I'm starved!"

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General Discussion / Re: Still Recovering Hide-A-Beds?
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:34:19 AM »
I still do several of them a year. But it's rare that I get a good quality heavy one. Most of the ones I get in are actually lighter than a regular sofa (once the mattress is removed).

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Tommy was in danger of failing his college English class.

He had a big essay due at the end of the week, that would determine whether he passed or failed the course.
His professor suggested that he buy a Thesaurus to help punch up his essay.

He received a big fat F on his essay. His professor asked him why.

Tommy said "I didn't have enough money to buy a good thesaurus, so I bought a cheap one. Not only was it terrible, it was also terrible".

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A man boards a city bus, and takes a seat right next to a woman who is breast feeding her baby.

The baby is being extremely fussy, and won't take the breast milk. The woman tells her baby "If you don't take it, I'm going to give it to this man sitting here".

The baby continues to fuss and refuse the breast milk, and again she warns "OK, if you won't take it, I'm going to give it to this man".

Finally the woman has had enough of the fussing and says "This is the last time I'm going to tell you......"

The man interrupts her and says "Lady, I wish you would make up your mind. I was supposed to get off 3 stops ago".

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General Discussion / Re: Am i alone ?
« on: April 26, 2019, 09:02:56 AM »
I'm here from 7-5 every day. Till noon on Saturday. And usually 3-4 hours on Sunday afternoon.

But I must admit that quite a bit of my time now is spent goofing off on the 'puter.

I just don't have the incentive to bust ass anymore.

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A doctor tells a man that he only has 6 months to live.

The man asks "Is there anything I can do to live a little longer?"
The doctor says "Stop eating fried foods and sweets. No fast food of any kind. No alcohol or cigarettes. No drugs.  Go to bed by 7 every night. And most important......NO SEX!"

The man asks "How much longer will I live if I do all that?"

The doctor replies "Oh......you're still gonna die in 6 months. It'll just SEEM a lot longer".

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General Discussion / Re: Catching Bobbin Thread on Bobbin-Case Pin
« on: April 17, 2019, 09:36:31 AM »
It seems like when we were using the paper prewound bobbins we were constantly adjusting the tension. Never really thought about it until now. I'm thinking those prewound bobbins aren't consistent in size.
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I battled the inconsistency of pre-wounds for years. I went to winding my own, and will never go back. People talk about how much time they save with pre-wounds. I don't see it. It takes less than 10 minutes to wind a day's worth of bobbins every morning.

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General Discussion / Re: Catching Bobbin Thread on Bobbin-Case Pin
« on: April 16, 2019, 11:45:29 AM »
Seems like if your bobbin tension is loose enough to cause the problem that you're having, you would also be having loose stitches. The bottom thread would be looping on top. That tiny little tension screw on the bobbin case can be adjusted without removing anything.

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General Discussion / Re: Catching Bobbin Thread on Bobbin-Case Pin
« on: April 14, 2019, 06:58:04 AM »
.  To get through this project, I cut a piece of template plastic the same diameter of the bobbin and punched a hole in the middle.  This seemed to raise the bobbin higher and since doing that, the thread has not caught around the bobbin-case pin/clasp once.  Does that indicate the clasp spring is weak, needing a new bobbin case?

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They make little star-shaped discs to prevent your bobbin from over-spinning when you stop suddenly. Are you using pre-wound bobbins? Some paper shell pre-wound (or no shell at all) bobbins cause these kind of problems. Some pre-wound manufacturers try too hard to make a "one size fits all".

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General Discussion / Re: Catching Bobbin Thread on Bobbin-Case Pin
« on: April 12, 2019, 08:00:08 PM »
Here's how you change the bobbin case.       

https://youtu.be/zvEsOKqdPZ4

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: What sewing machine would they use?
« on: April 12, 2019, 08:26:30 AM »
I do the method you suggested, sew the seam without the foam and then slip the foam in from the bottom.
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Machines like the 111W, as well as other brands made before the 80's were built with a maximum stitch length of about 4.5 stitches per inch.

My Juki LU 1508, the newer version of the LU 563 will do 3 SPI. With a wide stitch length and a 24 needle, I can sew those two seams that you guys are talking about. The foam has a groove cut in it, so you're not really trying to sew through the entire 2.5" thickness.

But with delicate fabrics, I sew first, then stuff from the bottom as mentioned.

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Price Checkers via Phone Calls
« on: March 26, 2019, 03:08:11 PM »
Most people are able to text a photo nowadays. From that photo, I can at least give enough of a ballpark estimate to separate the serious inquiries from the tire kickers.

Trying to get a somewhat reasonable description over the phone always was like pulling teeth.

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A man rolled into town very late one evening. All of the hotels were full.
At the last hotel at the end of the road, he begged the desk clerk to give him a room.

"Please, I'm exhausted. You've gotta have something. Anything. I'll take anything".

The clerk said "Well, we do have one bed in a double occupancy room. But I have to warn you. The guy snores very loudly. Nobody else has been able put up with it."

The man said "I don't care. I'll take it".

The next morning, the man came down to check out. He looked very energetic and well-rested.
The clerk asked him how he slept.

"Great!" said the man. "When I first entered the room, I went over and kissed the guy on the lips and said 'Good night beautiful'. He sat upright in bed and stared at me the rest of the night".

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