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General Discussion / Re: Shredded polyurethane for bean bag chair
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:10:43 PM »
  65 Nowadays the blend of feathers and down in our business is usually 90/10 90% feathers and 10% down. down is very expensive and very small in size. there are even some suppliers using 95/5. In Upholstery cushioning a full 100% down would be too hard and uncomfortable. It is used for jackets etc.
  There are also different types of down and feathers. Grades etc etc.

General Discussion / Re: Shredded polyurethane for bean bag chair
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:45:56 PM »
Yes I actually like the blend better than straight down. The resilience is much better and I haven't seen any clumping as of yet.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: September 16, 2018, 08:43:08 AM »
Yes Rich, I've used the bandsaw for ever to cut everything and a lot of foam. Great way to get rid of smaller pieces when you need a special thickness. Say you need 2 1/2" thick just cut 2 1/2" slices out of a 6" piece and glue them together. Very little waste at my shops this way.

General Discussion / Re: Uniform?
« on: September 09, 2018, 03:14:58 PM »
  Speaking of Embroidered shirts and such. I did them for years. But found it timely and a little expensive. I stopped doing them myself many years ago, and jobbing them out took time and planning. I also bought labels for the decks of sofas and chairs as a bit of advertising which BTW didn't like at all.

  So I figured a new way and I kill two birds with one stone. I have been doing vinyl lettering stuff for a few years so I bought an inexpensive heat press and cut out my company name (logo) press it on the shirts and decks of sofas and chairs and now I have control and the cost is very minimal. The vinyl is excellent quality and will outlast the shirts and probably the furniture.

General Discussion / Re: Staple Remover
« on: September 05, 2018, 08:57:24 PM »
I have a few needle nose like the 600 but they dont work worth a dam.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: September 05, 2018, 04:42:57 AM »
You can set the foam on another piece of foam leaving enough hanging over to clear the foot of the saw. Then you will get a 90 degree cut on the edge or just tip the saw a little.

General Discussion / Re: Let's build a table
« on: September 02, 2018, 09:44:34 AM »
  I'm not much in the pneumatic area but would a foot pump work to pump it up and a release valve to lower it both foot operated like a salon/barber chair? I don't see why not as my wifes can lift a couple hundred pound people with no issues. A stronger pump should do even more. A scissor arangement would work but we are getting pretty pricey with metal and such. The use I see the table mostely is for what was pictured in the video. Raising it for the front seat and mostly lowered for the rest. The major problem I see with this whole thing is it won't  be very portable. I need to use the work area(s) for mre than one layout. Large cornice work takes up my space and a lot of the shop. This would be in the way. Maybe not if the top could be multipurpose.
  Lets keep this going.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: September 01, 2018, 12:18:10 PM »
I've looked up that table before. It comes out of Poland, and is around $1700 plus freight. And it's an air hog, so you'd better have a bad-ass compressor.

Aint gonna pay that kinda money for one but would like one.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: September 01, 2018, 07:29:24 AM »
That table is awesome !!

Yes it is. I want one.

Reds and greens fade the most. Like you say 65, it is next to impossible to say how things will react in the field no matter where you buy from or how much you pay for the goods. While there are some fabrics known to hold up better in the field others are not so easy to tell. Through experience it become slightly more of an educated guess on quality but by far not foolproof.
  There use to be a saying "you get what you pay for" That no longer applies to the textile industry. You can spend 10 bucks a yard and get quality or 100 bucks a yard and get junk. This is why is is best to stick with known vendors that care.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 31, 2018, 03:54:39 PM »
Any glue gun will clog if not used all the time. That has been a PITA forever.

  Interesting. I'm only going by the feel of the fabric and the quality of it off the roll. It works like any other high quality cotton print. None last forever. Screen printing is not the same as dyed yarn. But all in all I think it is good fabric. 55" wide, nice feel, sews well, no catches.
  I'm sure it is an imported product but many are and not all are bad.

Kinda off subject but I received a cushion job from a customer today and she brought her own fabric purchased from Fabrics.com I think that was the name but anyway the fabric is a cotton print. Very good quality, rolled nicely, and packaged well in a box. The cost was 9.49 per yard. The receipt was rolled in the fabric. I should be buying from them. My cotton prints are probably 40 a yard retail. Sure is hard to compete ea?

Yes you can request a refund at PayPal if you dont receive goods.

  I see this also in newer pieces. I'm certain the process of patterning and sewing is almost if not all automated. Just the amount of pieces that are shaped and sewn together lends itself to CAD CAM rather than CAD and MAN:)
  I doubt anyone could sew some of these by hand any more. Sure there are excellent stitchers but the time it would take would be cost prohibitive alone. Let alone the spoilage. Just seeing some of the sewing equipment used in factory settings makes this all make sense.
  What we will do to renovate this furniture, and cars, and such is up in the air. I price this sort of stuff very high and don't mind loosing the job because of the pricing as I know there will be a lot of time spent just figuring it out. And hopefully being able to get it sewn together near correctly.

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