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Messages - R.A.F. CaNvAs

The "JUNK" Room / Design is everything....
February 23, 2013, 08:41:26 pm

Don't it look luvly..
        Sure I can spoil the look of ya sleek blow boat...
                   I'll bet PDQ will tell me where we went wrong.
Nevermind eh... ;D


Dunno about you folks but regarding the gathering of Sunbrella.
Machine set up ,and style of sewing aside.  (each to their own)
'Tiz sad to say but Sunbrella aint what it used to be..   It's crap these days.
It has no guts to it at all.  As for the 80 inch wide it's diabolical,
It may as well be dress fabric.
The  PU coated is much better as stiffness goes but the sticky backing  collects all the dirt and stays sticky and filthy forever..
Had a word with the Sunbrolly rep, He went on about the finishing of the fabric and the resin baths all the while he's pushing his extensive range of  Glen Raven furniture fabrics. Guess the core of the business has taken another route..
Ooo while I'm on a rant , Standards at  Strataglass are slipping too.
When I'm paying through the snout for supposedly the best product for the job
The barrel being marked grade A
I expect ALL the sheets within to be dam-near perfect.
    NEW  "Strataglass " Same price but  Now with extra bubbles and blemishes  !
Nevermind  eh ...................... ::)

  Eee by ekk, gorra nuvva bloody POME on here then av we .. :-*

I used to know a Stapler-Steve but he ran away to Spain many decades ago.. ;)
   So jolly nice to have your aquaintance  on this here new fangled tinta-web thingy
     ol'chap.  Can't stop to chit chat , must crack on.
General Discussion / Re: Bench Seating
January 27, 2013, 11:04:39 pm

Always tricky this bench seating lark,
      Usually back breaking and filthy too.
         The establishment will want a swift turn around too
    I suspect...... Charge 'em accordingly.
                                                               160ft of fluted back 2 pairs of hands
                                                                  Re-open in 2 weeks     ;D


  Nice 1 Mike,  Your ol'machine lives on, stick with it ...New ones suck !
   Been fkn about  with PTFE threads for some time now (Years)
   On all sorts of machines on a few different continents.
     I concur with your good self  on the Solarfix product ,
    Although denier is something for professional discussion ...
    Thinner Monofil (1300ish)  or thicker braided (2500ish)
    Depends on how deeper groove you would like to wear around your tension pegs.
   Top-loading Singer/Seiko/Juki as opposed to sideloading Consew/ Sieko/ K6 Singer
    It's all fun and games getting to know what works well with what.
Anyhow, good to know there are still some decent machine mechanix out there.
The "GREEN" Room! / Busy summer , lazy fall...
September 16, 2012, 11:16:24 am
Well only kinda busy these daze , This one kept me from twiddling my thumbs for a couple of weeks.
Shame the owner thought it to be too tight... Nevermind.  :-X

Just another FFFfantastic looking job for my web site , I only take photos of he pretty ones ... eh ! ::)

General Discussion / Re: Bimini (crappy corners)
January 16, 2012, 09:41:46 pm

O' for the love of Allah,
   Where the hell did I leave the puppy stick ?
   Perhaps I could take this one back to the 'shop , set it up on the floor
   and make a quick half pattern !
    With ropes and cables everywhere and the boom to hit my head on ,
          There's never enough room to work on these little blow-boats.   ::)

General Discussion / Re: Bimini (crappy corners)
January 10, 2012, 10:43:06 pm

Oh so that's how ya supposed to do them...
       I knew I should have gone to MCTI and got a proper schooling since
     they never mentioned bars at dressmaking class. 
         Just  wondering why mine turn out excrement 'every time'...
     I must just needed beating with ya "peppy stick"
The "GREEN" Room! / Re: Must be PDQs work
January 08, 2012, 09:07:49 pm
  Seems I get all these little blow boats to play on..
  Easy job on this one , Instructions were "If it's varnished , cover it"
    O yeah and have the covers lined to avoid chafe.
  As for the never ending array of padded bags for anything that goes in the     lazarette .. Of course everything had to be done quick-sharp as the boat was leaving.... Rather pedantic folks on this 1938 restored J boat too

The "GREEN" Room! / Re: Must be PDQs work
January 08, 2012, 03:09:00 am
Quote from: CreativeCanvas on January 07, 2012, 01:18:26 pm
Yeah , wonder why the dual helms?

Umm , ? D' ya think he goes both ways....
The "GREEN" Room! / Must be PDQs work
January 06, 2012, 08:01:24 pm

  I could never get windows to look like this ,
     I bet it's that PDQ  ... The hatch bubble is kinda trick
      Sumhow I don't recon it's roll glass ?
  Better be on my best behaviour on this wee tub then.
General Discussion / Re: New Machine (looking)
December 16, 2011, 02:54:17 pm

  Try one of these ...
  Sews straight thru' fingers and not even breaks the needle,
     The needle is a nail with a hole in it tho'.
         The 1inch stitch length comes in handy for those intricate jobs.
General Discussion / Re: Hot Knife for foam cutting?
December 16, 2011, 02:44:04 pm

  Didn't notice the the breathing apparatus in the box with the hot knife.
   What's wrong with a panel saw and some elbow grease anyhow,
General Discussion / Re: HolIday brownies;)
December 16, 2011, 02:32:54 pm
  Dang-it , I almost miss living 'state-side'....
   Those girl scout cookies made with real gurl-scout were so good,
     Even the chewy bitz !
 As for the Holiday brownies they always got me so light headed and then
     soooooo sleeepy for some reason... 8)