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General Discussion / Re: Klick-it for sale
« on: Today at 11:59:23 AM »
Its the best one I've seen. I almost kept this one myself. Works great.

General Discussion / Klick-it for sale
« on: Today at 10:51:23 AM »

Everything goes all the time that is the way it is. My guy, Rick, next door has a small book of most of what he sells and the pricing hasnt changed in at least 7 years. When it does I'll probably have a heart attach.LOL. But everything else goes up all the time.

General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: March 15, 2018, 09:03:00 PM »
Starting to understand this a bit more - make spring tying seem easy!

You super pro folks - after you've determined where you want to button, are you able tob just eyeball the fabric for needle placement?
I don't know about super pro but I do it this way. I don't really "eyeball" but pull the fabric where I want it using the grain or "weave" to keep things straight. Re-tufting old is a bit different than all new.

I know some folks who can do it this way. I have never been able. I draw the lines on the back of the fabric but only for reference points. Different types of fabric, different thickness of foam and different foam densities, even different styles of furniture make the hole placement... different. You may have to deviate from the lines but you can use the lines to give you a good idea where you are at.

General Discussion / Re: Most difficult or challenging project
« on: March 15, 2018, 08:27:09 PM »
The business I purchased 3 years ago had a cutting table that was all warped. It completely drove me up the wall when I had to cut on it. That was the first thing to go when I took the shop. It is just so much more productive when tools are good. A cutting table is a big tool.

General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: March 14, 2018, 04:42:54 AM »
Yes. You work with the weave of the fabric. How I do it is start from a horizontal like across the goods and a center line going up the goods chalked on the back of the fabric. I do the bottom row first then work up from there keeping the weave straight and working the fabric and folds to lay nice as I go. Adjusting the folds after the burron is in. The only time I would mark the back for each button is if I were tufting a board and 1" of foam/cotton.

General Discussion / Re: Marshel Spring Unit Cushions
« on: March 12, 2018, 08:51:54 PM »
Its not that bad. They are meant to fill with a cushion machine but you can suck them down with a vacuum and fill them that way. It is part of the trade. Rose might win this one buddy. Don't they usually?

General Discussion / Re: Oil on the bottom of my material - help
« on: March 12, 2018, 05:49:17 PM »
When I first got my 205Rb it seemed to leak oil like this. The mechanic said use it. And it went away after awhile. If this Yamata is new maybe it just needs to break in. I had a Yamata and let it run with the feet up no thread for a few hours. It helped many issues. New machines are tuff. They need to break in.

General Discussion / Re: Most difficult or challenging project
« on: March 09, 2018, 05:21:37 PM »
The one that I remember was a chair I did three times over the years. It was a fiberglass chair with upholstery all inside. Kind of like an large egg shape. It was all glued together and done in vinyl. The customer told me no one would do it. I took it on and the first time was a real challenge. Second and third was about 5% easier. I just took my time was careful with the patterning and used plenty of contact cement to glue the vinyl to the fiberglass. It was a cool chair. I wish I had pics of it. Didn't take pictures back then.

General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: March 08, 2018, 05:15:34 PM »
You need to fasten to more than the foam behind the buttons on the top of the arms etc. Just run the needle at and angle to get through to the rail where it can be staplese to the frame.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Declining
« on: March 07, 2018, 07:00:50 PM »
Well you asked for it. :)

  My Dad and I worked for 25 years out of a 2 1/2 car garage. Did well enough. I moved into a shop that was off the beaten track and didn't do as well. I closed the business and when we moved to Fl. I saw the business from a different perspective. I worked for a guy and he had employees, did pretty well. I took it over and like the face that I have a shop where people can walk in and my employees help make a living for me and them. I like being out in the open. Sure it costs more but we make more. I'm still working out the number of employees that work best and getting close. Right now it is Me another bench man and my secretary. I need a stripper and delivery helper. I'm doing the cutting and sewing as it is very hard finding a seamstress, But it's working out well.
  So I like having a building I think it is much better. Just one man's opinion.

General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: March 07, 2018, 06:53:12 PM »
Crystal buttons. Pretty snazzy. I have some of those. Havent had a use for them.

General Discussion / Re: Scrap Material
« on: March 07, 2018, 06:52:01 PM »
Kody that's my page. I never sell anything but I guess some do. LOL
Fabrics are good for outsides yes. But foam grows quickly. If it is a small piece it goes away.

General Discussion / Re: Scrap Material
« on: March 07, 2018, 12:12:51 PM »
Whatever is useless throw it out

General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: March 06, 2018, 07:03:47 PM »
When you tuft onto 1" foam and it is all new you can do it by layout. top to bottom is a finish size and left to right add 1/4" per inch. So if you have a layout 4h x 4w you can layout on the fabric 4" high by 5" wide and mark the back. That will allow the fabric to fold. Your not going to get deep tufting with 1" of filling but it can still be tufting.

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