got some more stuff for you,
2 more sails- not unrolled yet, but might be in real good nick- and they look like biggies too! at least 5.2m
Sorry sn wasn't being rude, just hadn't looked here in sail making till now.
That is fantastic news, thank you kindly !!!!
A good zigzag sewing machine would be the ducks guts sometime in the future.
Mrs Chook was unhappy with hers disappearing over to the shed for weeks.
Geez they get tetchy. It was certainly a "boy doing a mans job" though, as I did give the little domestic machine a hard time.
It's only a power tool eh????But I've been told
Get yourself one thats better than hers and if'n yer lucky she might let you swap 'em[}:)]
I like your thinking Big fella!!!!!
Reckon you might have done that before???
No not silly at all !!!!
Is that who I think it is, in the "Coffin Express" ????
Looks fantastic !!!!!
Coffin Express!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like something that Cousin Ugh carved out'n a hollow log??
Let's look closer to refute my description.
thats "the plank".
belongs to somebody called "wedgetail'.
I simply provided the space for him to build his idea.
I reckon if we get wind tomorrow I'm going to get flogged..
the sail was designed via Iphone by a sailmaker in Fremantle, who plotted out the panels onto nice new cloth, he then sent the roll of cloth and a simple plan by post.
we cut out and with only 2 more phone calls managed to make the sail in a weekend.
the beauty of this technique is that we can now ring the sailmaker with slight alterations , he plots , we cut and sew
might have to call it the ...i-sail
as opposed to my recycled eco-sails
Im worried about getting thrashed ,so I dug into the sail pile and recut a Gasstra, which is now a stra-sail and also a Tushingham which is now really small so I'll call it an ingham-sail, or chicken sail
(TP1 will get it)
yes they got the tat
dont i get any sails now that chooks your new best mate
TP1 has flogged out yet another saill , so we need to find something for him
What kind of thread do youse guys use when you're sewing sails? Is it the regular thick stuff for sewing denim; etc? I want to do a little work, but want to use as thick a thread as I can....
You will get other answers, no doubt, but I would suggest you take into account the fact that machine sewing is a series of crossed loops. The Thread is drawn across itself in the cloth and that is the weakest point of a stitch, weaker than a direct pull on the same thread. My suggestion is to use a needle (Ball Point) that doesn't cut the cloth but separates (Pushes through) the warp and weft and a heavy thread.. Preferably a Dacron or Poly Cotton. As for Stitch spacing, try to replicate the spacings that the professionals use.
PS; You guys are quiet over there at the moment.. What is happening??
Paul- Bryan is picking up the sails next weekend when he is in perth,
I reckon it is highly likely chook might need to be imposed a tax for rent while they are residing in kal
transport from kal to esperance is yet to be organised.
there is a couple of real beauties in the pile, some average ones and a couple of so-so sails good for chopping up- and some of the smaller recuts that you dropped off to me.
I had all the intentions of using the smaller recuts with the kids- but the sods have either grown bigger, or scared themselves out of landyachting- so I figured the schoolkids in esperance could make better use of them.
Gees! Talk about "Out of the Clear Blue" Suuweeeet!! It looks real nice Paul, real nice..
Need Input, Need Video Input.
Thank you kindly guys for going out of your way to help.
It's nice how everyone pitches in, a first class effort.
My gear is ready for the weekend so lookout Lefroy, Chook is on his way!!!!
PS: Ta for the weather up date Lyndon
For a non pro that is a hell of a lot of sewing, you going all Pansy on us??
I had a little prob with the little Elna getting gunk on the needle and not wanting to punch threw a few layers of mono. A squirt with some Silicone Spray did the trick.
try to get in touch with a supplier to commercial operations . my supplier in aus does minimun orders of 100 needles in a packet. it amazes me that Ive used up almost half of them . brand is SNF german made
a 120 might do the job , i started off with 110's
I picked up this Bernina from a mate a couple of years ago. It is an essential part of the workshop. You've godda get one of these Chook. Its amazing what repairs you can do. I have been using 110 needles. I have broken a few on the thick parts but they are perfect for the rest. Not sure about the thread. I'm just using what he gave me.
You have me drooling!!!! That REALLY looks the goods!!! Lucky bugger!!!
I've not had any luck tracking one down that does Zig zag. Well in my price range anyway.
Question for Paul, would you buy a Singer 20U, if you had your time over again????
I was bored today, so I made up an offset for the tailstock on my lathe.
Used my mill and lathe to construct it. (Sorry bout the photos, the phone dosen't like the overhead vapour lights)
Can use the live centre for steel tapers.
Just turning up a bit of wood off an old pallet to try it out. I can now turn 930mm long tapers.
So I hope to use it to make 3 piece masts shortly.
This bit ended up 25mm dia tip x 800mm long x 45mm dia base.
Just need some suitable wood now.
What sort of timber are you looking for?/ I would have thought a Nice piece of Jarrah would do the trick? Hickory would be really good but a piece of Spotted Gum with a wavy grain would be as tough as all get out..
Have a look at the stuff used for Mattock Handles or Sledge Hammer Handles..
Thanks Ron and Paul.
I'll do some searching locally. There has got to be a sorce here, now I know what I'm looking for.
Now about that "Singer" Paul ??