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Messages - Mojo

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General Discussion / Re: Seat welt
July 15, 2010, 12:55:48 pm
All the welt cord I have seen and purchased has been solid core. I have never seen any plastic hollow cored welt cord. I know if you order cord through one of the suppliers it is going to be solid core.

Maybe someone else here can comment.

Chris
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I do a great deal of binding work and I use the fold away binder. I have never had a problem with it and fabric / binding placement is easy. I like being able to move the binder away to the right when need be.

I sew so much binding that I simply unscrew the thumb screw and remove the binder and leave the frame attached to the machine.

This is the binder I bought. It is built very well and I have been happy with it. I have been using it now for a long time and have had no problems with it.

http://www.sailrite.com/Binder-3-4-Swing-Bracket#

I am not sure if you can get these on E-Bay nor do I know if Greg sells these and what his price is. I believe I ordered mine off e-bay but cannot remember for sure as its been a while since I have bought it. But it works perfect for me. BTW Bobby I bind a lot of corners and this fold away model works great.

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: Seat welt
July 15, 2010, 12:22:35 am
I take it your asking about welt cord for seats. If so all the suppliers sell it - Miami, DBT, Rochford, etc.

If you need just a small quantity then you may want to check e-bay. The last order I made for welt cord I had to buy a large lot of it from my supplier as he only sold it in bulk.

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: sold my boat but get this
July 14, 2010, 12:40:12 pm
Mike:

If your closing gets delayed I can bring the coach down for you to stay in. You can park it at a campground somewhere close by.

Let me know if you need it for a temporary residence.

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: What?
July 14, 2010, 12:35:49 pm
No idea Gene. But those are some pretty brave goats.

You wouldn't catch me walking across that thing. There are no hand rails to hold onto. :)

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: sold my boat but get this
July 13, 2010, 12:09:21 pm
Mike:

I guess I could probably bring that little 21 ft Wellcraft of mine down to fish from. I just didn't think would
want to fish in a little tiny boat that size.

My Wellcraft would have made a good dinghy for your previous boat. :)

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: sold my boat but get this
July 11, 2010, 10:52:19 pm
Mike:

What are we going to go out and fish on ?

:)

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: RE: websites
July 10, 2010, 10:15:26 pm
Somewhere on this site is a couple write ups I did on websites. I used to consult to companies ( large and small ) on marketing and PR programs and it also included websites. I was just getting ready to retire when the internet took off in a big way so I had a ton of work to do on research.

There have been thousands of studies done on websites and I found the ones I read fascinating. I was also part of focus group research which was very interesting. Layout and color selection is a big thing and research has proved that just selecting the wrong colors and layout can turn off potential customer - big time. I have seen some websites that were so poorly constructed and or written that the business would have been better of not having one.

Websites are extremely important in today's business world. They go much further then the yellow pages of yesteryear. Now days consumers do a lot of their shopping online and while they may not order upholstery work from you online, they are " shopping " you online through researching you against another competitor. This includes looking over your work and researching your level of expertise and professionalism.

I have confidentially looked at several members websites for them here ( for free of course ) and gave them my opinions and the recommended changes I thought they needed. If anyone else wants an opinion they can PM me. I promise not to send you a consultants bill. :)

Will you get deluged with e-mails if you put up a website ? Not likely in this business. But a website should be part of your overall marketing plan. It gives customers a chance to research you and your company in a non obtrusive way and from the comfort of their own home.

Do a search and see if any of my earlier posts pop up on this subject.

In a nutshell, a web presence is very important in any modern day business.

Chris
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Quote from: Mike8560 on July 10, 2010, 03:18:57 am
Quote from: Mojo on July 03, 2010, 04:38:16 pm

But, sewing these solar screens drives me nuts. Boring, straight forward and no chance to get creative.

Chris
I love a good booring job every so oftem not having to think about what im sewing I can just sitt there zipping along thinking about smthing else or somplace else without a problem sitting in front of me. ;)


And I know exactly what your thinking of Mike when you have those moments. Your thinking of being out on the boat somewhere in the Gulf catching fish. :)

Not a bad thought to have. :)

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: It's Friday!
July 10, 2010, 05:00:12 pm
Well......................I never caught it till I went back and watched it again. That fella just sneaked right in and out of the video. :)

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: Looking for some things.
July 09, 2010, 12:14:11 am
Paul:

I do not have a foam saw. I use a WalMart electric knife. :)

If your going to buy a new Hoover press with dies I suggest looking at Rochford. While they are not my favorite supplier, they do have the cheapest prices I have seen anywhere on the Hoover snap press set.

I maybe heading to Harbor Freight in the next couple weeks if you want to ride down there with me. There are a couple things I need to get.

Chris
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The cover came out good Bobby.

I had to sneak a peek at your other photos as well. Yup.........your a fireman. I can tell by all the food on that grill.

When I was going through EMT school I had to intern on the Paramedic ambulances at the fire stations in Lansing, MI. I finished my internship 10 lbs heavier thanks to all the firehouse food. :)

Great job on the cover Bobby.

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: Forsche 32 project
July 08, 2010, 01:07:18 pm
As always Russ your work is amazing.

I love the way it all came out. Awesome dude. :)

Chris
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The thing I like about these stupid little projects that we do for ourselves is that they have a tendency to provide us with new ways of doing things.

I have done numerous " cover " projects for home and learned a great deal while doing them.

I still believe that the more time you spend sitting at a machine or standing at a cutting table the better you get. Regardless of the project. :)

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: Happy 4th
July 05, 2010, 09:59:11 pm
Happy 4th of July mate.

We do have a great country and most of us take that for granted. Because I have traveled abroad a great deal I have seen first hand how great a life style we have here. While I have seen some gorgeous countries and experienced some amazing cultures and wonderful people, I also have come to appreciate the life that we can afford to live here in the USA.

Happy 4th everyone.

Chris