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General Discussion / Re: Life hack
« on: December 23, 2014, 11:25:18 AM »
Grumpa -
They do make stuff that works - it's just not in our price range -
like that CNC machine for cutting fabric - that works doesn't it ?

I do constantly upgrade the crap I buy to work like intended -

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: cotton
« on: December 23, 2014, 06:31:35 AM »
I think the cotton is a better feel but I use both.  I reuse all the fillings from past re-coverings and add to better what was there.
I need the old road map of how things were installed and I follow that plan -

General Discussion / Re: Seasons Greetings
« on: December 23, 2014, 06:14:03 AM »
Thanks Allan and all here
Peace be with you -

General Discussion / Re: First day of winter
« on: December 22, 2014, 01:25:38 PM »
Sounds like a heat wave Darren - with the price of fuel dropping + temps rising - it's all good.
Make sure the chimney is clear for Santa -

General Discussion / Re: Thoughts & Prayers For Mike & John
« on: December 19, 2014, 10:42:03 AM »
Glad to hear the update is positive - wishing your Brother well -
You're his rock while he heals - and your help is unlimited -
My thoughts are for both of you -

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Tomorrow is the big day
« on: December 16, 2014, 08:50:56 AM »
All the Best Paul -

Run the business rather then be the business -
It's your turn to take advantage of the craft you've perfected  - 


General Discussion / Re: Bad Renters
« on: December 15, 2014, 06:20:57 PM »
Property value declines - language barriers - open liquor containers - sounds like a no win situation. 
Sorry to hear that you have this aggravation. 

Hopefully  the new year brings changes


General Discussion / Re: Not exactly upholstery, but skilled
« on: December 12, 2014, 04:04:35 PM »
Better than tattoos - can't wait to see Columbus day -

General Discussion / Re: Something Different This Christmas
« on: December 12, 2014, 12:26:25 PM »
I guess as long as it's not Don mucho grumpa - you're OK -
Although with that moniker you have to come up with the best gift for that little guy !

The "GREEN" Room! / Re: Chaise De Sygne Part 6
« on: December 12, 2014, 12:09:19 PM »
I was able to peek - but may I ask a couple of things ?  The finish was wiping varnish or oil ?
And why not make a center point to rotate + cut out the base on the band saw ?


The "GREEN" Room! / Re: Chaise De Sygne Part 6
« on: December 11, 2014, 02:29:41 PM »
I hated that it had to end.  Enjoyed watching from start to finish.  Thanks for posting the series


General Discussion / Re: Fabric content
« on: December 08, 2014, 02:40:17 PM »
If I cleaned a fabric with water labeled " Dry clean only " and it resulted in a new issue - I've got trouble.  You of course can get away with it because you know what you're looking at.  I'm not bad on rugs with my Electrolux machine but fabrics scare me. 
I have had very good results w/afta but things like resolve seem to leave a shadow mark.  I've had good results on box springs and mattresses w/resolve.   Thanks for that link - a lot of great info.  One more thing to bring on the next service call - a Washing Machine.

General Discussion / Re: Fabric content
« on: December 08, 2014, 12:53:29 PM »
If cleaning a fabric that you're unsure of the make up -Id tell customer to  test an area that doesn't show - and start with a dry cleaner rather then water based.  I see that most of the professional cleaning services have a sign off sheet that you initial before they start. It absolves them of damage e.g. running colors, water marks, fraying etc. They can usually tell what to do without causing damage. 
If the fabric covered chair was mine I'd have no hesitation trying the washing machine with mild detergent using cold water only.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: High tech
« on: December 08, 2014, 06:10:31 AM »
 I'm not buying one until they are solar powered and no money down

General Discussion / Re: Friday blah blah blah
« on: December 06, 2014, 12:02:52 PM »
Check out this guy on the Price is Right !  Rain Man - He knows Furniture !


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