From: The Real Bev on 5 Nov 2009 12:45
> "The Real Bev" <bashley101(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> KW wrote:
>>> Not touching this one as I can truly and properly operate a sewing
>>> machine (do I get testosterone points back if 6 hours of said use on Dec
>>> 26, 2008 was for the sole purpose of attaching 50 bajillion patches to 3
>>> new Boy Scout uniforms?)
>> Only if you use a Husqvarna sewing machine like mine.
> Actually one of the machine in Mom's stable *is* a Husky....but its a serger
> and way beyond my capacity to operate. Krap....lots testosterone points just
> for knowing what the frag a serger is I bet! :-)
Since your mom owns it and probably told you what it was, you get a pass on
A world-class ski adventurer bought an industrial sewing machine to make kites
that can pull riders over various sorts of terrain. You could probably use the
serger for something like that. Drogue chutes for dragsters, maybe...
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From: IdaSpode on 5 Nov 2009 14:20
On Thu, 05 Nov 2009 09:45:34 -0800, The Real Bev
>A world-class ski adventurer bought an industrial sewing machine to make kites
>that can pull riders over various sorts of terrain. You could probably use the
>serger for something like that. Drogue chutes for dragsters, maybe...
My industrial machine is straight stitch only. All the Dacron sails on
the hang gliders were sewn with a zig-zag stitch, thankfully I never
could work on them. I believe they are done that way to minimize a
stress/weak line along the seams and to allow the sail to stretch and
move a bit as it is loaded during flight.
From: PrairieRider on 5 Nov 2009 16:17
I'm working part-time for a fellow who makes shoes and specializes in
historic military footwear (www.civilwarboots.com). I've been
enjoying the use of a variety of industrial machines including a
treadle machine with a sewing foot that changes directions rather than
having to move the material. Made myself a pair of street riding
boots and a pair of whole cut black wing tips for Jeff. Might make
myself a pair of tall ropers next. Some of his machines are close to
100 years old.
From: HellSickle on 5 Nov 2009 17:05
C'mon ladies, have you realized that this thread has devolved into a
discussions of sewing equipment & "chesticles"?
Let's get back to ISF. I'll bring my generator so someone can run a
serger (yes, I've done that before).
Now, where did I put those knitting needles......
CJ, good to see you back in RMD. I agree about taking an entire week
for ISF. Driving 24 hours to ride for three days is insano.
From: IdaSpode on 5 Nov 2009 17:47
On Thu, 5 Nov 2009 14:05:10 -0800 (PST), HellSickle
>C'mon ladies, have you realized that this thread has devolved into a
>discussions of sewing equipment & "chesticles"?
When I lived in Sun Valley in the early 80s, I came up with a term to
describe the typical local woman who was athletic, head strong and
rather aggressive: They weren't macho, they were twatcho...
>Let's get back to ISF. I'll bring my generator so someone can run a
>serger (yes, I've done that before).
If someone has a 220v gen set, I'll bring my MIG welder and some flux
core wire, remember, Tami will be there...
Bring your Spud Gun too, we can stand across that big meadow (in full
riding gear) and shoot each other.