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    Member pullarius's Avatar
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    I might be in trouble

    My friend's mom gave me her old Pfaff sewing machine from the 80's. It just needed a little bit of oil, and it works great.


    Now the pandora's box is open. I started out simple - just a new hammock (about 10' long this time, just in time for MAHHA) and stuff sack. The stitching isn't amazing, but it's way better than my last attempt (on another friend's machine). Then some quick and dirty wrist warmers. I'm having quite a bit of trouble with silnylon (maybe a little too ambitious at this point), but I suppose eventually I'll have a new tarp.

    I had some extra amsteel, so a made another pair of whoopie slings, then some continuous loops and soft shackles (for no specific purpose). Now I have to order more of that.

    Meanwhile, papers go ungraded

    I have a feeling I might be past saving, and the only thing I have to look forward to now is an empty bank account and a lot of late, frustrating evenings, full of colorful language. I suppose I can use extra gear to try and convert some friends...

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    Making gear is the best addition.

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    OH, you are definitely done for!!! There's no going back so you might as well start ordering material!
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    Senior Member enoorange's Avatar
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    nice. i want one.
    my wife won't let me get near her sewing machine (?) OR buy one.

    (she said same about motorcycles...i now own 3).
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    Yep, you're in deep trouble. It's only getting started. Take a look at others on this sight and see the future.

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    Member pullarius's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by G...Hawk View Post
    Making gear is the best addition.
    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    OH, you are definitely done for!!! There's no going back so you might as well start ordering material!
    Quote Originally Posted by Les Rust View Post
    Yep, you're in deep trouble. It's only getting started. Take a look at others on this sight and see the future.
    Yeah, I'm not sure what to do next. I need to find some advice on working with silnylon before I finish the tarp. I'd really like an UQ for winter, but I'm worried it might be a bit beyond me at this point. So, I'm wide-open to suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by enoorange View Post
    nice. i want one.
    my wife won't let me get near her sewing machine (?) OR buy one.

    (she said same about motorcycles...i now own 3).
    It's pretty sweet. I was really excited (probably more than was reasonable) when I heard that she was going to give it to me (I wasn't even expecting it). Now a motorcycle... I wonder if anyone's got one of those lying around that they're not using

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    Nice machine!

    I've found the savings of making your own gear in one hobby is quickly offset by the realization that you can now afford to have multiple hobbies!

    Now lets see some pics!
    Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

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    Only took a couple of months and your a DIYer! Don't worry too much about crooked stitches that's the way a number of us sew. Call it character and enjoy!
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Some people start down the slippery slope of DIY.

    You jumped off the cliff instead!

    To quote G.K. Chesterton, "anything worth doing is worth doing badly." so just keep at it and have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Some people start down the slippery slope of DIY.

    You jumped off the cliff instead!
    Try to aim for the hammock

    Yeah, it's scary, but a whole lot of fun--grading papers is just scary (I've a stack or two sitting neglected, and quarter grades go out Friday )
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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