[Blabber] Heat-sealing nylon webbing

ximox ximox at ximox.com
Sat Apr 21 22:04:25 EDT 2012


has about 40lbs breaking strenght, but most importantly I had it laying
around. I just used a fairly thick needle, pushed it through and pulled it
out with a pair of pliers

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM, Peter Shenkin <shenkin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure how you would use whipping twine with webbing. (?)
>
> Thanks,
> -P.
>
> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 7:07 PM, Antonio <diveblends at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I've used with good results whipping twine and plain nylon glue (think it
>> was contact cement), a sailmaking palm makes it easy.
>> did a square pattern with an X in the middle.
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM, Peter Shenkin <shenkin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'll bring the harness in Tuesday, Crystal, and maybe you can tell me
>>> how it is fused. It may actually be hot glue.
>>>
>>> As far as professional appearance is concerned, do you think that
>>> matters to a dog?
>>>
>>> -P.
>>>
>>> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM, SuperLuckyCat <
>>> crystal at superluckycat.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Is the webbing actually completely heat sealed together, no sewing at
>>>> all? Are you sure it's not hot glued? If it's heat sealable, pressing the
>>>> sections together between two hot metal plates would do the trick, but I'm
>>>> not sure what temperature would be required. Don't know if you could get
>>>> away with a couple of household irons, or if you'd need more heat than they
>>>> can supply. Maybe a grill press -- anyone got a George Foreman they want to
>>>> experiment with??
>>>>
>>>> I'm bringing my sewing machines to the space tomorrow. The multipurpose
>>>> machine will do webbing if it's not too heavy and you sew slowly. Its
>>>> possible to hot glue the webbing if a really strong finish isn't too much
>>>> of an issue. I also have a heavy-duty hand sewing awl that will do the
>>>> trick.
>>>>
>>>> For the most professional looking results, a shoe repair would be a
>>>> good bet. They have the type of lockstitch machine used for heavy
>>>> materials.
>>>>
>>>> If you want to use any of the sewing stuff, or have me help put it
>>>> together, let me know and I'll be happy to lend a hand!
>>>>
>>>>  --Crystal
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Apr 21, 2012, at 3:13 PM, Peter Shenkin wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Is there anyone out there (Crystal?) who knows how to do this? Is it
>>>> doable with stuff we have or could easily put together?
>>>>
>>>> My project: replacing the crummy plastic side-locking buckle on my dog
>>>> harness (that is, my dog's dog harness :-) ) with an aluminum one that I
>>>> have just ordered. The webbing is currently heat-sealed together, but
>>>> there's a huge amount of extra webbing taken up with the adjustment
>>>> fitting, so I can cut off the old buckle and still have enough slack to add
>>>> the new one. But I'd like to heat-seal the new one back on.
>>>>
>>>> If that's not possible, sewing would be an option. Unless we have a
>>>> heavy-duty enough sewing machine, I could have this done by a shoemaker.
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