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    I've been using 70s for 30d and under and 90s...

    I've been using 70s for 30d and under and 90s needles for 70d.

    I tend to use Microtex needles.
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    Other than price and cleaning, the thing most...

    Other than price and cleaning, the thing most people seem to forget is that this is technology that they've already expressed interest in keeping for themselves...can't blame them though.

    This is...
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    I just recently used 2" strips of 30D ripstop and...

    I just recently used 2" strips of 30D ripstop and folded the edges under and then ran my shock cord through it. It was a bit frustrating compared to bias tape and grosgrain (mostly becuase I had to...
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    If I remember correctly, Nylon will stretch a bit...

    If I remember correctly, Nylon will stretch a bit every time, polypropylene stretches the first few uses (but once it stretches a few times it keeps that length), and Polyester barely stretches at...
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    Mine either...I went to Lowes too and Ace...

    Mine either...I went to Lowes too and Ace Hardware too. I tried the closest thing they had to make a cozy and it was just crap (at least I was only out $5) so I buckled and bought a 16"x25' roll of...
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    From the look of your picture the ends aren't...

    From the look of your picture the ends aren't hung level so that could be one place to start from.
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    I've found this to be the easiest...after you...

    I've found this to be the easiest...after you make the arc you can even go into "Entity Info" and change the number of segments.

    At that point...you have the arc broken into X pieces and can do...
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    I guess I should mention that this would be a...

    I guess I should mention that this would be a novelty tent that would be too heavy for normal backpacking at ~15lbs pounds (maybe viable around dangerous animals or with multiple people) but overall,...
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    Fabric with a high breaking strength?

    I'm looking into the possibilities of making something similar to the Tentsile Stingray (picture attached) but I'm not sure what I would need to use for the floor. I'm more concerned about cost than...
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    If you seam seal then water won't get inside...

    If you seam seal then water won't get inside either way...It still doesn't stop me from trying to be uniform and always put the fold on the inside. I just fine it to be a bit more aesthetically...
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    I'd probably go with titanium as it's much more...

    I'd probably go with titanium as it's much more forgiving to torque yet still very light.
    When torque is applied to Aluminum poles they bend and carbon shatters but titanium will revert back into...
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    I'm of the opinion that any non-ripstop fabric is...

    I'm of the opinion that any non-ripstop fabric is a poor choice for a hammock (or similar applications where tension is put on the fabric and not seams). So we definitely agree that M50 isn't a great...
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    Sure thing, let me know if you're still a bit...

    Sure thing, let me know if you're still a bit unsure.

    I'll also edit this post and add in the bit on how a french seam can be helpful for attaching netting and a tent wall.

    Edit...in case the...
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    DIY is going to be slightly cheaper if you...

    DIY is going to be slightly cheaper if you already have the sewing machine and are comfortable on it:

    a 12' x 10' tarp is 8 yards of fabric...from DIY Gear Supply that would be roughly $50...
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    Might want to specify who and what method you're...

    Might want to specify who and what method you're referring to...if referring to me...let me know what you want and I'll draw something up for you :)
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    Personally, I prefer Flat-Felled because they're...

    Personally, I prefer Flat-Felled because they're easier and require less stitching. When you really think about it...the difference between the two is that the French version requires a bit more...
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    Very Nice. How do you like the Jacks R Better...

    Very Nice. How do you like the Jacks R Better self-tension system?
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    If it's not too late I'd suggest ordering their...

    If it's not too late I'd suggest ordering their PU coated camo fabric (2nd down)...it's cheaper, easier to work with (sil is slippery) and actually cammo.

    I've worked with both Urethane (PU) and...
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    One other helpful "mod" to a triangular...

    One other helpful "mod" to a triangular reinforcement patch is cut an arc out of the "fabric side" (side of the triangle not running along a seam or edge). This would be done to help transfer the...
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    This turned into more of a complete guide. To...

    This turned into more of a complete guide. To answer your question...including the patch material in the hem will add strength at the expense of a miniscule amount of extra weight.
    If you want to...
  21. Thread: Singer 401A

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    I've posted this before, but I got my 403A with...

    I've posted this before, but I got my 403A with all accessories for $115 shipped...I saw a lot of 401, 403 and 237 models go for 150-175 shipped and a couple under that. You shouldn't have any...
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    How well it is holding down? I've heard that...

    How well it is holding down?

    I've heard that EightD (previous name) had some issues with leaking and I'm very much on the fence between this and M90.
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    Ah...i had totally forgotten about the...

    Ah...i had totally forgotten about the differential cut not working on the other side...duh

    That was pretty much the whole point to this design...A flippable quilt would be able to be done using a...
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    New concept for an UQ--air pocket?

    So, I have no idea how well this would work yet but I wanted to throw it out there to see what people think:

    Take a look at the picture I'm attaching and that will make it a lot easier to describe...
  25. First off, sorry for the novel that's following...

    First off, sorry for the novel that's following this...I got running with an idea and I just kind of kept going.

    Secondly, I'm not familiar with the CBS acronym. What does it stand for?
    ...
  26. Both have their various applications and...

    Both have their various applications and (theoretical) advantages:

    Obviously understuffing is going to save weight and cost (since down is the price source for both of those in quilts). This comes...
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    Just something to consider...Knowing that...

    Just something to consider...Knowing that silnylon stretches a bit when wet, I've started running a length of guy line under the ridgeline of my tarp so that in heavy rain when it does sag a bit it...
  28. Thread: Singer 401a

    by jordo_99
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    Sounds like a good deal if you can get it for...

    Sounds like a good deal if you can get it for that price and there aren't any parts that require replacement (definitely make sure you test it out first).

    If you're pretty handy, or just curious...
  29. Thread: Singer 401a

    by jordo_99
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    I bought my 403a ...

    I bought my 403a (and pretty much every accessory for it) a few months ago for $115 on ebay. I thought that was a pretty stellar price considering all the attachments (specifically a...
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    1) Finish my 2-man tent (been stalling for the...

    1) Finish my 2-man tent (been stalling for the past 2 weeks or so...should've been done a while ago)
    2) 0-10F do-it-all quilt (bag, couple's quilt, hammock sock/quilt)
    3) Cuben stuff sacks for the...
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    That makes a lot of sense. For whatever reason I...

    That makes a lot of sense. For whatever reason I had completely missed that it was a differential cut calculator and that's definitely what was throwing me off.

    Thanks
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    Curved vs Flat Baffles on a quilt?

    For this specific example, a quilt using a 2" baffle height that lofts out to 3" in the center of each baffle...why not just make the height 2.5" and the loft remain 2.5"? It would have the same...
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    ...to answer your question (and sum up my post...

    ...to answer your question (and sum up my post briefly) there are other options but Gutterman is easier to find and performs very well for what it's used around here for.

    I've heard of Rasant...
  34. The problem with modding a scale to improve it's...

    The problem with modding a scale to improve it's accuracy...is verifying the accuracy of the new scale:

    You'll need a form of measurement that already accomplishes what you want to do...so why mod...
  35. Is this the 72" wide stuff?

    Is this the 72" wide stuff?
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    Good questions...I've yet to make my "super...

    Good questions...I've yet to make my "super quilt" as I've been having sewing machine issues (literally noticed that my replacement machine was delivered 20 minutes ago...hopped on here to get...
  37. Thread: Score!!!

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    My roommate and I bought a 300' of 2" webbing in...

    My roommate and I bought a 300' of 2" webbing in blue from the same place a few months ago...they shipped 1" instead but were quick to fix the issue.

    He was only interested in using it to make a...
  38. Just to follow up on this...I bought a Singer 403...

    Just to follow up on this...I bought a Singer 403 last night.

    I'll create a new thread for it if I have any questions/issues with it.

    Thanks again
  39. I would agree. I don't plan on going back after...

    I would agree. I don't plan on going back after all the hassle (quite a bit more than I touched on here). As for breaking needles, while using my previous Euro Pro (junker) I broke one needle in...
  40. Thanks for the information. My needle brakes were...

    Thanks for the information. My needle brakes were always on the underside of the fabric with the thread still in the eye.

    Long story short, the Necchi I was reffering to was purchased used from...
  41. I was told that the silnylon I was sewing was...

    I was told that the silnylon I was sewing was slipping around and being moved while the needle was still stuck into the fabric, putting pressure on the needle horizontally and causing them to snap.
    ...
  42. He's the owner and repairman for the shop so I...

    He's the owner and repairman for the shop so I guess expert is correct...I guess it just seemed strange to call him that.

    The issues with the needles were supposedly caused by the dog feet...
  43. I only make stuff for myself and...

    I only make stuff for myself and friends/family...however, I've been toying with the idea of doing it part-time. Nothing that would necessitate an industrial machine or more than 20 hours a week...
  44. Thread Injector -- Rotary Hook vs Oscillating Hook

    The local "expert" has recommended that I switch to a rotary hook (drop-in bobbin) machine to better suit my needs.

    He says that he works with parachute material a bit and has specifically chosen...
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    Another alternative to pins and clips are small,...

    Another alternative to pins and clips are small, but strong magnets...I believe that you can get a 10-pack (5 pairs of "pinning") for around $4. I had initially bought them as a way to attach a net...
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    You can either set up with the tarp on the ground...

    You can either set up with the tarp on the ground and have clips on the underside to lift up the bug net of your hammock and use it as a bivy.

    Or you can take the tarp and add (a foot?) bug net...
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    Never bought 800FP down before so wouldn't know...

    Never bought 800FP down before so wouldn't know the difference up front...My plan is to calculate the amount of down needed for my baffle size and then add 5-10% to the amount of 800FP that would be...
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    I know, right? ...just waiting for the call that...

    I know, right?
    ...just waiting for the call that my machinery is ready to use again.

    I would cut into it now and just baggy it up to save time later but it keeps finding its way into bed with me...
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    -- Obligitory disclaimer -- I have yet to make...

    -- Obligitory disclaimer -- I have yet to make my own down gear and experience the temperature ratings that come with it...so I am not an expert in the field.
    If I come across that way it's...
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    Very helpful...wish it covered the 400 series but...

    Very helpful...wish it covered the 400 series but this is definitely very helpful for nearly all other Singer models and likely applies to the 400s as well...just takes a bit of extra time to work...
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