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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.

General Discussion / Re: Headlining
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:28:35 AM »
Hmm, makes sense, strip down job them. Ta

General Discussion / Re: Foam knife
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:23:18 AM »
My first 'proper' foam saw was from here, the eze. Does a great job keeping edges straight compared to an carving knife  ;D
Used it for a few years until a bosch fell into my lap, what a different beast that is hardly any 'crumbs' smooth & much easier to control.
Bosch every time but the Eze is a good inbetween until you find one.


General Discussion / Headlining
« on: September 22, 2017, 02:46:54 PM »
I  have this customer, his boat is 10 years old & has alcantara covered headlining mostly on boards. This year the material went like bubbly in the heat of the summer ( most likely with the Aircon on as well) Now the weather has started to cool down they have all go flat & tight again !
Is there a cure for this ? Or is it just age of the glue/ break down of foam backing or something. ?

General Discussion / Re: Marine vinyl
« on: September 12, 2017, 09:18:22 AM »
I still find the Sunbrella cushion grade to be one of the best, colour retention is excellent.
I've had some customers want a colour change & the old skins are still as good as new after a few seasons of mediterranean sun.

General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 12, 2017, 09:09:35 AM »
Glad to hear you guys are all ok.

General Discussion / Re: Threading a Serger
« on: July 04, 2017, 06:10:16 AM »
Oh yeah never run out of thread, always tie the knot & pull it through.


General Discussion / Re: Heat / Sound insulation.
« on: July 04, 2017, 06:03:31 AM »
Sorry been inundated with people giving me money for just a stitch here & there, you know what I mean.

  ::)  I don't know why I put 5200, must be the heat.

So we got the same motor then, don't they sound nice  :)
We are actually getting quite a few Dodge parts from Rock auto, I guess they might have something as well.

Lots to look at there, thank you all, will go off googling now.

General Discussion / Re: Machine closing large cushions w/o a zipper
« on: June 30, 2017, 09:09:57 AM »
I've done the same as gene or:
If customer doesn't want zippers, options. Velcro or find some sympathetic material & make into envelopes. Original material stays on show & use the other for the tucked under bit.


General Discussion / Heat / Sound insulation.
« on: June 30, 2017, 09:02:33 AM »
Hi all, as you may know I don't do car's, I do the floaty things for a job.
So I have a question for you, we are renovating a 1996 Roadtrek RV, Dodge ram 5200 for ourselves. On our first small trip we found out how hot the floor gets, most of it. Having ripped some of the carpet out it turns out that there is no insulation under the carpet anywhere.
What would you suggest we put down onto the metal parts of the chassis to reduce the heat transfer.
Bear in mind we are in Europe so please don't quote your local suppliers..  ;)  


General Discussion / Re: Little White Lies
« on: April 25, 2017, 06:48:28 AM »
No one's every asked me, my two dogs wonder in when they feel like it, usually sleep on their own 'day' beds.
 I do try to keep the cat out though, he always heads for the finished work which is a definate no no.

General Discussion / Re: Quick Question for Marine People
« on: April 21, 2017, 12:33:36 PM »

In the awning business stretching is a bad thing. Especially with RV awnings. Sunbrella stretches, sometimes badly.

I also heard from some in the mill industry that they changed their fiber mixing to China as well as their chemical formulas.

Recacril used to be a great fabric but their quality went down hill big time. There have been a lot of claims from companies using it.

Tempotest is made in Italy and Sattler is made in Germany. Both are the best acrylics in the world. Sunbrella is rarely used in Europe and is considered junk there.


Have to disagree with you there Chris, from what I see Sunbrella still has a good name over here & the 'cushion' grade is still very much the best for colour retention, although I do admit I use far less marine weight now than I did say 10 years ago, mainly because I discovered Reacril & there is a huge price difference, clients still ask for Sunbrella by name but I tend to steer them toward reacril. We don't see much of the Sattler although it has been available for a while now I haven't tried it yet. Spain is somewhat behind in cover making & clients slow to change ideas. So it may be a different matter in other areas of Europe. Some of the big canvas manufacturers like NV (France) still use Sunbrella.

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