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Web presence / Re: Website Feedback
« on: March 20, 2017, 07:53:02 AM »
Layout is clean and simple, looks good!

Web presence / Re: Website Builder
« on: March 18, 2017, 03:53:05 PM »
I started out with Wix and it was terrible. Lots of bloated code (that you don't have access to btw) which makes load times painfully slow. Also Wix customer service is non-existent, if you need help they refer you to a "knowledge base" forum and basically you are on your own. I recently switched to Shopify and couldn't be happier. You are probably fine with any of those other than Wix to be honest.

Materials science / Re: Preference on thread supplier/manufacturers
« on: March 14, 2017, 06:31:37 PM »
Also A&E.  :)

Off Topic / Re: Your opinion on SOE Gear/John Willis?
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:15:05 PM »
I personally don't agree with his business model, I treat every customer like they are my number 1 vip. Even if they are asking some ridiculous question that they could have easily answered themselves. Another thing that I would personally never do is take a customer's money with no eta when I would deliver. If I have someone's money for a week and they don't have their goodies I feel like I am stealing from them. As far as all the gimmicky lines, well gimmicks sometimes work pretty well. And I agree about some of the prices being pretty steep, but that is just a marketing tactic.

Not the way I run my business but it seems to be working for him.

I talked to Nickosew last month about this particular machine. It already sold, they just haven't taken it down.  :-\

Wow, glad I saw this post. My dealer told me $750-$850 a clamp.....  :(

Off Topic / Re: What was your best purchase starting in this business
« on: February 06, 2017, 02:57:51 PM »
Other than the obvious (Sewing machine) I think me best purchase has been an industrial cutting table.  Before I would have to piece big cuts together on a little plastic fold out table, total nightmare. Now I have a 12' Phillocraft cutting table and it makes a world of difference!

Everything else / Re: Recent Upholstery Work
« on: February 06, 2017, 02:45:12 PM »
Looks good! I would be completely lost. I suspect any attempt at upholstery on my part would resemble a deflated parachute, lol.

Right now I have a need for 2x2 box x's, 1x1 box x's, bartacks, and a 1x4 pattern sewn onto webbing. But if I had a larger field I would use it to attach pockets and velcro to various products. 

What size sewing area are you looking for?
I was browsing YouTube the other day and ran across a video from Sunny sewing and it was a Jack machine that came with two clamps.
I have been told by a reputable sewing store that Jack was a good quality brand, although I don't have firsthand experience.

I could probably get by with 60mm x 100mm but 100mm x 100mm or more would open up more possibilities with future projects. Also it would be a huge plus if I could get one with an inner clamp for labels but that isn't a must have at this point. I did briefly look at Jack machines but could not find much in the way of reviews.

I am considering a Dematron pattern tacker, but I can't seem to find much about the brand quality wise. Anyone have any experience with the company or their brand of machines?

I have experimented with ultrasonic welding as well as seam tape for tarps. I will say that the ultrasonic welding will not weld any type of fabric and to be honest I do not think the x-pac backing would be a good candidate. Even if you can get it to work I think that ultrasonic welding give a less than desirable effect. The weld itself is strong but it seems to weaken the fabric along the weld. I have used seam tape with success that had to be ironed on. Very time consuming but since you would not be using it for production that is a non-issue. If you do choose to try the seam tape I would suggest putting the iron on the highest setting and putting a Teflon sheet over the fabric. Do not put the iron directly on the tape. The tape is Melco brand and can be found here

Initial impressions, I really like this motor! It is obviously more powerful than the Consew CSM-1000 that I am familiar with. Certain places where the 1000 struggles a bit the 3000 powers right through. Lower speed control is great, even with a 75mm pulley it is very controllable. Highly recommend!  :)

I did see that mention but no additional information. I had to call their corporate office to get a set of instructions. All is well now, back to the grind.  :)

I checked and couldn't find it. Oddly they don't even have that model of motor on their website at all.

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