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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Taxing Imports
« on: June 23, 2018, 09:18:00 PM »
  I was thinking about this Friday. For someone like Chris this will become a nightmare quickly. Sure you can find software to keep track of all the countys, states etc. to charge different rates for and print them out a check or electronically file the paperwork but WOW what an office burden on a small business doing sales in all states. Even do my local business I have to do the filing each month and tell the state how much goes to my county. It isn't bad for me as it takes about 10-15 minutes but that is for one county in one state.

General Discussion / Re: extra cotton
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:10:36 PM »
Put it in a barrel and you will use it when you need it.

General Discussion / Re: Attached back cushions to the wall
« on: June 15, 2018, 04:21:52 PM »
Velcro. 2" selfstick to the wall with a few staples if possible.

General Discussion / Re: JoAnn Fabrics
« on: June 15, 2018, 11:05:25 AM »

General Discussion / Re: Narrow crown stapler
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:23:13 PM »
Gene, I bought the harbor freight gun. The staples are to thick to be useful on DW. I finally found a gun from Senco that shoots the thinner staples. It makes a bit difference. But they still make the stapled area noticeable. There is no way around it. But the HF stapes are just too fat.


The Business Of Upholstery / Klinch-it tool for sale on eBay
« on: June 10, 2018, 05:34:51 PM »
If your looking for a Klinch-it tool there is one on eBay. Here is the link.
Auction is over.

General Discussion / Re: Emil J. Paidar Barber Chair
« on: June 08, 2018, 04:43:53 AM »
I've done many Castro convertible sofa beds in my time. I did repair work for them also for many years in Syracuse. I think the store is gone there now. One thing I like when I see them now is they can be locked down with these shipping spring hook things easily. I have a couple.

General Discussion / Re: Use of cotton batting
« on: June 07, 2018, 04:45:28 PM »
65 If you are just covering the seat as a tight seat and want the front edge to be rounded cut your foam about an inch over the front edge and glue a thin piece pf fabric on the top edge of the foam about 2" in and then upholster that to the frame first. It will hold the foam in place and you can work the edge nice and rounded. It is hard to tell what the seat should look like from the picture.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Curiosity - Making double cording
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:02:11 PM »
Doyle, When doing this by hand without a folder and having curves like a wing chair, the fabric cut on the bias makes the curves cleaner and smoother. in case you didn't know. The inexpensive generic folders don't always work well. But when they do they save tuns of time with a lot of welt to be made.

General Discussion / Re: Sewing neochrome
« on: June 01, 2018, 08:07:05 PM »
Strangest thing with this issue. Today I was going to start sewing some velvet for a huge window seat. I was starting with the zipper so I put the flat foot on. Setup the machine for the velvet and did a test sew of the velvet to see thread tension and such. The velvet on the bottom was getting all torn up. So I changed the foot and put a welt foot on and the issue went away all sewed as it should. I have used this flat foot for a couple of years as it came with the machine and for some reason, I seem to be the only one that uses a flat foot and not just leave the welt foot on for everything but I digress. So maybe something unseen has happened to my flat foot. I see or feel nothing wrong with it. Oh well.
A side note this is by far the largest window seat I have done. Roughly 24-25 feet long. It took me all day to cut and all I have sewn is the welt on top and bottom. My cutting table is 12' long. a bit of a challenge with the paper pattern I made. Another challenge is the sewing. One big cushion. 2 different fabrics top and bottom. Stretches like a rubber band on the bias.

General Discussion / Re: Sewing neochrome
« on: May 31, 2018, 05:38:32 PM »
I'm using it on some medical table parts. I've done quite a bit of these for the company and this is just another batch. NeChrome is a Naugahyde product. It is NeoChrime III. I don't remember if there was a I or II before this years ago. But I remember having this available all the time I've been around.

General Discussion / Re: Sewing neochrome
« on: May 31, 2018, 04:17:40 PM »
The feet I'm using are Consew flat feet that came with the machine. Smooth bottoms. Its kind of like the vinyl gets stuck on the feed dog and then gets cut on the back of the outside foot. I smoothed out the edges of the feet and it didn't help. I'm not going to use NeoChrome anymore and have found a replacement for the health company that I use it for. But it bothers me that this happens and not with other Vinyl I have tried. NeoChrome has been around for years.

General Discussion / Sewing neochrome
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:28:54 AM »
I'm having an issue wit too stitching neochrome vinyl. The feed dog seems to catch on the vinyl causing a jam and it cuts into the vine a little. I have adjusted the dog so it is centered, loosened the foot pressure, sprayed the vinyl and machine with wax. Nothing helps. I remember this happening b4 but am unsure if it was neochrome. Other vinyls I've seen lately are fine. Any ideas?

General Discussion / Re: Emil J. Paidar Barber Chair
« on: May 29, 2018, 07:53:21 PM »
  You may have something with the back and arm screws it looks like the back frame wood might just be thick and shaped to right through the frame and could be held by these screws. You will just have to try when you get the chair in the shop or on-site if that's the case. I'm sure that chair is heavier than a sofabed. As for the footrest, it is hard to tell only have the front view. Good luck.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Expansion, different sector?
« on: May 22, 2018, 04:23:33 PM »
I use to do all phases of Upholstery. Cars, Boat, and furniture. It is a good thing to learn it all and then choose one or more to follow up with. I for one don't like to mix them any more. Cars, and Boats are hard to take apart and very dirty. It is easy to get a spot of grease on a horse or table only to have it transfer onto a white sofa. Extreme example but true. So no I only do furniture. I also turn down things like tape repair as I don't want to run it through my machines. You learn whatever you can and figure out what you like.

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