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    Member patriothomer's Avatar
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    DIY IX Underquilt

    So, does it count if I had my wife help me finish/assist with the thread injector? Here is my first "big" project, an IX underquilt using Scott Littlefield's design. It is 48 x 60, with 3 layers of IX (got the IX, grosgrain, cord locks, and shock cord in the mail this afternoon, Thanks Scott!). Used an inner and outer covering of ripstop I picked up from JoAnn's with a coupon.

    Grosgrain and a fuzzy phone camera are great at hiding my poor stitches.
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    Nice work!
    And, it will be exceptionally valuable if a SAR team is looking for you
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    Nice looking handiwork!
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    You can argue that you and the wife are a team! Looks awesome and great job.

    Fronkey

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    Dude.
    You are my hero!
    My wife just rolls her eyes at me when she sees me starting to make something. I'd be thrilled if if anything ever turns into a team project.

    The IX UQ looks great.
    I used mine last night (also 3 layer) down to 32* and it did fine. I wasn't baking, but was comfortable enough to sleep. And I sure knew it when I rolled off of the UQ. I thought my shoulder was frozen! Didn't realize how much insulation it was providing until I rolled off of it.
    I'm sure you'll be thrilled with yours.
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    I saw your post and thought, "hey, did I even ship his order yet?" Wow, you made fast work of that... Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Nice work!
    And, it will be exceptionally valuable if a SAR team is looking for you
    Or if I mistakenly camp in a bullfighting arena...

    I have spent the last 22 years wearing BDUs, ACUs, and assorted camoflauge, so I figured it would be a nice change of pace to have some loud gear. Went out and hung it on my recently purchased black WBBB. Won't have much trouble finding me when our scout troop goes camping.
    Dennis Sr.

    This is a dude who, 700 years ago, totally ravaged China, and who, we were told, 2 hours ago, totally ravaged Oshman's Sporting Goods.

    -Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjcress View Post
    Dude.
    You are my hero!
    My wife just rolls her eyes at me when she sees me starting to make something. I'd be thrilled if if anything ever turns into a team project.
    My wife let me make a hammock on Valentine's Day while she went to bed. Of course, she is six months pregnant with our sixth child. She wants a serger, so helping me is helping her.


    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    I saw your post and thought, "hey, did I even ship his order yet?" Wow, you made fast work of that... Looks great!
    Thanks, Scott. I should have ordered Amsteel and tie out line. Will put in an order this week.

    Dennis Sr.

    This is a dude who, 700 years ago, totally ravaged China, and who, we were told, 2 hours ago, totally ravaged Oshman's Sporting Goods.

    -Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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    Looks great, most excellent job I was surprised how light mine turned out. With the triangle suspension things and stuff sack it still only weighs 17.5oz

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