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 : June 20, 2018, 11:53:08 AM 
sofadoc - SteveA
A woman goes to the Doctor, worried about her husband's  temper.

The Doctor asks: "What's the problem?

The woman says: "Doctor, I don't know what to do. Every day my husband seems to lose his temper for no reason, and it scares me."

The Doctor says: "I have a cure for that. When it seems that your husband is getting angry, just take a glass of water and start
swishing it in your mouth.
Just swish and swish but don't swallow it until he either leaves the room or goes to bed and falls asleep."

Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor, looking fresh and reborn.

The woman says: "Doctor that was a brilliant idea! Every time my husband started losing it, I swished with water.
I swished and swished, and he calmed right down!

How does a glass of water do that?"

The Doctor says:
"The water itself does nothing. It's keeping your mouth shut that does the trick...."

 : June 19, 2018, 09:42:16 PM 
sofadoc - gene
I don't know.

 : June 19, 2018, 09:37:37 PM 
65Buick - gene
I gave a bunch of old cotton I took out of chairs to a bee keeper. He uses it in his smoker. He said it stays lit, lasts longer, and smokes better than other things he's burned in his smoker. He also likes the smell of the smoke.


 : June 19, 2018, 08:11:04 PM 
65Buick - kodydog
Way too many uses for scrap cotton. Mostly to fill corners but also to build up the sides of inside backs and seat decks before you put the padding on. Also to fill the corners of cushions.

I generally keep a box for scraps but lately I have two boxes. I keep them because I know some day I will get a big job where I need a lot of scraps.


 : June 19, 2018, 04:10:36 PM 
65Buick - MinUph
Put it in a barrel and you will use it when you need it.

 : June 19, 2018, 03:40:55 PM 
65Buick - 65Buick
Got a bag full of scraps. Anyone tried making cushions from it? Make a pillow and wrap it in dacron?
Stuff's expensive and I hate to toss it, but if it needs be..

 : June 19, 2018, 09:51:37 AM 
sofadoc - SteveA
. Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?
2. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?
3. If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?
4. Why do we say something is out of whack?   What is a whack?
5. Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?
6 Why does "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?
7. Why do "tug" boats push their barges?
8. Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game" when we are already there?
9. Why are they called "stands" when they are made for sitting?
10. Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after light"?
11. Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?
12.. Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?
13. Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean opposite things?
14. Why is "phonetic" not spelled the way it sounds?
15. If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?
16 If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
17. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
18. If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?
19. Why is bra singular and panties plural?
20 Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control
 when you know the batteries are dead?
21. Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?
22. How come abbreviated is such a long word?
23. Why do we wash bath towels?  Aren't we clean when we use them?
24 Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
25. Why do they call it a TV set when you only have one?
26. Christmas - What other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree
and eat candy out of your socks?
27.  Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

 : June 18, 2018, 07:13:08 PM 
baileyuph - baileyuph
Got these chairs covered and what was interesting - no foam!  Anywhere.

The chairs were almost 20 years old but cotton was used in forming the channel backs, Coils were
the springs.  The frames (I think foreign made), looked cheap in areas but was wood.

Always something different!


 : June 18, 2018, 07:09:01 PM 
baileyuph - baileyuph
Making DW is not always the same requirement.

Some frame are more delegate and those should discourage using nails, especially large nails.

Some do get a DW from the std 5/32 cord.  A smaller DW cord is required.

Some customers do not want the staples or especially larger nails.  No nails/staples please is what
I hear.  I get that suggestion especially when the DW size desired is small (like 1/8 or smaller). 

Turning 90 degree corners can also be accomplished by cutting a small wedge (close to 90 degrees)out.
These can also be handled with glue.

Large scroll or fat arms techniques are important and so are other techniques on other jobs.


 : June 17, 2018, 08:38:20 AM 
baileyuph - baileyuph
Previously, fabric contents were cotton, rayon, wool, and can't forget  -  the nylon and polyester.

Several of the newer samples use terms like Nano Tex, acrylics, to name a couple.  Well, seems I
remember one more;  100% solution dyed acrylic/polyester ----  How does a shop explain and advise
a customer? 

What will fade or not fade?
What will fray and what is the degree of fray?
Questions and there are more! 

Best way to clean (instructions are not always given.  Some say no cleaning required but "stuff"
can get on the material and that is what has to be removed(dirt and stuff).  Digest that!

It has gotten to the point when a question comes up ----  I just reference the vendors instructions.

What is leather today?
   Top grain (they don't indicate how many lower layers have been cut?
   Processed leather
   Simulated leather
   plus what are the important finishes to understand on leather today?

All makes a sales person back away and wonder how to cope - certainly don't want to get into
a law suit (laws vary by state too).


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