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General Discussion / Re: Sticky: Contact with admin.
« on: October 28, 2017, 08:31:57 PM »
Good call

Inger can you and any others please help explain what im doing incorrectly;
When i try using the lower page area login i get an error has occured. This happens using my phone if that matters, i can either use the far right spot/button for the enter key or even trying to use the one on my ph keyboard, same resulting error. I certainly can use the other login so wanted to post the question.

Thank you
Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Leather
« on: October 26, 2017, 04:07:12 PM »
Some leather needles can be a good option and some have an angle or straight result.
If you can find a skiving knife you like for now you got it under control. The Knife Darren mentioned the Tina is something to measure others up to. A task in keeping them sharp is important, im just trying to find or pick up some of these leather tools. Its a really really interesting craft. With Darren’s help as always a good lead, I also found a neat book that is kept at the ready.
Leathercraft Tools by Al Stohlman
Its a pictorial of these tools and how and where they are typically used. Includes some sharpening tips also.
I assume after your last post you may have seen some prices : ) get your checkbook out hehe
Just admiring them leather stamp punches Darren had on his bench, they dont give them away thats for sure.

Good day
Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Leather
« on: October 25, 2017, 04:00:58 PM »
Theres no doubt with the wheel taking place of the rear presser some great work can be accomplished. Many boot makers use this method.
From looking at some extreme leather workers they will or are setup to use Skiving machines. These machines can be had from Bob as one supplier of Cowboy leather sewing equipment, Steve at Cobra leather machine co. Also another is Gregg at his shop Keystone in PA.
And some of the old giant names as Cambell Randall.
In some accessories the skiver would have a part called a shoe many times; this can have machining that puts pressure on the leather piece. Simple eh! well anyway it can use this function to remove very thin leather material “ in patterns” like a V, or a wide U shape and most used to edge taper from the thickest to paper thin so to fold over. The leather forum site mentioned and also where these above dealers daily look is both a regular and face book access. I can easily say it is worlwide with many different leather workers. Last i looked over 60,000 people. It was the second site i found interesting when i started This being the first that i daily look at. Without further bothering you.
http://leatherworker.net/forum/

Good day
Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Upcycled Furniture
« on: October 07, 2017, 06:17:24 PM »
Long ago I use work in the back of the Upholstery shop helping the wood master.  I easily remember the pieces or furniture parts having any paint were held to last of the stripper fluid change.  With all the eyeglasses, mask and gloves so adding paint particles in the fluid was Lotsa grief. When set the pieces off to dry that crap stuck well enough to be a real pita.
I remember much of the oh so artsi method was to use 2 and 3 colors to do the 60’s version of faux

Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Ya See The Darndest Things
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:56:56 AM »
Sounds like a nice show Chris

Good day
Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Upcycled Furniture
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:48:30 AM »
UpCycle
Not a word in my mind, I tend to agree with the term starting in certain crowds.  
I have had way to much experience in the past with friends, family and my own young finding items and thinking I will work miracles rebuilding these masterpieces in their mind. For the pleasure ( not! )
So in respect I “know” this word needs professional work, if not discarded!

Good day everyone
Floyd

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Business
« on: September 27, 2017, 05:38:31 PM »
Try to develop a pattern to your initial guestimate. I have listened here for a spell and with that have made a paper or item list. This seems to bolster my homework for the estimate. I think i can say the products are very similar priced for any here ordering, if they are holding an account with the supplier. In that the product price could be used, the labor cost should be similar also yet my time may be twice of another. So thats just training and have to deal with it. So the key is getting prices of pros here and your area.
If your workshop studio is a corner on the fancy NewYork bldg. great for you, its the same location as the guy or gal on the 1st floor. Don't sweat that thought process, some locations have different rules, just work within them.

Floyd

ps  take your time finalizing the estimate, next day is perfectly fine at a minimum imo.

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General Discussion / Re: Foam knife
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:59:31 AM »
Check this out, the bread knife so its a real option. I still like the Milwaukee for the cool factor ; )
https://youtu.be/xne0qjhFVNY

Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Headlining
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:43:24 AM »
I would be curious if the boarding the fabric is glued to was easily removeable. My mind can see a few options here on the boat ceiling, like accessible control or piping equipment in the area. The removal of the old stuck foam could be a real pain in any situation.

Good day there
Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Foam knife
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:25:32 PM »
I had seen a guy using a serrated knife on some foam rubber as in the blue/green and making it look easy and quite normal. So i went looking i found a millwauke but not sure it was long enough. Knife showed to be a 12" but could not really tell if that was blade or total. I think its real intent is the foam board insulation but looked worthy.

Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: working with stripes
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:17:29 PM »
Way out of my ability, though did want to recommend a day or month limit on your estimates. I do like when others think or mention machine time. Its been a real good measurement in my past, and so always an interest.  Unless they are at the top of the food chain and you mention to take their hourly wage i would use another path. I always like that : )

Good day
Floyd



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General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:25:53 PM »
Im glad to hear you guys are doing better, and hope Mike, Chris and so many others down there are better as well. A lot we know, now use different facebook places and wish them the same.

good evening to ya
Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: 33 years ago, Sept 1st
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:09:26 AM »
!! Big round of applause !!
            Standing
Congratulations to the Kody couple



Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Glue
« on: September 01, 2017, 05:38:38 PM »
Its been another good post here, I have to say many many more adhesives than has been in my tool box. As I was admiring some products were made or canned here in thee ole home State that was a plus. I should say these cans may have a higher freight charge as sometimes flammable items do. fwiw
I noticed the mention in the glue descriptions from the factory pages, of another sprayer, the critter 118 just about the spitn image.
These post do ring a bell as I recall several conversations of items here, I suppose just stickin to canvas i'm lucky these get re-visited. So in this can one of you elaborate on any kit or items you liked on the sprayers, seems there was some good and maybe short discussion in this sprayer specific way back.
Thanks guys

Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Glue
« on: August 31, 2017, 03:24:24 PM »
Im embarrased
I should have known something more as Miami sells it. I cannot get the link to work here though?. Its also interesting that some and maybe more are non-flammable. And yes Steve they show rattle cans (thumbs up)
http://www.k-gripadhesives.com/Pages/PAGE_PRODUCTS.html
This brand im sure some here are extremely familar with, very interesting brand.  I would really like to here some careful specfics towards fabrics that we need a bit more care with..
to be honest amongst my pro freinds here, i always related the k-grip to just the sprayer.
http://m.yourautotrim.com/kgripsiphongun.html
Is it Friday

Thanks for the tip Steve
Floyd

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