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Messages - SteveA

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General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:32:52 PM »
Doc I always respect your forethought and master work experience, and to an extent sadly I agree the site is currently diminished.  However in my opinion Mike and Inger are not wasting their time. I appreciate this site as many others here do and this is where the right answers are.  40 - 50 replies - come on;  you can't believe you wouldn't rather (in no particular order) get a reply from Gene, Mike, Hammer, Rich, Doyle, Chris, Ian, Paul, Ed, Darren, Floyd, Bob  etc  just a few of the pros here (sorry if a name escapes me) you don't need those 50 motor mouths - you just need one of the aforementioned to get the right answer.  I don't do FB and maybe to some it's the best thing since sliced bread - TBD
What I see here is a site that has potential to be greater than it is.  I wonder if there is enough time put into the marketing end.  The site has thousands and thousands of views over a decade -  when I google the site it's on the first page.  The ownership has to bring it home to make it profitable and popular - talking it down isn't the best road.

General Discussion / Re: Bench
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:14:59 PM »
I did tell the account that there are no guarantees but I'm confident this is the best solution - filling the cavity.  If I did have to take the fabric off and repeat the nail head pattern maybe it wouldn't be too bad if I was able to find the original nail holes as I went along. 
Thanks for the replies

General Discussion / Bench
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:07:00 PM »
I got this new job coming up and I presented the designer with what I think is a reasonable alternative to repair  - see what you folks think.  Plywood case nailed and screwed together - synthetic straps across the top - stapled down into the top edge only.  Fabric cover - with gold nail heads at the base in an abstract design. The top straps are loose and the seat is sinking in.   They asked if I could remove everything - fix the straps - put the fabric back and all the nails -
I opened the bottom - notice my expensive tool cart on the floor - the inside is hollow - suggested that I fit in a new shelf ( inside dimensions) covered with 2 inch foam and push it up into the underside of the seat - held by ledger strips - screwed and glued.  The alternative is recreating that nailing pattern and that would be crazy. 

General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:03:36 AM »
Ian you could not have done it better - looking good

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Ground Breaking Soon
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:20:35 AM »
In my area if you have a business from home the owners have those magnetic signs they can take off at night. 

I won't give cards out to a client when someone sub contracts me - I believe that as long as the principle party pays my fee without issue I have to maintain a loyalty -
Over the years it hasn't made a difference in the amount of work that comes my way.  There is work 7 days a week and I really only want work for 5 days. 



General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:09:59 AM »
I was trying to think of why you were getting puckers and didn't consider it was an easy fix.  You wrote for advice before pulling out all the stops. 
I'm the same way - kind of impatient when I'm working on a job with twists and turns -
You're going to one day know your machine likes it's a part of you
Watch the shading direction

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Ground Breaking Soon
« on: January 28, 2018, 11:33:23 AM »
Thanks for posting those photos - what a great place - finally a vision brought to life -   All the best to you there always. 
Are you able to put a sign outside or that's restricted in your area ?


The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Competent
« on: January 28, 2018, 10:33:44 AM »
I think you guys are way off - the time necessary to know a trade takes more than one life time.   Competent or advanced DIY in a couple of years maybe but don't mistake the learning journey ahead when you're only 5 % there

The worker in the restaurant got residency somehow and a tax ID from the labor dept - but no social security or green card number.  He is here over 15 years and has been better behaved than a Church mouse.  He has a bank account and a drivers licence as well-
Why not see if you could pay your guy as a sub contractor to avoid him working directly on your premise


I never did it but have seen others go through it.  One that comes to mind is a near by restaurant who sponsored an illegal fellow.  They confirmed employment only - nothing to do with green card.  The lawyers do that part and it could take many years and tremendous funds.  Right now with the new President it's even harder to do.
You would think that folks who want to work - pay taxes and contribute to this Country would have more opportunity -   
How many people do you employ currently ?

General Discussion / Thread ?
« on: January 17, 2018, 01:46:41 PM »
First I select the bookmark for the forum and it takes me to the on line sales site.  Upholster . Com -  than I type in the forum address and don't see a post that was here last night regarding products for sale  ?   Mike/Inger feed back is something that is positive - am I wrong - you guys asked for opinions -

General Discussion / Re: How old are we anyway
« on: January 16, 2018, 06:19:00 PM »
The Mojo Bunny Ranch !   Sounds Expensive -

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Work order need suggestions
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:46:36 AM »
I don't think a work order will do the job like a shop foreman would.  How many people do you have working for you ?

General Discussion / Re: How Old
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:43:20 AM »
I had to buy a new tool box last week.  Went to HD - there was Milwaukee, Husky, Stanley, and Ridgid brand.  By far the Ridgid brand was far superior than the rest. That's what I purchased and glad I did. 

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: January 09, 2018, 04:48:17 PM »
You should cover all the wood of the lower frame - 1/2 in. foam is good.  How much higher can the seat be ?  Maybe it's time to cover the cotton with muslin and see how well you formed the front deck rail.

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