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    Sharpie marker toggle... not a smart idea.

    Tonight I was finishing up a gathered end diy hammock. I quickly hung it from my test straps and found myself 1 toggle short. Being my lazy self, I grabbed the nearest "toggle sized" item within reach. Didn't let me down, but my 230lbs sure did squeeze that marker.
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    Had it failed it sure could have "left a mark."

    Bad attempt at a pun.
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    I don't know, Knotty...that was pretty good...

    PapaSmurf, looks like you were indoors--good thing it didn't leak!
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    It wasn't a total failure, 'mark' that as a lesson learned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonsaihiker View Post

    PapaSmurf, looks like you were indoors--good thing it didn't leak!
    Yea, I hate when I have to explain my stupidity to the wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    Yea, I hate when I have to explain my stupidity to the wife.
    ... and as all good wives will do ... she'll hold it as a "BLACK MARK" on your record ... forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    Yea, I hate when I have to explain my stupidity to the wife.
    She might not think you're the sharpiest knife in the drawer...

    Couldn't resist.
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    that has clever thinking written all over it.(in sharpie)

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    Sharpies have never worked out for my temporary needs. Perhaps try a Dry Erase marker?
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    I thought about using a sharpie as a toggle, u gotta put something real hard inside to make it not bend, and in that case, why even use one, just use that hard piece of metal u stuck inside it.

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