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 : November 30, 2018, 08:42:31 PM 
65Buick - MinUph
This business isn't as easy as it looks huh 65. Looks much better.

 : November 30, 2018, 08:13:40 PM 
65Buick - 65Buick

 : November 30, 2018, 10:59:24 AM 
sofadoc - SteveA
Three ladies are chipping up to the fourth hole at River Hill Golf
Club when a naked man wearing a
paper bag over his head jumps from the trees and runs across the green.

The three ladies stand in awe at the size of his manhood.

The first lady says, 'He is definitely not my husband.'

The second lady, gazes at his manhood and says, 'He is not mine either.'

After a very considerable inspection, the third lady finally says,
'He's not even a member of this golf club'.

 : November 30, 2018, 10:18:22 AM 
65Buick - kodydog
I believe you need to pull the outside back tighter side to side. When poking the tackstrip nails through the fabric I do the top one first. Next, before I poke anymore I go to the bottom nail. Stretch the fabric slightly toward the bottom and slightly to the side. (I'm assuming you have the fabric base tacked to the bottom of the frame). Then poke that bottom nail through the fabric. Next, starting at the top I poke the rest of the nails. They should pretty much fall in line. Slight adjustments may be necessary. When you flip that tackstrip over pause for a moment and make sure everything looks right before you start nailing them to the frame.

 : November 29, 2018, 04:34:01 PM 
SteveA - 65Buick
That's a bit frightening Gene. I know my area designers prefer Kravet. There's no way that should happen. If it were me I'd bring it up with a rep.

 : November 29, 2018, 04:31:46 PM 
65Buick - 65Buick
Paul I unuderstand what you mean now. I sometimes have trouble overthinking things.
Will post photo when I'm done.

Step 1: poke the tack nail through your finger (ow)

Step 2: do a better job


the transition is from back the seat is proving tricky, and leaving me with wrinkles that i'm less than happy about.

 : November 29, 2018, 10:45:42 AM 
SteveA - SteveA

This is Kravet fabric and both observations are right on. (Thanks)  I did open the casing and the welt was sewn to the plate and still intact but the fabric tore beyond that area. I do believe the sewing was ok but the weave was just too loose as you both recognize.  It should have been backed to be high performance quality.  In this photo you can see the brown background stitching shows too much when the Upholsterer pulled the fabric tight - maybe too tight for a loose weave.  Client  doesn't like the dark seam lines against the light color fabric. 

 : November 28, 2018, 11:09:14 PM 
Excellent job. Thanks for the post. It's fun to see such high end work.

Are you able to heat a hanger like the one in your picture up there in ND? Or is working in the cold a part of that type of business?


Thanks Gene:
    Funny you should mention that about heating the cold hanger.  All of us in the shop have all our coats hanging on our toolboxes in the winter time. It gets to -40F at times and Man, when the Line Department (the crew who move the planes) move planes in or out of the hangers, we FREEZE! It really gets tough when they have to get the one in or out of a corner...they have to move all the other airplanes out first.  A lot of us try to work while they move, but sometimes we find other means of heat.  Back when heating was sky high, accounting said it cost close to $1000 each time to reheat the big hangers.

 : November 28, 2018, 10:00:50 PM 
NDAV8R - 65Buick
Incredible work...

 : November 28, 2018, 07:50:28 PM 
SteveA - gene
I think KodyD nailed the "What can I do?" question.

As to how it happened, with a loose weave I always make sure I stay at the 1/2" seam allowance, especially around the corners. I think the sewer did not do this especially around the corners. There just wasn't enough face fabric sewn to the boxing and welt cord. With kids sliding over the sofa on a regular basis (my guess as to the kids), the corners took the brunt of the abuse and didn't have enough threads sewn deep enough into the seam.

I've had loose weave fabric that I able to pull the fabric out from the seams myself. I then did what kodyD said and used a very small stitch length and then went over all the seams with either fabric glue or Seam Stopper. That's a real pain.


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