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Re: Re: cutting tool for heavy duty foil
I have used the Olfa circle cutter. It works well, for what it's for. you need to properly anchor your work with weights on a good cutting surfice (a regular olfa sytle cutting mat works just...

In Make Your Own Gear » cutting tool for heavy duty foil
November 26, 6:44pm

Re: Re: SilPoly on hammock forums
terminal velocity of a rain drop isn't very high, and is reached after a drop of less than 10 meters. If you have decent water pressure, it's possible to spray water that far in the air. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 26, 2:04pm

Re: Re: SilPoly
Ceteris paribus, nylon will be stronger and more abrasion resistant than polyester, and a bit lighter. Polyester is substantially more UV resistant, and it's inherently hydrophobic, so it abso...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 25, 8:55pm

Re: Re
For that size, I'd suggest making a template from a manilla folder, an not poster board. Poster board doesn't have a good hard edge, and makes poor templates for tracing around. I wou...

In Make Your Own Gear » cutting tool for heavy duty foil
November 25, 8:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Amann Rasant thread
I buy thread from a supplier of industrial sewing supplies. Anywhere there is any reasonable amount of manufacture has places like that. If I remember correctly, you're in India, which has a t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Amann Rasant thread
October 31, 11:56am

Re: Amann Rasant thread
Rasant 75 is Tex 40, so yes, somewhat heavier than the threads commonly recommended around here, but quite suitable for lots of gear. I'm not a huge fan of Rasant; I don't think it'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Amann Rasant thread
October 28, 8:17pm

Re: YMMV...
two, very slight, corrections. First, gutterman sew-all is mara 100 (the gutterman numbers are 'european ticket' sizes; bigger numbers is thinner thread.), not a big deal, but mara 70 is q...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best thread to use for a quilt
October 07, 6:57pm

Re: Thread Loops on top of fabric when sewing in reverse and at low speeds
Your needle is likely too small. Needles should be sized for thread in use, not the fabric. Guttermann sew-all is tex 30 thread, which generally calls for an 11 or 12 needle (75 or 80, for the met...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread Loops on top of fabric when sewing in reverse and at low speeds
August 25, 10:40pm

Re: Re: Installing slider on continuous zipper
For polyester coil zips, the slider doesn't care if it's on "upside up" or "upside down". Most coils don't care if they're installed the same way as their mate ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Installing slider on continuous zipper
July 12, 4:36pm

rip stop is for rip stopping..
Rip stop does a good job just that: stopping rips. I generally agree with Roger's points, but rip stop does have its place. Lots of my stuff has had holes torn in, from thorns, stakes, baggag...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 10, 8:54pm

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