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  • Do you have his and hers sewing machines at your house? Chuck Haak Trailsnail wrote: I had hoped to finish this past weekend but the foot control on my machine quit. Maybe I can use the wifes sewing machine tonight. . [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Chuck Haak Jun 5, 2007
  • Getting short lengths of Muletape will be a challenge. My brother is an industrial electrician. I'll echo the electrician tip. A friend of mine works for the local electrical utility and they use mule tape to pull wire. He says that they are only allowed to use it once, so they have miles of it laying around used only once. If you tell them you are hanging your body weight on it...
    Chuck Haak Jan 8, 2007
  • Rosaleen wrote: I can't necessarily tell polyester from nylon My experience is that polyester and nylon act differently when you put a flame to them. Nylon melts while polyester just sort of chars. Not that I would recommend that you light fabric on fire in Walmart. Chuck . [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Chuck Haak Aug 29, 2006
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  • >Joe wrote: > Although it is also a good place to make a fool of yourself, Hey Joe, I would guess that any male would be expected to look foolish in a sewing class. I did it the easy way, my wife taught me. Actually though, I recently took a community college guitar class that had a sewing class going on next door. The guys in the sewing class looked like they were doing fine. That...
    Chuck Haak Aug 4, 2006
  • Hey Jonas, Rock climbers have been using sewn slings for years for falls that generate thousands of pounds of force. You can see how those slings are put together at any climbing shop. Back in the 80s I sewed up my own climbing harness and it served well for years, it even caught some falls. Chuck Haak -----Original Message----- From: hammockcamping@^$1 [mailto:hammockcamping@^$2...
    Chuck Haak Jul 31, 2006
  • Hi K, The headlamp or flashlight hangs from the ridgeline as mentioned. I made a little mesh pocket for my glasses that sticks to the Velcro along the side of the hammock. I think I will try sleeping with them on as mentioned by Sebastian. My vision is so poor that I get a little insecure when I take my glasses off in the wilderness. Chuck . [Non-text portions of this message have...
    Chuck Haak Jul 17, 2006
  • Bill in Houston wrote: Definitely don't wear socks that might reduce circulation. Chuck's response: I have made several pair of fleece socks from the Green Pepper pattern and I like them. I don't typically wear them inside of shoes, but I do like them for hammock use. The pattern is multi-sized, so you can make them big enough that they won't impair circulation. The sewing is a...
    Chuck Haak May 17, 2006
  • Kinnickinic wrote: A like in Arizona? I thought you were too parched for that. LOL. I'll throw in a reply for Jamie. Lakes, yes, several. Parched, yes. Give it two or three months and watch the news about the whole state bursting into flames. Or just look overhead. That smoke will probably be from us. The drought conditions are really scary this year. I anticipate that the Forest...
    Chuck Haak Feb 23, 2006
  • Dave Chamberlain Wrote: I have not seen anyone mention using Velcro to secure a bottom quilt in place. Hi Dave I recently made an underquilt that uses the Velcro along the sides of my homemade Speer. Instead of continuous Velcro on the quilt I used strips about 10" long spaced along the edges. I have only used it once, but it worked very well. I should note that I rarely use the...
    Chuck Haak Jan 30, 2006
  • Tim wrote: i`ve used two methods to make a flat pice of fabric the shape of a fully streched hammock. I just finished an underquilt using a fairly simply but somewhat less efficient method of getting it to match the shape of the hammock. I have a homemade Speer type hammock. I made the quilt rectangular and cut it a few inches wider than the hammock. I used 1" wide ribbon to make...
    Chuck Haak Nov 21, 2005