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Messages - Rich

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Business advice
June 13, 2017, 03:00:02 pm
Good read on that blog.
Here's what I wish I'd known when I started in business many years ago:
Business (and all of life) is like a jigsaw puzzle and when I tried to fit the pieces by my own logic, they seemed to fit, but as time went on, I realized they really didn't make for a good picture. These days, I trust the one who has the box top with the picture.
He tells me where to put the pieces and I do it. So much better!
Oh, BTW, He made the puzzle too!
Three observations:
One, You have to come to know your customers and please the majority, which leads me to number two, you can't please everyone and
three, those who are hardest to please generally don't want to pay for the extra effort.
My first reaction to the title was "Why would anyone want to sit on seats made from concrete?" ;)
Isn't the zipper panel hidden? On most of the cushions I've seen, they are in the back and not seen, so I don't think it makes any difference.
The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Headliner
April 18, 2017, 11:34:32 pm
Try Acme Auto Headlining.
Check for this on YouTube, there's always someone who has done it and video taped the procedure.
(This goes for pretty much anything you can think of BTW).
General Discussion / Re: Problem with staple gun
January 06, 2017, 12:25:12 pm
I think Bostitch is a good name, been around a long time anyway. The EZ Fasten gun I have? I don't know much about it, but it seems to be made well and I hate to throw anything out if it can still be made to work with not too much effort and expense.
General Discussion / Re: Problem with staple gun
January 05, 2017, 12:30:15 pm
Quote from: 65Buick on January 05, 2017, 02:50:29 am
I do believe I have hijacked this thread. It was not my intention.

As I mentioned I had a senco little 1 gal, great for a little quick work when you don't want to fill a big tank. Thing is absolutely the quietest compressor I've ever had, but had problems with the kill switch. Tried to fix it myself and still did the same thing. Unfortunately many people have had this problem.
Point being though is that they can and do make oil-less that are quiet. (and dependable)

Yes and I am *#@$! mad about that!
No, quite the contrary, it's gotten a heck of a lot more interest than when it was just about my sick staple gun.
BTW, it quit again, but now I know I need to get that O ring replaced.
General Discussion / Re: Problem with staple gun
January 01, 2017, 01:13:36 pm
Good news! Encouraged by these posts, I decided to give it another shot (no pun intended) and disassembled the gun to see if there was anything I missed when I cleaned it up last time. Everything was clean, but I tried sliding the driver blade through the bore (piston with O ring at top) and found that it seemed to hang up near the top. I used some oiled steel wool inside the bore, but I think more importantly, I chucked the top of the piston in my drill press and used some fine wet or dry sandpaper to slim down the O ring. Put it all back together and shot about a half stick of staples with no misfires.

Now, I'll try it in actual use and see how long it goes that way. Maybe I fixed it? At any rate, I think I proved the problem is with a too-tight O ring.

Before the holidays, I asked someone I found online if he could get the replacement parts and he said he'd get back to me when he found something. Maybe he'll come through with the proper O ring.
Thanks for the help and Happy New Year to all!
General Discussion / Re: Problem with staple gun
December 30, 2016, 02:50:05 pm
Thanks for the suggestions.
I did lubricate the driver at one point and it helped for a few staples, then began hanging up again.
As I remember, the reason I had sent it out to have it repaired was that the driver blade broke. They did replace it with a new one and it worked for a while and then began hanging up.
I'm wondering what is supposed to bring the blade to a return position since there is no spring acting on it. I'm thinking it must be air pressure pushing it back up since it does need some force to overcome the pressure of the spring loaded staple magazine constantly pushing the staples against the driver blade.
General Discussion / Problem with staple gun
December 30, 2016, 11:55:12 am
I have an EZ Fasten long nose gun that is misfiring because the driver blade will not fully retract to allow the next staple to move into the firing position. I've tried to find a rebuild kit for it with no success. The manufacturer, Central Fastener Co. Ltd, is in Taiwan and did not respond to my email contact.
Last year, I even sent it out to someone who claimed to be able to rebuild it and it still will not work properly. I'd like to be able to use this gun again, so I'm asking if anyone here knows what causes to driver blade to retract? Is it the O rings that are leaking? I can't see anything that would push the blade back up with enough force to overcome the pressure of the spring loaded staples pushing against it.
I would tie them together so that when you pull the twine, they pull together.
General Discussion / Re: Quick Hello
October 04, 2016, 12:44:33 am
Quote from: SteveA on October 03, 2016, 04:37:40 pm
It does come across that way in some misaligned form but I think most know he really isn't that way toward women and minorities.  
Women rule his business with the highest positions and the Dem's have done nothing for minorities in 50 years.
Health care and trade need attention -  I'm only saying !

Now Steve, that's not entirely true, the democrats have made it look like they've been helping minorities for many decades all the while making sure those same people have become more and more dependent on them for more social programs.
It's not easy to treat an entire group of people that poorly and still get them to wholeheartedly endorse you, so cut them some slack eh?

Speedy healing Virg.
Reminds me of the covered ropes used in movie theaters.
I would think you could sew one side to make a tube open at both ends and then turn it inside out in a PVC pipe. Wrap the foam with slip plastic and fish it through the tube with a wire attached. Then stitch both ends closed on your machine.
General Discussion / Re: Bobbin Organizer
September 27, 2016, 11:49:14 am
Just curious Mojo, have you checked the price of that many pre-wounds and compared it to an hour's income?