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 : September 01, 2018, 08:34:22 AM 
Upholstery Clinic - kodydog
Keep us posted on that class. You can never know too much about textiles. There is always something new to learn. Is this class specific to decretive fabrics?

 : September 01, 2018, 08:16:47 AM 
gene - sofadoc
I've looked up that table before. It comes out of Poland, and is around $1700 plus freight. And it's an air hog, so you'd better have a bad-ass compressor.

 : September 01, 2018, 07:29:24 AM 
gene - MinUph
That table is awesome !!

Yes it is. I want one.

 : September 01, 2018, 06:52:46 AM 
gene - Darren Henry
That table is awesome !!

 : August 31, 2018, 09:51:51 PM 
Upholstery Clinic - 65Buick
I didn't know that red/green fade the most.
Funny thing, cus the neighbor just bought an umbrella - in red!

I enrolled in a textiles class at the local community college. Maybe I'll learn something new. There's a slight chance we'd go on an outing to L.A. to a textile mill.

 : August 31, 2018, 09:23:44 PM 
Upholstery Clinic - MinUph
Reds and greens fade the most. Like you say 65, it is next to impossible to say how things will react in the field no matter where you buy from or how much you pay for the goods. While there are some fabrics known to hold up better in the field others are not so easy to tell. Through experience it become slightly more of an educated guess on quality but by far not foolproof.
  There use to be a saying "you get what you pay for" That no longer applies to the textile industry. You can spend 10 bucks a yard and get quality or 100 bucks a yard and get junk. This is why is is best to stick with known vendors that care.

 : August 31, 2018, 08:48:45 PM 
Upholstery Clinic - 65Buick
When I first began sewing, I bought a little 'outdoor' printed duck for the patio chairs. (joann) I was blown away by how long the colors lasted. As a comparison, I bought two outdoor umbrellas that were green. They faded terribly.
Extremely hard to know. Even if you're a chemist, have a microscope, and are thoroughly versed in textiles production.

 : August 31, 2018, 03:54:39 PM 
gene - MinUph
Any glue gun will clog if not used all the time. That has been a PITA forever.

 : August 31, 2018, 02:07:34 PM 
gene - sofadoc
Yeah. What I really meant was that I'm more interested in his system of gluing. The type of glue and the type of sprayer that he uses it with.

The Camie adhesive that I use now with a Critter spray gun isn't supposed to clog. But it does eventually. I'm always interested in a better system if one is out there.

 : August 31, 2018, 01:34:47 PM 
gene - SteveA
I don't think that is a glue gun - it looks like a gravity feed finish gun.  It's going to clog - adhesive guns don't mix internally -

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