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General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:45:08 PM »
Man this thread's getting long.

Anyway, here we are:

The burlap was originally just pulled down straight, I think to give it a nice flat front. I will have to stuff the front edge a bit to fill it in. Edge roll hog-ringed and sewn into place. Sturdy.

Played with some scrap. Seems to be easiest to do it the way it was done before. Pleat the facing and sew that to the decking.

General Discussion / Re: How old are we anyway
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:42:59 PM »
37.5 years

General Discussion / Re: How Old
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:20:30 PM »
I can appreciate people dressed for success, all the time, no matter what. Now, people go to the grocery store in their pjs. Kind of irks me.

I was watching one of the storage wars and someone found an adding machine. It was like a cylinder that you moved and were able to calculate. Pretty fascinating. It's amazing how far people have come in just the last 100 years.

General Discussion / Re: How Old
« on: January 08, 2018, 01:39:58 PM »
I am too old to be called a 'millenial' by most accounts.

But for the record: I respect all of you here, my friends, my elders, and those who dedicate their lives to public service.

General Discussion / Re: How Old
« on: January 08, 2018, 12:10:34 PM »
I'm 37. I grew up as the furious pace of tech brought computers from dial-up to what we have today. My father was a pioneer of this movement.

As with everything people become obsessed. I think that is what we have today. It is untold how valuable computer communication is now, but no doubt has consequences.

One consequence is people's ability to interact face-to-face. When I was growing up, this wasn't much of a problem. It sure is now.

most of what was listed I am thankful for.

Things have changed exponentially in the last few generations.

The Business Of Upholstery / Warranty
« on: January 04, 2018, 06:06:45 PM »
What does everyone offer for warranty? I was thinking this may be a way to compete.
In my particular case I could even offer unlimited warranty, including materials.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: January 03, 2018, 03:51:31 PM »
I think I see what you're saying.

My point about the large seam allowance for between the facing & decking is so you use that extra fabric to sew down to burlap.

Current situation: http://gdurl.com/EjGT

Pretty happy with the spring-up. Though I saw a custom piece on instagram, thing was flawless. You look at the 8-way tie and everything was perfectly even. It was amazing.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: January 03, 2018, 01:41:29 PM »
Please forgive me if this is a dumb question. I thought I was supposed to have a large seam allowance with the front facing and the decking, and use that seam to sew everything down.
And also, I realize with re-upholstery that certain things are easier and make more sense to do a little differently that original. What you are saying with have 2 pieces for the front facing and a seam at the edge. This makes sense to me. But would I need to worry that seam would be stressed and possibly fail down the road?
And finally, I couldn't figure this out but they used a grommet and a very small bolt snap attached to a little elastic that was fastened to the rail. I assume this is because the curve at the front edge is very difficult to fasten, and this made it a little easier.

I just want to make sure before I start cutting and sewing that I really know what I'm doing.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Changes for 2018 ??
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:49:21 PM »
Doyle is there anything else you can add? I find your approach interesting and possibly something that might work for me.
And how much auto do you do, or is most of your business furniture?


General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 30, 2017, 08:15:54 PM »
All understood.

Except for the sew in strip.  Am I sewing this at the same time I sew the apron to the decking? And then I use this strip exclusively to sew to the burlap?

And BTW I hadn't used 'no-sag' burlap and I wouldn't order it from the same people again (because it took forever) but it is quite good quality. Tight weave and you definitely can't see light through it. I think they claimed it was 17oz.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 29, 2017, 07:43:12 PM »
yes. I figured it would not be easy to put into words. If I remember right, it was pleated at the front of the arm rest. So the entire front of the burlap was smooth. I'll figure that part out.

Trick is for the decking. I guess I'll just have to lay some fabric there and adjust it until it works.
Though, I can't quite remember if there were any fasteners for the 'apron' right at the front of the armrest, where the edge wire bends around it.

I never take enough pictures. I get so into the teardown that I don't stop and take a photo. comes back to bite me. Might have to set up a cam of me tearing down to get something to refer to.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 29, 2017, 04:05:33 PM »

what's the best way to attach the burlap around the corner here?
Same goes for the decking/apron. I threw it away and I don't have a reference. except that I can see pleats on the decking from the picture.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 27, 2017, 08:37:11 PM »
Thanks Paul. I have a good idea of what I'm going to do in order to construct my seat decking.
Question I have is would it be a good idea to cut a piece of dense dacron to go directly over the springs before I do the burlap to avoid squeaks, etc? I then plan to go with 1/2" foam and cotton to build it up nicely.

BTW it would be cool to see a photo or two of what you're working on these days

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 27, 2017, 05:57:04 PM »
I've had these springs done but ordering the burlap caused a delay.
Not the greatest picture but looks like I need the spring edge to come down about 1/2"?

Burlap and supplies here tomorrow so I can finally begin upholstering.

General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2017, 04:35:40 PM »
Thanks KodyDog.
Merry Christmas to all.

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