Rostov Upholstery Supplies Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
March 18, 2018, 02:41:50 AM
How To Reupholster A Couch, Chair, Ottoman.
Recover Car And Boat Seats. DVDs
Foam Cutters $130+
1/2" and 3/8" crown staple guns- air and Maestri electric.
Upholstery Tools
Long Nose Staplers $124
Sunbrella Fabric     Complete line of Sunbrela fabrics. We also custom sew beautiful cushions from Sunbrella.
Custom Cushions     Custom cushions sewn at a high level of craftsmanship. Choose from fabrics and a range of quality foam.

: Check out CoachTrim's Advanced Leather Workshop and Basic Sewing Course on Suppliers Page
***Please click here www.facebook.com/upholster.upholstery and click "LIKE" for our UPHOLSTER Facebook business page (it will help me promote this free site)-Ken***

 EZ Foam Cutters with 240 volts and plugs for Australia, New Zealand and UK and EU.
SPECIAL 110V MODELS $130 (limited time!!) http://www.upholster.com/toolkits/Foam-cutter.html

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - gene

Pages: 1 ... 167 168 [169]
General Discussion / Re: New stripping tool
« on: June 15, 2010, 06:45:16 PM »
I was kind of hoping this was another spam post. LOL

Seriously, thanks for the info. I will definitely check it out.

Has anyone tried that oscillator tool from Dremel? It has a triangle shape on the end. Harbor Freight sells one for $39. I wonder if this will remove staples from upholstery?


General Discussion / Re: Australia v U.S.A> football
« on: June 05, 2010, 06:19:51 PM »
I thought you were talking about rugby.

Even Beckem with his mega million contract couldn't get the usa interested in soccer.


General Discussion / Re: Australia v U.S.A> football
« on: June 05, 2010, 08:12:03 AM »
My son spent last year in New Zealand so he's become a big Blacks fan. Other than that, I just don't hear much about your style of football.

I occasionally see a game on TV but not very often. I would think the other major sports teams here in the US of A would work to keep it out.


General Discussion / Re: Anybody using one of these?
« on: February 09, 2010, 10:40:00 PM »
Dremel makes one for $99. I was going to ask if anyone has used one to strip fabric on furniture also???



General Discussion / Re: Anybody using one of these?
« on: February 09, 2010, 11:26:48 AM »

There are many things I used to do that take me a lot less time today. I learned on my own so I did not have the benefit of someone elses' experience.

I remember spending 6 hours on a boxed seat cushion cover, once. Ouch!

I pay a friend to 'prep' my furniture for reupholstery. He strips the fabric off, except for the inside back and inside arms, which he leaves on, loose and all the staples pulled out, so I can more easily reupholster. I remove them off as I go along.

I pay him for each piece he does. My pay is based on 2 hours for a chair (wing back, club, over stuffed, etc.), and 4 hours for a sofa. He is usually within this time frame. Occasionally we get a bear of a piece of furniture, for example, a hard wood frame with thousands of unnecessary wire staples. I still have him stop at the maximum time and I finish the prep. He benefits from getting a piece finished sooner, but I do not want to punish him for running into a difficult piece that is not his fault.

I always try to keep track of my time so I can know how much per hour I am making.

As for getting all the staples out, it depends on the wood, the type of staples, and the fabric. There are usually a few left that need to be pulled out.


General Discussion / Re: Anybody using one of these?
« on: February 09, 2010, 11:03:55 AM »

I have a pair of these that I use a lot, in addition to regular wire nippers. It gives me a different range of motion when I am pulling staples. It also helps to pull welt cord off, especially around the bottom of furniture. I grab the welt cord and roll it forward, pulling up the welt cord along with the staples.


General Discussion / Re: Anybody using one of these?
« on: February 09, 2010, 10:13:57 AM »

Here's a link to what I call chip strip. They call it chipboard tack strip.


On this particular sofa, 5 layers of chip strip were stapled on top of each other all around the sofa, 3 inches up from the bottom of the wood frame. The front deck fabric (we just had a long topic on what people call this part of the sofa), was pulled down and stapled under this chip strip. The skirt was attached under the chip strip also. I was able to pull the skirt off with my hands. I then ran my air chissel around the sofa taking off that built up chip strip. 30 seconds is all it took.

FYI: When I started upholstery, I would spend easily 30 to 40 minutes taking off a sofa skirt. I used the staple puller, mallet, and plyers. With my air chisel, I never spend more than 3 minutes on a sofa skirt.


General Discussion / Re: Anybody using one of these?
« on: February 06, 2010, 09:26:32 AM »
I have not used the stripbit. From what I have read, it would work well in specific applications, such as hard staples in a soft wood.

I also use the air chisel. I love it. I take off all my skirts with it. I take off all chip strips with it.

This week I stripped two wing back chairs that were upholstered with quilted fabric - quilted onto foam, not poly batting. It is a hard wood frame with way more wire staples than was needed. I couldn't even see the staples burried in the quilted fabric. I used the air chisel and it was a breeze.

I also had a sofa this week where they layered chip strip 3" up from the bottom of the frame, all around the sofa, so the skirt would hang under it for this particular look. 30 seconds walking around the sofa with the air chisel and all that chip strip was off. (I'm not putting a skirt on the reupholstered sofa.)

I use the V notched chisel that I sharpen on a grinding wheel. I never tear up the wood. I just need to be careful I do not hit any finished wood.

There is a learning curve to using the air chisel, but wow, it does save time.


The Business Of Upholstery / Re: upholstery books
« on: December 03, 2008, 10:00:27 PM »
Thanks for the chuckle. I had a long day today. I appreciate your sense of humor.

Pages: 1 ... 167 168 [169]

Latex Mattress    Foam Order allows you to design your own latex mattress using layers of certified natural and organic components.
Organic Mattress     Foam Order makes a wonderful organic mattress using certified natural and organic components. Choose your own firmness.
SMF 2.0.14 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines