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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: LED Sewing Machine Lights
« on: April 28, 2012, 05:31:59 AM »
 I have the 6-LED bar from Gregg and am pleased with the amount of light. After hearing Doc go on about the broken wire I'm gonna smear a dab of silicone where the wire goes into the fixture. While I'm at it a dab or two on the strip to anchor it in place. 

General Discussion / Re: Steamer
« on: April 11, 2012, 04:18:02 PM »
I have the tank version but would be quite happy with a jug. Some rubber webbing with some velcro make a nice ''keeper' for that jug.

General Discussion / Re: Whats on your MP3 player
« on: April 11, 2012, 04:13:41 PM »
Ray Wylie Hubbard, Los Lobos, Keb'Mo', Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy, Albert King......or anything that sounds good in my ear.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Hartco clinching tool
« on: March 30, 2012, 02:08:19 PM »
 This brings us full circle......clinching tool.....then bladder control....and right on back to clinching tool.  :o

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Hartco clinching tool
« on: March 30, 2012, 04:32:28 AM »
Adjustable air bladders are the future! Stuff a big plastic bag up under the deck where the springs used be and hit it with an air chuck. That's a waiting retrofit market if there ever was one. Hey, if Sofa can have intergalactic clientele, I can use air bladders dammit.....

General Discussion / Re: First day on planet Earth?
« on: March 28, 2012, 05:50:15 PM »
Sofa, you sure this ain't just a creative writing depository for you?

General Discussion / Re: Another decorator story
« on: March 25, 2012, 05:16:08 AM »
 I've seen good times and bad. Down here in my part of Fla business can be seasonal. I can see the sense in having a couple of good designers to work "with" IF they can help fill the lean times. A mutually beneficial relationship does not mean working for less money. A competent and experienced designer should be able to pretty much set their own price with their customer. After all, they are even more of a luxury service than a qualified custom upholsterer.
 I think every designer should be able to est. yardage on a pc a furniture. If they can't do that, I ain't to keen on teachin' them. A good initial test.

General Discussion / Re: Another decorator story
« on: March 24, 2012, 05:41:58 AM »
I like your angle Sofa

General Discussion / Re: A few tips for the novice?
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:19:35 PM »
Tufting, just jump in and learn as you go. I like to run a vertical chalk line down the center of the wrong side of the fabric as a guide. I also like to use my finger as a starter button of sorts, gets the fabric situated in the depression, lets me see if the weave is behaving before I commit to stabbing a hole through the fabric.
 My preference is to start with the center button on the top row, work my way to the ends  and down. No set rule, whatever is most comfortable to the individual. Good luck DD&J

General Discussion / Re: A few tips for the novice?
« on: March 21, 2012, 05:08:54 AM »
The best thing I have found as a buffer for finished wood is a piece of Pirelli webbing. New or used. In certain cases an ice pick/regulator works when the other standbys won't fit.

General Discussion / Re: A new twist on decorators
« on: March 08, 2012, 08:18:16 PM »
Which is what a good decorator should say

General Discussion / Re: A new twist on decorators
« on: March 07, 2012, 06:50:38 AM »
What I remember seeing is a soft cotton thread/twine pushed under a lining that was applied to the back of the fabric. Cut some extra wide skirt panels, give your friendly decorator a call, tell her to have it done then bring it back to you and we'll assess the skirt panels at that time. You may have a high end designer that knows what she's talkin' about but more than likely she spotted this technique somewhere (or read about it in a magazine yesterday) and thinks it's a snap to perform. Put the ball in her court and let her run with it.....

General Discussion / Re: Hinged cornices
« on: March 06, 2012, 06:26:38 PM »
By offset I mean staggering the joint of the 'dust cover' by six inches or so from the face joint. It seems to lock up better. I've used foam as well and don't fold it completely in half for transport. I secure it on the top return/dust cover with some scrap lumber holding it just shy of folded all the way.

General Discussion / Hinged cornices
« on: March 06, 2012, 05:55:11 PM »
Fixin' to start a hinged cornice in the next day or two. I've been satisfied with a piano hinge in the past but heard a couple guys on here mention they do a fair amount of cornices as well. Mine pivot face to face with an offset top return to make things a bit more steady. Ya'll do yours any different? Didn't think it would hurt to ask

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: therapy
« on: March 01, 2012, 09:50:16 PM »
I'm a mere 50 yrs old. Ya'll are scarin' the heck outta me  :o

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