Interesting. I've been experimenting with cotton duck canvas I picked up from ebay. I got some 7 oz and some 10 oz. In this case, the 7 oz runs about .017 and the 10 oz about .026.Probably cannot go wrong with natural Denim from Joannes. The 10 oz stuff is about .026, the 7 oz stuff is about .020. Most of my guns, the 10oz is a little to thick. the 7 oz stuff is about right on. Wash it a couple of time before using.
The fusible interfacing is likely what keeps it from fraying. That same interfacing would make it problematic for use as patching: it would stick to the ball if loaded interfacing to the ball, or gum up your bore if loaded so the interfacing touches the barrel.
True. I was wondering what "fusible interface" was so that makes sense. Recommendation retracted.The fusible interfacing is likely what keeps it from fraying. That same interfacing would make it problematic for use as patching: it would stick to the ball if loaded interfacing to the ball, or gum up your bore if loaded so the interfacing touches the barrel.
I shop at the same place...pillow Ticking is my primary choice.I buy patching material from JoAnne's. Most used is called Bottomweights cotton twill, comes in many colors. Second in line is pillow ticking, like it for 54 and 58 calibers. Third is called #40 pocket drill, a light weight cotton canvas of very tight weave, gives best accuracy when shooting ball in 62cal/20 gauge smoothie.
Fabrics are washed in hottest water on machine, then dried at highest setting on dryer.
Have been experimenting with castor oil as patch lubricant. Oil is diluted with four parts denatured alcohol, strips soaked and wrung out, then set to dry on a level plastic panel. Strips are rolled and stored in old pill bottles. Like the results so far, easy seating and cleaning.