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Yes you can request a refund at PayPal if you dont receive goods.

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  I see this also in newer pieces. I'm certain the process of patterning and sewing is almost if not all automated. Just the amount of pieces that are shaped and sewn together lends itself to CAD CAM rather than CAD and MAN:)
  I doubt anyone could sew some of these by hand any more. Sure there are excellent stitchers but the time it would take would be cost prohibitive alone. Let alone the spoilage. Just seeing some of the sewing equipment used in factory settings makes this all make sense.
  What we will do to renovate this furniture, and cars, and such is up in the air. I price this sort of stuff very high and don't mind loosing the job because of the pricing as I know there will be a lot of time spent just figuring it out. And hopefully being able to get it sewn together near correctly.

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General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 23, 2018, 04:41:29 AM »
Good for you 65,
  You will appreciate the tool.

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General Discussion / Re: Seats
« on: August 20, 2018, 07:51:02 PM »
  1/4" foam is used in many cases instead of fiber. It should not be used next to velvet as it will pull the nap out. Real velvet is not a looped yarn. You can tell this by rubbing the back of velvet with your fingernail. The nap will come out unless it is backed with something.
  As for fabric bunching up over foam this is also an issue where it shouldn't be used but one not so easily known.

  Now Stickley. Is a huge disappointment and I'm sure Gustav is turning in his grave. When the new owners took over things changed. I hadn't realized of late just how much but I guess it has. What a shame. The original shop was not far from my hometown. I also understand another furniture manufacturer from there closed up. Frank Harden furniture. We have a sectional of his and it is made like the old furniture. Too bad these factories go away and can't compete with the imported crap.

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General Discussion / Re: Seats
« on: August 18, 2018, 01:18:23 PM »
Steve,
  I'd do one and see how they fit. It is a close measurement to fill the gap when they drop in. They don't look good with any space showing.

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General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 18, 2018, 08:01:07 AM »
I'm sorry guys but being frugal with your tool choices is not a very professional way to be in business. The time it takes to cut foam with an electric knife is way out of line with any sort of production. Let alone the ragged look of the cut edge. Dacron is not meant to fix being frugal. I use this term so not to offend the easily offended of this day and age. LOL

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General Discussion / Re: Shredded polyurethane for bean bag chair
« on: August 13, 2018, 09:18:13 PM »
Sounds like a fun idea and your grandson will love it for many years. I'd mix the shredded foam with a little kapoc it helps the feel and adds something I can't explain. Go for it. It has got to be white. I'm thinking a white Microfiber. Good feel, body and tuff. Also easy to clean. Lets see it on completion. So I gather there are 108 stitches on a baseball? Never knew that.

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General Discussion / Re: Church Job
« on: August 11, 2018, 07:35:02 AM »
Yes there comes a time when age slows you down. I'm at the point where I would not take on a church job like that. If I got under the pews I would still be there LOL.

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General Discussion / Re: retro barstools
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:03:56 PM »
Pearsall did not take COM's on these chairs. He only offered them in a special fabric that would conform to the contours and shape of the chair. Lesson learned the hard way.

This happens all the time. One of the main reasons you only get 5 or 6 choices of fabrics in the showrooms. Everything is figured into a build to keep costs down. It is also a great thing for the Upholstery industry as we can make most anything work given the time and expertise. I get people in all the time saying I'd buy new but they just don't offer nice choices in fabrics.

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General Discussion / Re: retro barstools
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:55:35 AM »
Factories know what is needed and build accordingly.

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General Discussion / Re: retro barstools
« on: August 08, 2018, 05:47:13 PM »
Yes a slip over. The buttons definitely help keep the fabric both tighter and shaped. Not an easy back to do. Charge accordly.

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General Discussion / Re: Fabric not wide enough
« on: August 06, 2018, 05:29:52 PM »
If the fabric can't be railroaded then seams are necessary. You can place one in the center or two on the ends. Some people like the two on the ends more than the one in the center. With one cushion I would recommend two on the ends so you have a 54" section with two 4" sections on each ends adding up to 61 as you mentioned plus any extra for attachment. If you can iron the seams open them and iron the seams nice and flat. Also make sure they are sewn nice and straight.

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: New fancy nail gun
« on: August 02, 2018, 08:15:47 PM »
Yes when I was doing this writing to Osborn I was also looking around and found yet another one that had many different head configurations. Even for the square style nails and an oval shaped nail. I've never even seen the oval nails myself. I forget the tool but it once again resembled the Osborn.

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General Discussion / Re: Leatherman
« on: August 01, 2018, 08:46:35 PM »
Yes Gene the cell phone is the BEST macgyver toolkit of any that has ever been invented. I don't know if the cell phone will ever have a knife in it but a case for it might. Good thing to invent!

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General Discussion / Re: Leatherman
« on: August 01, 2018, 04:18:14 PM »
I carry a victorinox swiss army knife. Have for many many years. Simple one 53133. Maybe I'll try a Leatherman next time. I've known others that love them once they are broken in.

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