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William Giles (wgiles51) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Illinois
About Me I'm a retired mining engineer presently living in Illinois.
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Re: Re: Could use a little help on a quilt I am making.
I agree. A good picture is worth two or three thousand words.

In Make Your Own Gear » Could use a little help on a quilt I am making.
March 01, 9:22am

Steps 21 through 24
Step 21 is just to sew a stitch one inch from each end of the quilt to keep the insulation from moving. A topstitch is just a stitch trough two or more layers of fabric. The one inch of fabric outs...

In Make Your Own Gear » Could use a little help on a quilt I am making.
February 28, 6:21pm

Wire Mesh
I found some Stainless welded wire mesh at McMaster, but the smallest was 1" X 1". They also have flattened expanded metal in plain steel and stainless. I often use flattened expanded met...

In Make Your Own Gear » Myog grill
February 22, 8:35am

Bag ID
I found some on eBay. Search for: ice bag ties. Medline and Accutherm come up along with some others.

In Make Your Own Gear » Bag Clamp
February 22, 8:30am

Ice Bag Make
Any idea who the manufacturer is?

In Make Your Own Gear » Bag Clamp
February 22, 8:01am

Metal Plating
It's called expanded metal and it's probably not galvanized, but could be zinc plated. If you heat it to red, the plating should burn off. The metal is probably very thin and will likely wa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Myog grill
February 22, 7:53am

Work Boots
For work boots, you might look at the brands manufactured by the Cove Shoe Company. They make boots for military, law enforcement and mining. They may be heavy, but mine have been durable and comfo...

In GEAR » Lightweight boots for trail work?
February 09, 5:53am

Quilt Head Hole
It strikes me that the head hole should be a slit running parallel to the long dimension of the quilt. An insert tube with an effective length equal to the loft of the quilt would be a way to prese...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wilderness Serape or Quilt Head Hole
February 03, 2:24pm

Soda bread
I have used dried buttermilk that should be available in the baking section of most large supermarkets.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Irish Soda Bread Recipe
January 15, 6:00am

Rodent Proof Storage
For many years I used the aluminum pot and pan that was made for the Coleman 502 single burner stove to carry food in my pack. The stove itself was way too heavy to pack, but the pot and pan was ve...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cookie tins for desert food storage
January 15, 5:40am

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