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General Discussion / Re: Glue
« on: August 31, 2017, 01:20:32 PM »
Steve I only have experience with the 3M spray cans and minimal use of a paintgun type in trimmer shops.  So i promote the use of the cans in low heat / sun enviroments.
As learning from professionals here and in Auto trimming, l am confident for standard foam adhesion these spray rattle type can products work great, they have for me. Especially when not much is needed, in this i mean small projects because i can promise you i have 2 cans in shop that wont spray. Been setting to long and them big cans are not cheap by any means. A side note when i infrequently dont have experience : ) i purchase the name that does, this works well. And thats funny i dont care who says it aint!
The sprayer with the jar container is an item i think one would find in every Upholstery shop somewhere. And consider if you do a lot of foam layering and custom work as mentioned, and use air compressor regularly this is a very good choice. I remember others mention these have a few particulars that gave changed.  It had been a long time since i looked for these specfics. In short ask Sofadoc anybody thats been looking at this stuff since knee high had and can be a guide here.
I say all this to lead in direction of the Auto and honestly Higher heat conditions our products "should be"  known they will be in.  In this specfic i have read countless post from auto trimmers that they use high heat adhesive only and have plenty stories why they only use Weldwood Landau http://www.dap.com/dap-products-ph/weldwood-landau-top-trim-high-heat-resistant-contact-cement/
This is one brand of two that most use in high heat.

Good day
Floyd


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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Ground Breaking Soon
« on: August 29, 2017, 11:05:07 AM »
I love concrete work!
I hate sweatin and busting my az doing it though. I have found its not cheap by any means and theres two kinds cracked and going to crack. Thee art is knowing the best cut joint locations more is always good, and expansion joint needs for the loacalle. I really like this stuff in a link below for the deep thin cuts ( skip the foam n use this totally ) imo
http://www.nuwayinc.com/ProductDetail.aspx?prdid=3214
They make the thicker version i like for expansion joint topping, it levels also just a pain for saw cuts imo.
They have the tubes in super size thats really works well although not a biggy. All these take a long time to dry ( i say quality takes time ) the company also makes a sealer helper this i have used and a pain to use but it is the above and beyond method. Most important ask your pro contractor
Enjoy the new build there, its always a great time

Floyd

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Diversification?
« on: August 29, 2017, 10:33:49 AM »
65:
Do you use face book now as a biz, just curious.

Doyle:
  I have thought about diversification in these related talents most here make their lively hood.
The idea is always interesting in special respect to new! experiences.  I am not young and so am reluctant to stray far from the porch. Here in these times I think back to many trainers mention, the project take on of what you can have time to study. For me this and many times the area or space. In my former this is no different except the amount of area a piece can take up. And jokingly here and these concerned talents we sure cannot use outside as I could and "had to" many times. Or even now with boats many times.
Always enjoy the crafted questions, they help a great deal. I wished the upholstery magazine was still available with discussions of these new trends, digital of all kinds.



Good day there
Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Juki DNU 1541s - Making it mobile
« on: August 29, 2017, 09:07:02 AM »
I would look around the net for sew table lamps, instead of juki, not sure they even make one. Generally all have a mounting point I found in the way as one is sewing or tilting the machine back for maintenance.

A more important issue for myself was the standard issue lamps were in no way long enough for proper lighting.  I dont mean to be a gripe, but this was a real complaint for me.  I just could not imagine 1 hour a day with these typical setups. Much less 8 professional hours!

To add in this task lighting for ya I early on heard from others about a tiny ( 1" long )magnetic led strip light That mounts on the machine by the needle bar.  I think i got one from both Suppliers that were on the site here daily. Gregg and Bob, they are great business's and ourselves as members really need daily activity here as that is an excellent need for them, and they a real need so all stitchers and their specfic jobs are welcome.

Anyway I found a need to have a longer reach light, with this i wanted the base out of my way, i decided the flex type was best for my choice.  This was tough but i found in short the very affordable were a waste of time.  I link below a 36" long although really 40"long to bulb center i really like because its heavy duty and out of the way, this length seems to be the critical $ decision of others i have seen with benefits.
https://m.grainger.com/mobile/product/LUMAPRO-Machine-Tool-Light-2RPJ3?fc=MWP2IDP2PCP

Here for many I found I think a keeper bulb that only takes once and ya will know!
As i have in my last career countless times, without further a do " a great amount of light without being typical hot as old style + shatter restistant".  This was not HOT
https://m.grainger.com/mobile/product/AERO-TECH-20-Watts-Screw-In-CFL-23MD14
They make a 25 watt but i first ordered these and ended up purchasing 3 more, their shipping is crazy.

Finally a late find i made last year may be interesting though a bit shorter, this machine i found has a nice lamp of LED and flexible reach of 32" it was factory installed on the Cobra 4
https://www.leathermachineco.com/product/cobra-super-28-led-super-beam-lamp/
I believe this company is in your state and from my experience another great asset to us. They may help in this a bit more.

Good luck
Floyd


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General Discussion / Re: Resale
« on: August 28, 2017, 10:28:29 AM »
I have made a copy of the form regarding tax number filing of persons wanting to use that tax deduction.

Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Juki DNU 1541s - Making it mobile
« on: August 28, 2017, 09:47:46 AM »
Congratulations!!!
Your not kiding they are heavy, Enjoy 😊
As others mentioned yes you can. I have the k stands and all now have casters.
An issue first seems the treadle platform will need attention, possibly lowered.
I guess you could say that distance between table top and platform is just to little now.
And then its to high for your existing chair, its a process for sure.  I would wonder what the
table height is. This could be different if one uses a different caster mount point i.e. Not the
bottom as usual. Rather a custom to the side version.

Floyd

375. Whaaa now thats also a deal

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General Discussion / Re: Resale
« on: August 26, 2017, 05:36:10 PM »
Sounds like that would totally be going through the decorator with decision using her #
Although in ours here it says to an effect your decision on trust they are doing correct.
Doesnt seem that it should matter in tangible check off, they could decide how its best line item taxed. Maybe that is their reasoning, with some pre accountant call they made.
It sure is a days work at least searching and trying to find these specfics. I think you can trust the other business pro to do the right thing, and with her name on the billing.
Thats my .02
Floyd

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: hot knives
« on: August 23, 2017, 04:40:44 PM »
Good idea on that stainless Chris 
Its seems a small square say a foot or bit bigger would be good when Im cutting holes in the canvas for vents and such. 
Along with another strip for moving around the table could be handy, say 1 each for the typical measures.  I just say that because 60" or wider canvas but you all know not everything comes 36" and it is a pain to move as ya get to the other table side. Chris the 3" wide can be a great benefit with the choices, good tip!. I did find some short rules in aluminum from an art supply that have a rubber or neoprene on the bottom, and recessed back from edge slightly. These really stick and are handy both hot knife and rotary.  Blicks place westward, having the 12 and 18" works for me on small work these really kick.

Now ya got me thinking, have a good day all
Floyd

http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-aluminum-non-slip-rulers/

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General Discussion / Re: Can I add a knee lifter to my 111w101
« on: August 23, 2017, 04:03:45 PM »
I seen this one and looks to be about what all are looking like ( a bit less cast iron ) but I believe still the same. I picked up one several years ago at Dr danes sew hospital.  Now the same is shown to be out a stock, again im sure the same in the link now! faster because its lighter ; )
So another supplier linked below that I have used on various things. The roller wheel rides on the small part looking like the table. Good luck and keep us posted.

Floyd

http://www.cutexsewingsupplies.com/singer-knee-lifter-complete-assembly-228368-for-111w-112w-107w-sewing-machines

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: hot knives
« on: August 22, 2017, 06:52:52 AM »
Yes Paul the aluminum yard sticks I found work great. Just as you thought and also if available I have said many times to myself that the local hvac shop has aluminum. I should say the industrial type shops, I have two shops here locally. These shops have been there for me on many projects through the years.

Good day there
Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Marine vinyl
« on: August 21, 2017, 10:26:38 PM »
I think this Morbern link will give some names of marine vinyl designs under their brand. An important tip i recall from here on the site and marine vinyl. Vinyl with a poly backing scrim is a benifit when used in wet environments. I suppose it may have more resistance with mildew from wet foam in the typical boat.
In talking with some of the supliers it may get some booklets of samples your way. I can easily say if your customers know their outdoor furniture fabrics are sunbrella then they well know these Pro names have reliability with cost levels. With that customer knowledge your on the right path.

Good day there
Floyd

http://morbern.com/markets/marine/

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General Discussion / Re: Marine vinyl
« on: August 18, 2017, 05:05:36 PM »
I think some have mentioned a bit more stretch in the standard boat cover canvas. I cannot recall if its the warp or weft threads. Nowadays they make a lot of designs in use for outdoor seating, though im not familar with that. So maybe someone can chime in who works on outdoor furniture.
The company might be owned by another fwiw.

Floyd

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General Discussion / Re: Can I add a knee lifter to my 111w101
« on: August 18, 2017, 04:52:21 PM »
In a manual below i see in fig. 14, on back of machine view, the item (F) i believe to be the rod that normaly is used for presser foot lift. This rod goes through the casting and continues down through a raised portion in the oil pan. (Raised so not to leak  oil) The mechanics of this part below use a lever of sorts and are either linkage types chosen. So a knee bumper or a pedal n chain setup.
With all that i suspect some parts are there, can you identify some of these parts.
I think it is very much like a singer 212 model i restored.

Good day
Floyd

http://parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/111W101_W104.pdf

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General Discussion / Re: Seam type
« on: August 10, 2017, 05:48:28 PM »
I did see that also and changed my profile as mentioned, removed smileys.
Seems all good now, we will see. I will need to tweak how i see post now, guess i did not check some boxes.

good day
Floyd

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: The Accounting Saga
« on: August 05, 2017, 07:43:25 PM »
Chris thanks for the post itís a great tool you present for all.

Rick a big thank you!  This sure helps sort the many issues.
I agree and like to charge the shipping of materials to the specific job, it seems all around to be fair and efficient. I do not at this time show these charges on the invoice but do need the record. I like using the Excel sheet in this for the time being. It can be a reminder for myself if I need to order more (roll eyes)

Iím trying to keep it separated for now so my record can be a bit more consistent possibly. So, if running back over the record the product ordered is in the actual price range purchased be it 10 or 50 yards in the following months. 

Here in the sheet I have struggling other shipping of minor bulk material cost not charged out and need a method to address. If I put a note in the cell I can deal with it better going ahead.  The red triangles catch the eye so one can rely on that anyway.

Maybe we all can chuckle and work on this Thread together! I thought self you should have come up with bobbins on the spread sheet but they sure donít list that in the units. Bummer

I decided to use the lbs. on the sheet for the solarfix at this stage, no matter it hurts to buy for sure. At 2300 meters a pound its easily worth the recorded usage. I use to reload quite a bit for clays and such n such so I used the scale again on the empty and full bobbins.

So, for what itís worth a grin, laugh or real interest hereís a bit of info on my thread findings and enough to be rough but fair. Some bobbins may weigh slightly different or tension tighter as usual. Now my yard of measures were just arm length to neck the ole science method eh

In the 1541 bobbin style empty weight is 94grain
 full of SolarFix 2000/92 is 181grain, a full to empty diff of 87grain = .01243Lbs @ full = 28Yds
 full of 92 Ultra dee poly is 137grain, a full to empty diff of 43grain = .00614Lbs @ full = 32Yds
In the 1508 bobbin style empty weight runs 124grain
 full of SolarFix 2000/92 is 235grain, a full to empty diff of 111grain = .01571Lbs @full = 38Yds
 full of 92 Ultra dee poly is 186grain, a full to empty diff of 62grain = .00886Lbs @ full = 39Yds

Not much interest until 167.00 per lbs gets on the invoice, its more now!
I have some Cobra measures if any interest is there though the cost is about like other poly.
I think if one wants a price per bobbin, it could be gained from this and Ricks great information and used in a Ledger, QB or the Excel as a unit of (ea) ďAlthoughĒ if as I did this morning did not double the bobbin usage on the record, you may come up empty earlier than thought. Surely the top thread counts and sure donít need it to be forgotten  ;  )

Thanks again you all this forum has been rock solid for help
Floyd

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