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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    Your lines are a lot straighter than mine. looks good.

    It can be addicting. I took a sewing class at the community college and I was the only guy there.

    I am cutting the material for 3 DIY hammocks right now. Plan to make 2 single layer and one double layer. Trying to decide on using a contrasting thread or a matching thread for the material. So many decisions to make
    Oddly enough at the sewing store I go to the owner is a guy and the another employee I dealt with was a guy. And a few times I've been there they werr helping other guys. Must have been a weird week for them.

    I was debating on the contrasting vs matching thread as well. Matching hides mistakes but contrasting looks sharp. I don't have many different colour yet but down the road I think I'll use contrasting more often.

    Let us know how you hammocks turn out. I'd like to see them.
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    Every used sewing machine I ever bought, no matter how good the seller said it was always needed to be worked on before it would work properly. I have 8 industrial machines and about $1000 into each one. My advice is if you intend on buying a used industrial machine, figure on spending another $200 - $300 to get it running right.
    Then get it cleaned and tuned up once a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LostinSpace View Post
    Every used sewing machine I ever bought, no matter how good the seller said it was always needed to be worked on before it would work properly. I have 8 industrial machines and about $1000 into each one. My advice is if you intend on buying a used industrial machine, figure on spending another $200 - $300 to get it running right.
    Then get it cleaned and tuned up once a year.
    Thanks for the advice!
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