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General Discussion / Re: Curves, arcs, math
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:59:45 PM »
I'm starting to understand. I just thought if there was a way to know how much of an angle you could then understand how much of a pleat, angle etc that you need.

But I just went and laid out the fabric and played with it until I got pretty close.

General Discussion / Curves, arcs, math
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:37:04 PM »
I have wondered about this since I began sewing the panels together.
Say I have a curve. Shouldn't I be able to measure that curve and then use math to compute how much pleat I need?
Using a French curve or something else?

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: January 09, 2018, 09:01:48 PM »
It amazes me in upholstery how changing one small thing leads to 'well, now this won't look nice'

Anyway, my main concern here in the covered spring edge, the front. Having not yet actually had a spring edge, I'm unsure of how to pad that if necessary, without there being problems down the road. Normally I have a sprung seat, and on top of that foam, and the facing of the foam is all there needs to be attention to.

Here I have a burlap edge roll, and burlap spring edge. So what kind of material can be used that will have repeated stress and not fall apart of get matted up? Obviously I need something otherwise the fabric will probably see more wear.

General Discussion / Re: How Old
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:15:50 PM »
The pneumatic stapler was invented awhile ago.
I'm waiting for the cordless electric stapler. I think there's enough interest (and profit) but so far nothing. I know they can do it. It's just when. In fact I think they already have, but for narrow crown construction staplers.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:52:12 PM »
I put this cotton on the seat. But I wondered, do I want to put it on the front facing like that? down below on the frame I also am not sure. I have some half inch foam and maybe a little dacron.


General Discussion / Re: How old are we anyway
« on: January 09, 2018, 11:12:34 AM »
Kody, that's my dad's bday. He's going to be 70.

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?


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