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  1. #1
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    Diy tarp finished

    Made me a silnylon tarp. Started with 1.1 ripstop from diy gear supply. I made it 10'X10' to use in diamond configuration. French seam to join two pieces and grosgrain for tie outs
    I put tie outs on each corner and in the middle of each side. I hemmed all edges with about 3/4 inch hem. Before water proofing weight 16.64 oz. I mixed up 100% silicone caulk with mineral spirits and dunked the whole shebang. After treatment 19.84 oz. packs up about 1/3 the size of my 10X13 aqua quest tarp. Happy with it but have not checked for waterproofness yet. Pictures taken while hanging to dry. Had about 100 little bug stuck all over it this morning. Had one booboo while cutting strings from sewing corner tie outs got careless and cut tarp. Had to sew on patch. I was truly disgusted with that as i was so careful with my sewing. It was late and i was too tired to be working on it. Thats my excuse anyway

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    Well it looks great anyways. A little mistake just adds character. I always try not to work when I'm tired. I've had mistakes like that happen many times! Good job! Thanks for sharing.
    My head is an animal

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    Man, that looks great !
    Sailing, ham radio (qrp), linux, working on hammocking...
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    Very nicely done! Like the color!

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    Very nice. Though I think your seams are too straight. I read that wavy seems confuses bears and makes then run away. That's why not one of my stitch runs is straight.

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    That's really nice, Charliev!
    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Senior Member nuttysquirrel's Avatar
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    why i dont sew late at night(though im temped to)! nice tarp though!

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    Nice Tarp.

    Very nice work on the tarp. You must be proud of your work.
    Take care,
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    Well done and bravo!

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    Gret job! I love how you made it into a wind break in your first photo
    Mike
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