too cheap to fix?

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Re: too cheap to fix?

Post by billshurv » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:49 pm

I am amazed only 9 people died. Of course records of people who succumbed do disease or worse afterwards are not recorded. (they said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp).

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Re: too cheap to fix?

Post by JR. » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:04 pm

JR. wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Gold wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:05 am
I like fishing line to fix that kind of stuff. A tight sewing machine stitch usually isn’t practical. Fishing line is very durable even with only a few stitches.
The heavy thread seems adequate... probably as strong or stronger than the rest of the seams. It was nice to have two pair of gloves in rotation so I could swap them out as one got wet and sweaty (lots of yard work this weekend).

The canvas glove material seems softer/weaker than I remember... I may need to pay up for premium gloves next time, but more expensive does not always translate to better... These seem too cheap to last even through one season. :oops:

Well the seam I sewed up held, but just tore a hole in the face of the thumb finger... these gloves are not worth a sh__... :oops:

Yesterday we had a sudden downpour, about 1/2" fell quickly giving my gutters and downspout drain pipes a good test.. (pipes still need some tweaking). But this downpour was accompanied by some wind shear, worst wind I've seen locally since Hurricane Katrina passed directly overhead. Small pine tree fronds were breaking off and shooting across the yard like lawn darts. I was not crazy enough to go out and get a closer look, but back on topic, today I already picked up several wheelbarrow loads of branches and immature pine combs. Not very obvious but the green pine combs have sharp points sticking out of them that tore up my gloves, just from picking them up to discard.

Last weekend while complaining to my neighbor about the cheap gloves, he reached into a cabinet and pulled out an old extra pair of his... they were more like I remember with stiff leather palm. While his gloves were clearly used they were not even broken in... the new cheap gloves are soft and don't need breaking in, the old ones do. They were too stiff for me to comfortably use with my chain saw, until after I broke them in. I was momentarily up to three pairs but after this morning down to two pair again.


PS: The kudzu I used my chainsaw on last weekend, after a week to die, looks like I got most of it, but there is still some growth up on the top power section of the pole... it appears to be coming from a vine about 10' away... While there is not much risk of the kudzu interrupting power, I will revisit the remaining Kudzu tomorrow, should be surgical.
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