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    To be honest, I pin absolutely nothing. I instead work in 6"-8" increments, both on the ridgeline seam and on the perimeter reinforcement. So in theory, I fold over about 8" of GGR, then continue sewing that portion, then fold another 8" over, sew that section, etc etc.....

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    thanks brian.
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    Brian,

    I am in the process of making a 12 foot hex, cat cut tarp and sewed the flat felled seam with no pins. I was dreading it but it was pretty easy.

    I did have a question about reinforcements. When in the tarp making process when do you add corner reinforcements and how to you attach them? How big should a corner reinforcement be?

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    Hi everybody -

    I'm in the process of writing up directions for my BlackCat. Unfortunately, I haven't taken pictures during the construction process yet, so I was thinking...

    Would anybody be interested in one of these? I would only ask shipping, cost of materials (about $35), plus a little bit for my time....and I'm willing to trade, too.

    The reason I ask is that I'd like to have pictures to put with my directions, but I don't exactly need TWO of these myself...

    Just a thought! Anyone interested, let me know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    Hi everybody -

    I'm in the process of writing up directions for my BlackCat. Unfortunately, I haven't taken pictures during the construction process yet, so I was thinking...

    Would anybody be interested in one of these? I would only ask shipping, cost of materials (about $35), plus a little bit for my time....and I'm willing to trade, too.

    The reason I ask is that I'd like to have pictures to put with my directions, but I don't exactly need TWO of these myself...

    Just a thought! Anyone interested, let me know!

    In a word: Yes.

    I'm interested. Don't know what I could possibly trade you, but I'll PM you about it.
    Last edited by NCPatrick; 01-08-2007 at 08:51. Reason: One word was not enough.

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    Brian, about folding over twice, I meant the seam before adding the GGR, as in folding the material once to make the seam, then over again to completely hide the raw edge.

    It would have been pure luxury to have been able to see through to the other side of the GGR, but I was making a hammock, so using 1.9 brown ripstop and just praying.

    I've made the second generation of the hammock and left the GGR off, giving myself a nice wide seam instead. The final version will have that seam plus the Velcro to attach the netting, so I thought the GGR would be unnecessary.

    Thank you for being so helpful with your construction information.

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    Just hung my Black Cat tarp BlackBishop made for me. This thing is sweet.
    I cant believe how much coverage she gives. He really did a professional job.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    tarp

    bet it is really nice hope you really like it If it seemed like there was a little touch of enve in that there was and if you don't like it I have my address realllllly handy. plus I will pay shipping the lest I could do. hehhhhe hope you enjoy it let us know.
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    Oh yea one more thing....Happy Birthday Keith ( BlackBishop)
    Last edited by FanaticFringer; 01-10-2007 at 16:32.
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    Thanks, man

    Y'know...it's probably a good thing I'm getting all this DIY stuff out of the way now...'cause in another year, I think I'll be so old I won't be able to see well enough to sew...
    "Physics is the only true science. All else is stamp collecting." - J. J. Thompson

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