Mar 1, 2011 at 7:37 am #1269898
Has anyone experimented with different threads for sewing cuben? Anyone ever sourced dynema thread to try with it? I have been thinking of picking up some very thin braided fishing line(very stong and light). My samples will be here in a few days and I will start playing around with it. Any suggestions on the kind of needle I would need with it? I know it is probably the raw material itself that doesnt like to be sewn but maybe even oversized thread for a needle would help give it more strength?Mar 1, 2011 at 7:57 am #1703000
Marco A. SánchezMember
@marcoasnLocale: The fabulous Pyrenees
Won't a fine thread put the mylar film (cuben weak point) under a stronger stress?
Cheers.Mar 1, 2011 at 9:03 am #1703018
Well I could get any thickness needed. Possibly bring a needle in and get the thickest I could thread threw it. Dont know how a braid would hold up though? Maybe the fusion wire thats out there? This is what I needed though, just some help figureing out what I should waste a little money on to test. Never know until you try.Mar 1, 2011 at 9:18 am #1703024
Tim MarshallBPL Member
what are you making? For my quilts i use thru-hiker thread and a size 60 needle. Can't remember for sure which size of thread i have but since it fits the 60 i think it is the thin stuff.
-TimMar 1, 2011 at 9:31 am #1703031
Well I will be making it out of sil first to work out the bugs but, I am making a tent/tarp/poncho deal. Similar to the X-Rocket but much lighter and a little different. This one will take me awhile but plan on having the sil one done by summer. Will work on the cuben one next winter. I am getting some cuben to make a backpack hybrid with some dynemaX I have. That will be done hopefully in the next month or so. Kids really slow my progress down but I wouldnt have it any other way.Mar 1, 2011 at 9:36 am #1703034
@owareLocale: Steptoe Butte
I like a stretchy thread (nylon) to spread out the forces.Mar 1, 2011 at 10:10 am #1703045
David. Anything special? Played around with thickness of thread? I know you have alot of solid experience and are a manufacturer so can understand if you dont want to openly share.
Thanks for the info guys. Im narrowing down what I plan on testingMar 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm #1703746
I'm not sure if it's the right content, but check out Hy-Mark thread. It's usually what I use to sew my ballet shoes and is pretty strong…
Here's a link to a supply (I'm sure one could find it at Jo-Anns or something as well…
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