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General Discussion / Re: Buttons
« on: December 07, 2017, 05:12:51 PM »
Will do. Thank you.

And I thought 28 with strange, kind of small.

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General Discussion / Re: Buttons
« on: December 07, 2017, 03:22:26 PM »
If 30 is a common size, I should probably just get that instead of the 28.

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General Discussion / Re: Buttons
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:03:53 PM »
That was my thought sofa. My supplier made me a few last time, but by the time I pay for all of them this time, I might as well buy the tool.

I see lots of these for sale used (ebay) but am I better of buying a set with the dies? My current button looks like is says "28" on the back. The outside diameter is 5/8" while the inner base part is 1/2".

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General Discussion / Buttons
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:10:00 PM »
For buttons used on inside backs, do you need that buttoning tool (vise)?

I saw a video where a lady used a small plastic cup and was able to make her own buttons. Not sure if it would have the strength needed, though.

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General Discussion / Re: Name brand, designer fabrics or not?
« on: December 05, 2017, 07:26:51 PM »
Paul your eyes are obviously still good!
I didn't even notice that. Thank you.

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Going Public
« on: December 05, 2017, 05:54:29 PM »
Do you guys have DSW where you are (Designer Shoe Warehouse)
I think the company bought a whole bunch of others and they are now public.

These places do need upholstery (at least that is what they chose) for seating used to try on shoes.

I couldn't believe the quality in my local store. It was so sloppy. Everything, tens of little benches will horribly sloppy work. That and they have a couple chairs up front if you're waiting for someone.

I take pride in nice, straight seams. But not here. Horrible seams, horrible pleats, and just generally uncomfortable.

If you do have one of these stores, take a look and let me know.

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Sole proprietor
« on: December 05, 2017, 05:51:30 PM »
Yes Kody I can understand the frustration. Often people don't realize that we are small shops, etc, and that we don't have the manpower to give detailed quotes on a whim. It is frustrating though as everything becomes more and more "I want it, and I want it now"

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General Discussion / Re: Name brand, designer fabrics or not?
« on: December 05, 2017, 05:45:49 PM »
Thanks Paul

Thinking ahead: Something I hadn't considered before. The front apron (front section of decking) is right about the width of the fabric. It also would need a couple pleats for the curve at the edge.

Hoping this doesn't throw off my hope to run the velvet as it should be.

And stupidly I threw out the old decking, but my thought it that it should be pleated to conform to the curve, and then sewn that way to the decking.

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: New fancy nail gun
« on: December 05, 2017, 02:06:36 PM »
Do you guys advise against nails (decorative tacks) whenever possible? It's so time consuming. I noticed that it's come back in popularity. I would much rather make welt and install than tacks.

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General Discussion / Re: Foam
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:29:58 PM »
Indeed 15 yrs is not much of a lifespan for latex. But given that they were from India, it was probably cheap latex.

How do people sit on it? Lazy. I think we're all guilty of that in some form or another.

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Sole proprietor
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:27:25 PM »
I actually had a discussion about this.

The advent of technology is changing people's brains. In addition to that, the human brain can process written words more efficiently. Ever say something you didn't mean? That's it.

Now that we have written messages it allows us to more concisely state our point.
And, it is now a legal thing. Written messages may be referred to more easily for reference if something goes wrong.

As far as timing, yes, people are now getting even more impatient. You don't respond, they will find someone who does - immediately. This can be troublesome if you get a customer who takes advantage of that, though.

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General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:00:13 PM »
The edge wire is broken at the back and it kind of distorts the shape. I keep trying to fix it but it makes it worse. I could eliminate it or just remove the back but leave the front and sides.

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Difficult to imagine the situation, but epoxy may be your friend. I have found pc-7 to be very strong stuff. And like Kody said, add webbing for reinforcement. There's also fiberglass cloth which is extremely strong.

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Ground Breaking Soon
« on: November 29, 2017, 08:00:54 PM »
Well... it had to happen at some point.

Sure looks nice.

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The Business Of Upholstery / Going Public
« on: November 29, 2017, 06:33:28 PM »
Couldn't find any of us regulars in 'investors business daily'
Anyone planning to go public?

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