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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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Zero DC
I just took a look at the Zero DC website and see that their bungee leads are not simply bungee cords. They are bungee cords inside hollow braid webbing. When the cord stretches and the webbing goe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bungee leash for dogs
May 19, 8:06pm

Leashes
When I put my dogs on a leash (and they are each 80 Lb.), I use a short one because it doesn't give them time to get up to speed before I rein them in. My normal leash is about 4 feet long and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bungee leash for dogs
May 19, 7:31pm

Aquaseal brand
While looking for information on "Through the Roof", I found out that there is more than one brand named "Aquaseal" There is "Aquaseal" that McNett sells and there is ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 28, 3:05pm

Shoe Goo and Other Sealants
I don't think that Shoe Goo is Urethane. I think that it is Synthetic Rubber, possibly Styrene Butadiene rubber. They are not very forthcoming with information as to the composition. I needed t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 27, 5:52pm

Deer Jerky
I just recently made several batches of venison jerky. I cut up a whole deer ham and sliced it into strips roughly 1/4" thick by 1 to 1-1/2" wide with the grain. I have never cut jerky ac...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Help dehydrating beef jerky
April 17, 6:54pm

Xylene and Shoe Goo
I diluted some Shoe Goo with Xylene and sealed the seams on some heavy coated nylon oxford cloth dry bags and it appeared to work fine. The solvent that I used was actually labeled "Xylol"...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 12, 2:52pm

Re: Re: Lacquer Thinner
"Remember that urethane sealer will stick to itself even after drying a few days. And doesn't release from itself. It'll pull off one side of the fabric and make a huge mess. Rub so...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 11, 7:49pm

Lacquer Thinner
It has been my experience that Lacquer thinner is generally a mixture of Xylene and Toluene. More Toluene makes a hotter, faster evaporating thinner. More Xylene makes a colder, slower evaporating ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 11, 7:44am

Fabrics
Since you are looking to make small quilts for small kids, you probably should try the fabrics beforehand to see how they react to them. I would look at polyester/wool blends for the interior surfa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make some quilts for the kids.
April 10, 6:13am

Seam Sealer Thinners
For SilNylon, I use pure silicone caulk thinned 1 part by weight with three parts by weight of odorless mineral spirits. I usually mix about an ounce of caulk at one time since it's a one shot ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 10, 5:40am

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