Waxed thread questions....

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    Waxed thread questions....

    Hi all, I'm thinking of having a bash at making my own straps but I am not sure what thread should be used.
    What I have gathered is waxed thread is the way to go.

    For Panerai style straps in 22mm and 24mm size what thickness of thread should I go for and what material is best? - Linen, nylon etc

    The only thing I can find locally is DMC perle embroidery thread in the largest size which is 5, I'm not sure what the 5 means but that is the thickest I could find.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Waxed thread questions....

    Hey, I am interested to know this answer as well...

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    Re: Waxed thread questions....

    i use 3ply waxed cord from mainthread.com i am sure 4ply 5 ply might be good just depends on the look you like.

    i don't like beefy thread.

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    Re: Waxed thread questions....

    Not sure what your "5" means, but for parachutes, 5-cord nylon is pretty thick at about 3/32 in. It's certainly too thick for household sewing machines. You would need an industrial machine or a hand sewing awl.

    A good source for mil-spec threads and webbing is ParaGear Equipment Co.:

    http://www.paragear.com/templates/pa...l=2&parent=193

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