ketch

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About ketch

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    SE South Dakota
  • Interests
    knife making, firearms, hunting

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    mainly knife sheaths for knives I make
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    carving leather
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  1. ketch

    sewing nylon tow straps

    Thanks for the responses, I learned a lot.
  2. Hello everyone, been a member for a while now but this is my first post. I repaired a loop on a nylon tow strap using a zig zag pattern sewing from one edge angling down a little and to the other edge working to the end of the loop then back up using the same method ending where I started. This gave me a total of 351 stitches. Is it safe to say 351 stitches using a thread with a breaking strength of 45 lbs will give the repair a breaking strength of 15795 lbs (351 x 45 = 15795) ? I am using 277 thread with a #25 needle and a Cowboy 4500 machine. The needle is a diamond point but I ground it to a point so as not to cut the fibers on of the strap. I can't find a #25 spear point needle. How are other people sewing tow straps? I would appreciate to know your set up. Thanks Martin