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General Discussion / Re: Dinghy cover
« on: January 13, 2011, 11:03:44 PM »

Those red fish look good,
The fish in the picture are Brook Trout I caught in the Georgia mountains. I'd be illegal to keep Redfish that small.

Here's the rig I use for salt water fishing. Won't be catching much Tuna or Wahoo in this but its great to hook a nice redfish or two.

That theirs a sea trout I caught at Ft. Desoto Park (southern tip of St Petersburg)

General Discussion / Re: Church Pews
« on: January 13, 2011, 10:40:00 AM »
I love doing church pews. Some pews knock down and all you have to take to the shop are the seats and backs. Most times I'll set up my shop at the church and work right there. I usually charge about $100 per pew (if I'm not replacing the foam), but I live in rural North central Florida. I'm sure most of these people charge a little more. If "9 hours" is for the the whole job you way under bid. If its per pew you way over bid. Once you get the first one done the rest will fly buy. I can usually do 4 or 5 in house pews a day (9 or 10 hr days), including tearing off the old fabric. Don't forget to add for travel time. And most times you'll have to work around the churches meeting schedule.
Hope this helps. Good luck.

General Discussion / Re: Dinghy cover
« on: January 12, 2011, 09:24:20 PM »
:o  Keeper  :o I was baiting my hook.  :P
Bait?? Down here we call that pan fish. HaHa.
If that's the bait I'd like to see how you get the real fish through those little holes in the ice.
I guess you'd call these minnows!!!

If you ever find yourself in the south e-mail me and we'll go fishing for redfish.

General Discussion / Re: Can anybody tell me?
« on: January 11, 2011, 11:16:33 PM »
Interesting you bring this up Darren. I had a customer last week looking for faux Naugahide. She said she likes the look of real Naugahide but being a full fledged PETA member, she couldn't possibly use the hide from a naug. I called all my vendors and they keep hanging up on me. I wonder if pleather would work. I'll try my John Deere dealer. I wonder if it comes in colors other than green and yellow.

General Discussion / Re: Can anybody tell me?
« on: January 11, 2011, 10:35:37 PM »
I went to sell some Naugahide to a customer, but she said she was worried about the off-gassing.
I told her my dog off-gasses but in a little while it goes away.
Then I told her once the Naug is dead and skinned there is no more off-gassing.
Sometimes you have to really educate the customer.

General Discussion / Re: Can anybody tell me?
« on: January 11, 2011, 07:46:27 PM »
I have a good recipe for cedar-plank naug:
Sounds great hammerhead. I heard if you castrate them at a young age the meat comes out much more tender.

General Discussion / Re: Can anybody tell me?
« on: January 11, 2011, 12:06:41 PM »
I have fond memories as a young man going naug hunting with my father. The meat was inedible (rubbery in consistency). But the pelts were quite valuable. Now naugs are farm raised making wild naug hides practically worthless.

Naugs are hunted only at Night. To catch them take a large burlap bag and hold the end open. Cut a small slit in the other end and shine a flash light into the bag. Naugs are attracted to light and they will run right in. When they do clench the bag tight. Be careful because like Doc said their mean and they also have long rodent like teeth. Some nights it may take several hours to bag one but be patient and they will come. Good luck 

General Discussion / Re: Dinghy cover
« on: January 10, 2011, 10:53:06 PM »
Looks like a keeper Darren.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: wage rate for auto upholsterer
« on: January 09, 2011, 08:44:51 AM »
Hears one that was in my in box this morning from monster.com. Weiland designs in Goshen In. Their looking for upholsters and sewers

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: wage rate for auto upholsterer
« on: January 09, 2011, 12:45:31 AM »
Don't know if your still out there RF but I've been doing some serous job searching myself these last few months and hears what I found. If you have experience in aerospace upholstery and are willing to move just punch it into your browser and you should get some hits. Most of the aerospace companies out source through an employment agency which means when you go to their site you have to surf through a bunch of ads and they won't let you apply with out an e-mail address. Which means a lot of spam. BUT I have had 2 people call with temporary jobs (4 months or longer) and this industry pays good.

Type in upholstery jobs in NC on your browser and you'll find about 20 factory jobs. the going rate there is about $15 per hour. You can apply on line but I'd suggest spending a week there and apply in person to all the manufactures seeking help.

Another good place to look is Craigslist.

If you haven't already, make a one page resume. Theirs some good web sites that can help you do this. The best luck I've had is making cold calls to different shops. The good thing about this is it gives you a chance to check them out. Most shops are real slow right now but give them a resume anyway. And do a follow up call to the ones that appeal to you about a week later. I've had 2 offers this way and 2 others thinking about it.

A few weeks back a prison was looking for a shop teacher (I think it was in Arkansas). It payed about $25 per hour. I don't know why but they think prisoners would make good upholsters. Check the different state websites.

You have an advantage that you do auto upholstery. Post some pictures of your work on this website. You never know their might be someone looking for an experienced auto trimmer.

Good Luck and keep us posted.

General Discussion / Re: Facing my way
« on: January 08, 2011, 11:13:51 PM »
Can't wait to see the finished product Mike.

General Discussion / Re: Dinghy cover
« on: January 08, 2011, 05:38:59 PM »
I was so excited I forgot to say "awesome". Your boat cover too Mike. Wish I knew how to work canvas like that  

General Discussion / Re: Dinghy cover
« on: January 08, 2011, 05:32:35 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Dinghy cover
« on: January 08, 2011, 05:28:38 PM »
I think I get it. Delete ?action=view&current=
I'm gonna try it right now
Junes a genius, Thanks 

General Discussion / Re: Dinghy cover
« on: January 08, 2011, 09:41:49 AM »
I've got a photobucket question for you Mike. When I post a photo, and I then click on it to enlarge it, it comes up with all that photobucket advertising. Yours doesn't. I use the IMG thumb link code. It seems to be the only one that works. Any ideas?

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