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Guy Bouchard
(gbouchar) - M
Ultralight stitching awl for repair? on 09/01/2012 17:42:04 MDT Print View

I have been using a Speedy Stitcher for heavyduty repair a few times over the years. I like the handling for repairing thing in the field. Now, do an ultralight stitching awl exist? I would bring it in my repair kit. Maybe a sewing machine needle?

Any suggestion?

Mark Fowler
(KramRelwof) - MLife

Locale: Namadgi
Chouinard sewing kit on 09/01/2012 19:18:21 MDT Print View

Chouinard used to make a great little awl that was included in a sewing kit (leather case). It uses heavy duty sewing machine needle in a clamp like the end of the speed stitcher and a split pin for a t handle. Overall weight 7 grams (.25oz).

http://www.tamiasoutside.com/wp-content/themes/paalam/img/chouinard_kit2.jpg

Guy Bouchard
(gbouchar) - M
Pin vise on 09/03/2012 18:38:53 MDT Print View

Thanks Mark.

I followed this link and it led me to take a look at jewelers pin vise. It seem they could hold sewing machine needle. I will buy one to see.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: recreating the Chouinard sewing kit on 09/03/2012 18:59:55 MDT Print View

http://www.paddling.net/sameboat/archives/sameboat665.html