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Matthew Pullan (Skyaddict) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Matthew Pullan is an avid cross country paraglider pilot who lives and works in Austria. He took up MYOG in 2010 and shares a flat in St Radegund with a battered Bernina Record 830. Favourite piece of gear: Ozone Alpina lightweight EN C paraglider.
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re technique
>1) cut out a circle< Correct. >2) cut it into fourths (one for each corner)< Not quite. I fold them in half so that the ripstop is aligned diagonally to produce the high bias orient...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 17, 12:39am

re tie outs
If you look care fully you will see that I use a loose zig zag rather than a bar tack, which I think is unnecessary and over perferates. With a loose zig zag you can go back and forth to create a b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 16, 2:13am

Re tie outs
Hi Steve, the tie outs are circular, obviously. Intuition suggests that this distributes stress more evenly, although there are no official tests so far. I tend to overbuild slight...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 15, 4:11am

Re tie outs
The shock cord is just a loop through the tie out. It is flipped that way because it helped me to thread the guyline through the tie out. Normally it would just project outwards. It's nothing s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 14, 6:50pm

re speed switch
I have just joined berninathirtysomethings and am still ploughing through the wealth of info on that site. It seems the foot control was not one of Bernina's strong points. Mine does seem to gr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 14, 1:58pm

re foot treadle
Hi Tim, thanks for the kind words regarding the tarp. If done in one go, I would say it takes about a day to do one tarp. I wouldn't go for a foot treadle machine myself. I really s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 14, 1:06pm

DC motor
It sounds like a DC motor is not the only factor then. The machine I saw had electronics and the extremely slow speed was selected via a small screen. Of course, sewing very slowly would probably b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 13, 8:47am

Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
Or just a good excuse for yet another tarp thread? Well, I recently finished a tarp and found a way to eliminate wavy stiches altogether, although I 'm sure not everyone will find it practical....

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 13, 3:24am

re one more quilt
I like it and I want one now!

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project - longitudinal baffles quilt
July 07, 4:55pm

stock suggestions
Simple things like aluminium flashing are very hard to obtain if you live in the eu; your often better off buying ti. A service offering overseas shipment of aluminium flashing would be very welcom...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY Materials: Hardware. Feedback Wanted
June 25, 1:23am

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