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Old Mar 22, 2012, 11:46 AM
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Who is making model sails and how?

I am back to having to make model sails in 1/24 scale and wonder what "you-all" are doing making sails for your models.
In the past I have bought "rip-stop" nylon. I would draw the finished shape and size on the cloth in ink and then add about three quarters of an inch all around to allow me to fold over the edges two times. Then I would spot glue those edges and sew them on a sewing machine. The next step was to mark in ink the positions of the to-be-installed groments, then "burn" those spots with a soldering iron making the holes just big enough for little brass gromets. Next I inserted the gromets and "flattened" them with the proper little tool.
So how do you youmg fellows do it now??? Thanks.
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