Coffee 12-10-11

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:42 pm


http://biggovernment.com/lbleidner/2011/12/10/celebrate-the-holidays-the-youve-been-gored-way-festive-ideas-for-believers-and-skeptics-alike/
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:26 pm

Free-Fred, Congrats on getting the mortgage paid off. Yeehaaa! Drinks are on the house!

Greg... You shoulda stopped here for breakfast & skipped the egg & peppers. A slice of cyber apple pie would have treated you better than that Boston bomb!

ValterBorges wrote:What kind of upholstery work you do Freddy?


I do mostly interior furnishings, but what ever comes through the door I can do. Motor sport seats, auto, boat, commercial stuff. If the factory started with a roll of fabric I can do it. On occasion I design & build custom furniture. Here's the sofa I just finished yesterday. It's not everyone's cup of tea and it was a test. Check out how the designs all match from back to seat to edge of cushions to below the cushions to the skirt. A lot of fabric goes in the waste basket to make everything match, but it's fun and challenging to do. The skirt is hand stitched to the sofa with one piece of thread. Almost five hours to go around it. Stapling is way, way faster, but hand stitching looks so much better. I always remember my Dad's words: "Write the bill while you're still pissed off". LOL
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:31 pm

That's real purty Freddy. When I was refinishing antiques, I would do the wood & my X would do the fabric. Quite an ART my friend. ;)
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:34 pm

Freddy wrote: I always remember my Dad's words: "Write the bill while you're still pissed off". LOL

I agree!!! Thats how I price my difficult work. :up:
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:33 am

That's how I do ALL my work. :lol:

Yeah congrats Fred! One less bill to pay. I can only dream of that day. I owe so much it seems impossible that it will ever go away. Can barely make the monthly payments (with the taxes rolled in - that's the killer), let alone an extra payment. Could've bought 2 houses in the woods down south for what I paid for this mess. But can't really complain. Best location in MA with the best neighbors - if I'm gonna be stuck here this can't be beat. ;)


Woke up to a balmy 19° outside today. Coldest day of the season so far. Lawn is block solid frozen now. I'd better pick the collard greens today - I think they might be done after this ... but we'll see. The brussels sprouts I thought were done months ago, but those are hardy suckers - they just keep growin no matter how cold it gets. Definitely planting more of those next spring.


Well yesterday I drove all over this not-so-great state. Must've drove over 200 miles - all in MA too. Oooofff ... :sick: Went to the south end of the state to pick up my brother & bring him to the north end of the state to finish installing that turbo in his D-max, then I had to go from there to the NH border to install a radiator in a '97 Explorer (typical Ford rot box). Then when we finished we went from there to central MA to pick up a Subaru, then I hauled it back home. LONG day. Looks like I have my work cut out for me with this Subaru here - a '98 Forester. Lots o rust. Also peed about 10 gallons of gas out a fuel line from the street to my trailer. :lol: I recall them having lots more room in the engine compartment back in the day. I guess these fell victim to the OBD-II b/s as well. Leave it to gov't to ruin a good car. Guess I'm about to find out how "great" foreign cars are ...
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:18 pm

Geepers Smitty... that looks like it lived near lobster traps! Yuccck.
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:24 pm

Just back from my neighbors. They had me up for lunch. Instructions were, get out to the barn & cut yourself a nice piece of back strap--nice 2 yr old Doe, damn that woman knows how to cook Venison--onions & real butter--anybody that can't believe it's not butter and happens to use that garbage & believes it will probably live to a good 100 yrs of delirium. God I hope they have real butter in heaven, fresh out of the cow milk too. :D
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:42 pm

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/11/beli ... 2%7C119278

this guy is a candidate for that ??? award.....the one they give to failed rocket scientist folks 8-)


darwin award...
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:57 pm

Freddy wrote:Free-Fred, Congrats on getting the mortgage paid off. Yeehaaa! Drinks are on the house!

Greg... You shoulda stopped here for breakfast & skipped the egg & peppers. A slice of cyber apple pie would have treated you better than that Boston bomb!

ValterBorges wrote:What kind of upholstery work you do Freddy?


I do mostly interior furnishings, but what ever comes through the door I can do. Motor sport seats, auto, boat, commercial stuff. If the factory started with a roll of fabric I can do it. On occasion I design & build custom furniture. Here's the sofa I just finished yesterday. It's not everyone's cup of tea and it was a test. Check out how the designs all match from back to seat to edge of cushions to below the cushions to the skirt. A lot of fabric goes in the waste basket to make everything match, but it's fun and challenging to do. The skirt is hand stitched to the sofa with one piece of thread. Almost five hours to go around it. Stapling is way, way faster, but hand stitching looks so much better. I always remember my Dad's words: "Write the bill while you're still *censored* off". LOL



Freddy do you work with leather?
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:59 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/11/believe-it-or-not-someone-survived-this/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl8%7Csec3_lnk2%7C119278
darwin award...

:eek2: :nono: :crazy: :wtf:
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:17 pm

ValterBorges wrote:Freddy do you work with leather?


I have done a handful of leather projects over the years, but few & far between. Quality upholstery grade leather is stupid expensive. Very few can afford it. Also, part of it is that you have to buy it by the entire hide. It used to be you could buy half hides, but no more. So, lets say a hide retails for $550 - $1000 each, Then lets say you need a tinny bit more than two hides to do your chair. Suddenly the price just went up by a grand. If an unexpected thou is in your budget.... feel free! But... to answer your question, yes, I know how to skive and hand stitch leather. I know what parts of the hide to use and where to use them. I also know what parts to throw away if need be.

PS They make Naugahyde now that if are not allowed to see the back, you probably won't be able to tell if it's leather or man made....of course it itself is fairly expensive!
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:24 pm

Good to know Freddy.
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:05 pm

I own a genuine Naugahyde chair! :lol:
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:14 pm

Do you know how many nauga's had to die to make that chair?!?!?


;)
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:24 am

jpete wrote:Do you know how many nauga's had to die to make that chair?!?!?
;)

Depends on if they were Northern Artic Nauga's, or Miniature Southwestern Mexican Nauga's.
:mrgreen:
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