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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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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

re sewing
Sounds a bit obvious, but sometimes when I have been sewing thick materials I have occasionally forgotten to drop the presser foot. It's easily done when the foot is held up by foam anyway. Not...

In Make Your Own Gear » backpack questions for the sewing experts
April 26, 12:48am

First project
If you have any old merino wool clothing that has developed holes, it is great for chopping up and resewing. The sleeves make good neck gaiters, and the body can be made into a balaclava.

In Make Your Own Gear » new to MYOG, new sewing machine. Project?
April 12, 8:31am

Bonding cat curves
Does anyone know how to bond cat curves and get them nice and smooth? I don't see how they can be weighted unless you put them in a kind of bow shaped mould. Then a strip of cubed is taped over...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Ridgeline Seam
April 11, 6:11am

Sew through quilt.
I think the 1.5 inch baffle height that appears in the Thru-hiker article is assuming that you sew in 1.5 inch baffles made from netting. It is not intended as a starting point for a sew through qu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Australian autumn quilt Qs
March 24, 3:09am

cuben tie outs
Thanks Jason, I have already had a good look at Steve's website, the article is very helpful. I had a look at Cubic Tech's website, and they say that the high bias cub...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben warp break vs ripstop tongue tear (iso 13937-4)
March 11, 9:04am

Cuben warp break vs ripstop tongue tear (iso 13937-4)
I have been comparing the relative strengths of cuben and ripstop. I notice Kerlon 1800 has an 18 Kg tear strength, but this is to iso 13937-4 test standard, which is a tear test. How does CT2K.08 ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben warp break vs ripstop tongue tear (iso 13937-4)
March 08, 10:25am

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