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Re: Re: Re: Sewing Machine Help
"Check for gobs of lint in the tensioner and bobbin areas." Exactly, also make sure the needle is facing the right way and is up all the way in its holder. See the section about cleani...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine Help
May 25, 2:13pm

Re: MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen
Erm, maybe i'm missing something obvious, but is this a woodburning stove? If so how does the smoke escape if you use a pot that big? For that matter, if it's just a pot stand to be used wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen
May 18, 11:45am

Re: Having issues with Gutermann....advice sought
It might have to do with the thread twist. I thought it was all standard until I read this: The Thread Exchange "Sewing machines designed for the U.S. assume that thread has a left twist. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Having issues with Gutermann....advice sought
May 10, 5:03pm

Re: U4
+1 on Fallkniven. I have a U2 and the steel is really hard. I can cut cardboard all day without it getting dull...

In GEAR » light lockblade knives
April 22, 12:34pm

Re: Knee pain, need suggestions
Wouldn't know about orthotics. I had a torn meniscus and my ortho suggested taking glucosamine & chondroitin supplements and spinning on a bike for 1/2 hour with no load everyday. I did thi...

In GEAR » Knee pain, need suggestions
April 18, 6:38pm

Re: Straps
I don't carry my big dslr into the wilderness but I would second getting some kind of holster bag. I've seen people with the 'tourist strap' around the neck with the camera in front...

In Photography » Shoulder Strap D-rings
April 11, 4:44pm

Re: bias tape
"McMaster Carr, product 87975K54" Wow, that sounds like a great material. Don't know if i want the minimum 75 feet though...

In Make Your Own Gear » Binding Raw edges-- what kind of binding tape/grosgrain?
April 11, 2:14pm

Re: Easiest way to bind?
You might do better with 3/4 or even 1" grosgrain since in half they're 3/8 to 1/2" minus the fabric thickness. There are binding presser feet that have a guide to fold the binding ta...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hemmer foot for heavy fabrics?
April 09, 9:41am

Fallknivens are really nice
I would second that. I have the F1 and WM1, The F1 is swedish air force issue and the WM1 is smaller/lighter with almost as much strength and size. Not cheap, but the steel is really hard and keeps...

In GEAR » Recommend a goo knife?
April 09, 9:04am

Re: Recommend a goo knife?
I would go for a Mora or something equivalent on the inexpensive side, ragnar has a nice selection: Ragweed Forge All the scandinavian designs are based on real woods use, not marketing to mall...

In GEAR » Recommend a goo knife?
April 08, 3:37pm

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