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    3.4 miles of thread

    Well it finally happened. Last night I was sewing up a couple more tarp skins for my sons' hammocks in preparation for an upcoming outing when I exhausted my 6,000 yard cone of thread from Speers. As advertised :

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    Guess I better be careful when crossing the street from now on, my number is evidently up.

    That's a lot of stitching....maybe it's my wife that does me in for lack of attention

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    That dog gone Ed Speer and his false advertising! Lifetime my arse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Well it finally happened. Last night I was sewing up a couple more tarp skins for my sons' hammocks in preparation for an upcoming outing when I exhausted my 6,000 yard cone of thread from Speers. As advertised :

    lifetime.jpg

    Guess I better be careful when crossing the street from now on, my number is evidently up.

    That's a lot of stitching....maybe it's my wife that does me in for lack of attention

    Grizz
    Ummm... grizz... you are off if my calculations (sans slide rule) are correct. Assuming that you wound your bobbin from the same cone you would have 1.7 miles of stitching as the bobbin and cone are used at the same rate for each seam. Still a good bit of stitching.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Ummm... grizz... you are off if my calculations (sans slide rule) are correct. Assuming that you wound your bobbin from the same cone you would have 1.7 miles of stitching as the bobbin and cone are used at the same rate for each seam. Still a good bit of stitching.
    Depends on how you look at it. 1.7 miles of stitched material yes, but stitching itself? If you make a Möbius strip from one foot of paper, and trace the length inscribed by a pencil run all the way around, how long is that pencil trace?

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    I should have known better. I'm not sure the analogy applies. But I am math impaired.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Well it finally happened. Last night I was sewing up a couple more tarp skins for my sons' hammocks in preparation for an upcoming outing when I exhausted my 6,000 yard cone of thread from Speers. As advertised :

    lifetime.jpg

    Guess I better be careful when crossing the street from now on, my number is evidently up.

    That's a lot of stitching....maybe it's my wife that does me in for lack of attention

    Grizz
    wow dude you are a sewing fool.you do great workneo
    the matrix has you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    I should have known better. I'm not sure the analogy applies. But I am math impaired.
    It doesn't, not really. But you can go far in this world if you talk fast, and with confidence

    Grizz

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    Wow that's a lot of thread to hide in projects. If you sew like I do and some ripping is involved with the errors. Think how much ripping that would be.

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