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Re: Re-Upholstering cockpit seating of my 33 foot boat

 by Bondo497 ¦  Fri May 01, 2020 10:35 pm ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Re-Upholstering cockpit seating of my 33 foot boat ¦  Replies: 80 ¦  Views: 37854

Man thats sharp!!

Re: So many types of car shows but...

 by Bondo497 ¦  Fri May 01, 2020 3:23 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: So many types of car shows but... ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 1553

I'm the same way about that, they show just enough upholstery to get your attention then jump to someone pranking another or some other silly thing.

Re: 1979 Peterbilt 352

 by Bondo497 ¦  Fri May 01, 2020 3:18 am ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: 1979 Peterbilt 352 ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 17413

Thanks @John
My shop is in disarray right now, I'm in the process of situating everything back around with the elephant now in the room. :joy:

Re: 1979 Peterbilt 352

 by Bondo497 ¦  Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:05 am ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: 1979 Peterbilt 352 ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 17413

Thanks @Cody .
I've been looking for one I could afford for a while now and that one popped up last week for $1500. I thought that was a great buy.

Re: 1979 Peterbilt 352

 by Bondo497 ¦  Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:48 am ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: 1979 Peterbilt 352 ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 17413

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Got a new toy this past weekend to help with large panels in the trucks! So used to a servo motor this clutch motor machine has me learning all over again! :rofl:

Re: 1979 Peterbilt 352

 by Bondo497 ¦  Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:58 am ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: 1979 Peterbilt 352 ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 17413

@John I've been doing pretty good. Just ready for a break lol, been trucking during week and sewing and painting on the weekends. Dad is wanting to put it a local show before any pics go public so i snuck a few in here for my friends to see. As soon as this pandemic is over and life gets back to so...

Re: 1979 Peterbilt 352

 by Bondo497 ¦  Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:52 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: 1979 Peterbilt 352 ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 17413

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Re: 1979 Peterbilt 352

 by Bondo497 ¦  Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:50 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: 1979 Peterbilt 352 ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 17413

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Re: 1979 Peterbilt 352

 by Bondo497 ¦  Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:48 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: 1979 Peterbilt 352 ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 17413

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Re: 1979 Peterbilt 352

 by Bondo497 ¦  Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:47 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: 1979 Peterbilt 352 ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 17413

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Re: 1979 Peterbilt 352

 by Bondo497 ¦  Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:35 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: 1979 Peterbilt 352 ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 17413

Its been a long while since I've visited the forum but I have finaly finished the beast! Thank you @John for creating this outlet that all who wants to learn or maybe just find a different way of doing something they have done hundreds of times. Also thanks to everyone here that has shared their adv...

Re: French seam backing

 by Bondo497 ¦  Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:48 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: French seam backing ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 1541

Also I dont back a French seam at all if I'm going to be wrapping a piece. I figure since it will be glued it wont pull apart plus you dont want any bulk when wrapping. Hope this helps.

Re: French seam backing

 by Bondo497 ¦  Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:38 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: French seam backing ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 1541

@Joel93
I've been using material that has no stretch behind my French seams and has worked out pretty good for me. I'm sure there are applications where you may need the seam to stretch but as far as strength I back it with no strech fabric.

Re: Harley seat

 by Bondo497 ¦  Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:14 am ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: Harley seat ¦  Replies: 12 ¦  Views: 2455

@Cody
Man post more!
Very inspirational, and unique!

Re: New here with a question

 by Bondo497 ¦  Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:25 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: New here with a question ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 540

@paula.ritter
Welcome!
Pictures didn't post, but you should be fine resewing the tear, just fold the material to the least seam allowance you can get away with and you will probably never notice any material loss.

Re: Template material

 by Bondo497 ¦  Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:16 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Template material ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 1686

@torriec
That would be great! I don't have time to run around town looking for materials so if y'all start carrying it all I have to do is pick up the phone and give you a call! :thumbsup:

Re: Health against Money, Safety Precautions Vrs Ignorance.

 by Bondo497 ¦  Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:54 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Health against Money, Safety Precautions Vrs Ignorance. ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 1055

I would recommend moving as much as possible, my day job is driving a truck and it's not good on my body to sit for hours at a time so I stop every now and then to stretch my legs. With any profession you will have hazards and tolls on your body so just take care and be aware of what those are you h...

Re: 1979 Peterbilt 352

 by Bondo497 ¦  Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:10 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: 1979 Peterbilt 352 ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 17413

@SmokinSCustoms Looking good! You ain't lying about being different, I changed the design of the foam on the back of the headrest and it CHANGED everything! I had to make everything from scratch but the insert remained the same. Still a bad day at uoholstery is better than a good day beating, bangi...

Re: Leather stretching lines and cutting parts

 by Bondo497 ¦  Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:49 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Leather stretching lines and cutting parts ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 1695

What I would is sit in a bolstered seat and see which way the material natural wants to stretch with your weight and position patterns for that direction.

Re: Leather stretching lines and cutting parts

 by Bondo497 ¦  Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:39 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Leather stretching lines and cutting parts ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 1695

@IvanD
If you angle your patterns it will be in bias and that's a good thing if you want to minimize stretch in one direction, the only problem is that wastes a lot of material and that can get very expensive fast when you're talking about leather. So it's kind of a two edged sword.

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