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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    If you makes you feel better....the first tarp I made was out of non-waterproof fabric))))) Well...at least I made better on the second one.
    Way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    If you makes you feel better....the first tarp I made was out of non-waterproof fabric)))))
    Shug

    LOL,I'd love to see a video of that in a thunderstorm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    Dont feel too bad---------I did something similar a while back-------bought some sil at a discount place, got half way thru a tarp project, and realized it wasnt sil, but was dwr! It happens---------just think how much better your next project will be!
    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    If you makes you feel better....the first tarp I made was out of non-waterproof fabric))))) Well...at least I made better on the second one.
    Yep, as they say, it isn't where you start, it's where you finish! But so glad to read I'm not alone in doing dumb things!

    Rain Man

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    Just finished grosgraining the edges of my first diy underquilt, will stuff tomorrow. This is going to give me nightmares...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Yep, as they say, it isn't where you start, it's where you finish! But so glad to read I'm not alone in doing dumb things!

    Rain Man

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    All y'all did this too?!?! Darn... I thought I had that mythic WW Sil... nope... DWR...

    Thanks to some mineral spirits and silicone, it's waterproof now...

    John
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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    Quote Originally Posted by Resqsarge03 View Post
    Thanks Rat. Yup. They are out there and they are cool! Small and battery powered. But they sure are proud of them (southern talk for expensive)
    Maybe one day...

    One of the guys I hung with this weekend has a CPAP. He uses a car jumpstart battery...a very economical option. He is supposed to send me all the info as I am looking for a solution for my husband's CPAP. I'll pass it along to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Yep, as they say, it isn't where you start, it's where you finish! But so glad to read I'm not alone in doing dumb things!

    Rain Man

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    Maybe we should start a new thread , where people can come clean about diy mistakes they have made! (what to name it, "true confessions"?......."next thing you know"..........."no one was more surprised than I when....." or " I never thought it would happen to me"!)
    “The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.”
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    I love the replies folks. Yall have brought my spirits back up. I think there might be a place for a "come clean" thread!
    "Live your life so that your children can tell their children that you not only stood for something wonderful- you acted on it"
    -Dan Zadra

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    Senior Member Resqsarge03's Avatar
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    UPDATE-
    I finished attaching the new fabric this morning. It is getting easier and faster each time.
    I got right into restuffing the baffles with my son's help and had it stuffed and sewn up by noon.
    The outer and inner fabric is now only about 1 1/4 inches apart due to cutting the old fabric away but that should be fine.
    It looks just like the first incarnation now that it is stuffed and has lofted. I still have to sew the end channels and grosgrain. I will post some finished photos when I get it done. That should be sometime this week.
    (Happy) Sarge
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    Glad this went well.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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