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In field repairs using a sewing awl...

Post by Ridgerunner » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:25 am

My brother-in-law, Stumpjumper, has always brought a sewing awl to camp for any repairs need such as canvas tarps, clothing, decoys, and on this recent trip; a fold out chair. I recently purchased one one ebay and Stumpjumper gave me a lesson in camp this past week ;)

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Post by ConnieD » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:09 pm

Nice! Lucky you!

Here is their website: http://www.speedystitcher.com/main.html

I found this video this past week.



Here is another.


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Post by zelph » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:52 am

I like how they work and really like the strength of the waxed thread that came with mine, many years ago. It has served me well :)

Thanks for doing the video!!!! Thanks for Stumpjumpers talents(and yours)
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Post by Ridgerunner » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:26 am

I used mine last night to repair a busted seam on a heavy Craftsman toolbag. Worked like a charm. ;)
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Post by zelph » Mon May 02, 2011 9:13 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:I used mine last night to repair a busted seam on a heavy Craftsman toolbag. Worked like a charm. ;)
You got your instructions just in the nick of time :D
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Post by Ridgerunner » Tue May 03, 2011 5:29 pm

It came with instructions but seeing it in real life is golden ;)
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Post by ConnieD » Tue May 03, 2011 6:25 pm

I got one for scouts. The instructions were, like, HUH?

Your video, and then, finding video on YouTube really helped me.

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Post by sudden » Tue May 03, 2011 8:03 pm

I wish he had a video showing how he did that shoe. Looks like it would be hard to do once you have to reach inside and get that loop.
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Post by ConnieD » Tue May 03, 2011 9:32 pm

That YouTube video shows how he did the repair on his shoe.

He used a smaller needle they sell, and, he used upholstery thread.

If it were me, I would probably use long tweezers to grab the thread and pull it thru the loop.

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