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    Setting aside the common use for cathartic... You...

    Setting aside the common use for cathartic... You know how great it feels to take a massive dump.. I imagine that's how the OP feels!
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    I have some 60" wide gray rip stop. Not sure if...

    I have some 60" wide gray rip stop. Not sure if its poly or nylon, but it comes in at 2.16oz per (approximate) square yard...so it may be 1.9. Who knows. Its being attached to an insultex UQ soon.
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    Thanks! It's actually not the bobbin case..wrong...

    Thanks! It's actually not the bobbin case..wrong term. It's the bobbin holder (I believe that's the right term), the cylindrical metal piece you drop the bobbin into.

    I will email that guy and...
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    Another sewing machine replacement...

    First of all, if this is better suited for the "Other gear and DIY," please move. Apologies in advance.

    So, I enjoyed fixing up my Kenmore and getting it sewing, with your help. I'm wondering if...
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    Darker outer layers will be warmer in direct...

    Darker outer layers will be warmer in direct sunlight. The inner layer won't matter.. Pick whatever looks good. Hope this helps!
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    Bummer... I would hand sew that. Turn the edges...

    Bummer... I would hand sew that. Turn the edges in towards the insulation and sew so the outside of the fabric surfaces together. I'd singe the edges to keep it from fraying first. Will cause a...
  7. Amsteel is much easier to splice than dynaglide....

    Amsteel is much easier to splice than dynaglide. I haven't used zingit but I assume it is marginally more difficult than dynaglide. Even so, I wouldn't say dynaglide was difficult.

    For the length...
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    What a simple solution! In place of the biner,...

    What a simple solution! In place of the biner, you might be able to join the two with a marlinespike.
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    How do you like the HyperD 1.0 for the quilt? ...

    How do you like the HyperD 1.0 for the quilt? Dutch mentioned in a post that it would be too heavy for a TQ, but the sample I felt seemed perfect.
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    I spliced it on the loop of a USB drive I keep on...

    I spliced it on the loop of a USB drive I keep on my keychain, because the tiny cord that came with it got stuck in the biner gate.
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    That is the exact color scheme I am planning on...

    That is the exact color scheme I am planning on for an apex TQ! Glad to see it looks awesome. Good job.
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    OK, awesome. That's two layers I am sewing...

    OK, awesome. That's two layers I am sewing through.

    FWIW I think I was winding the bobbin too tight. Instead of winding as fast as I could, I wound really slowly.
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    Ok, so I'm working with gutterman Mara 70, a...

    Ok, so I'm working with gutterman Mara 70, a brand new singer 90/14 needle, a new bobbin and an old steel bobbin that came with my machine, neither of which appear damaged, and some Joann's ripstop...
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    No experience with down. Lots of experience with...

    No experience with down. Lots of experience with DIY disasters. My advice: do it, BUT:

    1. Lots of practice first. Set aside two days to just play with the sewing machine, doing a bunch of...
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    What does this have to do with the thread? Why...

    What does this have to do with the thread?

    Why does this link automatically add the product to my cart?

    Hmm...
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    Never used it but this comes to mind: ...

    Never used it but this comes to mind:

    http://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/hyperd-300
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    Yeah, I have doubts about alcohol too but thought...

    Yeah, I have doubts about alcohol too but thought it wouldn't hurt to try on a all piece if he was already considering it.

    You could try oxy clean in the wash. Only half joking...that stuff seems...
  18. MDSH, I think you're greatly simplifying the...

    MDSH,

    I think you're greatly simplifying the forces involved. As JC pointed out, the end attached to 1" webbing passes through a loop of 2" webbing.

    Maybe you would be correct if it were a 90...
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    I would try a really small patch of 90% isopropyl...

    I would try a really small patch of 90% isopropyl alcohol to see if that works. But even of it does, then you need an efficient way to apply the alcohol to 3 yards and remove all of that stripped...
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    Yeah, I took another look last night. I put...

    Yeah, I took another look last night. I put (another) new needle in and I am getting no contact. I am going to leave it alone for now. Based on different explanations of needle timing, I get...
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    Cool everyone, thanks for the direction! I'll...

    Cool everyone, thanks for the direction! I'll check on all of this when I have a minute and let you know what happened.

    Rev - just to be clear, the needle broke trying to sew webbing straps too...
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    I removed the whole unit because I (mistakenly)...

    I removed the whole unit because I (mistakenly) thought that was necessary to get the front cover off. So no adjustment was made to the tension spring, as it all comes off in one piece. The only...
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    Bubba - blew the feed dogs out with compressed...

    Bubba - blew the feed dogs out with compressed air. When I get home, I'll remove the plate and make sure there's nothing stuck there. I didn't give that area as much attention so it's possible...
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    Thread tension help

    Hey everyone, I have a Kenmore sewing machine (385.12714090) that was passed to me from my grandmother. I used it to make some gear a few years ago, life got busy, and I just pulled it from the...
  25. Thread: what is PolyD

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    Very descriptive, thanks!

    Very descriptive, thanks!
  26. Thread: No pad?

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    Not sure how far north you'll be, but after 2.5...

    Not sure how far north you'll be, but after 2.5 weeks in the UP in June/July where the wind seemingly never stopped and the highs were 50-60, I would make sure your bottom insulation is solid!
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    Thank you both for the temp data. I have been on...

    Thank you both for the temp data. I have been on the fence on 5.0, 6.0, or 7.2 (5.0+2.2) for the apex. I think 5.0 will work well for a three season for my uses, and hopefully will get me to 30 and...
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    Any pics of the finished product? Would love to...

    Any pics of the finished product? Would love to see it!
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    So it seems 1.0 HyperD for top quilts would be a...

    So it seems 1.0 HyperD for top quilts would be a good choice?

    Hmmm... This has me thinking of making a new hammock too...
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    Thanks for the tips! I feel like I've made my...

    Thanks for the tips! I feel like I've made my share of mistakes on the DIY front so I trying to get it right this time.

    I suspected that the outer fabric wouldn't matter with an IX UQ. I know...
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    Some fabric and insulation questions..

    Hey everyone. I've been a little busy for camping over the last year but hoping to do some this year. I have a homemade Hennessey based on the headchange4u design. I like this style with the side tie...
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    I have been thinking of doing a top quilt as well...

    I have been thinking of doing a top quilt as well and have been wondering about your question #2. Seems like it would make the pad easier to keep in place.
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    I just would like to piggy back on this thread,...

    I just would like to piggy back on this thread, as I am considering the same as chromedome. If you go with a 20 degree UQ for 3 season camping, what do you do in the summer when its warmer, say 70 at...
  34. Sorry I can't be more help but check this thread...

    Sorry I can't be more help but check this thread if you haven't already: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=51555

    Good luck!
  35. OK this is from memory... But search for jacks r...

    OK this is from memory... But search for jacks r better UQ. I think there was a DIY guide for that.... I'll see if I saved a PDF or link of it.
  36. Thread: Bug Nets...

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    What's wrong with a net that wraps around the...

    What's wrong with a net that wraps around the hammock? If you decide on a hammock with a ridgeline, it'll keep the net off your face and the net hanging below will keep bugs off from below you.
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  37. Thread: Ix Kaq?

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    Well, I finished the UQ yesterday. Haven't had a...

    Well, I finished the UQ yesterday. Haven't had a chance to set it up yet because I had some unexpected family stuff to deal with. Maybe ill get a chance tonight.

    I ended up darting the ends a...
  38. Thread: Ix Kaq?

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    Well I'm almost done, been working on it all day....

    Well I'm almost done, been working on it all day. I thought ahead and made a template out of ripstop so that I didn't have to repeat measurements, then I cut out the shell and insultex from the...
  39. Thread: Ix Kaq?

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    Poly is to add insulation. Not sure I'll do it,...

    Poly is to add insulation. Not sure I'll do it, I need to see how much IX I have (can't remember off the top of my head.).

    I know ripstop can be used without covering but I want to extend the...
  40. Thread: Ix Kaq?

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    Ix Kaq?

    Hey guys, I made a rough UQ today and decided that the DIY KAQ is probably going to be the easiest way for me to get insulation under my HH clone. I also have a good amount of IX, enough to make two...
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    Official hammock of the detroit lions!

    Official hammock of the detroit lions!
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    I just scored 10 at 1$/yd of a light, olive drab...

    I just scored 10 at 1$/yd of a light, olive drab uncoated ripstop yesterday. I stop by the one near my house every couple of weeks to check.
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    How far apart (or how many feet would I have to...

    How far apart (or how many feet would I have to be from each end of the hammock) should the rafters be if I wanted to hang right from them?
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    Just to be sure: when loaded the hammock support...

    Just to be sure: when loaded the hammock support lines should make a 30* angle below the horizontal, and this should be in line with the supports which are drilled in at 30*. Right?

    So I...
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    Gargoyle: I am sure that I will be able to...

    Gargoyle: I am sure that I will be able to "find" the holes in precisely the spots I need them.;)
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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I went to home...

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I went to home depot and the best I could do was some swing hardware. States that its safe working load is 150#. I am guessing that I will be safe if I drill the...
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    I had a similar thought for general undercover...

    I had a similar thought for general undercover insulation, posted in this thread:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17357

    No replies though so I assume nobody had any relevant...
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    Cool. I think I'll make a trip to home depot...

    Cool. I think I'll make a trip to home depot today. Just measured, garage is about 20' wide and supports are 14" apart.

    I doubt anyone would notice even if I left them in, as that garage is...
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    Hanging in Garage

    Quick question: My rented house has a garage with unfinished walls - the supports (about 1 every 2 feet) are exposed and there's only a thin wall with no insulation separating outside from inside. ...
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    Idea - UQ Suspension

    I'm trying to figure out what the easiest method of making a spring/summer insultex underquilt. I have a HH Clone based on headchange's method.

    My idea is to take insultex with an outer layer of...
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