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Ditch is at it "again"

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    On 11/10/2018 at 13:31, ditchman said:

    yes folks.....he's at it agin.................

    im sick and tired of spending 20 mins spreading camo over the landrover when i go shootin'.....so i did a bit of an experiment using "ghost net".....now this is lightweight and is easy to pull over the landy....cause it dont get snagged...........unlike my old army camo which gets snagged on everything...........so i bought 8metres of the stuff from A1 decoys..........I HOPE YOU ARE READING THIS CAUSE IT CAME HERE WITH A BLOODY ROUND HOLE IN IT DAMMIT

    anyway i cut it into 2 bits and am sewing it together.........and with the other bits i will cut and join onto the end............

     

    im using MY sewing machine of which im very proud of ...as i rescued it from a skip about 10 years ago ...found 2nd hand bits for it and all the hemming tools and quilting attatchments etc....and got an original handbook for it......it was built in 1927...and works a dream now......

    the other one i am in the process of rebuilding it is a Wilcox&gibbs chainstitcher.......built in 1899..........and belive it or not you can still get parts for it in Norfolk....im just waiting for a new leather drive belt and a new standard needle and a repro intruction book.........i rekon it is a little beaut'.........i shall give it to my daughter so she can hem dresses and make scarves and stuff....very easy to use as it dosnt have a bobbin..............

    i shall post some more pics of the landy cammo out in the field as i do it

     

    ditch

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    I don,t suppose you could shorten my new cord trousers?:whistling::whistling:

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    27 minutes ago, hawkfanz said:

    forget the landy idea,,,,,,i think your makin up camo frocks?

     

    5 minutes ago, ditchman said:

    i was thinking i might make up a nice cammo jacket................."never mind the quality ...feel the width my boy "............

    And Jaymo is your model, complete with silver thong!:lol::good:

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    10 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

     

    And Jaymo is your model, complete with silver thong!:lol::good:

    ooohhhhh.............i aint had my brecky yet..............i feel allll queasy now...........tooo much infomation there...

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    just finished putting the lopes on the net now..............i may have to re-enforce the seams a bit...should be alright tho'..............will sew a couple of sleeves on it where the shooting blind is...so the adjustable poles can slide into them.............

    might post a pic up later...

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    3 minutes ago, marsh man said:

    Your stitching pattern is very similar to the old machine we had at the farm to sew the spud bags up , although your machine look a lot more modern .😊 

    i shall now call myself "the spud bag man of cantley"

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    3 minutes ago, ditchman said:

    i shall now call myself "the spud bag man of cantley"

    What about putting Ditchie the Stitchy above your haberdashery shop ( man cave ), people will soon cotton on to it . 

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    23 minutes ago, marsh man said:

    What about putting Ditchie the Stitchy above your haberdashery shop ( man cave ), people will soon cotton on to it . 

    you cruel swine............................that cheap shot is going to cost you a tea at the acle sale next week...................

    i shall be in disguise wearing a carnation :ninja:.........as Harnser might rekonise me and there will be an akward moment as to why im not knife making yet...:lol:

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    1 hour ago, ditchman said:

    you cruel swine............................that cheap shot is going to cost you a tea at the acle sale next week...................

    i shall be in disguise wearing a carnation :ninja:.........as Harnser might rekonise me and there will be an akward moment as to why im not knife making yet...:lol:

    Tell yer , these cheap sewing jokes are wearing a bit thin , oh by the way , was the knife making on another thread :lol:

    I like the carnation disguise , will you be wearing a White sports coat and a Pink carnation ? , and for an extra cup of tea , who was the Singer.:hmm:

     

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    right enuff jokulismary..............

    fitted it to the landrover "outa in da fieeld"...................

    not too bad...took less than 4 mins to put up ...as i didnt keep getting snagged............what i will do know...(in fact ive already started) is to un pick some of the loose leafy shapes off the army net and attatch them to the outside of the ghost net to break up the outline............................

    will keep you posted on that..............

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    47 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

    Brilliant and if it only takes a couple of minutes to hide or pack up it is great.:good:

    it is just soooo much less effort............all that stretching and pulling i was doing on HAULING  and unsnagging on the old army net was making my hernia twinge a bit.........this is so easy...................i will in the next few days stretch it out and put a few bits of dressing on it from the old army net....to break the outline out......

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    On 11/10/2018 at 14:22, Walker570 said:

    Spluttterrrrr!!!!!:yahoo:

     

    Ny grandmother had what appears to be an identical machine to that Singer....does it have a treadle ? The mechanism facinated me as a small child.

    No reason at all why you should not do a bit of stitching Ditch.  I have a more modern machine which is very useful.

    Good to see two brilliant bits of British enginnering being cared for.

    As did my mum until fairly recently.

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    On some of those photos I couldn't even see you your motor , that is the height of the art of disguise , joking aside , I know it will be a success and looking forward to the field test on the real thing .

    :good:

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    Excellent job.  My Landie is a coat of many colours anyway with a ####y big red stag painted on the side ...wonder it hasn't been shot at by now.... and blends in anyway, but that cover is first class and I don't see the need for embelishment.  :good:

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