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General Discussion / Re: Old Rocker
« on: Today at 03:02:01 PM »
Gene - I put the glue on the fabric not the gimp but when I lifted the gimp to re-position I was rushing before the glue cooled - it's busy now and I'm going too fast to try to keep up. 

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Credit Card Payments
« on: November 12, 2018, 06:01:52 PM »
I thought most here are around pay phone old ?

General Discussion / Re: Old Rocker
« on: November 12, 2018, 05:56:59 PM »
Lighter fuel - thanks for the tip - I will try it on the next screw up - which will be this week I'm sure -
Tightening the seat could have worked but getting that seat on was tough for me.  Didn't want to consider that option.  Reasons = first I turned over the edges to double the fabric on the sides.  When I came to the water fall edge - turning the corner and plus making the cuts to go around the side edges of the apron was hard for me.  Took several times and couldn't get the front left and right corners to lay flat so finally stuffed in some poly to puff it out there.  I was using 1/4 in. staples because I knew I would be pulling them out as I struggled but when I finally got it all right more than 2 hours later - I shot 9/16th staples to sure up everything.  What I pain to re-due if I had to but touch up has saved me a million times. 
That hot glue was plastered into the fabric - it was not like a drip that could be easier to pick off when cold.  The easiest part of the job - hot glue gimp and i let it get away from me, -
I was so mad at myself for not going slow and being extra careful -

General Discussion / Re: Old Rocker
« on: November 11, 2018, 03:41:33 PM »
I delivered the Rocker last week but I almost had to do the seat cover over.  While i was applying the gimp - I lifted the gimp to re-position it and on the way back down I rubbed glue against the fabric on the side of the chair.  This fabric called crypton was a vinyl with a backing. I couldn't pick  off the glue too well with the regulator and thought about softening the glue with the heat gun.  Thank goodness I did a test first on an extra scrap of the same fabric because the gun melted it.  Picking was nerve racking because the glue was stuck in the fibers of the fabric and I was afraid it would fray the surface.  I picked away - it didn't get much better and the glue was presenting a white course blemish on the pink fabric.  In the end i picked off what I could then lightly heated the glue with the heat gun - pressed it flat and colored it with pink lacquer touch up.  Don't laugh - it passed :)
Question - what else could I have done to get the glue off - this was a tough lesson

Good job Gene - Keep up the regimen.  I read that it's never too late to start eating healthy + exercise  no matter how much you screwed up your diet before the body starts healing.
Every year the Dr. tells me to drop a few lbs and I do but can't stick with it.  I'm going to try again after Thankgiving, Christmas, and New Years

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Credit Card Payments
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:20:08 AM »
Not to forget most folks get points or cash back when they use the card - some want that toaster and it doesn't matter how much they spend to get a gift as long as they get points.  Did any of you save the coupons in cigarette Raleigh packs for example ?  Who cared about their health  - instead save up the coupons for a transistor radio. 
It doesn't matter how you get paid as long as you provide all the choices -  and I can't speak for the rest of you but in case anyone from sales tax or income tax is monitoring - I don't accept cash

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Credit Card Payments
« on: November 09, 2018, 04:49:13 PM »
We're closing in on 40 years and I don't wear a wedding ring - just a watch and a crucifix - never wore any kind of ring.  Her's cost $ 90.00 39 years ago. Only two more payments ! 
Two years ago after putting on a few pounds it was tight on her finger so she put it on a bracelet - the bracelet broke and both items were lost and no clue where.  This year a week before our anniversary she was going through her closet and on the floor were the two pieces of jewelry.  She's since back to her goal weight and the ring fits again.  It was the least expensive piece of jewelry I ever gave her but the only piece that can't be replaced.

Walking can add minutes to your life.
This enables you at 85 years old
to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing
home at $7000 per month..
 I like long walks,
especially when they are taken
by people who annoy me.

The only reason I would take up walking
Is so that I could hear heavy breathing again

I have to walk early in the morning,
before my brain figures out what I'm doing..
I joined a health club last year and
spent about 400 bucks, but
haven't lost a pound.
Apparently you have to go there.

My grandpa started walking
five miles a day when he was 60.
Now he's 97 years old and
we don't know where the hell he is

Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

The advantage of exercising every day
is so when you die, they'll say,
'Well, she looks good doesn't she.'

If you are going to try cross-country skiing,
start with a small country.
I know I got a lot of exercise
the last few years,......
just getting over the hill.
 We all get heavier as we get older,
because there's a lot more information in our heads.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Every time I start thinking too much
about how I look, I just find a Happy Hour
and by the time I leave, I look just fine.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Credit Card Payments
« on: November 08, 2018, 04:08:53 PM »
When I was just out of HS - I worked briefly for an upholsterer who had a big enough store that he could sell furniture.  Like Doc - he had beds but also inexpensive lines of furniture.  He became wealthy from none of that commerce - his key to success was he sold furniture to folks who could not afford to pay up front and had no CC.  He would finance them - He would charge a vig and they would pay him monthly with interest.  One day a week he would go collect - I would drive him and he'd run in and collect his fees.  Sometimes while he was in the house the folks would order more furniture and he'd come running out for the books.   The customers loved him because he trusted them and no one else would. Yes credit works and boosts sales for sure

Hank is lying in bed in the hospital, wearing an oxygen mask over his mouth and nose.
A young student nurse appears to give him a partial sponge bath.
"Nurse," he mumbles from behind the mask, "are my testicles black?"
Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, "I don't know, Sir. I'm only here to wash your upper body and feet."
He struggles to ask again, "Nurse, please check for me. Are my testicles black?"
Concerned that he might elevate his blood pressure and heart rate from worrying about his testicles, she overcomes her embarrassment and pulls back the covers. She raises his gown, holds his manhood in one hand and his testicles gently in the other. She looks very closely and says, "There's nothing wrong with them, sir. They look fine."
The man slowly pulls off his oxygen mask, and says very slowly,
 "Thank   you    very    much.    That    was    wonderful.
Now   listen   to   me   very,   very   closely:
"Are my test results - back....!"

General Discussion / Re: Old Rocker
« on: November 07, 2018, 08:26:15 AM »
Photobucket seems to be working OK - I think I could just load an image without the link since the image is opening up when I click on it.
Are you getting the same result with the image opening ?

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Credit Card Payments
« on: November 04, 2018, 08:27:30 AM »
Not the only reason to hate banks - how about 0.01 percent interest - fees for checking - fees for low balance - or over drawn account - lack of enough tellers -  on line software that keeps telling me I need to enter the correct password to see my accounts on line - as if I don't know my password - steering you toward ATMs which I don't care to use - customer service who are always over taxed with customers when you walk in - constant emails telling me how wonderful they are and how do I like all their great services - and an email at the end of the billing cycle telling me my statement for the month has not been received when I mailed it 2 weeks earlier

General Discussion / Re: Posting photos
« on: November 03, 2018, 09:09:47 AM »
Does this friend have a new work shop ?

General Discussion / Re: Wegner
« on: November 02, 2018, 06:10:43 AM »
Last night when I went to PB - the software displayed a change and asked me to agree.  I did - a new interface which seemed an update so I went ahead and uploaded 3 photos.  The first choice I elected was to save it as a HL something but that didn't work.  Tried again choosing IMG and that worked.  I previewed the photos before posting and they appeared in the box as they should. 
This morning I logged into PB - those recent photos were there but the site is buffering non stop.  I'll keep playing around with the software but if someone else has a suggestion that would be great

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