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  1. You really cant find a "bad spot" along the Sipsey

    You really cant find a "bad spot" along the Sipsey
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    Silicone tubing......aka fish aquarium tubing....

    Silicone tubing......aka fish aquarium tubing. Also works great for covering wire handles that get too hot.
  3. Thread: No more pins!

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    I used a staple puller like this. Most of the...

    I used a staple puller like this. Most of the staples stay lodged in the device so it is was a easy clean up to.

    I put the staple parallel to the edge so I did not have to remove them until after...
  4. Thread: No more pins!

    by jmudler
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    No more pins!

    I know this may sound odd, but I found a alternate to pinning grosgrain on my tarp project. I broke out the good old military grade stapler.

    Since it takes me forever to finish a project, staples...
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    This topic recently came up at church dinner last...

    This topic recently came up at church dinner last week. As a woodworker, hobbyist machinist, and building carbon fiber goodies; my vote is the same sqft as you house :D
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    I found it very difficult to make carbon fiber...

    I found it very difficult to make carbon fiber (CF) poles to match both the weight and strength of these which I think are extremely similar to the stock poles.
    ...
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    At home depot or lowes you can find clear tubes...

    At home depot or lowes you can find clear tubes that encase florescent bulbs for protection. They are dirt cheap too.

    ...
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    I have no water craft. Just love the sound of...

    I have no water craft. Just love the sound of running water and the joy of fishing with my son.
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    Northern AL looking for river side hang

    Hello,

    I live in Huntsville AL and my son and I are looking for a place to hang with a river we can fish in. We both enjoy the freedom and seclusion of the Sipsey (vs must hang at a campsite) but...
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    Just emailed Ed for 8 bags of the fluffy stuff ...

    Just emailed Ed for 8 bags of the fluffy stuff

    james
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    If it did it correctly - you should see a...

    If it did it correctly - you should see a calculation table. Temps are to be taken with a grain of salt, and more as a summer, 3 season, winter classification.
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    TeeDee's design is what prompted my brain :lol:...

    TeeDee's design is what prompted my brain :lol: As normal, great thought and execution. I really benefited from his drawing.

    I was thinking of a full enclosure with a small vent to help with...
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    Winter bridge + peapod hybrid

    Before I invest my most valuable asset (time) on this concept, I would like to read some feedback.

    I am trying to cut down on weight and was thinking of making another bridge.

    Instead of...
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    After reading this post, is grossgrain/ribbon...

    After reading this post, is grossgrain/ribbon needed for strength? Tighter pitch?
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    I do not think the Singer 15-91 has a reverse....

    I do not think the Singer 15-91 has a reverse. One could leave the needle down and raise the foot and spin the material to mimic a reverse.
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    Bridge Hammock as a chair

    Anyone using their bridge hammock as a chair? I have a hard time getting in and out when off the ground. Any tips?
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    Hancock fabric has the blaze orange poly ripstop...

    Hancock fabric has the blaze orange poly ripstop on sale for $3 a yd.
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    I have no experience with Chiffon however I...

    I have no experience with Chiffon however I recently bought 10 yds of dark grey noseeum on ebay for $20. That is pretty cheap.
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    Poly ripstop onsale at Hancock $2.99 yd

    If you can handle hunting orange :cool: my local Hancock Fabrics has it on sale for under $3 a yd.
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    If I could only find any weight ripstop at...

    If I could only find any weight ripstop at walmart 1$ bin :(
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    Thanks for the responses. I was able to find...

    Thanks for the responses. I was able to find 1.8mm spyderline too but I figured that would be too small too. Bummer - gotta like free.
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    Awesome job - you should be proud of your...

    Awesome job - you should be proud of your accomplishments
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    Will this cord hold me?

    Hello,

    I have found a unlimited supply of this 2.8mm cord and curious if this will hold a 230 lbs pound guy in a DIY bridge up off the ground :lol: ?
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    Surviorman used a hammock out of a hot air ballon...

    Surviorman used a hammock out of a hot air ballon a couple of weeks ago.
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    Yes I was installing the pins across the seam. I...

    Yes I was installing the pins across the seam. I actually struck them and the needle deflected enough to skip a stitch when it did.
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    I am rolling now :lol: As I suspected the shaft...

    I am rolling now :lol: As I suspected the shaft holding the tension mechanism needed to be lengthened. It was all the way in and no matter what I tried it had too much top tension.

    I also found...
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    Single dad with kids = crazy. Mucho repect I have...

    Single dad with kids = crazy. Mucho repect I have for you
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    Without the threading the machine it turns smooth...

    Without the threading the machine it turns smooth as butter. Do to family obligations I have not had a chance to touch the machine since last weekend. I will try the suggestions posted and If I am...
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    Yes I performed a full lube job with singer...

    Yes I performed a full lube job with singer products. I am not trying to sound arrogant, but this is the first mechanical thing I have not been able to fix. ;) I have one last thing to check and if...
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    Thanks for all the responses! To answer a couple...

    Thanks for all the responses! To answer a couple of the responses.

    Yes the machine is one of the old, black, heavy machines.

    The material is uncoated 1.9oz ripstop.

    I have the manual and...
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    Same here - on the line between reg and long....

    Same here - on the line between reg and long. Went long and love my mont bell super stretch bag
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    HELP - sewing 4 layers of ripstop - issues

    Hello,

    I am having trouble sewing 4 layers of ripstop. The top thread keeps breaking. I have tried both 14 and 16 needles and both universal and ballpoint. I am using Gutterman thread. I have also...
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    My vote would be a old singer (or Japan clone)...

    My vote would be a old singer (or Japan clone) via ebay. I picked up a Universal DeLuxe (Singer 15-91 clone) for $46 with a ton of attachments.

    You can find old Singers for under $75 all day long...
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    How many stitches per inch?

    Hello,

    How many stitches per inch does one recommend? I can select 5-30 stitches per inch on my old Singer 15-91 clone.
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    I love the fence prop! :D

    I love the fence prop! :D
  36. Thread: Bridgeskin

    by jmudler
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    Classic example of why DIY innovates. Beautiful...

    Classic example of why DIY innovates. Beautiful work.
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    Awesome job guys.

    Awesome job guys.
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    The wife and I have several projects to do first...

    The wife and I have several projects to do first and yes several stuff sacks will be made:D I used to do upholstery work and comfortable working with material. It has been many years since I have...
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    Sorry - let me clarify The DIY bridge hammock...

    Sorry - let me clarify

    The DIY bridge hammock and dual mode bridge hammock by Grizzly Adams he used two different process for the suspension.
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    Webbing vs Spyderline on DIY Bridge

    Which way is easier to build - stitching the webbing to the body or making the channel for spyderline?

    Once my machine is delivered I will be starting my DIY bridge and thinking easier will be...
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    Here is some more info...

    Here is some more info
    http://www.diytactical.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=129
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    (4) sections of 3/4 or 1/2 copper pipe 18" in...

    (4) sections of 3/4 or 1/2 copper pipe 18" in length. (2) 1/2 or 3/4 couplers to join the pipe will make what you desire.
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    What about copper pipe?

    What about copper pipe?
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    I will try the fire test for sure (I am a pyro)...

    I will try the fire test for sure (I am a pyro) :D Does all ripstop have a square pattern?
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    What type of fabric - w/ pic

    I bought a bolt of this last night in the 1$ bin alt Wal Mart. It is olive green. Same surface on both sides and you can breathe through it. No squares or any other patterns.


    BTW - The mustard...
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    Yea- I should have elaborated. The whole...

    Yea- I should have elaborated.

    The whole reason I started backpacking this year is because I have a 7 year old step son that told me one night that all his friends and their dads have a "thing"...
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    Ouch - darn bug

    I just wanted to say Hi! New member here and just left my Wal-mart with 11 yds of ripstop for a DIY bridge. :cool:

    Now I just need to score a sewing machine. I just missed a working $15 cira 1950...
  48. Thread: Progress made!

    by jmudler
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    Dude - I just missed buying the same sewing...

    Dude - I just missed buying the same sewing machine for $15 on Craiglist :(
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