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General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 16, 2017, 08:38:50 PM »
Yes fasten the mail ties completely before moving to the cross ties. Then finish them off then the diagonals. You can tap the edge wire where it connects to each front spring the opposite way of the way you want the spring to move to even it out some. Not too much but it helps. Do each one

General Discussion / Re: Double welt cord with leather
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:48:57 PM »
You  might try soaking it in cold water. If you run it through the machine clean it well after. You can also spray wd40 on the machine. It will keep water from sticking to parts. But clean it real well afterwards.

General Discussion / Re: What is this stuff?
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:46:56 PM »
Looks like Kapok

General Discussion / Re: Leather welt cord
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:20:37 PM »
Try it on some scrap you will be surprised.

General Discussion / Re: Leather welt cord
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:04:19 PM »
If you have a slightly larger (oversize) foot you can run the first pass with it and then the second pass with the standard size foot for the cord your suing. Or another way is sew ll three pieces at once. It isn't all that hard once you do it.

General Discussion / Re: Cutting your lip
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:30:10 AM »
Thanks Gene.

General Discussion / Re: Cutting your lip
« on: December 14, 2017, 08:37:52 PM »
Played fine for me (I'm actually surprised since this computer doesn't usually do that).
Gene, how have you used that laser marker? I got mine at Harbor Freight recently and used it as a guide for my sewing machine. Looks like a decent piece.
Rich, I don't see this light at HF what is it called?

General Discussion / Re: Cutting your lip
« on: December 14, 2017, 05:11:20 PM »
Both played fine for me. I misunderstood and thought Genes was for double welt. Oh well thanks for taking the time.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Looking for an upholsterer
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:33:00 PM »
That is very true.  You have to be in the trenches with them to get it done.
My guy that just left was with me 4+ years.  I hated to see him go.  He was one of my best upholsters, hands down. 
I am trying a guy out now, but Friday will be his last day.  He is working on 24 seat pads 17" x 58.5" x 2".  You will like this part, it took him almost  1 1/2 days just to cut all of the faces, boxings and zipper bands. 
Have another guy coming in on Friday for a interview.

I hate this part of the business..
Help of any kind in this business is tuff to say the least. I just got rid of a seamstress that worked in NC factories for years. Took her like a day to sew a cushion. She would sew it take it apart and sew it again a couple times. I had high hopes with her but that didn't work.

General Discussion / Re: Cutting your lip
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:29:30 PM »
Gene, I hope you can post a video somewhere I'd like to see this.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:23:18 PM »
Ziggers are OK and easy but you can't beat a hand tied coil spring base for comfort and support.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 12, 2017, 10:00:13 PM »
It looks like the third spring from the left is done correctly. This is the point you pull the row to the height you want the other springs. Then up to the edge wire and back to the front of the spring of the second row back loop it get knot ready and adjust the twine to pull the edge wire where you want it. Just a little in front of the rail. Tie this off and then back to the read of the front spring tied odd, and then down through the front spring to the rail around a tack and adjust to pull the rear of the front coil down. This will give you a lower rear section on the front coil not much but lower than the front of the front coil. All the other main ties are wrong sorry.

And yes the twines are what positions the coils. Nothing else. All coils travel up and down straight, as much as possible. The front row sometimes doesn't because of the rail. It is how you can tell if they are tied correctly as you go. You will see this in time.

General Discussion / Re: Burlap
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:51:19 PM »
Scraps of fabric works for the short term. And is fine if it doesn't stretch out in use. It's always been hard for me to tell if a fabric will stretch out in use. I dont want to find out in the field. So I have moved back to 10 oz. burlap.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Looking for an upholsterer
« on: December 11, 2017, 06:43:41 PM »
The workforce has been shrinking for years. Try searching on indeed.com

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