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10-23-22, 11:14 AM
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Posted By MichaelChang

I ordered several samples from Sailrite, none...

I ordered several samples from Sailrite,
none of them feel like the artificial leather that the Winning company uses but I think they could possibly work,
I noticed that the back of all of the...
10-11-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By MichaelChang

I talked with Sailrite on the phone and the rep...

I talked with Sailrite on the phone and the rep was very patient with me, the result, for now is I ordered a number of samples that we think are what I need, for me to touch and feel for myself. Once...
10-10-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By MichaelChang

I read the article: "PU synthetic leather is...

I read the article:

"PU synthetic leather is the closest imitation of genuine leather so far. It looks much more like a real leather product because if it bends, it wrinkles like genuine leather,...
10-08-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By MichaelChang

the one picture is the high quality faux leather....

the one picture is the high quality faux leather.
pliable like leather, strong as leather, and no surface veneer that frays and peels off.

the other picture is what I think of when I hear vinyl....
10-08-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By MichaelChang

I would be looking to do this as a business,...

I would be looking to do this as a business, selling small high-end quantities, since the design is new and proprietary I couldn't just buy a pair
10-07-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By MichaelChang

"You could try buying a walking foot presser foot...

"You could try buying a walking foot presser foot for your machine. As long as the leather fits under the foot, that would help feed the leather along."

I'll have to look up a video to visualize...
10-07-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By MichaelChang

what makes leather, thin leather to be specific,...

what makes leather, thin leather to be specific, so much more difficult if the machine is capable and you're using a leather needle?
Everybody seems to draw the line at leather ... but why?
10-07-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By MichaelChang

Which faux leather(s) is/are as durable as leather and won't fray?

If you look at the points where faux leather is sewed on at the stitching points, example is cheap boxing gloves, you'll notice there's a plastic-y surface that peels off right away.
One company,...
10-07-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By MichaelChang

FWIW I've been trying to learn to sew on a new...

FWIW I've been trying to learn to sew on a new Singer Heavy Duty machine.
The whole thing's a mess.
You have to hold two separate threads in the back with one hand while you feed the fabric in with...
07-05-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By MichaelChang

I like having the cat around to mitigate the DC...

I like having the cat around to mitigate the DC rodent problem.
Blocking the opening would entail a frustrating afternoon of measuring/building/lining up new doors.
(yes I know everyone says it's a...
07-05-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By MichaelChang

Neighborhood cat uses my detached garage as a litterbox

I've stored a bunch of stuff in the garage with enough room to keep my bike in there.
The doors are french door style and there's enough of an opening for the cat to get in.
Doors are a pita to...
07-03-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By MichaelChang

Does a 1/4" bolt mean it's a 1/4" diameter...

Does a 1/4" bolt mean it's a 1/4" diameter inclusive of the threads?
If so then for that 1/4" hole that the bolt goes through I could use a 1/4" drill bit to get it smooth/remove the existing...
07-03-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By MichaelChang

In other words, let's say a 3/8" bit eliminated...

In other words, let's say a 3/8" bit eliminated the existing threading in the hole.
Then would I use a 1/2" tap to create the new threading so now that 1/4" bolt needs to be replaced with a 1/2"...
07-03-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By MichaelChang

Misthreaded 14-20 hole needs to be tapped. How do I determine the next size up?

I have a misthreaded/rethreaded hole hence both the bold and hole are now useless so I bought a replacement bolt along with a Harbor Freight Pittsburgh 60 piece tap and die kit.
It appears I'd need...
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By MichaelChang

Wen drill press: clamp all the way tight doesn't stop the table from moving

I bought this Wen drill press and twisted the table clamp as far as I could until it reached the point where it felt like that little handle thingy could break.
Should I use a small cheater bar to...
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By MichaelChang

Do you need to clean a powder coating gun if you're always using the same color?

Is the air spraying to clear out the old powder so the remains of the old color don't mix with the new color or will the old powder actually crust up in the passageways?
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By MichaelChang

I'll get an appropriately sized tub to pour the...

I'll get an appropriately sized tub to pour the mineral spirits in, set them in for a couple minutes and wipe them clean before spraying, thks
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Views: 323
Posted By MichaelChang

Can cleaning vinegar be substituted for wax & grease remover/prepsol?

I need to clean steel bars before powder coating.
The wax and grease remover can is inconvenient to dispense.
It would be nice to sit the bar in a tray of cleaning vinegar for a couple minutes,...
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By MichaelChang

I just found out that a cheap dress shirt is...

I just found out that a cheap dress shirt is perfect
no sticking particles
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Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By MichaelChang

Looking for an adhesive only good enough to withstand a powder coating oven

there is a notch in my metal that I do not want to have powder coated so I'm going to put a same-sized piece of metal to fill that gap so the gap does not get powder coated.
but then afterwards want...
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By MichaelChang

Best material to prevent metal flakes from sticking to it?

I know that compression shirts, aka rash guards, are horrible for this. The other day I cut some metal and I had to pull each flake out of the shirt individually.
What do you wear when cutting metal...
05-27-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By MichaelChang

What is that sealer that's like 12x thicker than polyurethane

Poly takes like numerous coats to just get past the sandy surface, I heard there is a sealer that's like poly but like way thicker, anyone know what that is?
05-20-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By MichaelChang

Yes, I was looking at this one: E55...

Yes, I was looking at this one:
E55 Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller | Thermacell (https://www.thermacell.com/products/thermacell-rechargeable-mosquito-repeller)
05-20-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By MichaelChang

aside from the installation expense and hassle,...

aside from the installation expense and hassle, I'm on a somewhat busy street so while I'm working I like to have the music going and say hi to people and engage in brief conversation, it makes the...
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