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General Discussion / Re: How old are we anyway
« on: Today at 06:32:16 AM »
Thanks DH. 😘

General Discussion / Re: How old are we anyway
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:11:09 AM »
52 + 3/4.  Going thought ' that time of life '  You lads might get a rough deal sometimes but you sure don't want to go through it 😥 .
It can really mess up your mind, let alone your body.
But I'm hanging in there, can't get as much work done as before but still have some regular customers 😂


General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:59:35 AM »
Well glad to see your still with us John, in every sense. Life sure does give us a right kicking sometimes.


General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:40:38 AM »
Thanks Rich that's very helpful. I didn't think of stapling closer will try that on the next on.


General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 17, 2018, 04:34:49 AM »
You've got some good points there, for me posting pictures is a right pita, as you said. FB makes it so easy.
I've never been that vocal here but did check in most days. No I haven't been around for quite some time but that's for personal reasons.
We've had a good run here, it sure was the best.
Probably is time to move on, c u around.


General Discussion / Re: Death of a forum
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:50:29 AM »
Not that bad look at the dates on replies there's still a bit of life in it yet.
May be we've just been to busy.. .. 

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:46:28 AM »

General Discussion / Re: Salon chairs
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:35:39 AM »
I'm glad this came up I have just landed 11 clinic chairs to recover, it's for my osteopath so a bit tricky to get out of.
Not something I normally do but I thought I would give it a go ( fool )
He's chosen silvertex from Spradling which is a lovely material but a bit thicker/stiffer than the original cloth.
I thought I would treat the corners like I would a flat panel, cut the corner into fingers & pull & stretch around.
Any tips on getting them nice & smooth, or is that how to do it, with trial & error.

I know it's not pretty, first attempt.

General Discussion / Re: Silver screens ( Reflextec )
« on: January 08, 2018, 12:42:54 PM »
Thanks for the replies.
No I don't use any form of stick on velcro either.
Same reason plus it's so ugly when not in use.
Single pane Mojo so no problem with that, thanks I will check that out.

General Discussion / Silver screens ( Reflextec )
« on: January 03, 2018, 12:15:16 PM »
Silver screens.
Hi Boys & girls, I've made a couple of external silver screen covers for our RV which are snapped on & I would like to add one on the inside of the rear window, I was thinking magnetic tape would be good so as to get a nice 'seal' it's my side of the bed & gets a bit of a cold drop from the glass this time of year. I am not going into production on this it's a one off for us.

After suggestions on the magnetic tape there seems to be a plefora of weight/strenghts available.
Or other ideas come to that. I don't want to put this one on the outside as it's just something else to find storage space for.



General Discussion / Re: Buttons
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:39:16 AM »
I don't use many buttons ( normally) but bought the button press mainly due to not being able to get them made locally.
Which has opened up a few extra jobs simply because I have what other shops don't. Plus I have since added the dies for 3 grommet sizes which I do use a far bit.
It does sit idle most of the time but the convenience is well worth it.

General Discussion / Re: Learn English
« on: November 19, 2017, 12:47:46 PM »
Que ?

General Discussion / Re: Dangerous Job
« on: November 19, 2017, 12:44:20 PM »
Yes I remember that well, like wise, since then I keep a small tool kit right by the main machine & basic screw drivers by the others.

It's ok Steve I wont look. :-)

Had my finger 'pinched' a few times by the walking foot, scares the **** out me every time.


Speaking of safety does anyone remember when June ran her fingers under the foot of her machine ? She posted a pic of her finger and the needle stuck in it. That photo left a lasting impression on me and it is why I have a tool pouch hanging on every machine in our shop. To remove the foot in the event it happens to me or someone else.
It does no good to have tools 3 ft away when your hand is mated to your machine.

I have ran my finger against the foot numerous times and causes an instant moment of shear panic. The foot hits your finger and it scares the hell out of you.


General Discussion / Re: Dangerous Job
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:33:04 AM »
Urgh  I wish I hadn't read this thread.
Could you put a warning label on it ..lol..


General Discussion / Re: Headlining
« on: September 25, 2017, 04:42:22 AM »
if Alcantara is the stuff I'm thinking of * I've seen it fail as auto headling in that ten year time. The dense foam backing just turned to dust.

* The stuff I'm thinking of is sold here for auto headliners. It's about 3-4 mm (3/16") thick with a velour type fabric and dense foam  rubber backing.

Similar, more like a suede finish & foam backed I believe, boat is in France not local to me.
Foam backings often turn to dust here, I guess heat & age.

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