The "what have you made today" thread

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Gadget, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Twenty of my Grey Face fanny packs in two days, my back hurts hah.

    A herd of goats in my living room ;-p

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    Edit: A friend who keeps Goats has informed me I should call them a Tribe of Goats
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  2. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    "back hurts' - check the height of your seat ?
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  3. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Yeh, I will be using my office chair from now on :)
  4. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I used (in my youth :rolleyes:) a high stool - not a great idea.
    Got a cheap Ikea plastic adjustable chair with back support now.
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  5. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Made a jerry chair today. I had some left over 40D silnylon and reinforced the "pockets" with xpac21.
    Weight : 27grams
    Don't if it's durable enough but we'll see
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    The colors are a bit strange with uploading..
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  6. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    40D should be ok, I made a similar one with a sleeve for a sitpad in a while back and that's still going ok. The only think I had to do was add some foam bits where the poles go in. Pacepole handles are not the most comfortable thing to lean against :)
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  7. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    I made the back pretty narrow. The poles are just between my shoulder blades. So my shoulders are free (don't know of that makes sense :)) but they don't poke into my shoulders. Some testing will determine if the design is working I guess ;)

    It's just a bit slippery to sit on. Maybe some dots of silnet will help.
  8. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I need to try doing similar. :thumbsup:
  9. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

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  10. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Finally finished down top quilt.
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  11. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

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  12. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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  13. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Impressive!
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  14. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Very tidy!
    What specs? Looks nice n puffy.
    Is it for hammock primarily?
  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Looks great!
    Fabric?
    Down?
    We need numbers....
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  16. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

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  17. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Pretty much caught up with orders, the post office will be cursing me tomorrow LOL

    Decided to make myself a pack, based on a design I have been playing with for a belted pack. I've spent all day dismantling and reassembling the pack until I was happy with the carry and fit. Hope to get out soon and test it in real life.

    Constructed from a number of fabrics, 330 Curdura Ripstop for the back panel with Orange Robic 420D and Blue Robic 210D, black grid stop for the straps, pockets and belt. 40+8L internal 497g in weight.

    I am waiting on a delivery and will me making another with a removable foam back pad to test as well.

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  18. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Lovely indeed.... aye i’ll buy it :)
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  19. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Hey Dave if you don't mind me asking do you find the cut of the slant on the bottle pocket easily allows you to get your bottles out? I like what appears to be the adaptable bungy in the pocket too-they work a treat in my experience.
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  20. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Wauw Dave that looks superb!
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  21. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    The slight slant works for me on most packs now. If I can't reach I employ a yoga move @Mole showed me, extending your arm in front, twisting as you reach back and that seems to work 99% of the time.

    The pockets are sized so a Cnoc 2ltr bag fits in them with approx 2-3" sticking out the too. The shock cord closure allows to tighten in, reducing bounce and reducing the risk of loosing anything.

    Cheers :)
  22. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Yoga move? I can get at mine but I am trying that move tomorrow morning! So starting from an extended arm to the front rather that just a quick bend and reach. Is that it?
    Yep, no bounce and you can keep stuff in when leaning over-and best of all if it stretches-you can replace it. Excellent.
  23. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Looks spot on Dave :thumbsup:
    I used the ripstop 420, amazing how little weight using such a burley fabric adds. Your weight is great for such a tough full featured pack.
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  24. Pala2

    Pala2 Backpacker

    Hi Dave!

    With that shape of hipbelt and a single strap, you risk having all the tension in the middle of the belt and not using much of the padding.

    I would suggest to either use a narrower, mor triangular shape (lighter, less comfortable) or attach the strap at 2 points on each side.

    Examples(not my packs):
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    I use a variation of the second one, with a single ladderlock on each side, the point is sewn on the hipbelt. Really happy with the comfort level.
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  25. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Looks good in those colours, I'd happily test one for you if it's an xl back length.

    Do you have a shop / site to view you creations?

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