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Schneiderfrei

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Re: Wiss number 11 on eBay.
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2019, 08:48:44 AM »
That is a cool part of Sydney. 

When I was in my 20's I had the oppotunity to live for a month or so in Balmain. Just opposite the Dawn Fraser Swimming Baths.  It was very atmospheric.

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Re: Wiss number 11 on eBay.
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2019, 01:56:38 PM »
They are looking really really nice.
Not sure what you are going to do with them.
Move to Siberia and start an overcoat business?
Of course you could move to Tahiti and and cut forty swimsuits at once!
Maybe hemp sails will become popular again. 😁

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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2019, 04:12:59 AM »
I would not hold out for hemp sailcloth, some dimwit would try and smoke them.
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Re: Wiss number 11 on eBay.
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2019, 09:37:38 AM »

Hutch, they look amazing! You could effortlessly cut off three pairs of denims in a single go with those!

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Re: Wiss number 11 on eBay.
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2019, 09:46:01 AM »
I bought hemp cloth - Chinese grown, in the late 90's. Made a couple of pairs of zipper shorts with them. They were extemely comfortable. Very soft and durable. It is a dreadful shame on Dupont for ridding us of this cloth.

And, indeed Hutch when they finally wore out I smoked them.


Nah, not really. ;p

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Re: Wiss number 11 on eBay.
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2019, 10:16:38 AM »

No hemp person, smoking black cashmere is actually better than hempů

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Re: Wiss number 11 on eBay.
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2019, 07:33:37 PM »
Naughty

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Re: Wiss number 11 on eBay.
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2019, 02:06:06 PM »
Are we getting high on this discussion?
Many Jack Tars were made from old hemp sails.
They weren't allowed to run around naked on those old sailing ships, so they didn't smoke the hemp.

This one old sailor, read his book, said they went bare foot in the north in the winter. Ice and snow. There The Ships Go.

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Re: Wiss number 11 on eBay.
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2019, 07:06:33 PM »
Funny part is that if you have to grunt through multi-seams, long blade shears are not the best way to do it. If I have to cut through multi-layer seams of any weight, I use a cut down pair of Wiss 10 inch dress makers shears that were rescued from a saddlery. They had so much wear that I had to take about a quarter of an inch off the front to get the tips to match.
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The real action in cutting heavy weight materials is handle length to blade length and the longer the handles are to the blade length the more power you have cutting stuff like that. Big shears have their advantage in accuracy and speed and in the right context will cut heavy material like sail cloth or heavy tweed.
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