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Tom decided to get a face lift so he would look younger.

When he left the hospital, he stopped in at a convenience store to buy a cup of coffee.

He asked the cashier "How old do I look?" The cashier looked him over and said "I'd say about 35".
Beaming with pride, Tom told the cashier that he was actually 47.

Later, he went to Mcdonald's for lunch. Again, he asked the cashier how old she thought he was.
She replied "Oh, I'd say you're 29". Tom smiled, and said "Actually, I'm 47".

On his way home, he spotted an old lady at the bus stop. So he asked her the same question.
The lady said "Honey, I'm 87 and my vision is very poor. But if you let me feel your balls for 10 minutes, I'm sure that I can guess your age".

Since no one was around, Tom agreed. The old lady ran her hand down Tom's pants and felt of his balls. After 10 minutes, she said "You're 47".

Astonished, Tom said "Wow! That's exactly right. How did you know?"

The old lady said "I was in line behind you at Mcdonald's".

General Discussion / Re: Press
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:42:17 PM »
I've been to The Dump. Their name is meant to imply that hundreds of high end manufacturers have "dumped" all their excess inventory on them for immediate liquidation.


It's one of those "bait and switch" superstores. They advertise $5K furniture for a mere fraction of the price. But all too often, the furniture is cheap junk that has been falsely marked up so they can mark it back down to what it's really worth in the first place. They are one of the best at tricking people into believing that they're saving thousands.

And they have a lot of "decoy" furniture. Nice looking stuff with a big price tag that has been greatly reduced. BUT there is only 1 to choose from (and the color is usually ugly as hell). So the customer gets diverted over to something more expensive.

I've repaired stuff from The Dump. The quality usually ranges from mediocre to poor.

General Discussion / Re: Press
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:57:17 AM »
It looks possible to adapt it for snap dies.

I'm like you.......8 bucks........Hell! I'll buy it just to keep anyone else from having it.

General Discussion / Re: In a Jiffy
« on: October 05, 2018, 08:03:43 AM »
Steve, I'm confused. I thought you were in Texas?

That would be me.

A girl came skipping home from school one day.

"Mommy! Mommy! I was the only kid in my class who could count all the way to 10. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10......see?"

The mother said "That's nice dear". The girl asked "Why am I so smart? Is it because I'm blonde?"
The mom replied "Yes dear. It's because you're blonde".

The next day, the girl came running in yelling "Mommy! Mommy! I was the only one who could say my ABC's all the way up to G. Listen, A B C D E F G........see?"
"That's nice dear" said the mom. "Am I so smart because I'm blonde?" asked the girl.
"Yes honey" replied her mother.

The 3rd day, the girl ran in even more excited. "Mommy! Mommy! We had gym class today. When I took my top off, my boobs were WAY bigger than all the other girls. Why are my boobs so big? Is it because I'm blonde?"

"No" said the mother. "It's because you're 24 years old".

General Discussion / Re: In a Jiffy
« on: October 02, 2018, 11:25:33 AM »
Yeah, you have to be careful about getting too close to the fabric with the steam head. Especially with velvets and chennilles. On those types of fabrics, I wrap some black bottom around the head.

But with most sturdy fabrics, you can steam as close as you want to.

As you now know, the inner workings of a Jiffy steamer are pretty simple, and most of the replacement parts are cheap (switch, fusible link, thermostat). Only the heating element is pricey.

You may have got all the crystal sediment from the reservoir. But it wouldn't hurt to run some cleaner through the heating element. Jiffy sells it.


General Discussion / Re: No Charge ?
« on: September 19, 2018, 07:09:08 AM »
I'm not opposed to hot gluing a repair like that. Maybe one anchor stitch right in the corner.
It may not seem like a quality repair, but then again, you're not getting paid a quality rate either. If they want it done right, they can pay up. And I'll be happy to remove the whole cover and re-sew it on a machine.

I would've figured out a way to do a quick repair. No way I'm spending 2 hours for free on that corner.

Sometimes, you just do what you gotta do.

I'm located about 3 blocks from a welder.

I take broken recliner mechanisms to him. He welds them while I wait (usually 5-10 minutes).
Typical charge is $15-$25.

Much easier than scouring the internet for the right mechanism (only to end up getting sent the wrong one anyway). And the welded mech is usually stronger than it was new.

General Discussion / Re: Nocliner
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:25:56 AM »
A handle to get in that condition, it has been abused and/or the mechanism is experiencing wear - putting
more strain on the handle. 

Not necessarily. Some of those cables break for no damn good reason. But quite often, it IS a case of a cheap mechanism that simply wasn't designed to recline 300 lb. butts. More stress on the mech. equals more wear on the cable.

And it seems to be a common occurrence that the more overweight people are, the less money they spend on quality furniture.

General Discussion / Re: Nocliner
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:03:23 AM »
I've always found what I need on ebay stores.

Problem is, you have to:
Go to the house.......... take the old one off.......... order a new one..........go back to the house........put the new one on.

I usually turn those jobs down unless they bring it to me.

General Discussion / Re: Uniform?
« on: September 05, 2018, 01:09:32 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Let's build a table
« on: September 02, 2018, 01:17:42 PM »
Whenever I'm in a store like Harbor Freight, I always take a gander at the motorcycle lifts and try to envision how I would convert one for furniture.

I've had a few ideas, but never perfected any of them in my feeble mind. Also like Paul, I'm not sure how I want to dedicate a space for such a contraption.

Many people use a hydraulic base robbed off a salon chair for small furniture. But for sofas, we probably would need something that distributes the weight better. Such as a scissor type, or 4-corner lift like Darren is theorizing.

I remember one guy used 2 salon bases with a bar welded between them so he could pump both of them simultaneously. But I suspect they didn't always pump evenly.

For now, I just use a very low table and sit in a hydraulic chair so I can so I can raise and lower myself  instead of the furniture.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: September 01, 2018, 08:16:47 AM »
I've looked up that table before. It comes out of Poland, and is around $1700 plus freight. And it's an air hog, so you'd better have a bad-ass compressor.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 31, 2018, 02:07:34 PM »
Yeah. What I really meant was that I'm more interested in his system of gluing. The type of glue and the type of sprayer that he uses it with.

The Camie adhesive that I use now with a Critter spray gun isn't supposed to clog. But it does eventually. I'm always interested in a better system if one is out there.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:49:30 AM »
I'm more interested in his glue gun.

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