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General Discussion / Re: Dangerous Job
« on: November 11, 2017, 10:56:31 AM »
I hear they've got pills that will take care of Mr. Softy.

General Discussion / Re: Dangerous Job
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:36:29 PM »
Forth rule: if it looks dangerous, let someone else try it first.

Fifth rule: Never run with scissors in your hands unless they are pointed at someone else and you intend to do serious bodily injury to them.

Sixth rule: Check with your doctor before having sex if you are in an area where ice cream trucks are know to frequent.


kodydog said: I'm pretty sure Rose would knock me off my chair if that ever happened to me.

Are you talking about the mistress or the ice cream truck?


General Discussion / Re: Dangerous Job
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:59:20 PM »
I thought those pants that you can wear when cutting wood with a chain saw were a joke. But then I saw a video of them in action.

Or that table saw that stops the blade in a fraction of a second if your finger or skin touch the spinning blade.

I have a scar on my hand where my hot iron fell off my cutting table and I instinctively tried to catch it.

KodyD: Your achilles tendon is between your calf and heal. That's where the real damage could have occurred. But then, you could always tell people your limp was from an old football injury instead of from incompetence with an electric turkey knife. (You do use your foam cutter for the turkey don't you?)

Accidents happen. Be safe out there.

General Discussion / Poly batting versus cotton
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:18:02 PM »
On wing back chairs, for example, when I want to add a bit of padding to the inside back or the arms, is there any difference in using poly batting or cotton?

Cotton seems to give more support on the arms and it doesn't seem to make a difference on the inside backs.

Does anyone use poly batting on these areas?

I like using poly batting on the outside panels because it seems to go faster for me than using cotton and it does not seem to make a difference.

Thanks for your thoughts.


General Discussion / Re: Home Theater Job
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:15:07 PM »
Wow. Great work.

General Discussion / Re: XL
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:10:28 PM »
Steve, in looking at the first picture: I usually get any bugs off the furniture before I start working on it. :-)

Just joking to ease the loss of my yellow lab of 12 years who died two days ago. They do grab your heart, no matter what size they come in. This was our 3rd and final lab. Our next dog will be ceramic. (I know. I've been told that I'm saying that now but just wait awhile.)

I've enjoyed your pictures and comments on this project. I said before I hope it has been a labor of love.

I can feel your pain on getting so close to the end of a project and running into problems. Been there, done that. As I'm sure we all have.

Looking forward to the final pictures.


General Discussion / Re: Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: October 23, 2017, 08:46:37 PM »
"Besides, a Russian bot - or any bot - would not be able to post relevant answers to your question/comments."

I could say that bots are getting pretty sophisticated these days. But I won't. :-)

I literally learned about Poe's Law this evening.

Poe's law is an adage of Internet culture stating that, without a clear indicator of the author's intent, it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views so obviously exaggerated that it cannot be mistaken by some readers or viewers as a sincere expression of the parodied views.


Inger: I do apologize for any trouble I caused by not making it clear that I was joking. Maybe the "paranoid American" comment was a bit too real. :-)

We had a spammer a few years ago and so many people replied to it with such funny comments that Ken posted a note saying that he was having too much fun reading it to delete it immediately.

I will certainly not reply to any more spammers.

And again, on a serious note, thank you for your help. I just got my first smart phone this year so I certainly do not have the tech savvy to be of any help to you. If I did, I would certainly volunteer.

General Discussion / Re: Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: October 22, 2017, 12:30:15 PM »
Not to act like a typical paranoid American, but how do we know "Inger" is who he says he is and not a Russian bot? Just asking.

If you are who you say you are, Inger, thank you for your work. I too have enjoyed and benefited from this forum for many years.

You mentioned a new version of the web site. It that this that I am on? Or is there a new link to the new one?

Thank you again for your work, (If you are indeed Inger.)


General Discussion / Re: Upcycled Furniture
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:40:44 PM »
I went to see that for myself and knew the world was going crazy

Steve, you  went to see a painting made with feces and you think the world is crazy? LOL

I remember Robert Maplethorps' photo of a cross in a glass of urine back in the late 1980's.

Both are great examples of how politicians spend our tax dollars. And we keep voting the same people into office again and again.


General Discussion / Re: Upcycled Furniture
« on: October 09, 2017, 07:34:55 AM »
It used to be that only the rich suffered from obesity, gout, diabetes. Today our nation's poor have these ailments.

It used to be that only our nation's poor had upholstered furniture where fabric was missing and the insides could be seen...


General Discussion / Re: Velvet/Nap question
« on: October 04, 2017, 08:08:58 PM »
Good points.

When a customer wants a velvet or similar high nap fabric I tell them to get RR fabric if the piece is big so we can avoid seams.

I have seen brand new furniture where the nap on the seat cushions was upside down. Every time a person 'slid' off the seat cushion to get up, the nap was bent backwards, instead of closing. After a few months you could see the difference in the nap that was bend backwards and the rest of the fabric that was not.

I've noticed that a lot of velvet fabric that is seamed has welt cord between the seam. I always thought this was to cover up the unevenness that can be seen at the seam from a high nap.


How to Use This Forum / Re: Finding the right supplies
« on: September 19, 2017, 06:25:01 PM »
Sunshine Foam in Cincinnati, OH has them listed in their catalog. I buy supplies from them but have never bought these.



The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Skinny Work Table
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:40:24 PM »
I recently bought my daughter and her husband a ping pong table for their basement. Both sides of the table fold straight up for storage. You can put one side down or put both sides down. With both sides being able to be folded straight up I wonder if this would be of use to you?


General Discussion / Re: Old wood Rocker
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:11:12 AM »
You probably have a cheap production rocking chair. The springs on the bars are dropped in and nailed. No need for jute webbing, no need for tying or clinch-it (ing) the bottom of the springs. They would use the least amount of top spring tying needed to keep the springs straight for at least a few years.

Also with these drop in springs sets you can use cheaper construction for the wood frame because you don't have the tension created by stretching the jute webbing.

Not using edge roll was a cost saver also. If there are no tack marks I would guess that they did not.

I read where the use of elastic bands and clips to hold seat cushions onto sofas and chairs was originally done to deal with the elimination of the front edge roll, which were eliminated to save costs. The idea was that the clips would hold the seat cushions onto the furniture. The problem was that too many clips were being ripped out. Continuing to use clips was more a "quality" selling point and not really functional at all.

When I get a chair like that I try to make it better than what it was within the limits of my pricing.


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