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Messages - MinUph

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General Discussion / Re: Looking for some things.
« on: July 08, 2010, 08:56:49 PM »
Hi Mike,
  Yea I have a band saw and use it also for certain things. They are very useful in many ways.

General Discussion / Re: Looking for some things.
« on: July 08, 2010, 07:56:28 PM »
  Hi Chris,
   I have a snap tool. All set there. And an electric knife. Not the same as a foam saw for nice clean cuts and shaving foam. I was talking about a button machine. Handy type that makes fabric covered buttons. I see nothing at Harbor freight that is helpful. Well I do get some things there but none of the tools I need are available from them.

General Discussion / Looking for some things.
« on: July 08, 2010, 05:23:45 PM »
I'm looking for a few tools that I stupidly got rid of thinking "I'm never gonna do Upholstery again"

If you have one you want to get rid of cheap let me know. I am short on cash but not cheap.

1. Handy button machine. 22s and 30 dies would be nice with it.
2. Clinch it tool
3. Bosch foam saw
4. Might add to this list
5. Glue sprayer. Can't believe they want 90 bucks for one now 

  Have a great day.

General Discussion / Re: Question about material for a grill cover??
« on: July 08, 2010, 04:04:31 PM »
I thought about adding this logo to the cover, but haven't decided exactly how I wanted to do it yet.  I was thinking about some kind of applique.  Any suggestions?


Embroidery would be nice.

General Discussion / Re: need help with boat seats, please :)
« on: July 08, 2010, 04:02:02 PM »
  Congratulations on the new boat. Have fun with it and be careful.
  Rouge is right your machine will probably have a hard time with multiple layers if vinyl.

  If the thread on the existing covers are rotted the vinyl might be pretty well gone also. Depends on what they used to sew them in the first place I guess. More perforations will also weaken the vinyl if is old and brittle.
  My suggestion is to get a thin weight marine vinyl and make new covers. Don't make welting and this will leave you with mostly two thicknesses of material. When you run into 3 or four thicknesses walk the machine through that area. If you are going to need zippers on any cushions make the zippers out of something like sunbrella. Your needle is going to be doing allot of work for it's size so go slow and let it cool down on occasion.
  Good luck.

General Discussion / Re: invisible canvas repair
« on: July 07, 2010, 09:24:28 AM »
Only thing I can think of is to just replace the torn section with new.

General Discussion / Re: Need some upholstery advice
« on: July 06, 2010, 05:18:17 AM »
Yea I saw that it comes in colors. I just couldn't help myself. :-[

General Discussion / Re: Need some upholstery advice
« on: July 05, 2010, 09:12:36 PM »
As Henry Ford once said they can have it in any color they want as long as it is Black.  :D

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: labeling requirements
« on: July 05, 2010, 09:10:53 PM »
Old post but what the heck.
  In NY there are what is called bedding laws. All reupholstered items must be sterilized and have a yellow tag. Shop must carry a sterilization permit. All new material must have a white tag stating the contents of the filling and that filling must be new. I was in business there for some 27+ years and saw the bedding inspector maybe 4 times. He did check. The sterilization fluid was a killer.
  Now I am in Florida and I don't see any of this. A little less taxation here I guess.

General Discussion / Re: Diamond Tufting
« on: July 05, 2010, 08:24:26 PM »
May I jump in here a bit.. :-\
  When hand tufting a used piece of furniture there is nothing symmetrical about it. Laying out tufts for re-upholstery is only good as a guide at best. Even if the piece was factory made and only filling was foam it will still not be as perfect as a fresh brand new piece. That is just the nature of the beast. Things get stretch, moved, etc.
  When I tuft a used piece, after preparing the filling, I will layout the bottom row and a center line up the goods. If I'm lucky I can get the bottom marks to work and keep the fabric weave straight. If not adjustments are made. From that point up the piece it is from center and all by eye. You need cotton over foam and puncture each button hole through the cotton. 8oz. if fine. adding some loose Dacron in places is sometimes needed. Not much.
  When doing a brand new piece. Now this is where it can be laid out perfectly. But only on a new piece with all new filling like a board or flat section of a back.
  I don't see how a slip cover could be tufted, it would no longer be a slip cover  ;)

General Discussion / Re: Introduction
« on: July 05, 2010, 04:00:27 PM »
Hi Chris,

  Now this sounds like a great opportunity. I like breakfast and need work  ;D

  Whats good for you? We could meet on 50 someplace.

General Discussion / Re: Introduction
« on: July 05, 2010, 08:43:44 AM »
Hi JuneC
  Thanks for the welcome. I'm in Spring Hill. Been passing out cards, stopped in a few marinas and will continue that route.


General Discussion / Introduction
« on: July 04, 2010, 09:52:38 PM »

  Just want to say Hi and introduce myself. Name is Paul. I had a shop in Syracuse NY for some 27 years and gave it up as I refused to lesson my quality to compete with the market. Have since moved to Florida where I took a job as an Upholsterer. Found I still like it and have decided to start up again. Bought a new machine, some tools and am waiting for the work :)
  Anyway.. I did mostly furniture and antique restorations. Marine and Auto. In Florida I think Marine and Bikes are where the work is so I'm pushing those.
  I've read allot here and find there are some artisans that frequent the forum. I look forward to reading more and answering anything I might be able to help with.
  Have a great day.

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