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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: piece work
« on: July 06, 2014, 07:35:48 PM »
kodydog  50 to 60 %  less the  material on  furniture  is what i  have seen  shops pay  but cars  has a lot of labor and not much material so i  was wondering about  cars more than furniture . i have a good car trim man and  as far as furniture  that has been in short  supply with the cheap  furniture sold in  stores around here.i have a  man training to do  furniture upholstery  and doing wood repair and  refinishing work  .

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The Business Of Upholstery / piece work
« on: July 04, 2014, 05:17:42 PM »
how would you pay  labor on  piece work  ? i did some on furniture @ 60% of labor  would  auto be the same  as you don`t make  as much off  material because aut takes mor tiome  and less material to  make a profit on .

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Finding help
« on: June 28, 2014, 08:14:05 PM »
i am  now having trouble finding  work  . no one wants to recover furniture  they just buy the cheep stuff and  replace when it has  come apart .

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Pricing and estimates
« on: December 29, 2013, 09:19:19 PM »
why are you giving 20% off when you are swomppe.
 50 years and  just surviving . ?????????????????????????????????????????????????

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General Discussion / Re: Compressor Issues
« on: December 29, 2013, 08:40:47 PM »
my son in law has a  harbor freight and it went out after 10 years . came over and borrowed my  portable till he could  find a replacement . i have a 5 hp twin cylinder i bought  new in  1994. still have my old  small compressor with a steel pump needs a pressure switch .

yep i can`t  under stan how a 5 Lb tank will hold a 100 Lb of air and can still toate it like it was empty

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General Discussion / Re: Need a slow sewing machine
« on: December 18, 2013, 02:57:57 PM »
change the pulley on the  motor  to a smaller pulley .yep a servo helps  . i have  one  but still like the  clutch motor .but i have 2 machines   PFAFF .

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: More about selling fabric
« on: December 16, 2013, 08:57:01 PM »
i have  outlasted  a lot of decorators . been in business  50 years . if i don`t sell fabric i charge  a cutting fee . i never give a  labor price  til i see the fabric  com. or  my fabric .

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Average Chair Reupholster Estimate?
« on: December 16, 2013, 08:36:29 PM »
no matter what you  give they  most likely will  want to hold you to it . and  most likely  say i can buy a newer one cheaper . but they will be driving a  lincoln or a cadillac and live in a brick home

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General Discussion / Re: Decorative nail guns
« on: October 22, 2013, 11:57:51 AM »
if i was not  so close to retirement i would buy one  but at 67  and  50 years in business i am ready to sell out and retire . brass tacks are coming back .

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The "JUNK" Room / Re: The Big Green Monster
« on: October 14, 2013, 07:00:24 PM »
i would have taken it back to the shop and  waited til he called  and said i can`t please you  so go to  another shop.

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The "JUNK" Room / Re: Italian love seat and sofa
« on: October 14, 2013, 06:52:05 PM »
can`t git jobs like that  the time  it takes  can`t git enough  $$$$ to do it  . can make more picking up  can on the street .

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General Discussion / Re: Marina negotiations
« on: October 14, 2013, 06:43:37 PM »
i never negotiate  my work i give a price and that is it .i don`t do  who sale  it is all retail . my time  cost the same no mater who it is

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General Discussion / Re: Calling All Furniture People
« on: June 25, 2013, 08:21:17 PM »
what sofadock said. just did a set like that . took the cane out  put a fabric in  the back  facing the back  aded a 1 in foam and put another pice over the foam and stapled it in the groove  added a double welt to cover the edge insted of a single. the spline was to much trouble to take out

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General Discussion / Re: Help Identifying Tool and supplies
« on: May 19, 2013, 08:44:14 AM »
 nice  machine  it is the same as a singer all parts will work  in it .the clinch it tool is a  good  tool  to fasten coil springs to webbing  . i did use one  years ago when i worked in another shop but never had one  my self . i use  hogrings  for that porpos  they are  cheaper and a multi use tool that every shop has .the  pligrip  also known as curve ease  is a must in ant shop .

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General Discussion / Re: Busy? Not Busy??
« on: May 19, 2013, 08:10:59 AM »
haven't been  on here in a while  . my business has been doing OK  but  slower than  it was  some years ago . my health is fading some what and i don`t want to have a lot of back log . at 67 years 0ld and doing  upholstery for 48 years  i don`t need to be rushed . i would like to sell out  and let some one else  have the head ache . the market is wide open here but can`t do the work so i don`t advertise . a young  energetic  person could make a good business out of my shop  if they wanted to .i would be willing to let some one take it over and help part time if anyone is interested i would  finanse to the right person .


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