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Tip: Pins and needles and ... magnets?
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Mike Oxford
(moxford) - MLife

Locale: Silicon Valley, CA
Tip: Pins and needles and ... magnets? on 04/11/2012 14:10:50 MDT Print View

While making a tyvek bivy, I didn't want to perforate it at all.
Others may face the same when working with cuben, to hold things in place while glue setting, etc.

I ended up using a number of pairs of very strong rare-earth magnets.

This worked really well, left no perforations, would allow me to shift the "pin point" by sliding them past where I needed to work and also helped in clamping the seams.

Downside: They're not light, and might be bulky when working with a sewing machine unless you have a large table.

Upside to the downside, if you're sewing you probably don't care about pinholes anyways.


Corey Miller
(coreyfmiller) - F

Locale: Eastern Canada
Re:Magnets on 04/11/2012 21:53:01 MDT Print View

You could probably get away with using clothes pins. That's what I used when I made my Tyvek bivy.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Tip: Pins and needles and ... magnets? on 04/11/2012 21:58:06 MDT Print View

small binder clips.


Bill Segraves
(sbill9000) - F - M
scotch tape on 04/12/2012 05:57:29 MDT Print View

For Tyvek, I've been getting nice results using scotch tape.