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General Discussion / Re: Job Hunting
« on: May 25, 2011, 11:58:47 AM »
Funny how back in the day being on unemployment or welfare was to be ashamed of. Something to get out of as soon as possible. Now its something to look forward to, a way of life.

My wife's grandmother was too proud to take medicare. She called it welfare and said as long as she could pay her own way she wouldn't take it. Of course that was back in the 70's, she passed in 82. These days she wouldn't be able to afford her medical bills. We can thank the government for that boondoggle also.


General Discussion / Re: Job Hunting
« on: May 25, 2011, 07:48:32 AM »
Here's another one


With so many jobs available on the internet I don't understand why unemployment is so high.

General Discussion / Re: Stupid tools
« on: May 24, 2011, 09:57:13 PM »
This is a stupid tool thread, but I want to ask a stupid question:  Why notch a pigs ear?

Another one; why won't the pig notcher not notch woven fabric?  Just not precise enough?


Don't know about pigs but when we brought some feral cats into the spay neuter program at U Of Florida they notch their ear to show they have been fixed.

 Do not know that the pig notcher will not notch woven fabric. Will it notch knots in wood?

General Discussion / Re: Questions about machine purchase
« on: May 24, 2011, 12:22:03 PM »
If your buying it at lunch this may be to late. I've got the 111-154 That I bought in 1987 from my wife's sewing teacher. It will sew vinyl, thick tapestries, and leather no problem. I've had only minor problems with it. I oil the bobbin casing every time I change the bobbin. Just wish it had the reverse bar. At that price you should be able to finish your project and resell it for the same price.

Good luck  :)

General Discussion / Re: Job Hunting
« on: May 23, 2011, 08:42:38 AM »
In the early 1900's Henry Ford showed the world how assembly line production could produce cheep goods. Soon after most other industries followed this technique that revolutionized how products were manufactured in the US and the world.

In the furniture industry they use this technique one of two ways. When the upholster gets the piece of furniture its all cut and sewn, the springs are in, and the cushions are stuffed. All they have to do is add the padding and stretch the fabric on. Usually one person upholsters the inside and when their finished they push it down to the trimmer who dose the outside.

The other way  is a five or six step process. The sofa is on a cart with wheels so it keeps moving. One person will do the seat front, another the arms, then backs, outside arms and back, then skirt. Its important to have someone motivated on the front of the line to keep it moving.

It's really amazing how many pieces a day are produced using this method.

The down side is factory upholsterers usually can only do one or two of these steps and very rarely can they sew.

A sweet job is the person who builds the prototype. This individual usually gets paid a little more, has a room of their own. Not as much production pressure. they make the fabric patterns, do their own sewing, spring-up, and create the foam patterns all from drawings or Blue Prints. You'll see this job come up once in a while on monster.com

General Discussion / Re: Stupid tools
« on: May 22, 2011, 09:40:35 PM »
I used to work for a guy who could never pass up a good deal. One day he bought one of these brand new for half price.
He had a really nice Bosch foam cutter and when he got this he used it a few times and then it sat in the corner for about a year. I didn't have a foam cutter so I bought this for half his price. About $100. Six months later the motor died. I had an old Montgomery Ward jig saw and switched the blade assembly to it. Only problem, the screw that holds the blade in place was striped. So It sat in the corner two more years.
I finally brought it to my neighbor the welder to see if he could fix it. He can't weld stainless but had an old Skil saw with the part I needed. It's worked great for about 1-1/2 years now. 

General Discussion / Re: Double welt feet
« on: May 22, 2011, 09:17:27 PM »
I use one just like it on my singer. Not sure what you mean by advantage. It does sew in one step and very tight.

General Discussion / Re: Mojo's Friday Funnies
« on: May 20, 2011, 11:38:49 AM »
Here's an article I found in News Of The Weird. Titled Lead Story - Designer Gasbags.
88,000 deaths a year in the absence of licensing?

General Discussion / Re: Mojo's Friday Funnies
« on: May 20, 2011, 07:20:11 AM »
Mojo I have a feeling this is a good beginning to a great weekend. Thanks for the laughs.

The "GREEN" Room! / Re: Boat project, first time upholstering
« on: May 19, 2011, 10:42:06 AM »
Once again I'm not a boat guy. Whats a boat wrap?

The "GREEN" Room! / Re: Boat project, first time upholstering
« on: May 18, 2011, 08:27:58 PM »
Looks like a good start. Take your time, have fun and you'll do all right. I'm not a boat guy but it's my understanding that in salt water use stainless steel staples.

The "GREEN" Room! / Re: The Filthy Oar
« on: May 18, 2011, 08:17:10 PM »
Georgian Bay. I'm going to look that up on the map. I bet It's beautiful up their.

General Discussion / Re: Fun with solicitors
« on: May 18, 2011, 08:06:24 PM »
C'mon Wena, just hit us with your spam and be done with it.

That,s the second time I saw you do that. Whats going on Sofadoc. You know something I don't.

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