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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

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

General Discussion / Re: needle holes in leather
« on: August 05, 2017, 03:01:08 PM »
Is this a few holes or a bit longer. I bet our local Cobbler here on the forum could have some good tips.


The Business Of Upholstery / Re: The Accounting Saga
« on: August 05, 2017, 02:27:07 PM »
I had this incoming-shipping or freight cost i wanted to ask for some opinions. Staying in the accounting saga post seemed the right time. So whether its ledger or any other usage of software how can these cost be addressed when it is for a bundle or qty not totally used on present job. I wondered about throwing it all in say a box and charging a percentage out to each invoice. Is this possible or can anyone further the ? Please.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: The Accounting Saga
« on: August 05, 2017, 02:10:31 PM »
I would just like to have the ability in QB to do one off manufacturing. I was ready for premier with the group function. Although to my understanding this is still for a consistent product, or the same inventory items. Much of the time this is perfect for re-sellers or the building of product being the same.  
I just see this a big issue with QB not having this "one off manufacturing" ability in the pro or even next level premier editions.
This is my reason for the use of excel, so to have an easy bill of materials. Just for my records of inventory and any reports i may generate. In this QB method i use the other asset acct. for material purchases and may use finished product in non inventory part. As it is i need to do journal entry work manually to QB cogs. In time i am sure a better option will surface or my understanding i hope to be better.
I believe with a bit more homework an adviser in QB even within an accounting firm could be a benefit.
Thanks for the tips

General Discussion / Re: needle holes in leather
« on: August 04, 2017, 08:37:52 PM »
This is possible!
Process is called casing leather, it normaly is done on a veg tan leather prior to carving or stamping.
Its possible to be used on the typical upholstery leather which is chrome tanned mostly. So the procedure would be done wrong so as to dry to much afterwards and slightly tightening back up, to much for easy carving or the stamping of designs will not hold a pristine or sharp edged shape.
The thickness is somewhat a experienced guess of water either spritzed, sponged, or dunked in water. If its a very thick saddle part simply a lot of moisture and set for possibly 6 hours. On the other hand thin 3-4 ounce could be sprayed and let sit to a moist feel on the cheek we could say. Now with the many tools in the kitchen a spoon or the heavy edge of other utinsel pressing the needle holes to close up and this coulld be on both sides. With a small roller the leather could be rolled at the spots and or lightly hammered with a smooth face cobblers hammer or whats handy. This if we are positive and done early on can dry to much and swell the needle holes closed.

Good luck on your mission Gene

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: The Accounting Saga
« on: August 04, 2017, 10:40:35 AM »
Chris this always is an interesting topic especially with questions.
I will gladly participate :) with that say I have been taught to be very conscious about invoices and time counts toward projects. And as you know as others here that can be the easy part to watch because there is so much more. I hire out the professional tax prep service. I would like to see more interested help in Quickbooks, and to my knowledge the pro desktop version. This reason being not enough of the same product to have the same exact inventory items. As i understand from some years looking at the internet. So for the time being its both Excel and QB pro. So i totally understand to hire out, although i am hard headed and want to present the proper task work at my end. At the moment i have interest finding a QB adviser locally to better myself. My youngest is in the 3rd year of finance and really makes the old man proud. Maybe someday give a few tips or bonk me on the head saying nope this is the correct way. I cannot afford and really not ready for programs like QB with the great inventory for a manufacture that has different custom jobs, or even the Fishbowl inventory program. I think either of these need more personnel and sales to be cost effective. By the way my QB notifies at what seems every single day i need updated because no more online support etc.. Twice now ive had to go in programs and do a update/fix the same update file, and thats a pucker moment when it wont start whoohh!

Great topic and have a good day there

General Discussion / Re: photobucket test
« on: August 03, 2017, 11:29:40 AM »
Late to the party here
Darren i get to scroll right to left in many photos fine, i have a time seeing them any bigger. It seems the lower part of the screen is taking up room, partly the bucket i believe. Im not real familar with them.
Good day there

General Discussion / Re: Seam type
« on: August 03, 2017, 11:15:39 AM »
In the second photo i cannot tell if any cording is used, veiwing on my phone. It kinda looks just burnished real leather with marine black dye possibly. Again i might need a bigger screen
Veiwing the double stitch seam from my short time stiching, I consider a french seam as i heard that most.
Though i assume its 3 stitch lines with a reinforcement backer when each s.a. is folded over.
 It is showing up in the marine upholstery area fwiw. Im probably wrong but this design must have been considered when SolarFix came out with the many brilliant colors. The big thread is popular but sure takes a bigger machine in reality. In looking in the past for big stitchers i ran on to some machines from cowboy. They had some videos putting some of these big threads in. Much was only for looks but still requires the big machines.


The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Ground Breaking Soon
« on: August 03, 2017, 10:30:54 AM »
Your last post both worked here, and the prior needed me to sign in. I didnt try it today though.
Its got to be exciting on the new project. Big congrats to you all going forward.


The Business Of Upholstery / Re: need a jig ideas?
« on: June 19, 2017, 08:34:20 AM »
I was into that type clamp thinking also Paul. Something that cams over, I had thought using the existing lip of table to hold this 3 layers of wood at each end only. Almost like a rabbit in wood working and center top section temporarily removed, and this specfic part being the width you need for boxing dimension material.
Later use the center open area as clamping section with a free piece of wood sandwiching textile under or between table top and Rubber bumpers of the clamp tool. Or better yet mounting this part to a clamping tool thats mounted at each end already, as tool in your link. This should tighten or clamp all material and itself to table edge. I think!

Good day

General Discussion / Re: Damn telemarketers
« on: June 05, 2017, 11:05:19 AM »
How i wished for the app to do a call back and automaticly get the actual call center people.
On the house phone i just listen for the voice and or a known name and only answer afterwards.
Im somehow lucky, when the family got a personl phone for me it was a used number. Not so good, and honestly i have found it useless to tell them call center personell to remove this number from their list. As this is a newly assigned number, like 7 years! how darn lucky i am  :-X


ps: i have used all the no call sign list in my state, also wrote the Senators.   ::)

General Discussion / Bill of Materials ?
« on: April 09, 2017, 10:10:24 AM »
Good Morning!

  I am considering options and so looking for ideas from you all the experienced Guru.
At present i use regular quickbooks desk top, and find i want to use for myself a BOM bill of materials.
I have several scattered ideas between excel and possibly linking this to invoices.
But if nothing else i need to or would like using an attachment option available to the invoice.

Im not sure what else i can say here to raise a conversation on this, so is there any thoughts on this  subject lately.


General Discussion / Re: Quick Question for Marine People
« on: April 08, 2017, 07:46:35 AM »
Im positive items made in Europe are the
primary choices of items used in mfg. over there.
The tarifs, fees or other charges added
to " non " European Union products is great.
This cost is mentioned in every post i read from
others across the big pond needing products to help
them in their business or lives.
This i find interesting and is a consistant topic in post,
with equipment and machinery.
Granted many products are just not made here
anymore. But I will say products made here in
North America are unsurpassed.
Being were talkin textile, marketing is a two way
discussion in the real world.

Good day

General Discussion / Re: Pfaff ambition 1.0
« on: April 07, 2017, 01:54:00 PM »
That Craigslist is a pretty good place i thought.
Some times if your location is listed others can notice machines available for one to look into further. Sometimes it depends if one has interest tuning the machine, or more important time!

I have also found doing some great homework, and be ready to travel a state away if desired.
Then again depending on ones interest, it may well be a better option to give one of the Dealers a call. There are several companies offering both new and used, with some members here that have purchased from the reputable ones that sometime are online answering questions.

Finally there are so many "cloned" machines now, (seriously) that a new one can be had with some looking around. If ya find one or more feel free to mention the model number, and better yet include a link or photo. With this we can help a lot more.

Materials and textile types being used are super good assets to describe, including thread size.

Good day

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