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Old 08 October 2014, 17:38   #21
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nice machine .. in its own table too ... not one for passing up IMO
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Old 08 October 2014, 17:50   #22
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Feck me the next thing you know ribnobber knitting enthusiasts will be posting their 1970s knitting machines on here next.
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Old 08 October 2014, 18:05   #23
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Feck me the next thing you know ribnobber knitting enthusiasts will be posting their 1970s knitting machines on here next.




You bring the cards and I'll bring the table!!
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Old 08 October 2014, 18:07   #24
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I knew of a guy that bought a industrial sewing machine who was into VW's, he bought some leather and just had a go.

Within a few weeks he had left his job and he now makes custom leather seats for campers etc

Awesome
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I think that's the mark of a fine rib nobbur .. One who can do his own joinery , fix his boat and engine and all his own clothes, and make his own beer, then build a house , all whilst running a business he set up...... Some lucky wimmen who find such a nobbur dont know how lucky they are ...
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"and make his own beer"

Cider man, get with the groove!!
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nice machine .. in its own table too ... not one for passing up IMO

ok - do you want it! it's just outside Glasgow !

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Feck me the next thing you know ribnobber knitting enthusiasts will be posting their 1970s knitting machines on here next.
And he doesn't even know that a real knitter does it with two needles.

My mom taught me/us to knit while driving to our grandmothers twice a year which was 14 hours one way. Since it was the 70's we had to entertain ourselves with simple tasks of which books were an important part. I still have and use a few nice things that I knitted as a child

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Some lucky wimmen who find such a nobbur dont know how lucky they are ...
I have one of those. No appreciation I tell ya! Except all her girlfriends keep calling and texting me, cause their man can't get the job done
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I have one of those. No appreciation I tell ya! Except all her girlfriends keep calling and texting me, cause their man can't get the job done
Yup .. aint it the truth

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ok - do you want it! it's just outside Glasgow !

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Thank you kindly Sir .. but I have a newer one, and no room for that one
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Hi again fellow sewing bee members.
I didnít realise so many men dabbled in sewing. I always thought of myself as a bit of an odd ball understanding terms like walking foot, number 18 needles, zig zag stitching etc so its comforting to know Im not the only bloke machinist in the block ... however I do draw the line at knit one, purl one.

Below is my first tarp tent.. and the wee singer easily handles stitching up a Harlfordís tarpaulin. The tent cost around ten squid and turned my wee loch boat into a floating hotel. You canít buy off the shelf tents like that, hence my reason for learning the sewing machine. I used the tent for a season but because it was a heavy plastic type tarp.. it suffered heavy condensation. I then made one from proper breathable rip stop nylon.. same as used in manufactured hiking tents.

DIY of all kinds has saved me a fortune over the years.. which was to the benefit of my beautiful partner. She refused to even go in a boat..preferring life in the High Street to a life on the high seas... and eventually ran away with the savings.. yup..I was stitched up good and proper.. but now I am retired..Im in the promised land again and happier with a sewing machine that a pretty stitcher

My first home made boat tent



It was snug inside on a calm night.. but rocked to sleep in a chop. I often found my wardrobe on the floor after a rough night.


But the views from my bedroom window sure made it worth while.



For me...there is something magical .. gently wakening to the lapping of water ..in the early hours of a lovely summer morning.. miles from the crowds on a High Street


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