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General Discussion / Wrestling Match
« on: January 19, 2018, 06:16:48 PM »
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I'm strapped with my heat gun...

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General Discussion / cutting corners
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:29:10 PM »
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This front armrest corner. I thought I had it worked out with scrap and then made a mistake on my velvet.
I pleat the corner in place, then I make a V cut on the side, and tuck the fabric down the front of the armrest.
Is this correct?
And my pleats, do they pleat toward the armrest, or toward the center?



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General Discussion / And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:53:06 PM »
http://gdurl.com/Qqha

I've had a few different jobs/careers, but never before have I felt so excited to get up and get to work doing upholstery. It truly is a satisfying occupation.

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General Discussion / Curves, arcs, math
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:37:04 PM »
I have wondered about this since I began sewing the panels together.
Say I have a curve. Shouldn't I be able to measure that curve and then use math to compute how much pleat I need?
Using a French curve or something else?

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The Business Of Upholstery / Warranty
« on: January 04, 2018, 06:06:45 PM »
What does everyone offer for warranty? I was thinking this may be a way to compete.
In my particular case I could even offer unlimited warranty, including materials.

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General Discussion / Ziggers
« on: December 21, 2017, 04:25:03 PM »
I was taking apart a chair and noticed that the zig zag springs had much larger space between them. It's a chair from the 60s I assume. I thought all zigs were the same size?

Will post photo in a bit.

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General Discussion / Burlap
« on: December 12, 2017, 06:17:20 PM »
Can't find heavy burlap locally. Like 17oz or 20oz.
Supplier sells the same loose 10oz stuff that Joann does.
I can find 'no-sag' heavy burlap online, but that's all.
Anyone else have this trouble?

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General Discussion / Salon chairs
« on: December 08, 2017, 03:32:39 PM »
Easy job.
Just 2 questions
1. The vinyl is smooth, and has no grain to it. What to get?
2. Foam firmness. I am thinking firm, like 45lb. For seats.

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General Discussion / Buttons
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:10:00 PM »
For buttons used on inside backs, do you need that buttoning tool (vise)?

I saw a video where a lady used a small plastic cup and was able to make her own buttons. Not sure if it would have the strength needed, though.

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The Business Of Upholstery / Going Public
« on: November 29, 2017, 06:33:28 PM »
Couldn't find any of us regulars in 'investors business daily'
Anyone planning to go public?

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General Discussion / Thank you
« on: November 21, 2017, 04:19:24 PM »
To everyone here: thank you. Some may be travelling this thanksgiving, so I wanted to get it in early.
I appreciate your help.

Ian

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The Business Of Upholstery / What are we?
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:30:33 PM »
What does everyone call themselves? Other than upholsterer, or re-upholsterer,

Artisan? Tradesperson? Craftsperson?

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The Business Of Upholstery / Sole proprietor
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:24:14 PM »
As I stated in the other forum, spammers are winning here.

Yet I will keep posting until there is a solution.

And today my question for everyone is: those of you who work solo, how do you prevent yourself from going bonkers?
I have a dog, but he is not a substitute for a human.

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General Discussion / Losing the battle with spammers
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:20:53 PM »
Any ideas?

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General Discussion / Attaching springs to burlap
« on: November 08, 2017, 11:16:45 AM »
I see on my loveseat the coil springs are attached the bottom burlap using something called a clincher tool. Keeping in mind that this tool is rather expensive, is there another way reupholsterers attach the springs on the bottom? The tops were tied in regular fashion.

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