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  • Weave Chair Seats With Paracord

    I know this question was asked several months ago, and I see that you've went ahead and re-wove one of your chairs, but I figure it would be useful to answer it for posterity. Since you already refinished at least one chair with paracord, it should serve you well as outdoor furniture; paracord itself is supposed to be uv-resistant and the internal structural fibers are well shielded by the outside sheath. The seat might sag a bit when it gets wet because nylon absorbs water, but it will tighten up again when it dries. As for your loveseat, it looks like that center cross bar is arched down below where the seat surface would be, perhaps to accommodate sag? Because of that, I would weave it as one seat, but it would certainly be possible to weave it as two and maybe easier depending…

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    I know this question was asked several months ago, and I see that you've went ahead and re-wove one of your chairs, but I figure it would be useful to answer it for posterity. Since you already refinished at least one chair with paracord, it should serve you well as outdoor furniture; paracord itself is supposed to be uv-resistant and the internal structural fibers are well shielded by the outside sheath. The seat might sag a bit when it gets wet because nylon absorbs water, but it will tighten up again when it dries. As for your loveseat, it looks like that center cross bar is arched down below where the seat surface would be, perhaps to accommodate sag? Because of that, I would weave it as one seat, but it would certainly be possible to weave it as two and maybe easier depending on your weave pattern. Essentially it depends on your aesthetic wishes weighed against what your fingers and brain will put up with (as I found out the hard way hahaha) but either would work. Whatever you decided to do, it will probably look as neat as your rocking chair :)

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  • Tuning Two-Stroke Engines

    You've been having a blast with these ancient comments, haven't you? The only way I know you said anything is because instructables emailed me; I used to use this site a lot more, but it's been so sanitized it's not the wild west it used to be. I am still alive, though, and so is the goped! I'm shocked that thing survived but those zenoah engines are pretty tough as long as you give them plenty of oil lol

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