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 91 
 : December 05, 2017, 05:45:49 PM 
65Buick - 65Buick
Thanks Paul

Thinking ahead: Something I hadn't considered before. The front apron (front section of decking) is right about the width of the fabric. It also would need a couple pleats for the curve at the edge.

Hoping this doesn't throw off my hope to run the velvet as it should be.

And stupidly I threw out the old decking, but my thought it that it should be pleated to conform to the curve, and then sewn that way to the decking.

 92 
 : December 05, 2017, 03:58:54 PM 
MinUph - sofadoc
Do you guys advise against nails (decorative tacks) whenever possible? It's so time consuming. I noticed that it's come back in popularity. I would much rather make welt and install than tacks.
I have no preference. Some people hate driving nails. Others hate making double welt. The only time I might try to talk the customer out of nails, is on an old antique with soft or perforated wood.

Most of my customers want double welt. Not because I steer them in that direction.

 93 
 : December 05, 2017, 02:06:36 PM 
MinUph - 65Buick
Do you guys advise against nails (decorative tacks) whenever possible? It's so time consuming. I noticed that it's come back in popularity. I would much rather make welt and install than tacks.

 94 
 : December 05, 2017, 09:34:28 AM 
MinUph - sofadoc
Did you get the one featured on the forum?

When I'm using brass tacks I find that when I get to the end of a row I have to slightly space the last 5 or 6 to get the row to end properly. Does this gun allow that or do you still finish by hand?
If you're talking about this forum, no. It was discussed on the PUSF group on FB.

You will still have to space out the last 3 or 4 nails by hand.

For someone who does 100's of nails a week and is very fast at doing them by hand, this single-shot nailer probably will not increase their productivity. But for guys like me that only does nailhead work occasionally, it's nice to save wear and tear on old fingers.

Here's the link. I noticed that it's gone up to $250 now.
http://www.alanrichardtextiles.com/store/OSB6750.html

I'm having a little trouble getting the air pressure adjusted just right. At 90 PSI, it scratches the heads a little. When I turn the air down to 75, the driver blade only recoils halfway between shots. I assume there's a sweet spot somewhere between 75 and 90.

 95 
 : December 05, 2017, 09:04:42 AM 
MinUph - kodydog
Did you get the one featured on the forum?

When I'm using brass tacks I find that when I get to the end of a row I have to slightly space the last 5 or 6 to get the row to end properly. Does this gun allow that or do you still finish by hand?

 96 
 : December 05, 2017, 08:56:49 AM 
65Buick - kodydog
I actually had a discussion about this.

The advent of technology is changing people's brains. In addition to that, the human brain can process written words more efficiently. Ever say something you didn't mean? That's it.

Now that we have written messages it allows us to more concisely state our point.
And, it is now a legal thing. Written messages may be referred to more easily for reference if something goes wrong.

As far as timing, yes, people are now getting even more impatient. You don't respond, they will find someone who does - immediately. This can be troublesome if you get a customer who takes advantage of that, though.

Good points Mr Buick. I was having a political discussion with my sister. Right before she unfriended me she accused me of plagiarizing. When I''m making a point especially when debating politics I try to make sure my facts are correct, my words are used correctly and my T's are crossed. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 edits.

In our business we have found that with e-mail being so impersonal we get a lot of "not really serious" requests for estimates. 3 or 4 a day. Often from people outside of our service area or even out of state. We have also found that when giving a serious estimate we better get as close to accurate as possible. This means Rose has to ask lots of questions and have them send a photo. Of course the first question she asks is, where are you. People who are just shopping price don't realize this uses lot of valuable time and takes away from productive work.

 97 
 : December 04, 2017, 09:57:22 PM 
MinUph - MinUph
The new brass nail gun.
  I haven't mentioned it here but Denis got me going on this and I bought one too. It is a great addition to the tool cabinet. I've only done one job with it so far but that one was a breeze. No pain in the fingers holding the nails. It worked fine close to finish wood. And even taking the time to load the board thingy it saved some time. Well worth the 200 bucks. And it runs on like 75-80 lbs. Just a shot when you pull the trigger so it works on all our compressors.

 98 
 : December 04, 2017, 09:52:57 PM 
65Buick - MinUph
This can be troublesome if you get a customer who takes advantage of that, though.
Not if someone else deals with it :)

 99 
 : December 04, 2017, 08:29:58 PM 
SteveA - 65Buick
Indeed 15 yrs is not much of a lifespan for latex. But given that they were from India, it was probably cheap latex.

How do people sit on it? Lazy. I think we're all guilty of that in some form or another.

 100 
 : December 04, 2017, 08:28:33 PM 
kodydog - kodydog
The last code inspection was completed today. Its official. Now the real work begins. I built a small shed last weekend to store my gas powered tools. This weekend I need to dig a ditch and install the phone line. Then I need to build the partition wall and work benches. I have tools in storage I haven't used in two years. I can't wait to get the whole thing set up.

I still have some chairs I need to get done before Christmas. A cold front is coming Wednesday. Sure wish I was in that new shop.

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