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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    Simple, but it takes some setup. I've got sheets of Masonite laid on the floor in the workshop to form a 6' x 10' work area. The cut lines are drawn out with sharpie markers on the Masonite. The cutting is done with a hot knife by following the cut lines viewed right through the Tulle.

    As the design changes, new lines are added. Problem becomes "which of the 47 lines should I follow?"
    I think that hot knife sounds like 'da bomb. melting the sides together slightly would certainly help keeping the sides lined up for cutting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    I finished a larger BugSock last night. I went with 53" deep on this one to fit a WB Traveler. The weight ended up at 2.28 oz (64.5 grams). I also changed the arc on the bottom to maximize the room inside. Here's the layout.

    I'm still liking that weight for a bigger bugnet!
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    It is an efficient use of material. If you were worried about tool, nanoseeum from thru-hiker would just about double the weight. But even then it is less than the lightest commercial produced sock I could find before I started this whole SUL trip.
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    Tough call on which of the type of netting is best. Just to recap what has already been discussed elsewhere.

    Tulle - approx .28 oz/yd, $1.99/yd @ Joann. Cost for 7yds = $13.98

    Nanoseeum - .7 oz/yd, $7.18/yd @ Thru-hiker. Cost for 7yds = $50.26 + shipping
    (250% heavier, 360.8% more expensive)

    Noseeum (Gray) - .96 oz/yd, $2.95 @ RockyWoods. Cost for 7yds = $20.65 + shipping
    (342.86% heavier, 148.24% more expensive)

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    I'm satisfied with Tulle myself. For little tears I just zip them shut with some thread when I get home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post

    As the design changes, new lines are added. Problem becomes "which of the 47 lines should I follow?"
    Fingernail polish remover (which contains acetone; I think) will remove sharpie ink; possibly paint thinner/methanol/heet will also. since the markers use alcohol related producs as the carrier for the ink, the same again should dissolve it- use paper towels, not the good shop towels....

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    ...just wanted to thank skilled craftsman Papa Smurf -- and SGT Rock/JustJeff design gurus -- for two spectacular socks i just got in the mail. A tulle bug net, and a Momentum Ripstop winter sock of the same sock design as the bug net. The final weight on the BugSock = 1.87 oz. The final weight on the WinterSock = 6.52 oz. Pretty sweet!!! Thanks Thanks Thanks to all! Oh, and what an amazing Forum this is to inspire never-ending design and development!

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    Here's the WinterSock that Lazarus is referring to.
    It's made from Momentum 0.9 oz Ripstop.


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    Looks great, let me know if you start selling them would love to get one for my speer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiredhiker View Post
    Looks great, let me know if you start selling them would love to get one for my speer..
    I only build'em one at a time to your size & specs. PM me with your requirements & I'll see what I can do.

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