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Re: Vinyl Leatherette recovering advice sought

 by BigRig ¦  Wed Feb 21, 2024 1:51 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Vinyl Leatherette recovering advice sought ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 87

@orion1210 , with any luck we will learn the secret of that procedure. I have been trying for a long time and never get tit to lay down like that ever. I always get creases that are much larger and what color are you doing that in?

Re: PLEASE HELP - MACHINE IS BROKEN

 by BigRig ¦  Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:09 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: PLEASE HELP - MACHINE IS BROKEN ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 510

Singer 111G 156 ha ha. I almost have this timed but not quite. Took the hook out to replace but singer online hook replacement did not fit was too long. A good machine for mending when needed but does not run like it did before I removed the hook.

Re: Additional foam

 by BigRig ¦  Mon Feb 19, 2024 4:10 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Additional foam ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 502

@Rhonda , you need to shop around that seems high.

Re: Sewing Machine advice

 by BigRig ¦  Sun Feb 18, 2024 4:47 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Sewing Machine advice ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 484

So many odd projects come in that need power that are not just fabric and foam, rubber, heavy canvas, straps, PLASTICS. Thats why multiple machines.

Re: Sewing Machine advice

 by BigRig ¦  Sun Feb 18, 2024 3:28 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Sewing Machine advice ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 484

I am going to stick with the speed reducer and clutch. I have too many thick dirty projects to contend with and need power. I cannot speak for the servos do not have them on my machines. @adam12 can help you with this he set me up.

Re: Sewing Machine advice

 by BigRig ¦  Sat Feb 17, 2024 5:43 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Sewing Machine advice ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 484

@Feisty I own and operate three of the different models Adam12 recommended. You should find and old Singer that way.

Re: Sewing Machine advice

 by BigRig ¦  Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:25 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Sewing Machine advice ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 484

[@Ron Henningsen usermention=2369]@aishatoum[/usermention]

I had my own likes but as my shop has evolved into varied projects I have just taken the advice and purchase from Adam12 on here. He know proper machinery for your application, knows his stuff and is trustworthy.

Re: Bonded Poly Tex 90 issues with various brands

 by BigRig ¦  Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:56 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Bonded Poly Tex 90 issues with various brands ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 692

Just running a project and using American E thread. Do you know where this is really made seems funny they chose that name. I have a thread unravelling issue every time I cut the thread now but no fraying.It sounds like the thread you liked may be similar to U-Bond.

Re: worn vinyl seat piping

 by BigRig ¦  Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:49 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: worn vinyl seat piping ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 484

There has to be a trimmer around to repair that properly and with matching material. I would not hesitate to replace that welt cord.

Re: Newbie question: reupholstering dining chairs in leather?

 by BigRig ¦  Mon Feb 05, 2024 3:14 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Newbie question: reupholstering dining chairs in leather? ¦  Replies: 11 ¦  Views: 943

@Redcoat , You cannot cover over the cloth. You need to strip everything down. Like I advised do a back first that will be safe and sound.

Re: History of Sewing Machines

 by BigRig ¦  Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:30 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: History of Sewing Machines ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 433

That was super cool

Re: Newbie question: reupholstering dining chairs in leather?

 by BigRig ¦  Sun Feb 04, 2024 4:16 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Newbie question: reupholstering dining chairs in leather? ¦  Replies: 11 ¦  Views: 943

Buy a yard of pvc or faux leather and a yard of tack strip or try to reuse the original. Do one back and put it back on, all you will need for tools are scissors and a rubber mallet. If you decide to buy 15 yards of material, a roll of tack strip, thread, a button maker and staple gun you just have ...

History of Sewing Machines

 by BigRig ¦  Sat Feb 03, 2024 4:44 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: History of Sewing Machines ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 433

I have been wondering what was the first manufacture of a sewing machine? This dates back a long time and I wonder how they got to the designs they did.

Re: Newbie question: reupholstering dining chairs in leather?

 by BigRig ¦  Fri Feb 02, 2024 6:06 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Newbie question: reupholstering dining chairs in leather? ¦  Replies: 11 ¦  Views: 943

@Redcoat , being an upholsterer I would send these to a furniture upholsterer myself. This means I would not touch them but @Rhonda would I bet.

Re: Pricing

 by BigRig ¦  Fri Feb 02, 2024 1:17 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Pricing ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1230

@WILD BILL , spot on and billing $135.00 hr barely makes it.

Re: Pricing questions

 by BigRig ¦  Mon Jan 29, 2024 2:21 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Pricing questions ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 1598

@Ron Henningsen , that is an interesting approach. I am afraid I am seeing a $10.00 per hour job at the end of all this for that coupe, chalk it up to a learning experience. It is so hard to charge friends and family once the job is done.

Re: Spray adhesive drying time

 by BigRig ¦  Mon Jan 29, 2024 2:18 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Spray adhesive drying time ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 4050

@Sporty45 , you must have a furnace down there. I would be looking at non flammable adhesives.

Re: Pricing questions

 by BigRig ¦  Mon Jan 29, 2024 4:00 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Pricing questions ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 1598

@klackey28 , best thing to ask yourself is what you want paid per hour after about $6.00 an hour to run stuff out of your small shop.

Re: Consew 206RB-5

 by BigRig ¦  Sun Jan 28, 2024 12:25 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Consew 206RB-5 ¦  Replies: 59 ¦  Views: 22527

I appreciate the feedback.

Re: K-Grip Adhesive

 by BigRig ¦  Sat Jan 27, 2024 3:39 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: K-Grip Adhesive ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 2721

@rhonda, It is a foam to foam, fabric to foam adhesive that needs to breathe to cure. I was going to try it but do not feel it has the industrial power I need.

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