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    CHEAP Sewing Machines...Any Good?

    One more note. I borrowed a cheap dressmaker machine. I broke it after an hour. The bobbin shuttle won't loop correctly now.
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    My Monkey Wards (singer 15) has reverse stitch....

    My Monkey Wards (singer 15) has reverse stitch. You drop the feed and pull the fabric back!

    Oh and it has a button-holer too. I need to get one, it's all mechanical and slick.

    No zig zag...
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    Watch craigslist. I got a 50's error singer 15...

    Watch craigslist. I got a 50's error singer 15 knockoff for 50 bucks plus the cabinet. It's in great shape.
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    Welcome! Go Wolfpack! I grew up in Raleigh...

    Welcome!

    Go Wolfpack! I grew up in Raleigh and went to State.
  5. I fish NJ year round, skip opening day and the...

    I fish NJ year round, skip opening day and the meat wagons. Go camping instead.
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    To supplement what owl is saying, I think you...

    To supplement what owl is saying, I think you need to improve your layering system. The synthetic base layer, good.

    The waterproof pants? I'm skeptical. My waders are 5 layer Goretex. Even...
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    CO>Hello, Mr. Deputy

    I didn't catch your whole system. Forgive me if I ask what's been said. But what were you wearing exactly?

    I heard ski socks, boreal shirt, wool socks?

    I fish on the salmon river in January....
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    Alaska Aug 2014

    So looks like I'll be headed to Alaska for some bonding and fly fishing. This is my second trip there and I'll be going to the Kenai. I don't need location advice, as my brother was a guide for many...
  9. Yeah I meant seam ripper. I'm a fly tier, so I...

    Yeah I meant seam ripper. I'm a fly tier, so I have plenty of thread scissors. I also already own a thread bobbin stand because of it.

    I'm a self admitted gear *****. There's no surprises for me.
  10. Definitive list for the new thread injection engineer

    So I have my new thread injector. A single stitch Singer 15 series knockoff. It runs like a top.

    So what else is essential for the new DIY Thread injection engineer?

    Rotary cutter? Cutting...
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    One more shot. As a car guy, it's still nice to...

    One more shot. As a car guy, it's still nice to see all metal works!
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    Well here's my new to me thread injector! ...

    Well here's my new to me thread injector! Craigslist add says is 70's vintage but looks 50's to me.

    Montgomery wards, made in japan.

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    Looks brand new. $50 bucks!
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    This is a pet peeve of mine. Never ever consent...

    This is a pet peeve of mine. Never ever consent to a search. NEVER.

    Legally they are only allowed to pat you down for their safety. If they "ask" do you mind? You should respond "no I do not...
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    My first thought exactly.

    My first thought exactly.
  15. Yeah, I love my big family but, with only a month...

    Yeah, I love my big family but, with only a month to reserve there are even fewer that can accommodate 5 in a cabin. Bass river is the only option on your list. I looked there too. Parvin works out...
  16. Yeah color me ashamed. For years I've been trying...

    Yeah color me ashamed. For years I've been trying to get my wife to go camping. She doesn't do tents. I stumbled across the cabins while doing a search.

    All these years, oh well. This is a start!
  17. Thanks we'll try it!

    Thanks we'll try it!
  18. Boiling springs area of the AT has great access...

    Boiling springs area of the AT has great access to some truly epic trout streams. Just saying....
  19. NJ hangers! Question about Parvin State Park

    So I'm taking the whole fan damily for a 2 night trip. We're in a cabin (wife approved for camping). Family size (5 of us) dictates this is my best option, so it's where we're at.

    We plan to...
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    The reality is there's federal dollars for every...

    The reality is there's federal dollars for every fish and game license sold. It's in every states best interest to sell licenses More=more federal fish and game aide.
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    Adirondack park has like 40 campgrounds.

    Adirondack park has like 40 campgrounds.
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    Its funny. I remember when I first started...

    Its funny. I remember when I first started fishing seriously. I bought $125 rod and reel outfit. I couldn't believe I was paying that kind of scratch. Now I wouldn't even try a fly rod at that price....
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    I hold 3 licenses usually. 52 bucks for PA, $75...

    I hold 3 licenses usually. 52 bucks for PA, $75 for NY and $33 for NJ resident. I prefer NY. I fish about 3 hours away at most. Plus the occasional 1-2 day in other places.

    $800 bucks for a rod....
  24. My dad has a feral hog problem on his property in...

    My dad has a feral hog problem on his property in NC. They are anything but quiet. My bet was deer.

    My brothers got a friend/biologist who said that bears generally regard tents as neutral...
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    Discussed here ...

    Discussed here

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showpost.php?p=1147244
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    Yeah so the plastic bobbin shuttle is broke...

    Yeah so the plastic bobbin shuttle is broke already. So I'll be going the Craigslist route.

    I negotiate for a living. I would never think to offer asking.
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    Ok so I bought some rip stop to make a couple of...

    Ok so I bought some rip stop to make a couple of stuff sacks. I can always use those. Not a lot of investment.

    I've scoured the thrift stores no luck yet, but Craigslist has plenty. I knew that...
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    New thread injector question

    So I went to raid my moms for her old thread injector. I remember she had a big heavy in a case style from the early 70's. Well somewhere along the way she got rid of it. So she tells me she has...
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    So I'm the guy that gets on the plane before...

    So I'm the guy that gets on the plane before everyone else. I fly a lot, in the front of the bus. 100k miles a year. So while not a direct answer here's my seasoned traveler advice.

    If travel is...
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    Howdy from NJ!

    Howdy from NJ!
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    I don't understand? They are a catalytic...

    I don't understand? They are a catalytic reaction of lighter fluid on platinum. It's a controlled combustion with CO2, water as a result. They get hot but not hot enough to touch.
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    Try one of these bad boys. They last up to 24...

    Try one of these bad boys.

    They last up to 24 hours.

    http://m.thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-best-hand-warmer/


    I've used them for years.
  33. Supports exactly what I was saying.

    Supports exactly what I was saying.
  34. Read the article you posted. The pendulum path...

    Read the article you posted. The pendulum path traces a circle but it's still a pendulum.

    "Air resistance damps the oscillation, so some Foucault pendulums in museums incorporate an...
  35. This is incorrect. Ever see the pendulum at the...

    This is incorrect. Ever see the pendulum at the smithsonian? It swings all day with one "push".

    This is a classic pendulum problem. You have basically 4 variables you can effect. Inertia,...
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    Yeah that's some ugly country there. I googled it...

    Yeah that's some ugly country there. I googled it and there's steelhead rivers too. So yeah it would really suck.
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    My local fabric stores have a class for minimal...

    My local fabric stores have a class for minimal cost. Maybe $30 bucks. Look one up, covers all the basics.
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    Great Smokey Mountain National Park! Just pick a...

    Great Smokey Mountain National Park! Just pick a spot and go. Trails cross water like every 10 ft. Pisgah too. I kicked around there a lot in college.
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    Thanks. Interesting read. Makes sense.

    Thanks. Interesting read. Makes sense.
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    So help out a noob. I didn't get why your using...

    So help out a noob. I didn't get why your using cotton?

    How do you deal with the effects of it absorbing your respiration? Not a concern?
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    I have masking paper, so I'll do this. Nice thing...

    I have masking paper, so I'll do this. Nice thing is I can transfer catenary lines. I'll use hanging string and spray paint. Sometimes it's the journey that counts.
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    I started tying flies because I was a crappy fly...

    I started tying flies because I was a crappy fly fisherman (caster specifically). Only after about $1000 worth of fly tying materials did I get to the point where I don't loose nearly as many. Now,...
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    I was definitely looking for the depth to length...

    I was definitely looking for the depth to length recommendations. My engineer brain says the true cat will distribute the loads better, but I'm sure the thread injector process and my operation will...
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    My last dog was a Border Collie, now you couldn't...

    My last dog was a Border Collie, now you couldn't have a better dog built for distance. I used to take him camping. It was funny watching him try to get out of the tent, because the door became...
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    Perfect. Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for.

    Perfect. Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for.
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    Catenary curves and such

    So I'm going to steal my moms old singer and put a tarp together. Can anyone point me to a good site on how to layout a cat curve and maybe some theory as to the dimensions?

    Sorry ahead of time,...
  47. Did you take it to a sewing machine shop or an...

    Did you take it to a sewing machine shop or an electric motor shop? I've had motors rebuilt and rewound. Those guys can fix most anything.
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    Bigfanboy, you and I are members of the same...

    Bigfanboy, you and I are members of the same club! I have a 6 year old and 2, 3 year olds.

    I consider myself a cat herder.
  49. Question to my jersey brethren. Are your group...

    Question to my jersey brethren. Are your group hangs usually newbie friendly?

    I can't make a January hang, as it's steelhead season, so with limited time I gotta chase chrome!

    But I'd love to...
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    Greetings from Alaska!

    Welcome! Spent some time on the Kenai, whacked some kings and silvers. Realized I was spoiled throwing a 24" dolly back and saying "dang just a dolly"

    Man I miss fishing in Alaska! At least it's...
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