I know there are many ways to skin cats, but this is the method I prefer. I hope you find this helpful.
This is the first in a series of posts and videos discussing how to make your own gear.
When making your own gear for hammock camping, you will be working with a lot of rip-stop nylon. And while cutting this material is very easy, it does tend to fray just as easily. You could always cut with a pair of pinking shears, but you still end up with frayed ends. Or you could heat treat the cut edge with a lighter or other open flame, but then you run the risk of burning up your material (don't ask me how I know this).
The method I use for cutting rip-stop nylon doesn't involve scissors or an open flame. I get a nice straight cut every time and my fabric is heat treated so it will not fray.
Tools Needed for this project are:
- heat resistant cutting surface
- metal straight edge
- soldering iron
For instructions on how to use these tools to cut rip-stop nylon, check out the video below.
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