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General Discussion / Re: Cheap vinyl?
« on: August 22, 2019, 07:52:29 AM »
I have sent customers to the internet when they need a Breuer seat or back rest because they can buy new cheaper than I can replace the cane for them.  It pays back when they do  bigger job and remember how you gave them the right advice vs doing the chair at a higher cost.

Buck is one of those traditional restorers - judging his videos the work is quality and done as close to the original as was done 100 years ago.  But to think he only does antiques is wrong.  It seems he prefers antiques but he can earn doing contemporary work as good as the next guy.  He is not going away.   I believe money is necessary of course but a lot of guys aren't thinking cash when using their skills.  Many years were spent learning and money wasn't the first thought than and it may not be now. How about building a business for the future - for your kids ?  The level you're at giving you the ability to control and run a business - there is a lot of good karma in that.   Starting out if I was able to complete a job without issues money was second. 

Gene shared this guys videos before - here's a new one within the last 4 months. In my repair work  I'm reusing nails more than trying to find exact replacements because they come 1000 per box


General Discussion / Re: Bed Bugs
« on: August 21, 2019, 07:30:19 AM »
Here locally in NY they run commercials featuring Roscoe the Bed Bug dog who sniffs out the insects for treatment.  They also show a sprayer that delivers frozen air that kills the bugs without smell or harming fabrics of electronics.  A lot of services up here are only 100 amps ?

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Serving those who serve us.
« on: August 20, 2019, 07:06:15 AM »
Some young folks have concluded success can be obtained more easily than their parents achieved it.  Not many choose to sacrifice their play time for work time.
First responders  don't get the respect they deserve - seems the public doesn't acknowledge law enforcement as important of an entity as it once did.  Here in NY this Garner case has divided the State.  For the longest time I believed Garner had as much responsibility and provoked the situation. He had many previous arrests, refusal to comply and walk away and the store owner called the police many times and asked that he be removed from the front of their legitimate business.  Was it a choke hold or a head lock ?  Was he choking if he could say he couldn't breath 11 times / did he have advanced heart disease and 200 lbs over weight ?

Finally last night I saw a video I hadn't seen before that showed Garner on the floor with the officer continuing to have him in a head lock or choke hold after he was down.  This officer should have backed off and I think he had been sited for aggression before. 
A bad apple in the mix tarnishes all the good law enforcement does.  RIP Garner - you should not have lost your life and pro cops should have figured a way to de-escalate the situation.   I hope someday there will be a balance of respect both ways - law enforcement is a really tough job in this Country -

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Moving Along
« on: August 20, 2019, 06:38:28 AM »
All the best Mojo - I hope the transition goes as smooth with very little down time.  It will be nice to walk into the new digs before Thanksgiving - pan around and think to yourself - if only I could enjoy this as an owner but I have to go back to work - no other viable options would sit right in my head :)

One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine
    when he saw two men along the road-side eating grass.
    Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and got out to
    He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass?"
    "We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied.
    "We have to eat grass."
    "Well, then, you can come with me to my house and

    I'll feed you," the lawyer said.
    "But sir, I have a wife and two children with me.

    They are over there, under that tree."
    "Bring them along," the lawyer replied.
    Turning to the other poor man he stated,

    "You may come with us, also."
    The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said,

    "But sir, I also have a wife and six children with me!"
    "Bring them all as well," the lawyer answered.

    They all entered the car, which was no easy task,

    even for a car as large as the limousine.
    Once under way, one of the poor fellows turned

    to the lawyer and said,"Sir, you are too kind.

    Thank you for taking all of us with you."

    The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it.

    You'll really love my place.

    The grass is almost a foot high."


    C'mon...did you really think there was such a thing

    as a heart warming lawyer story???

General Discussion / Re: On Going Repairs
« on: August 16, 2019, 06:38:18 AM »
Footboard - piece missing on the lower section of the curved rail.  Walnut - doweled both sides with a slot underneath to accept the 1/8th panel - Before repairing the damaged end there was only 1/2 of the hole for the 1/2 inch dowel - not a good connection. 



Gene you're somewhat breaking the mold - wives + jokes -
Those one liners are the best e.g. Dangerfield -

General Discussion / Re: Bed Bugs
« on: August 15, 2019, 07:59:04 AM »
Here in NY we hear about it and for myself have not seen any first hand thank goodness - ........I would add the concern has not grown here outside of the initial alert when we first heard about these bugs which back several years were mostly reported by folks staying in hotels.

Have you filmed anymore of those great videos ?  I hadn't looked at your site in a long time since you have been quiet here 


The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Serving those who serve us.
« on: August 13, 2019, 03:24:48 PM »
The world is going crazy - but having two sons that are cops and one marine - my choice is limited to repair for free with a promise they will visit more often  :)

General Discussion / On Going Repairs
« on: August 13, 2019, 03:21:11 PM »

A husband and wife who worked for the circus went to an adoption agency.
The social workers there raised doubts about their suitability.
The couple then produced photos of their 50 foot motor home, which was
clean and well maintained and equipped with a beautiful nursery.

The social workers then raised concerns about the education a child would
receive while in the couple's care. "We've arranged for a full-time tutor
who will teach the child all the usual subjects along with French,
Mandarin, and computer skills.

Then the social workers expressed concern about a child being raised in a
circus environment. "Our nanny will be a certified expert in pediatric
care, welfare, and diet."

The social workers were finally satisfied.  They asked, "What age child are
you hoping to adopt?"

"It doesn't really matter...... as long as the kid fits in the cannon.

General Discussion / Re: Spradling EZ Vinyl 5803 Wallaby Turquoise
« on: August 07, 2019, 11:04:22 AM »
After you paid Paul's finder fee it would have come out to the same thing :)

A little girl at the zoo was leaning over
the railing surrounding the lions’ cage.
Suddenly, one of the lions grabbed her by
the collar of her jacket and tried to pull
her through the bars into its cage.

As her shocked and fearful parents screamed
for help, a biker roared over on his Harley
and skidded to a stop right in front of them.
He jumped off his bike, ran up to the cage,
and hit the lion square on the nose with a
powerful punch. Whimpering from pain,
the lion jumped back and released the girl.

A reporter who coincidentally witnessed
the whole event came over and said to the
Harley rider, “Sir, that was the most gallant
and bravest thing I've ever seen.”

The biker replied, “Hell, it was nothing,
really. The lion was behind bars, I saw that
this little kid was in danger, and just reacted.”

The reporter said, “Well, I'm a journalist,
and I intend to make sure your courageous
act doesn't go unnoticed. This story will be
on the front page of tomorrow's paper!

“So tell me, what do you do for a living,
and what political affiliation do you have?”

The biker answered, “I'm a proud U.S.
Marine, I’m a Republican, and I voted for
President Trump.”

The reporter thanked him for his service
and their brief interview, and left.

The following morning the biker bought a
paper to see if it indeed carried the story
of his brief encounter with the lion. True
to the journalist’s promise, the following
headline appeared on the front page:

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