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    And don't forget...you are not sewing you are "Making Gear".

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    Re: What is the difference between a thread injector and a sewing machine?

    I use a home grade fabric welder... I have no idea what a sewing machine is
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    Ha, you think that's something, I use a 120 Volt, digital, multi-adjustible, variable feed rate, dual thread interlacer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    I use a home grade fabric welder... I have no idea what a sewing machine is
    Quote Originally Posted by jwright View Post
    Ha, you think that's something, I use a 120 Volt, digital, multi-adjustible, variable feed rate, dual thread interlacer!

    jason

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    I'm secure in my masculinity, I use a sewing machine.

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    I use a old Singer 301 thread injector I bought from a little old lady at the antique fair. It's odd though, she didn't seem like the fabric welding, gear making type. I'm not sure why she had it.

    Michael

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    I should probably keep my big mouth shut but honestly I find absolutely no shame whatsoever being a guy that sews. This guy also knits a fantastic hat, socks, afghans, and sweaters. This guy also crochets afghans and hats. What else does this guy do? Lots of things that sexists consider feminine traits. I can also cook wonderful gourmet meals. Plus I am a pianist! But I don't think you would ever call me feminine if you met me. I'm quite masculine. And oh, by the way, get your history books out and do some research if you disagree with me but most of the things 20th Century colloquially considered female or male is actually merely a 20th Century consideration. Knitting, by the way, was invented by males. Weaving and knitting and tailoring and sewing were all male jobs/roles previous to the 20th Century. I just wanted to share that so that the fence straddler might have more gusto when he says "I sewed it myself!".
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    As one of the guys who was here when the term was coined... It had nothing to do with gender roles per se. The tactic at hand was to help some guys get ver a somewhat what irrational fear of the sewing machine. The way some of us addressed that was by drawing a direct connection to something all "guys" are supposed to understand... power tools. Because after all, if you can handle a 10" bladee saw why should one be worried about a simpler and really less dangerous machine.. the sewing machine. So a gear powered thread injector became the "power tool" of choice.

    Now there are, in my perspective, some differences betwwn and thread injector and a modern day sewing machine. The thread injector is used for making gear pretty much exclusively. All you need is the most basic stitches and adjustments. "Sewing machines" go beyond the basics to stretch stitches, mock over lock, blind hemmers and real true basting stitches as well and decorative and embroidery stitches like duckies and kitties and folwer for decorative hems and such.

    But use your own terminology and just make your gear.
    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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    Ditto

    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I'm secure in my masculinity, I use a sewing machine.
    Ditto.

    My sewing machine has quickly become the most important power tool I've ever owned.

    Michael (SoCal Mike)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal Mike View Post
    Ditto.

    My sewing machine has quickly become the most important power tool I've ever owned.

    Michael (SoCal Mike)
    That's right! I tried running some silnylon through my bandsaw and it didn't go very well. The stuff won't hold nails worth a darn!

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