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General Discussion / Re: cat pee
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:15:45 PM »
Tried the bleach solution. Nope.
I had a little extra enzyme solution from the dog, didn't seem to completely work. Will try h2o2 next and then completely coat with oil based paint. That's all I can really do. Trying to be a master upholsterer, not woodworker/frame maker.
Just so annoying. Stupid problems taking away from the real deal.

General Discussion / Re: Attaching springs to burlap
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:12:18 PM »
I had gloves and everything on and still I got cut in 3 places ripping that smelly old burlap off. (From the klinch fasteners)
So basically replicate where they were but with a single hand tied square knot? Nothing further?

General Discussion / Re: Losing the battle with spammers
« on: November 10, 2017, 07:27:36 PM »
you guys are silly.

General Discussion / cat pee
« on: November 10, 2017, 04:58:56 PM »
I was going to title this thread "odors" but I'll just cut right to the chase.

Almost everything I do, I eventually find evidence of cat pee.
It's almost like cigarette smoke, there's nothing you can do to get rid of it.
I'm talking about wooden frames, all the fabric upholstery has been stripped. Everything. So the cat pee permeates the frame. Now what?

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Medical Insurance.
« on: November 10, 2017, 11:13:03 AM »
I hope if we continue to discuss this that it won't get political in the way of anger.
I don't think Obama intended to solve everything, I'm sure he didn't. He did make an attempt to reel in the big insurance cos making a killing (literally) off people.
The whole pre-existing thing haunted me from the time I was old enough to have to get my own insurance.
I am extremely lucky now to just have my wife's ins. I don't even look at the ACA.
I honestly don't know if gov't intervention is the answer. It doesn't seem so and while single-payer sounds great I think most of us know how that would work in real life. Badly.
Most of my fam live in the UK, which has socialized medicine. You're sick, you walk in and get treated. But again in reality it's an abomination. The way they treated my grandpa just makes me sick. I know it isn't an isolated case.
So here we are, 21st century and a few very priveleged people masmake off like bandits while the rest of us..

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Medical Insurance.
« on: November 09, 2017, 11:13:54 PM »
I know kody. It is really, really hard.
Big insurance cos and medical establishments know very well the plight of the average worker. They have so much more manpower.
Before ACA i was one of millions absolutely denied insurance, for something so petty and treatable.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Sole proprietor
« on: November 09, 2017, 11:09:41 PM »
Indeed, bankrupt is another topic.
Tonight I attended a local designer's meeting. The competition among furniture companies is fierce. It did not make me feel much better about re-upholstery. I suppose some custom work, here and there.
These designers are raking in huge amountso of money.

The Business Of Upholstery / Sole proprietor
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:24:14 PM »
As I stated in the other forum, spammers are winning here.

Yet I will keep posting until there is a solution.

And today my question for everyone is: those of you who work solo, how do you prevent yourself from going bonkers?
I have a dog, but he is not a substitute for a human.

General Discussion / Losing the battle with spammers
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:20:53 PM »
Any ideas?

General Discussion / Attaching springs to burlap
« on: November 08, 2017, 11:16:45 AM »
I see on my loveseat the coil springs are attached the bottom burlap using something called a clincher tool. Keeping in mind that this tool is rather expensive, is there another way reupholsterers attach the springs on the bottom? The tops were tied in regular fashion.

General Discussion / Re: Dangerous Job
« on: November 07, 2017, 10:26:24 AM »
I don't think most of us use tablesaws, but..
My father-in-law is an avid woodworker. He is a very safe guy.
One day he was ripping a board, my wife was standing to the side.
He used his pushing stick to guide the board past the blade, and for some reason, the board got jammed and hurtled it back into his midsection.
Needless to say, he was very stunned and suffered quite a bruise.

Even when we are being the most careful we can be, things happen.
I don't know if the new saws would have prevented this; his hand was nowhere near the blade. He's lucky all that happened was some cursing.

I also admit from time to time I forget some kind of protection, but it is often regretted. I am pretty good about ear plugs since I was born with hearing loss. And safety glasses, just get like 10 of those and have them everywhere.

General Discussion / Re: XL
« on: November 06, 2017, 04:45:35 PM »
Steve I my be mistaken, I thought you were doing these for a church or? Anyway it's looking really nice.

General Discussion / Re: Name brand, designer fabrics or not?
« on: November 06, 2017, 04:44:11 PM »
Hi Paul, I thought I said my name once before.

I went ahead and ordered the velvet. It is Kravet, a preferred fabric by my area designers. Being a remnant, it was an incredible price.

So my question now is about the decking. I have a decking that a little looser weave. Being that it is velvet, I wondered if that is a better choice than the traditional decking that is used now, which is a quite smooth. I have noticed on my home sofa that the cushions constantly move forward.
In lieu of this, am I better to use the looser weave in hope that the cushion will not move forward?

The nap is to be run down the piece, correct?

General Discussion / Re: Dangerous Job
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:57:56 AM »
Yeah the blades are sharp, especially being two of them.
I always wear dickies, boots, etc. It's always something you least expect.
Years ago I was fidgeting with a very sharp serrated camping knife. I'm lucky I still have my index finger. It did cut down to the bone.  Permanent tendon damage.

General Discussion / Re: Poly batting versus cotton
« on: October 30, 2017, 02:18:34 PM »
If we are talking about the facing of the seat, that is the 'apron', no?

As for the batting, my supplier rarely has any cotton. So foam & dacron it is.

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