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Messages - scottymc

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General Discussion / Re: How old are we anyway
« on: January 13, 2018, 04:01:28 PM »
Just turned 58

General Discussion / Re: Binding ..how to
« on: December 05, 2016, 02:34:53 PM »
Hi Morris

Same state but different world in the western districts, dry a bone here.

I reckon forget the binder, I only started using one 10 years ago and I probably wouldn't use one on the job your doing, if its a traditional job your doing then they probably didn't use one on the original. Look at these, I know it's carpet but that's the way I do it when I want to bind in the same material, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K-qg6rvl7k   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbPLrzq9NMM

The cheaper binding guide are more trouble than what they are worth.

General Discussion / Re: New Shop !!!!
« on: September 25, 2016, 02:35:23 PM »
Nice shop Chris,  :) probably the only one in the country with a bobbin winding room, but yeah we'll call it your office. ;)

General Discussion / Re: Bobbin Organizer
« on: September 25, 2016, 02:27:50 PM »
C'mon Chris, we've discussed this before. The bobbin winder is next to the pulley on your machine and the most efficient way to wind bobbins is while your sewing, there is no need to buy bobbins by the hundred, me personally I get by with ten.
I don't want to hear about your weekend long bobbin winding parties either, you do see what is happening here don't you? You've expanded your business hired a manager and a machinist, now when the boss comes in(you) to check up on things, to keep you out of their hair  they shuffle you over into a corner by yourself to wind bobbins for them, everybody's happy.

General Discussion / Re: KingAir 350 Air Ambulance Upholstery Project
« on: September 12, 2016, 04:17:07 PM »
Your a bit old fashioned Chris, you don't need travel insurance anymore. If you need to pay a bill cause you had an accident whilst on holiday, crowd fund it.  ;)

General Discussion / Re: Kiplinger Dying Professions
« on: August 07, 2016, 03:30:03 AM »
Two weeks ago I heard the term "brown", used to describe older furniture and antiques. It's meant to be derogatory. I do a lot of reupholstery for retired folks who spent their lives buying the best furniture available and collecting antique furniture. They are downsizing and often cannot give their furniture away to their grandchildren who are married and just starting families.

I think young people like to shop. And if they buy quality furniture that will last a lifetime, they will miss out on the many trips they could have made to IKEA or Costco to replace their broken chairs and worn out sofas.

You've hit the nail on the head, the thrill of the bargain has taken over from the long lasting contentment of a good buy.

General Discussion / Re: Attached to Your Machine ?
« on: July 20, 2016, 02:33:29 AM »

We call it a slab(24) of beer over here

24 cans here would be a flat (same as pop)
24 bottles are a case, or a twenty four, or two four
6 are a poverty pack or a half sack.

The important things in life.

General Discussion / Re: Attached to Your Machine ?
« on: July 18, 2016, 03:03:09 PM »
There is a market for old sewing machines that have nothing to do with sewing. Some folks like to have "antiques" in their house. I've read a few articles that talked about old sewing machines are sought after by such folks.

You can see this more with old home sewing machines that have the finished 'table/cabinet' that they sit in, as well as the old Singer types that you are talking about with the regular industrial table.
Honestly , I don't reckon it's worth what he is asking.

It is always worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it. And not a penny more.

I enjoyed your video, scotty.  :)

Darren, I like your analysis of the cost of things. Most people never think in those terms, and most people wonder why they always run out of money before the end of the month.

A box of beer
I've never heard this term before. It's either a Canadian term, eh?, or I need to get out more often. LOL


We call it a slab(24) of beer over here :)

Gene that video was an iconic aussie film, rates up there with crocodile dundee:)) , was Eric Banas first film, check out his second film a very realistic portrayal of a real blokehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Fd_f1epgo I grew up in the area and the era that this film was shot, very realistic. Worth a watch.

Nothin like gettin way off topic :-D

General Discussion / Re: Attached to Your Machine ?
« on: July 18, 2016, 02:48:58 PM »
Just to try to get a sense of relative $$$$, What is  a lire of petrol, a big mac, and a pack of 25 cigarettes worth ? How about a pound of beef, a months rent on a 2 bedroom flat, and most important---A dozen beer LOL?

Here the minimum wage is $10.50 so the guy asking you if you want fries with that has to work about 25 minutes for that pound of hamburger or half an hour for a big mac. Seventy hours will cover his rent in a decent neighbourhood. One hundred hours will get him a nice place or a detached house. A box of beer ,a pack of smokes, and enough gas to go see the gang will use up a half days gross pay.

Our dollar is about the same, petrol $1.03lt, Bic mac $5, 25 pack of ciggies $25, beefshop.coles.com.au/online/national/meat-seafood-deli/fresh-meat/beef?gclid=CjwKEAjw_LG8BRDb1JTxm8uP_UwSJADu_8pWKT1bN1EB_kZC94Z_RIJEDc5crGk76uWYFr2ZXoLQsRoC9QHw_wcB&KEYWORD=_inurl:http://shop.coles.com.au/online/national/meat-seafood-deli/fresh-meat/beef&MATCHTYPE=Search&AD_ID=91605520567&REFFER=, beershop.coles.com.au/online/SearchDisplay?pageView=image&catalogId=10576&beginIndex=0&langId=-1&storeId=10601&searchTerm=beer There you go Darren , all of lifes necessities.

General Discussion / Re: Attached to Your Machine ?
« on: July 16, 2016, 10:41:43 PM »
Honestly , I don't reckon it's worth what he is asking.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dik_wnOE4dk&spfreload=10

General Discussion / Re: Attached to Your Machine ?
« on: July 15, 2016, 08:51:16 PM »
 Hi Darren. Mine was similar to this ,but I cleaned it up before advertising:)www.ebay.com.au/itm/Singer-132K6-sewing-machine-/231569976310They are a popular machine with motor trimmers over here and England, surprised they are not common in the America's.

General Discussion / Re: Attached to Your Machine ?
« on: July 14, 2016, 04:05:24 PM »
Got my Singer 132K6 for my 21st birthday, Yes I was very attached to it but in the end I was not using it so much and after 33 years of good service sold it for 2G. I am still enjoying the 3 surfboards that money bought:)

General Discussion / Re: A revelation or two
« on: May 23, 2016, 01:28:12 AM »
We have 2 Electrolux 7kg front loaders that get used every day since we run units, had them for a few years, one of them for 7 I think.
Why front loaders? Use less water and electricity. Are more gentle on your washing so cloths, sheets last longer.

Much easier to bend and pull clothes straight into basket than lift clothes out through the top.


General Discussion / Re: Being our own General Contractor
« on: April 10, 2016, 03:50:28 PM »
So Virginia, Have you put out a contract on your contractor?

General Discussion / Re: Being our own General Contractor
« on: April 10, 2016, 12:32:20 AM »
Perhaps the decline in membership on this site is that it is set up to talk just about upholstery, even if it is the number 1 thing in your life if that's the only thing people are talking about it's going to wear a bit thin and as far as staying on topic well that's just the way conversations go , they may come back to the original topic or may not, who cares.

Most other forums have a section they can discuss trivial  General Discussion :) I'm on a few surfing forums and the surfing discussions aren't used that much but when a post come up everyone put in their 2cents worth cause the logged in to have a bit of banter what your cooking that night in the "as I lie dying"thread. Yep that thread got a bit off topic, but it works.

Threads like this one and others that have little to do with the trade help brake the ice with anyone new as that might be something they know a bit about and can have a say and then feel more comfortable posting questions.

I read all of it , I like to hear how people in different places go about there daily life.

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