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General Upholstery Questions and Comments => General Discussion => Topic started by: kodydog on November 20, 2019, 07:39:30 pm

Title: What Ya Been Up To
Post by: kodydog on November 20, 2019, 07:39:30 pm
Haven't been a whole lot of chatter on the forum lately. I'm guessing y'all are as busy as I am with holiday orders. I saw Pauls ad on FB looking for a seamstress.

I noticed photobucket is new and improved, again. Thought I would try loading this photo of a cocktail ottoman we just finished. The last time it was recovered the fabric was simply stretched on and buttons poked through. When I stripped the old fabric off I noticed holes for deep tufting. I went ahead and did it the right way without the extra charge knowing the customer would really appreciate it. And she did. Lets see if this photo works.
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Title: Re: What Ya Been Up To
Post by: gene on November 20, 2019, 08:04:27 pm
I've been over busy at work. Thinking of visiting warmer places. Thinking of moving to warmer places and leaving my stapler behind. But I've got a few more years to go. I'd rather whine about being too busy than whine about not being busy enough.

Actually, when the shop is gone and I no longer have deadlines, I still see myself doing upholstery. I enjoy it a lot. So why stop doing what I enjoy. I did a search on this forum a few days ago and saw posts by PapaSage. Remember him? I hope he's still alive and doing well. I got some good ideas and some encouragement from him when I started. Down in Louisiana is I remember correctly.

I just took the wax off my hands. I use the hot wax bath most nights. It helps with the aches and pains.

I've been walking now for 2 1/2 years at the local rec center. 5 to 6 nights a week for 1 hour each night. This may turn out to be the most expensive thing I have ever done. In these 2 1/2 years that I have been walking, I have gained 3 grandchildren!

Grandpa gene

Title: Re: What Ya Been Up To
Post by: kodydog on November 21, 2019, 06:18:13 am
42* when I woke this morning. It'll get up to 72* before the day is done. Plenty of upholsterers looking for help here in Florida. We reduced or work load this year, working 5 days a week instead of 6. I can see a day when we'll move to St Augustine and just work a couple of days a week to make some beer money.

Rose used the hot wax when her hands were bothering her. She really enjoyed it.

Walking = grandchildren, who knew. You better keep walking so you can keep up with the little crumb crunchers.
Title: Re: What Ya Been Up To
Post by: SteveA on November 21, 2019, 06:28:27 am
Nice job - it looks like a denim material - any left over for pants ?  The photo had the banner across it - PB still is not worth the effort -
About 40 degrees today - bright sun so it feels warmer - I have to clean the gutters but the leaves are still not all down.  In the past there were never leaves on the trees come Thanksgiving ?
Gene stop being so cheap and turn on the heat - it's November :)
Title: Re: What Ya Been Up To
Post by: Mike on November 22, 2019, 08:13:30 pm
Ive been crazy stressed with deadline that are wizzing past menthis comming week people dontncall  in september when it slowest and then want big canvas jobs sonthey can takenguest out fornt fay   
Then my lanldlors dums another job for  next week.
I seriously thinking of scaling way back to woring in my little home shop
Title: Re: What Ya Been Up To
Post by: 65Buick on November 29, 2019, 03:56:42 pm
I did these. Milwaukee chair co 1960. A pleasure to work with, and to re-upholster. I'd show more photos, but I am getting a bit lazy with the amount of work it takes to post a photo in this forum now.

This link works
Title: Re: What Ya Been Up To
Post by: Mojo on December 05, 2019, 01:44:06 pm
It has been a busy year. This last month has been horrific busy with our RV parts and service company and our awning company.
Just picked up another commercial awning job at Orlando International Airport. Trying to finish up 2020 marketing programs, rally schedule and a host of other things.

I am getting too old for all this happy horsecrap.