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General Discussion / Juki 563 rats nest when reversing
August 26, 2014, 02:58:01 pm
hello folksI have a Juki 563
everytime I reverse to back tack I get a rats nest  on the bottom of the material
   is is it the tension in the upper machine or the lower I don't know what to do
General Discussion / Hats Off to Toledo Sewing Machines
January 20, 2014, 07:11:20 am

    Hi Folks
    Yes its been a while.
    as you can see im moveing in this slowley

    My cluchs motor was giving fits runaway you no
    So pulled the trigger and called Bob on a wenday around 2:00
    To order the new servo motor was nice talking to Bob again

    After i order it i removed the cluch motor wow its heavy
    its fell in the floor broke the pulley.
    Guess what the servo motor was at my house the next day
    AT 2:00  now thats service
    I had the motor on and the Machine runing by 5:00

       And did i say i have control of the Machine
       Just Love it   no more runaway  wahooo
        So a BIG Thanks to Bob
           Mike H
     bimni top is 7 years old i want to install zip on the
     bow pockets. Shoud i cut the pocket at the seam
     then cut off 1"off the pocket and then sew zips back on

     I am going to make a new top so putting zips on the pockets
     will make the pattern job easer to take the top off and back on.

    i been watching the videos wow if i hear one more
   DOT i think ill go out of my mind
    This Dot to that Dot the bottom Dot and top Dot
                                Mike H
General Discussion / Help on pattern a boat top
March 24, 2012, 10:56:48 am
Frist off i want to thank this site for helping me in the pass
it looks like im about to take the big leap in to the boat top world
I have been searching pattern making for a long time now.
Im going to be using the dot for pattern making

One thing im not to clear on is how to handle the intersection
how do you handle the  tops pattern at the corner
at the window

Do you cut and tape so it lays flat around the window edge
And how do you pattern the side window and top at the same time
using the 6 mil plastic
I will be doing this 88 Rinker 25'

I could use all the help that i can get      Thanks Mike H
General Discussion / faded-canvas
March 02, 2012, 05:44:29 am
Hi all  
Just wondering what you guys think about this
i been resewing some seam and replace the glass on my top
and i saw this on the bayliner form
What do you think time for a new top?

                             Thanks  Mike H
 ok what should i charge its my 1st one
  its off of a 03 27ft. sea ray
  remove all the old vinyl binding
  install new 3/4" Sunbrella binding 45' long
  re stitching all the seams
  washing the cover
I just love the new binding folder but the snaps hang on it
sometimes and the presser foot would hit or run over the snaps
so i had to hand wheel over them
         Thanks  Mike H
General Discussion / Help on dinette cushions
February 17, 2011, 06:11:42 am
Hi guys well im done with the berth  cushions  thank god
I learned a lot doing them.
#1. I will not do a French seem on tight corners
Bobbin said it best "Good Luck With That!"
And from June
On V-births, I don't typically do french seams on the boxing - just on the plate/boxing seam if that's requested.  You're going to have a heck of a time getting into that acute corner to do top stitching unless you have a post-bed machine.Thanks June i get That now

Any way ive move on to the dinette  cushions The question i have is there away i can
make the vinyl nice and square  where the 1/2" foam meats 4" foam

I was thinking maybe glue but that would pull out over time
I'm thinking your going to say cut the foam and make it into two pices
 Thanks Mike H  

  Silly me i  threaded the michine wrong all is good now Sorry    
                                  Thanks Mike H
General Discussion / Diary of a snow shoveler Part 2
January 30, 2011, 09:56:14 am
December 23
Only 2 inches of snow today
And it warmed up to 0.
The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning.
What is she, nuts?!!
Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago?
She says she did but I think she's lying.

December 24
6 inches - Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel.
Thought I was having a heart attack.
If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snow plow, I'll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel.
I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been!
Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the damn snowplow.

December 25
Merry freaking Christmas!
20 more inches of the damn slop tonight -Snowed in.
The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil.
God, I hate the snow!
Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel.
The wife says I have a bad attitude.
I think she's an idiot.
If I have to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to stuff her into the microwave.

December 26
Still snowed in.
Why the hell did I ever move here?
It was all HER idea.
She's really getting on my nerves.

December 27
Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze; plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me $1,400 to replace all my pipes.

December 28
Warmed up to above -20.
Still snowed in.
The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!

December 29
10 more inches.
Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in.
That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30
Roof caved in.
I beat up the snow plow driver, and now he is suing me for a million dollars, not only for the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his a$$.
The wife went home to her mother.
Nine more inches predicted.

December 31
I set fire to what's left of the house.
No more shoveling.

January 8
Feel so good.
I just love those little white pills they keep giving me.
Why am I tied to the bed?


I had to put this in to 2 parts

Diary of a snow shoveler, probable location - North East

December 8 - 6:00 PM

It started to snow.
The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven.
It looked like a Grandma Moses Print.
So romantic we felt like newlyweds again.
I love snow!

December 9
We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape.
What a fantastic sight!
Can there be a lovelier place in the whole world?
Moving here was the best idea I've ever had!
Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again.
I did both our driveway and the sidewalks.
This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again.
What a perfect life!

December 12
The sun has melted all our lovely snow.
Such a disappointment!
My neighbor tells me not to worry- we'll definitely have a white Christmas.
No snow on Christmas would be awful!
Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again
I don't think that's possible.
Bob is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.

December 14
Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night.
The temperature dropped to -20.
The cold makes everything sparkle so.
The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks.
This is the life!
The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again.
I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way.
I wish l wouldn't huff and puff so.

December 15
20 inches forecast.
Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer.
Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels.
Stocked the freezer.
The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out.
I think that's silly.
We aren't in Alaska, after all.

December 16
Ice storm this morning.
Fell on my a$$ on the ice in the driveway putting down salt.
Hurt like hell.
The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.

December 17
Still way below freezing.
Roads are too icy to go anywhere.
Electricity was off for 5 hours.
I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm.
Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her.
Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her.
God I hate it when she's right.
I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20
Electricity's back on, but had another 14 inches of the damn stuff last night.
More shoveling!
Took all day.
The damn snowplow came by twice.
Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey.
I think they're lying.
Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out.
Might have another shipment in March.
I think they're lying.
Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me.
I think he's lying.

December 22
Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white sh*t fell today, and it's so cold, it probably won't melt till August.
Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss.
By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again. I was too tired to shovel.
Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter, but he says he's too busy. I think the a**hole is lying.

General Discussion / I didnt do it
January 24, 2011, 12:02:45 pm

  Hears a link to the big pic
General Discussion / I need some help please !!!
January 23, 2011, 07:12:48 am
     I'm having a hard time with the intersectsons.ive mess up 4 or 5 now
Can anyone tell me the right way to do french seams that intersect.

I no I have to sew around the corner first
should I sew the boxing first then sew the boxing to the plate

And how should I cut away the selvage at the intersection.
Hear are some pic of the work
                                               Thanks  Mike H
It COLDER THAN A WHORES HART hear in MI. 8f  -12 winchill ouch!

                                     Hear a link to bigger pics
 Hi all been  awhile and im still at it.I went back to just making covers
Dock box. BQ.a/c and everything i can find.Well im runing out of stuff

So im going back to my boat cousin.i want to use my old foam.
Im going to buy A steamer but what kind ?

       Thanks  Mike  From Livonia MI. ok NW of DEEEETROIT

General Discussion / My new to me Juki
June 18, 2010, 05:12:27 am

   some might rember my quest for a machine well i got one
   Let me no what you guys think $600 Bucks and it has the extra big table
    it runs real nice it was just gone over and tune up.
   Thease machines are hard to find   Thanks  Mike H