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    Down quilt manufacturing.

    Not sure if this was filmed at HG, JRB, WB or any of the other fine HF manufacturers. Skip to about 4:00 in the first link, unless you want to know how boat propellers are made.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mA-...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFtGoFH8kRk&NR=1

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    PS: Yes, I know it was NOT filmed at any of "our" usual sources!

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    That's really neat! Thanks for showing that off.
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    Thanks for the interesting link. Always cool to see rather than visualize.

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    real cool, thanks for sharing!!!

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    That show should be painfully boring. But oddly, I'm always drawn in and learn something. Thanks for posting it, as I learned how they actually measure fill power. I'm assuming the cylinder is 1 cubic meter.

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    Thankee...that was very educational....and kewel at the same time.
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    What I found most interesting

    was the sophistication of the processing...process. I guess I just didn't realize how big the market is for down, and feather bedding. I just wonder what percentage of the world's down production actually goes towards high-quality bags, quilts and clothing..........

    Interesting historical tidbit: Back in the late 70s when I was in the outdoor retail business, The North Face started buying high-quality (550-600fp) down from China. Seems that their common border with Soviet Russia demanded lots of down-filled jackets and pants for Chinese soldiers - Soviet/Chinese tensions were high at the time. As such, China had big processing capacity and low labor rates. I doubt that sorting was done by sophisticated machinery!

    Jim

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    nearly poetic

    wow.
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    Thanks for posting! Of course you can't browse YouTube without following the trail of related videos.. Here's a short but interesting clip from Marmot on how they fill and sew their bags: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9RArbICMLI

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    Hey! That's my home town: Santa Rosa CA. I didn't know Marmot was here. Have to try to get a tour!

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