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General Discussion / Re: Repair - are you sure ?
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:28:27 PM »
I agree with you Doyle - but there probably isn't enough cash available in the job to do it right.  They didn't tell me how it was damaged but they sure don't make furniture like they used too !


I make my best money doing those kind of repairs. You just have to resist the temptation to try and make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Even a low budget fix will likely leave it better than it was when it was new.

General Discussion / Re: Foam prices
« on: January 27, 2019, 04:28:29 PM »
The sheet that I most commonly buy from US Foam is 6" X 30" X 108"  in 2.7 density 35 lbs. compression.

That sheet dropped from $162 down to $126 which reflects a drop of 22%.

As far as I know, no other foam suppliers have announced a price drop. 

General Discussion / Re: Pod Chair
« on: January 16, 2019, 03:15:51 PM »
I think you might be crazy for trying to hand-stitch the OB on. I would sew a complete cover like before (you don't necessarily have to top stitch it if you don't want to). I've done a few of those, and they really went a lot easier than I expected.

The key is to have a good stretchy fabric. Silk film will help the installation.  The area under that front deck piece is very forgiving, allowing you to make adjustments that will be hidden.

General Discussion / Re: Upholstery video
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:47:42 AM »
I guess he only has 1" and 2" foam available to him. If he had 3" and 4", he could save a ton on glue.

General Discussion / Re: Make it Rock ?
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:42:53 PM »
I do not feel like messing with photobucket today. SD's photo works. All those adds though.

 I suspect this is why this discussion board is drying up. It's so-o-o-o-o much easier to post pics and vids on Facebook.

A woman asks her husband "Have you ever seen $20 all crumpled up?"
"No" said the husband.
She unbuttons her blouse, and pulls a crumpled $20 bill out of her lacy bra and gives it to him. He smiles.

Then she asks "Have you ever seen $50 all crumpled up?". Excitedly, the husband says no. So she lifts her skirt, and pulls a crumpled $50 bill out of her silk panties. By now, the husband is even more excited.

Then she asks "Have you ever seen $75,000 all crumpled up?"
"No! No!" replied the husband completely giddy with excitement.

"Well.........you better check the garage".

General Discussion / Re: Make it Rock ?
« on: January 11, 2019, 08:51:44 AM »
The photo still doesn't work. But the blue hyperlink does.

General Discussion / Re: Make it Rock ?
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:05:36 PM »

Copy and paste the img thumb

General Discussion / Re: Make it Rock ?
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:33:35 PM »
I couldn't open them either (until I clicked on the links you provided).

Testing my thumbnails:

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Massasoit/Tackband
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:57:00 PM »
Could be a good thing, could be bad.

Might be a case of yet another sinking upholstery supply company being gobbled up on the cheap by Osborne.

Osborne has been great for the industry. And I wish them success. But not at the expense of the few tool and supply manufacturers that remain.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Online Sales
« on: December 31, 2018, 05:16:53 PM »
My son bought a set of tires for his car online. High end tires. He paid a local garage to balance and install the tires and he saved about $200 including the cost of shipping.
I'm sure his local garage was thrilled to just make an hourly wage for installing tires that they made no profit on .

I have noticed if you keep the lid pushed down it will not clog. Neat.
I always push the lid back down. But I swear somehow, every time I reach for the glue, that sumbitch is clogged. And it ALWAYS looks like the last guy that used it didn't push the lid down. I blame gremlins.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Online Sales
« on: December 29, 2018, 10:44:11 AM »
The times are changing and the things people buy on line amaze me.


Quite often when I needed some little oddball item, I would go to the local hardware store or Home Depot/Lowes searching for it. The staff would drag me all over the store before finally conceding that they just don't have it. So the next day, I'd go somewhere else looking for it........same thing.

Then it would suddenly dawn on me "If I had just went online and ordered it yesterday, I'd already have it by now".

I try and not post a lot of jokes...

If memory serves me you were the original founder of Friday Funny. Therefore I hold you fully responsible for Steve's off color joke's.

But seriously what happened to the good old days when someone was offended by an off color joke they would fire off an equally offensive joke aimed at the poster.


If memory serves ME, it was K-dog who submitted one of my favorite crude, offensive, tasteless jokes (cover your eyes Gene):

3 nuns were walking down the street. A man wearing nothing but a raincoat jumps out and flashes them.

2 of the nuns had a stroke right there on the spot.

The 3rd nun said "I don't care what y'all do. I'm not touching that thing!"

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Online Sales
« on: December 26, 2018, 02:26:21 PM »
What are ya'lls thoughts ?


My thought is.........this is really nothing new. They were selling OEM seats in magazines long before selling them online.

Back in the 80's, I dabbled in car upholstery a little bit. Every time I gave a quote, the customer would whup out a magazine and show me where they could get ready-made seats a lot cheaper. One of the main reasons why my dalliance into the high flying world of automotive upholstery was short-lived.

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